Cheap Date Ideas

The Ultimate Hot Winter Date Idea To Get You Talking

Forget about snuggling up in front of the TV for another night of silence and instead try this hot winter date idea to get you talking, laughing and canoodling. It’s all about reconnecting and laying the foundation for a strong relationship, so why not have a bit of fun together and invest in some quality couple time.

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Now, dates don’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, the greatest dates are often the cheapest dates – it’s just a matter of using your imagination to come up with things you can both enjoy. So, pop your credit card away and take a look at what sort of hot winter date idea we’ve got for you. It doesn’t have to cost a cent to help your relationship blossom.

The bubble bath date

This date will cost you nothing and it can be a lot of fun. You just need each grab a glass of wine, or even a cup of hot chocolate, and set the bathroom up for the mood that you’d like to achieve. For example, if you want a night of communication rather than pure passion, light the room with more than just basic candlelight.

Also, don’t forget about the power of scent, which is prefect to use in a smaller space like a bathroom. If you want a night to reconnect and spend hours talking, Ylang Ylang is a good choice. It also has a seductive power so it has a dual purpose.

There’s something very soothing about water, but we tend to avoid it in winter. This idea reminds us of just how good it can feel to be submerged in it, despite being cold outside. Make the water as warm as you wish and keep topping it up as it gets colder. Also, take in a bottle of water each because dehydration is the primary reason why you’ll want to get out. The idea is to spend time together in there, relax and let the stresses of life melt away.

We often forget just how nice it can be to feel the naked skin of our lover when we’re wearing layers of clothes in winter. Plus, the sensation of touch can elicit communication. In a small environment like a bathtub you’ve basically got a captured audience, so use it to your advantage and make it a place where you can reconnect on a regular basis. You’ll be surprised at just how relaxed and reconnected you’ll be after a night together away from your regular routine.

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July 4, 2015

Cheap Romantic Date Ideas For Autumn

Now that the heavy heat of summer is on it’s way out it’s the perfect time to play. Dating should be about having fun AND getting to know each other. So I’ve got some romantic ideas which do just that. Plus it doesn’t need to cost either of you a fortune. Get back to basics, open channels for communication, learn about each other or reconnect and have some fun along the way.

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A date at the Botanical Gardens

There’s a Botanical Garden in each major city and some in the smaller towns so why not use one for a romantic date location. Most are free to enter, you can stay for hours and it doesn’t need to cost a cent! If you think this sounds boring and not you’re thing you’ve obviously never strolled along hand in hand, played hide and seek, jumped around in the leaves together or stolen a kiss under the amazing falling foliage. It’s VERY romantic.

Plus the colours during autumn are spectacular and simply don’t get any better. It’s the perfect place to take some incredible couple pics or a selfie or two. Most have a cafe or coffee shop within the grounds or somewhere nearby so why not grab a quick bite to eat during the day. If budgets an issue pack a perfect picnic for two and find somewhere private for a cuddle.

A date with animals

Why should couples with kids have all the fun? There’s something special about going to a zoo or wildlife park with your partner. Even though there’s an entry fee, it’s great value for money and an awesome cause. Once you’re in the grounds checkout the exhibits at your leisure and spend the entire day.

There’s nothing wrong with a spot of rain either. The animals like a bit of relief from the summers heat. Take an umbrella or buy a cheap weatherproof poncho and away you go. You can spend hours watching the animals and getting lost together in some of the over grown or secluded lane-ways.

A dinner date watching the sunset

The sun rises and sets everyday but we seldom take time out of our busy schedules to appreciate it. So although the weather might not be great for an outdoor meal at dusk, that’s exactly what they invented snuggling for! Find somewhere secluded, park the car, take a meal, relax and witness natures beauty together. It doesn’t matter where you live you should be able to find an incredible  view. Plus when it gets dark no-one will be able to see what you get up to in that car. Going parking is totally underrated and why should teens have all the fun? Be discrete and careful not to get caught!

A technology-free date

When was the last time you switched off the TV, computer or phone and played a game together? Better still, have you ever done it? Twisters a good one or how about poker with a bit of flair and fewer clothes? Ditch the technology and have a night in with a few games. They can be as tame or risque as you like. They are not only a lot of fun but it’s incredible how much people communicate without the added distraction of technology. Whether you are just getting to know each other or need to reconnect this one will work a treat!

