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Date Your Mate Without Breaking The Bank

Date Your Mate Without Breaking The Bank


Whether you’re newly smitten or in it for the long haul, finding new date ideas can be a challenge, especially when trying to stick to a budget. May is National Date Your Mate Month, so to celebrate, here are a couple fun and frugal date ideas to help keep things fresh without breaking the bank!

Connect with nature: Whether you’re located in a city or a small town, Mother Earth can provide some pretty great entertainment: take a walk in a local park, find a nearby trail to hike, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, try renting a tandem kayak or a couple surfboards for some waterborne fun.

Get crafty: If you live together, tackle a DIY project for the house or apartment. If not, try making a fun gift for each other with affordable craft supplies (popsicle sticks, anyone?). Even if the project you make is more of a #pinterestfail, you’re sure to make some great memories along the way.

Just relax: Schedule in some much-needed R&R with an at-home spa session. Turn off your phones, light some candles, draw a bubble bath, sip some bubbly, and treat each other to a relaxing massage. Enjoy the intimate moments spent pampering each other.

Play tourist: Discover your city together! No matter how small your town is, every city boasts its own local attractions and hidden gems that make for a fun day of exploring. Alternately, if your hometowns aren’t too far away, take a trip down memory lane by taking turns touring your old stomping grounds.

Share your passions: Whether it’s drawing, writing, playing a sport, or practicing an instrument, teaching your honey about your favorite hobby is a great way to grow closer. Plus, you’re bound to learn something new in the process – and not just about each other!

In the end, it shouldn’t matter what you and your sweetheart end up doing as long as you’re enjoying one another’s company; that’s what Date You Mate Month is all about! A personal frugal favorite of mine is having “art night” with a bottle of cheap champagne and some painting supplies. So fun! What’s the best cheap date you’ve ever been on?

About Lindsey Newman
Lindsey has had a knack for words since speaking her very first “kitty” at the tender age of 5 months old. Since then she’s spelled, written, and rhymed her way through years of schooling until she got to college, where she added headlines, taglines, and CTAs to her writing repertoire as an Advertising major. After graduating, Lindsey worked at a handful of ad agencies crafting clever copy for national and international clients such as Nissan, Mattel, Hasbro, and Disney. She then made the jump to the fabulous world of fashion where she is currently a copywriter for the JustFab brand site. When she’s not writing, you can find Lindsey cooking, blogging, designing, and devouring the latest issues of Vogue and Allure – sometimes all at once.


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