You know when Valentine’s Day is REALLY tough? When you really, really like the person you are dating but you don’t have money to buy a gift that would “show” them. Thankfully, the right person won’t care that you are on a budget. They will care if you do or say nothing. It’s the zero effort and irrational anger towards the “made up commercial holiday” that won’t go over well.
The good news is that your serious love jones, coupled with a little attention to details can help you become a little creative. No money? NO problem! Here are a few of my favorite date ideas that are low-budget with a high romantic ROI:
Light the table and room with candles (tea lights are cheap!). Make a home cooked meal. Bonus points if it is their favorite food. Make a playlist of your favorite love songs (no booty music mixtapes!). Spend the evening feeding each other dessert while (insert your favorite non-sexual activity) watching sports, playing video games, reading a book, watching movie). End your night slow dancing cheek to cheek. *swoon*
Set up an indoor picnic. Lots of pillows. Lots of candles. Pick the sexiest, yummiest foods to munch on. Swap stories of childhood. Get to know one another better. Turn off your phones.
You know we live in one of the coolest cities, right? Atlanta has so many things to do that don’t cost much. A lot of great places are Marta accessible! Look up any specials or deals that are around the city. AJC’s fabulous Bargain Hunter has tips to save on those Valentine’s Day traditions too.
Whatever you decide to do, make it thoughtful and meaningful for the both of you. Oh, and if thought of doing something nice for the person you are dating bothers you in anyway, please let them go. Immediately. It’s the most loving gesture you could ever do for them.
Do you guys have any ideas on how to pull off Valentine’s Day on a budget?
What is the least amount of money you have ever spent on a date? What did you do?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog