If you’re a couple on a budget, then Valentine’s Day can be a little daunting. Having to dish out your dough on flowers, chocolate and a romantic evening can add up quick. Whether you’ve been with your partner for a long time or you’re just getting to know one another, we’ve got some fun and inexpensive, but still romantic, date ideas for every type of couple.


Watch Romantic Movies

Cozy up on the couch, make some popcorn, hit the lights and have a movie night. Check out your local Redbox to rent movies for $1, or watch a movie through your favorite streaming channel. There are some great romantic comedies on Netflix and if you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial.


Make a Fort

Bring out the playful side of your relationship by gathering up extra sheets and blankets to build a fort! Hang some string lights and add lots of extra pillows for comfort and bam! You’ve got yourself a romantic fortress. This can enhance your movie night if you bring the TV to you or just hang out, talk, and even camp out in your cozy new bungalow.


Have a Game Night

Playing games is a great way to laugh and bond with one another. Play your favorite childhood board games like Candy Land and Monopoly, or even hit up an arcade and use your tickets to buy each other a funny gift.


Go for a Walk to a Special Spot

If the weather is nice, go for a romantic walk through a park, the beach, or go to special spot where you two shared an unforgettable moment. Talk about the places you want to travel or share funny childhood stories. Getting out of the house, holding hands, and just talking to one another can be very refreshing – it’s also a 100% free date idea!


Cook at Home

Look up some yummy recipes and cook a nice dinner together. If you want to learn something new, take a YouTube cooking class! Watching a YouTube tutorial as opposed to taking an actual cooking class saves you a lot of money and you can do it right in your own kitchen.



If you insist on having a night out on the town, check for Valentine’s Day deals on Groupon. There are lots of dinner deals at local restaurants, fun things to do, and even inexpensive getaways. Whether you’re an active couple who likes roller skating and rock climbing, or a creative couple who likes paint nights, Groupon has deals for everyone.


Do you have any other cheap, romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear them, so share with us in the comments below! And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more money saving tips!