Creating quality time in a marriage or with a significant other is imperative to the strength of a relationship. But how to you stay on budget with everything else going on in your lives? Living on Love and Cents & Madame Deals have put together a great article for this weeks Dating on a Dime series:
While trying to cut back and still getting out and adding sparks to your relationship you have to remember “dating is not just for Saturday night!”
Make it a “Date Day” instead of night. When you do this you can eat off of your favorite restaurant’s lunch menu instead of dinner menu. This will save you several dollars. Many restaurants have lunch menus on the weekend. I suggest you call around first to confirm which offer a weekend lunch menu.
While on your “Date Day” you can see a matinee. Save even more if you see the movies before noon! You can save a lot by going to an early movie. And as an added bonus most theaters are not as crowed during the day.
We actually did a “date day” this week. Weekdays are a great way to save if you can manage it! My husband works odd hours so weekdays work for us. But if you can not find someone to watch the younger kids on a weekday or your work schedule will not allow it, try Saturday MORNING! It is easier to find someone to watch the kids on a Saturday morning then it is Saturday night. So you can drop them off at grandmas’s or a friend’s house for a few hours. Then go enjoy each other on your “date day” and spend alot less than you would on a “date night.”