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March 21, 2015

Outdoor Dates On A Super Tight Budget

When was the last time you did something as simple as go parking with your special someone? Keeping the romance alive or romancing a new lover doesn’t necessarily involve spending a hand full of cash. There are some really simple, outdoor activities couples can do to spice up their love life and their sex life!

Cloud or star gazing

This might sound a little lame, but don’t knock it until you try it. I’ve had many a romantic afternoon with my partner watching the clouds go by. It’s a great thing to do on a lazy weekend or when funds are stretched to the limit. Throw down a rug, head to the backyard or local park and just lie back. The two of you can use your imaginations, laugh, talk, snuggle, cuddle – whatever you like. This is the absolute cheapest activity because the cost is zero!

A trip to the water

There is something very soothing about water. It doesn’t matter if it’s the beach or other body of water, going to a peaceful place like this is really rejuvenating. Rain, hail or shine, the view will always be spectacular and the trip there can be a great time to talk to your partner in peace or just enjoy being together.

Once you are there, you may choose to sit in the car and have a deep and meaningful conversation, while grabbing some hot chips and a loaf of bread for a bit of a meal. Maybe you decide to go for a walk, hand in hand. It doesn’t matter what you do but it will get you out of the house, away from the everyday stresses of life and give you both some precious time out.

Country or park picnic

When you live in the city getting out of that environment will de-stress you and have you both feeling relaxed. The most expensive thing about this will be the fuel. If the budget is really tight, you don’t need to go far for a bit of tranquillity. A secluded park in a neighboring suburb can be just as good. Pack a few sandwiches, some drinks and it can be a reasonably inexpensive outing. Bring along a frisbee or footy and get active.

Camping

Whether you set up a tent in the bush somewhere, local caravan park or even in the backyard, it doesn’t matter. If you are able to have a little campfire, go for it! Sitting by the fire is really romantic. If you can’t have a fire, enjoy time in the tent. The cold air outside will entice you to snuggle and being away from technology, like TVs and phones, will get you communicating.

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October 7, 2014

5 Cheap Dates In Sydney Under $50

Getting a second date can often be difficult to achieve, especially if the atmosphere isn’t that great to begin with. Avoid breaking the bank with these five fun date ideas which won’t have you maxing-out those credit cards after all. 

Glebe markets

Where: Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Road 

Dress: Casual (Birkenstocks + boyfriend jeans will suffice for a day in the sun).

Drop by Glebe markets early on a Saturday morning to sample some gourmet foods, shop-up a storm from vintage as well as up-and-coming designers, and relax on the lawn and listen to some live music.

Gelato Messina

Where: Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Pyrmont (The Star), Bondi, Parramatta

Dress: Anything you want! Dress up your outfit with some cute ankle boots

With now 5 locations across Sydney, there’s no better time to grab a cup (or cone) of delicious dessert than at Gelato Messina. Keep your eyes peeled for the specials board, which features yummy concoctions around for a limited time only!

The Winery

Where: 285A Crown Street, Surry Hills

Dress: Leather skirt, cute clutch and a smart blazer with fun accessories

The Winery is the perfect meeting place for that first date – food and drinks are modestly priced and it’s just a stones throw away from the CBD. Be sure to try the giggly rose if you want something arty to post on Instagram (next to your hot date of course).

Picnic

Where: Blackwattle Bay Park, Cockatoo Island, McKell Park, Mrs Macquaries Chair

Dress: Jeans, shorts, handbag, and make sure to wear flats

What better way to enjoy the Sydney spring weather than to have a picnic outside! Pack your snacks (and wine), bring along the trusty picnic blanket and get to know your date in a relaxing setting.

Urban Pasta

Where: Barrangaroo, Walsh Bay

Dress: Wear comfortable walking shoes!

Food trucks have become one of the biggest trends of the year, with hundreds of people lining up for a taste of street food. Catch the next Urban Pasta food truck between 12-2pm for delicious cup of pasta.

