Hey guys, gals,and everyone else!
Living on minimum wage while in college (or beyond) can be tough! What’s even tougher is going on dates when your sweeties is just as….financially challenged as you are! With a little creativity, and a few compromises you can have wonderful date nights! And don’t worry…none of the ideas will be Chipotle and a movie…because that’s what Alexander suggested for this article. I do love him!
Make your own ice cream! You get to make a sweet treat, burn a few calories, and warm eachothers hands up afterwards. This 3 ingredient ice cream recipe is super simple and cheap.Way better than going to a store. You can find an ice cream maker here!
Watch Netflix….but project onto a white wall or sheet. Bonus points if you make a fort.
Go for a hike! Or any workout really…if you live together you can take a nice shower together afterwards too!
Go volunteer! I mean, what’s cuter than seeing your significant other snuggle up with some puppies at the humane society?! Plus it looks good on a Grad School application or Resume!
Have a game night! My roommates LOVE games….like a little too much. Get a chalkboard or white board and go to town with Pictionary. Caution: things may get intense!
Have a photoshoot! With a camera timer and some props you can make adorable photos.The great part is- you can theme this whatever you want? Aliens? K cool. Sexy time? MMMMM okay. Baking a cake? That’s probably a better idea.
Scrapbook together. Now, honestly, this is only cheap if you already have the supplies. But it will be adorable to look back at the book you guys made together years from now!
Make YouTube videos! Did you know you can make money from YouTube? Head on over, make an account, and try out some of the ‘couple tags’! Who knows….maybe your obvious chemistry will earn you a couple bucks!
Go on a scavenger hunt! There are lots of lists on the internet you can borrow. You can team up with another couple and race to complete it! The losers have to admit defeat on SnapChat!
Go geocaching! What’s that you ask? Basically a treasure hunt. Go online and find a local website. They’ll have sites listed near you. You bring a small trinket and when you find the booty you get to exchange your trinket for one in the treasure!
Do your own ‘paint and drink nite’. These booze filled creative fests are all the rage. Invite some other couples over and bust out some Walmart paint. You can have a artistic member of the crew be the leader, or you can use a video from off line! Have everyone bring a six pack or a bottle and you’re on your way to great art!
Get your Groupon on! There are tons of date ideas that sound great..but are expensive. All day paintballing anyone? BUT with a groupon account you can score up to 90% discounts! I highly recommend checking it out, it helps a lot around the holidays!
Have a spa night! Did you know that your local Dollar Tree has a ton of spa/bubblebath products? Grab a handful and squeeze into a tub with your honey. Have fun blowing bubbles at eachother and making bubble beards!
Go to a playground! Go to a playground (at a public park) and just goof off! Reliving some childhood memories is a great way to bond with a new partner!
I’m very excited to try these ideas with Alexander. Hopefully his love for me will outweigh his love for Chipotle! If you guys use any of these ideas let me know!
Stay Sunny ❤