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  1. #1
    Stephanie
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?

    Thanks to all of you who have answered my previous questions. I have

    a hubby who does not subscribe to the idea of budgeting or being

    frugal. Makes it hard to try and save money. So, I have to be

    creative; when I point out how we are saving by doing X, he sometimes

    does acknowledge and agree we need to save more and spend less.



    Here's another question. Date Nights. We do a babysitting swap

    w/another family 1x/month. So, 1x/month we get free babysitting and

    1/x month they get free babysitting. The norm on our date night is

    to go to a restaurant, usually a nicer one, then see a movie.

    Sometimes we skip the movie & look around one of the bookstores in our

    area (but we don't often buy unless we're at the used $1 bookstore or

    have a gift card for the chains).



    I've been trying to push him towards finding the hole-in-the wall

    cheap gems for dinner with little luck. I've been trying to get him

    to come up w/some creative date nights that cost little to nothing

    w/little luck (hey, I can't be the only one coming up w/suggestions,

    and often my cheap suggestions are vetoed -- the only one he's

    appreciated has been the romantic dinner at home followed by some

    "romance" at home, LOL!).



    So, my fellow budgeteers, what are some of your favorite Date Night

    activities?



    Thanks in advance for your suggestions!








  2. #2
    Jen Scherr
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?



    Stephanie,





    Well, I don't know how much this will help you but this is what we do:





    We don't do date "nights" because I am only half coherent at night, I am a total morning person so we do date days. We live in the desert so we love to take a drive out to nowhere and have a picnic and take pictures. Sometimes we just lay in the back of the truck and talk and look up at the sky. It is such a quiet peaceful time and really puts me at ease and rejuvinates!! We are all alone except for the border patrol cameras that are EVERYWHERE, but even still it is such a freeing feeling and it is amazing how "small" you feel, if that makes sense. And when you get out like that is is amazing how much you hear in the quiet....I love it. I know with the price of gas that might be prohibitive (we take hubby's company truck) but there are usually places close by to get out into nature.





    My husband and I are so close (the kids thinkwe aregoofy) and I credit God (I thank God everyday for my husband) and days out like this that have made us this close. I believe that date nights and days or whatever are so important to recharge our relationships, I would say try to make the time more quiet and intimate. I know it is really fun to go out to great resturaunts and movies and such but maybe just surprise him one night or day with a picnic meal and just go ou tfor quiet time, it even works in your own backyard. Just strip the time down to you two....it is frugal (usually) and will make a world of difference in your life, IMHO.





    Good luck, this is my best suggestion! Have FUN



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    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Stephanie
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 6:58:12 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?






    Here's another question. Date Nights.





  3. #3
    Katrina Hartman
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?


    We will sometimes pick up KFC and "picnic" at the lake, hold hands and walk along the lake front, feed the ducks. It's a fun (and relatively cheap) night out in the summer months.

    ~~*Katrina*~~
    Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
    Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably.
    And never regret anything that made you smile.

    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Stephanie
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 8:58 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?





    Thanks to all of you who have answered my previous questions. I have
    a hubby who does not subscribe to the idea of budgeting or being
    frugal. Makes it hard to try and save money. So, I have to be
    creative; when I point out how we are saving by doing X, he sometimes
    does acknowledge and agree we need to save more and spend less.

    Here's another question. Date Nights. We do a babysitting swap
    w/another family 1x/month. So, 1x/month we get free babysitting and
    1/x month they get free babysitting. The norm on our date night is
    to go to a restaurant, usually a nicer one, then see a movie.
    Sometimes we skip the movie & look around one of the bookstores in our
    area (but we don't often buy unless we're at the used $1 bookstore or
    have a gift card for the chains).

    I've been trying to push him towards finding the hole-in-the wall
    cheap gems for dinner with little luck. I've been trying to get him
    to come up w/some creative date nights that cost little to nothing
    w/little luck (hey, I can't be the only one coming up w/suggestions,
    and often my cheap suggestions are vetoed -- the only one he's
    appreciated has been the romantic dinner at home followed by some
    "romance" at home, LOL!).

