I talk often about dating on a budget because many people ask how to go out without spending too much money. I’m happy to report James and I went out on a cheap date for less than $25 on Saturday night to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
We opted for Chinese food. The first place we went to had terrible ambiance so we kept driving. I know, most Chinese places aren’t exactly known for ambiance.
The next place was too casual (like a fast food place) and the sample of spicy orange chicken didn’t even taste good.
We kept driving and finally settled on restaurant #3. We sat down in the small restaurant which was very nice compared to restaurant #1. The hunt to find the right restaurant actually made it more fun. The shrimp fried rice was delicious. The mongolian beef…not so much. Oh well.
Then we went to a coffee place afterwards. James doesn’t even like coffee but to his credit, he took a few sips of mine and didn’t complain one bit.
It didn’t take much money but it was a great night out to reconnect and enjoy each others company.
Dating shouldn’t stop after Valentine’s Day. It can be as simple as sharing a scoop of ice cream together. A place near our home has 99 cent cones on Tuesdays. Maybe there’s a place near your home with something similar. Keep having dates to look forward to all year long!
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