Living a frugal lifestyle but still want to treat your special someone to a wonderful evening? No problem! There are lots of cheap date options out there; it's a matter of making them happen! You may feel pressure to take your date somewhere that costs way more than you can afford, but just remember -- if they don't have the spunk to try out something different and be willing to live life frugally, well, you may not be able to get along anyway.
Cheap Dates are great for first dates, tenth dates, or I-can't-remember the dates! Whether you've been married for years or are just starting to get to know your significant other, these inexpensive outing options can be great fun.
This time in Cheap Dates, we'll take a look at snowball fights. Fun, free, and active, these dates can bring out your competitive sides and let you work out a little aggression in a pretty safe physical environment!
Obviously, you'll need to wait for a snowfall before this date can happen. If you're feeling really ambitious, you can drive up to a mountain area during the winter months and make it happen! Be sure that both of you bundle up and are as warm as you'll need to be to stay healthy and un frostbitten.
Once you've established that you're going to have a snowball fight, set the ground rules: where can you hit each other without being disqualified? How many snowballs are you allowed to prepare? Can you use other people (if they're around) as shields? Anything you think might cause an in-game spat, work it out before you even begin. You may want to set up a point-scoring method that you can both agree to on the honor system, if you're particularly competitive.
Now it's time for each of you to build a fort or find your safe location and attack! Let out your laughs and your yelling, and do your best to fling snowballs accurately at one another. If you're looking for a group date, making teams or armies can be a fun way to integrate your friends.
Afterwards, be sure and make getting cozy a priority together. Make your date some hot chocolate (spiked if you're of proper age) or another toasty drink and snuggle up together under the same blanket.
We have a lot to offer you as someone trying to live frugally in a tight economy!