Ask your significant other out on a date every now and then. Not, hey let's go grab some food. Or, want to go catch that new movie? An actual date. Like at the beginning of your relationship. Call or text or even better yet, write a note asking them out on an actual date. "I'll pick you up at 7. Dress is business casual."
And then get creative. Who says you have to go slam down a hundred and fifty bucks on a steak that is probably a little overcooked over a bed of way too buttery asparagus. Who even eats asparagus. And then another 9 bucks a pop at the theatre. Just to get in. Followed by another 12 to 15 on what you considered a dessert back in middle school. Milk duds with a side of twizzlers and a 48 oz Dr. Pepper.
And we haven't even covered any "adult" drinks. Those can blow your budget in a second.
Instead, try this. Ask your significant other out on a date. Then plan the date at home.
Show up to the door at the time you've told them you'd pick them up, dressed nicely in a pressed, button-down shirt and some designer jeans (or a dress is you ladies are doing the planning) with a freshly picked flower. Drive them around the block, and then head back home.
Creating a romantic, intimate, one-of-a-kind, she/he will be talking about it for weeks kind of date at home is easy. It just takes some planning. And I little hard work. But it will totally be worth it.
Have a great weekend everyone!