Spice up your love-life without spending a fortune
Operation Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, but winning a heart doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Plan an affordable date that will reignite the spark in your relationship. Start by analyzing the dynamic of the relationship and listing shared interests. What is your couple style?
- Go caving.
- Picnic in the park.
- Watch the sunset.
- Test the waters kayaking.
- Take a nature hike.
- Serve up breakfast in bed.
- Play a multiplayer video game, board game or strip poker.
- Offer an at home massage.
- Have a Netflix movie marathon.
- Soak in the tub.
- Go out for ice cream or frozen yogurt.
- Watch a movie at McMenamins for $3.
- Hit a local dive bar’s “Happy Hour.”
- Take a tandem bike ride.
- Rock out at a free concert.
- Take an art, photography or martial arts class together.
- Visit a museum or historic landmark.
- Join a book club.
- Hang out at the library.
- Browse antique shops.
- Make a meal together. Collaborate on a menu, splurge on a fancy beverage, appetizer and dessert, like chocolate covered strawberries.
- Take a couple’s cooking workshop.
- Grow a vegetable garden.
- Hit the local farmer’s market.
- Bake some fresh bread and make homemade pasta.
- Hit a bucket of balls at the golf range.
- Join a couple’s softball league.
- Work-out together.
- Train for a marathon.
- Play Frisbee golf.
- Volunteer together.
- Plant a tree.
- Donate to charity.
- Clean up the streets by picking up trash and recycling.
- Chain yourselves together to protest something.
Whatever date you decide on, make it a memorable one by taking the time to show your significant other just how much you care. Ignore the rest of the world for a day and leave your phone on silent to get reacquainted with all the things you love about that special someone.
First year COCC nursing student, Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money.
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