    So, my fellow budgeteers, what are some of your favorite Date Night
    activities?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions!





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    Donna Bourque
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?

    Have your husband email me at venusypc@hotmail.com ( NOT this email) and I can come up with a romantic idea that you'll both like. But it's a surprise for you. Don't worry, it's all good. I do this all the time for men who are looking to spice up their love lives and need suggestions. Due to the nature of my romance party business I get a LOT of questions. Send out free samples all the time too.

    Donna Bourque
    Passion Parties Independent Consultant
    venusypc@hotmail.com - look for reply in bulk folder within 24 hours after emailing me.


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    mem68
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?

    Looks like you are going to be the creative one. What about a new

    experience date ea month? What is he interested in? Then try a car

    show-usually they are free and most men love a car.

    Try an estate auction? Many old things there. Try a different food resturant

    ea month. Italian, country,Germany etc. or " romance at home "before going

    out.Try the dried roses in the bath tub, candles,new skimmpy gown or try

    meeting hime at the door after he gets off from work w /only a robe on ( and

    hope it is him at the door!!)LOL Have fun he will be surprised and you

    will enjoy .Pack a picnic and go "parking"

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "Stephanie" <thedarks@astound.net>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 9:58 PM

    Subject: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?





    > Thanks to all of you who have answered my previous questions. I have

    > a hubby who does not subscribe to the idea of budgeting or being








  6. #6
    Naomi Knudsen
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?


    By buying restaurant certificates from
    www.restaurant.com

    you can eat at a nice restaurant for much less. You can frequently buy $25 certificates for $5. HTH
    Blessings,
    Naomi


    www.state.tn.us/tourdev



  7. #7
    Katrina Hartman
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    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?


    We've done a few of these...the "going parking" one is one of our favorites.

    ~~*Katrina*~~
    Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
    Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably.
    And never regret anything that made you smile.

    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: mem68
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:00 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?





    Looks like you are going to be the creative one. What about a new
    experience date ea month? What is he interested in? Then try a car
    show-usually they are free and most men love a car.
    Try an estate auction? Many old things there. Try a different food resturant
    ea month. Italian, country,Germany etc. or " romance at home "before going
    out.Try the dried roses in the bath tub, candles,new skimmpy gown or try
    meeting hime at the door after he gets off from work w /only a robe on ( and
    hope it is him at the door!!)LOL Have fun he will be surprised and you
    will enjoy .Pack a picnic and go "parking"
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Stephanie" <thedarks@astound.net>
    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 9:58 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?

    > Thanks to all of you who have answered my previous questions. I have
    > a hubby who does not subscribe to the idea of budgeting or being





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    D S
    Guest

    Default Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?

    Huntington Museum Museums!

    Katrina Hartman <mrsh85@comcast.net> wrote: We've done a few of these...the "going parking" one is one of our favorites. ~~*Katrina*~~
    Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
    Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably.
    And never regret anything that made you smile.
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    solid;"> ----- Original Message ----- From: mem68 To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:00 AM Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?
    Looks like you are going to be the creative one. What about a new
    experience date ea month? What is he interested in? Then try a car
    show-usually they are free and most men love a car.
    Try an estate auction? Many old things there. Try a different food resturant
    ea month. Italian, country,Germany etc. or " romance at home "before going
    out.Try the
    dried roses in the bath tub, candles,new skimmpy gown or try
    meeting hime at the door after he gets off from work w /only a robe on ( and
    hope it is him at the door!!)LOL Have fun he will be surprised and you
    will enjoy .Pack a picnic and go "parking"
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Stephanie" <thedarks@astound.net>
    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 9:58 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cheap (but fun and/or romantic) Date Nights?

    > Thanks to all of you who have answered my previous questions. I have
    > a hubby who does not subscribe to the idea of budgeting or being




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