Whether you’ve been together for 3 weeks, 3 years or even 3 decades, date day and night is a ritual you should regularly take part in, however most couples rarely go out on a date.
Couples with children see date night as a luxury because they have to pay for a babysitter on top of paying for dinner or watching a movie, however I see date night as essential. Not only does it allow couples with children escape the madness for a few hours it can help save your relationship/marriage. Date date and night is essential for all couples no matter at what stage they are because everyone needs quality one-to-one time.
Yes, date day/night can be expensive but it will be a lot cheaper than therapy or divorce which is why I make date day and night essential in my own relationship; with my pervious relationships date night was just Netflix and Chill which don’t get me wrong, I love a cuddle night but when every night is the same old thing it can get very boring, so when I first got with Reece I said that I wanted date day and night at least once a month so we aren’t the sort of couple to sit in every night of the week.
Going to the cinema is probably one of the most common date nights. Going to the cinema can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it too be; the standard price for an adult ticket is roughly £9 but it change depending on what time you visit; the later you go the more expensive it is. You can make your date cheap by eating before hand or sneaking in your own food and drink, don’t tell anyone about that one! However most cinema’s will offer their own food and drink which can cost £8 for a hot dog and a drink or £5 for small popcorn.
In the summer there are many cities in the UK which offer an outdoor cinema, this is something I really want to do this year. Tickets usually cost about £16 each, so it is a little bit more expensive but I think it would be a really cool experience.
Bowling is always a fun night out and is usually really cheap during the week so is perfect for date day and night!
Date night at home
If you have the house to yourselves for the evening, you can cook dinner together, lay the table out and add flowers and candles and have a romantic dinner. You can also surprise your significant other this way, it will always be a hit if they have been having a stressful time at work during the day!
Travel for a weekend away
You can travel pretty much anywhere on trains at a very low rated price; Reece and I travelled from Northampton to Birmingham which is 54 miles (1 hour on the train) and it cost us £18 each or £12.40 with a railcard. During the summer you can go for seaside weekend getaway without spending a fortune; you can hire out cottages or stay in hotels for a cheap price. You can work around a budget by picking and choosing where you eat and what you want to do during the day.
Have a picnic
On a summery day, you can head into the park, put a blanket down and eat a range of your favourite snacks and enjoy a bottle of wine together.
Go on a mini road trip
If you have a free afternoon and evening, get into your car and drive through country roads to somewhere you have never been before, you never know what you might find on your way! (My Nan and Grandad used to do this once a week after they had been out for Sunday lunch. One week they travelled so far they ended up in Wales which is about 3 hours away from them!)
Going out for something to eat is one of Reece’s and mine favourite things to do; we are both massive foodies so it’s perfect for both of us! Wether you want to go out for a cup of tea and cake, breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can always find somewhere quiet for the both of you to enjoy each others company which is why going out for something to eat is perfect for date day and night!
Make your own pizzas
Making your own pizza’s can be a great way to bond together. You can visit your local supermarket and buy all of the ingredients that you both want, and then go home and make your own pizzas. You can then eat these at a candle lit dinner.
Take a hike
During the summer sometimes there is nothing better then just getting out of the house and go for a walk, wether you want to walk through countrysides via public footpaths or walk around where you live. Fresh air can do you both the world of good!