Cheap and Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Rather than going out for a fancy dinner, we think these date ideas are great for something a little different, especially if you’re on a budget!

Have a movie marathon.
When you think of Valentine’s Day you think of classic rom-coms but you can adapt to what you both like! Watch some of your favourite films, or catch some newer ones, go wherever the mood takes you! You can snuggle up in bed or on the sofa with blankets and snacks for a romantic evening together.

Cook dinner together.
You don’t need to cook anything fancy, find out what meal you both love and cook it together. It’s a great chance to bond and show off your cooking skills and also learn new ones.

Take a romantic walk and/or have a picnic.
No matter where you live there are likely to be lovely walks to go on, be it along the promenade of the seafront, in a park or in the countryside. Weather permitting you could even incorporate a picnic. Take some snacks and some wine and a blanket and sit somewhere with a nice view and enjoy each other’s company.

Have an indoor picnic.
More than likely the weather in February isn’t going to be ideal for an outdoor picnic, especially in the evening if you’re both working so arrange an indoor picnic instead! Put a blanket on the living room floor, get some finger food and some wine and just enjoy being with each other. There’s less pressure than having a dinner together and not much preparation required.

Organise a game night.
This could either be on a console or with traditional board games – or both! You can challenge each other in 2-player games on your console or play some traditional board games together. You could even combine this with forfeits for the loser!

Visit a museum or art gallery.
If you both enjoy similar things, why not visit a local museum or art gallery? There are all sorts of different types so there’s likely to be something you can both enjoy. A lot of these are also free so it doesn’t need to cost much. There’ll be plenty of talking points so if you’re in a newer relationship it’ll give you a chance to learn about each other as well as whatever you’re looking at.

Go Geocaching.
Get a geocaching app and go on an adventure together!
Navigate your way around the local area and find cleverly hidden containers and sign the log book.
There might be things to trade or just things to look at but either way you can have fun hunting together.

Share a home spa day.
You don’t need to go to an actual spa in order to relax. Light some candles, put on some relaxing music and trade massages. This can be a really romantic way to connect with your partner with the added bonus of being totally relaxed at the end of it.

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Top 5 tips when on a first date this Valentine’s day

YOU’VE PULLED!  – First date has finally arrived and the pressure is on!

Bad Date

               Here are our top DO’S and DON’T’s to get you to that second date.

DO        Make sure you shower, wash your hair and MAKE sure you brush your                            teeth, nothing worse than turning up for your first date and stinking like you                      have not washed in the last 3 weeks!!

DON’T  Over do it! Over powering someone with too much aftershave / perfume is                      enough to make them sick and head for the door.

 DO       Compliment them on their appearance – Just a little remark on how nice they                   look could be a good little ice breaker.

DON’T    Ask if their wearing underwear, that’s one question that’s a little too far and to                  be honest will destroy your chances of finding out!

DO         Say if you want to see your date again

DON’T   SAY ‘I love you, do you love me’ on the first date. That’s one way you’ll see                      them running for the door faster than Usain Bolt!

DO         Ask questions and listen

DON’T    Sit there and talk about yourself all night, ignoring your date is down right                        boring and RUDE!

DO          Make sure you go to the right place, which could be a Café, Restaurant or pub

DON’T    Take her to a football match or round your mate’s house!

DON’T    Get Drunk

DON’T    Mention your EX

DON’T    Bring along a friend, that’s just weird!

DON’T    Talk about marriage, babies, That’s even more weird!

And finally

Just have fun!!!

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