If you have been reading here for any length of time you know that I believe in the importance of regularly dating your spouse.
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I also believe that dating can fit in any budget no matter how tight. In fact I have written numerous articles full of ideas of how to date for less.
- 10 Fall Dates That Cost Zero
- Where We Save & Where We Splurge On Our Weekend Getaways For 2
- 10 Summer Dates That Cost Zero
- 10 Ways Thrifty People Celebrate Valentine’s Day For Less
- 5 Date Ideas For $5 Or Less
- 10 Ways Thrifty People Dinner Date
- 10 Dates Thrifty People Take
- Frugal Valentine Series
- How To Earn Enough Swag Bucks To Pay For A Dinner For Two Each Month
Lately though I have been feeling like my hubby and I are in a thrifty date night rut. Short dates have become a trip to the hardware store for supplies, and longer dates always seem to end with grocery shopping.
Which made me pick up and read a copy of $10 Great Dates: Connecting Love, Marriage, and Fun On A Budget last week. I was hoping to find a few inexpensive ideas to blast us out of our same thrifty date over and over rut.
I honestly opened it up with low expectations think surly I would just find the same things you find in free blog posts about thrifty dating. However, I ended up highlighting several areas of the book and came away with at least half a dozen new thrifty date ideas for my husband and I to try.
Another thing I really loved about $10 Great Dates were the insightful advice from the authors on what it takes to build a good marriage.
Advice on why couples should intentionally stay out of date ruts
“..predictable dinner-and-a-movie dates have less impact than dates that stretch you and take you out of your normal routine. New experiences help bond together and often result in a big payoff for your marriage”.
Advice on why to intentionally set time aside for dating
“With so many things competing for our time, dates rarely just happen naturally. A date communicates, “I choose you as a priority, and I want to be intentional about nurturing our relationship”
Advice on the elements for a great date
“quality time together, giving each of you a break from your normal routine, a shared activity and conversation”
A Few More Reasons I loved $10 Great Dates
Each and every date in $10 Great Dates can be taken for $10 or less. The book has ideas for all seasons. The authors lay out what to do to prepare for the date, what to do during the date, and gives insightful takeaways that will build your marriage.
If you and your hubby are in a date rut, or you are struggling for ideas of how to date on a tight budget. I suggest reading $10 Great Dates.
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