8 Budget Friendly Fun Date Ideas For You and A Partner


Need date ideas inspiration, but have a small budget? We’ve got you covered! Check out these date ideas that don’t cost much, but don’t sacrifice anything in the fun department either.

Our selection of fun budget friendly date ideas:

1. Go to the beach. Buy chips. Name the seagulls. Bet which seagull will be the first to come for the chips. The one that guesses which one will be the thief, is entitled to ice cream from their date. The thieving birds will not be as much of a downside to your day out anymore! 2. Play strip Jenga. Need we say more? 3. Make a time capsule. Include a note with the date, your name, and current goals. Add some fortune cookie-style wisdom for whoever finds it in the future. Bury the capsules together. Want to be a bit more environmentally friendly? Use compostable packaging and bury some plant seeds. There will be no capsule to dig up 5 years down the line, but there might just be a tree to remind you of good times. Two men biting a slice of pizza4. Bake a pizza (or two). Pick your favourite toppings, and lay them out in aesthetically pleasing (or silly!) ways. Nothing says ‘I like you’ like suggestively arranged olives. 5. Write a short story. Take turns writing one or two sentences until you have a start, middle, and end. Bonus points for illustrations. Don’t worry about writing well, creativity is all about having fun! 6. Build a blanket fort. Add fairy lights and cushions for atmosphere, dim the lights. Snuggle up and watch a film together. 8 Budget Friendly Date Ideas7. Have a videogame tournament. Play a racing game (you know the one) with stakes, such as the loser has to cook as well as do the dishes for a week. Can they do this dressed, or do they have to be naked? The power is yours, make sure to discuss terms beforehand – winner takes it all! 8. Volunteer for a day. Maybe even make it a recurring thing! Get to know people who are grateful for your help, or lend the local animal shelter a hand by offering to walk the dogs. Bond together while getting to know your local community. There are very few things more rewarding than helping others – especially with someone you like! And with that you should have some ideas for fun, inexpensive things to do with your date or partner. Let us know what you think! Which one is your favourite? Haven’t found anyone to do these fun date ideas with yet? Here at Encounter we want to help you find your match. We’re going live soon, and can’t wait to meet you! Keep an eye on our website for more updates.