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September 17, 2014

5 Fun Spring Date Ideas

After spending months inside avoiding the cold, it’s time to get outside with your loved one and enjoy the warmer weather. If it’s not outdoors, forget about it. You just spent months hibernating inside.

Enjoy some of these fun date ideas that will definitely add a spark into your love life this spring.

Get competitive
Golf is the perfect opportunity for you and your date to get outside and have some flirty fun. Now, not everyone may be a fan of shooting 18 holes at your nearest golf course. Instead, who doesn’t love a little competitive fun at the local mini golf course, so grab your sweetie and kick some butt. Make some risqué bets to make the mini golf experience even sexier.

Get beachy
The water’s warming up, but even if it’s still a little nippy, the beach is the perfect place to get a little rest and relaxation, and fresh air, with your honey. Bring a blanket and watch the sunset, or pack some snacks for a picnic on the beach.

Go green
Whether you have a backyard or just a balcony, gardening is a fun way to bond. If you both enjoy gardening, all the better. Get dirty outside by planting your favourite fruits and vegetables, or a some fragrant herbs in a planter on the balcony. Just imagine all the delicious things you will be able to cook up with your partner in the near future.

Dine outside
Beer gardens are open again so head to your local pub and while away an afternoon over cold beers, or enjoy a leisurely alfresco dinner along the water. There’s nothing better than sitting outdoors in the warm spring air, sharing a bottle of wine and great food. Don’t forget your cardi as it can get chilly!

Get active
Exercise may not be at the top of your list of most romantic date ideas, but being active releases endorphins, which makes you happy, and gives you a natural high. Now, skip the gym. That’s inside and doesn’t count. Instead, grab a bike or rent some kayaks, hike the woods or stroll a local park. Getting active together in a fun way will allow you to both feel great about yourselves, as well as one another. Plus, all that hot sweaty activity could lead to some exciting activities later on at night!

What’s your favourite spring date idea?

October 3, 2013

10 Cheap Date Ideas

Cheap Date Ideas

Comedy Night

There are a stack of comedy nights happening most nights of the week – chances are your local pub might even have a regular amateur night too. Tickets are cheap and there’s nothing more feelgood than a good laugh, even if the comedy’s bad it’ll give you something to laugh at afterwards!

Holiday In Your Own City

We all dream of a holiday but you can have one in your own city! Choose the tourist trail (you probably haven’t been to those landmarks since you were a kid on school excursions!) or get off the beaten track and discover little-known gems where you live. Take a look at tourist websites for inspiration.

Support Local Theatre And Bands

Tickets to shows these days are hugely expensive, but not if you look local. Small theatre companies and local pubs stage fantastic acts all the time – pitch it as your chance to see the next big thing for pennies. Check your local paper for event listings.

Bike Ride

When was the last time you were on a bike? Hire a bike and head to the park, beach or anywhere scenic (and not too traffic-heavy!) for a leisurely ride. Stop for a bite to eat and feel completely refreshed at the end.

Games Night

Dig out that dusty box of Scrabble, BattleShip or Uno for a games night in. Set up a comfy rug on the floor, pour some wine and battle it out. Best of three wins something romantic, like a massage.

Cheap Eats

There’s nothing more romantic than a meal out, but think outside the box. Romantic doesn’t need to mean ‘French’ and ‘candlelit’ – how about brunch, tapas or Malaysian? You could even explore a part of town you don’t usually eat at for something new and delicious.

One Night Only

This will give you something to talk about for months after: a one-night class at your local community college. There are so many random classes, from vegetarian cooking to film study nights and local history walks.

Bowling

Sure, bowling comes with those ridiculous shoes, but if you can grin and bare it you’ll have a fun couple of hours! Give yourselves silly nicknames and put them up on the scoreboard. Winner gets treated to a cocktail afterwards!

Markets

Scavenging around second-hand markets on a weekend is a lot of fun – you might even learn something about your partner (he has a secret collection of Star Wars figurines?!). Grab the market stall staple bacon and egg roll and dig around for treasure.

Movies

Has it been a while since you’ve been to the movies? Be like teenagers and head to the back row for a cheeky kiss and cuddle. Make sure you plan to go out for a meal afterwards to chat about the movie and keep the spark going.

What are you favourite cheap date ideas?

October 29, 2010