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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • The Frugal Family: Dates don't have to break the bank

  • Although my husband and I have been married several years, we still enjoy going on dates with each other.
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  • Although my husband and I have been married several years, we still enjoy going on dates with each other.
    Dates do not have to be expensive. Dates for us are simply spending time together.
    In our household, we have found that frugal dates can be just as much fun as expensive dates.
    In the 14 years that my husband and I have known each other, we have never been wealthy, so all of our dates have had to be on a budget.
    However, I can tell you the frugal dates are probably the dates that stick out in my mind as my favorites.
    One of my favorite frugal dates was planned by my husband.
    We are both avid football fans, so it was my husband’s idea to cook me a beautiful dinner and set up a picnic inside our family room, so that he and I could watch our two college football teams play each other in the big game. He did all the cooking, preparation and clean-up, and we were both able to enjoy the game and probably spent under $10.
    Another one of my favorite date activities with my husband is simply going for walks.
    One of our favorite walking dates is just walking in the community we live in. I cannot tell you how much my husband and I love strolling hand in hand, checking out all of the cool things happening in our community.
    For those who want to spice up their love life at home, you do not have to break the bank.
    My husband loves giving me little cards, notes or emails simply stating that he loves me.
    The notes cost him little to nothing and they make me feel like a million bucks.
    Another place my husband saves money is flowers.
    My husband is a huge fan of spring bouquets at neighborhood grocery stores.
    On anniversaries, holidays and special occasions, he has been known to buy me several different types of beautiful arrays of flowers that cost him typically under $5.
    It is important to remember that when you are dating that someone special, you do not have to break the bank when creating special memories.
    I find the thoughtfulness and effort a person puts behind the gift or date typically is far more important than the price they spend.
    Do you have suggestions for our Frugal Family columnist? Send your suggestions and questions to localnews2005 @yahoo.com.

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