Dating on A Dime – Not Spending a TON to Have Some FUN!

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How long has it been since you and your “other half” were on a date? If you are like me you are sitting there trying to remember. Has it been that long? Seems like everyone is cutting back their spending and trying to save more. But it is so important that we continue some things like spending quality time with our significant other. Not only do we deserve it, we NEED it! Madame Deals and Living on Love and Cents have teamed up to bring you Dating on a Dime. Go here to see the previous posts.

The time has to come to admit that we often put the one we love most at the end of our million mile long list. We make being in a relationship a chore instead of a wonderful experience. I am trying to remind myself that I am not only a mom but a wife. It is important to nurture your loved one just like you do for your kids. I am taking a moment, a couple of bucks, and some time to plan for a cheap date to bring them together to create a memory that will last long after the date is over.

I have a favorite meal it is called dessert. I have been known to order dessert first so I do not fill up on the healthy stuff. I planned a date to go to a wine bar and have a glass of wine and dessert. I had dessert and my husband had a glass of wine. We sat outside and just watched the people go by. We listened to the street musicians and we talked about way back when. We had already eaten at home and our quick date allowed us to spend less for a babysitter, not stay out to late, and really focus on one another. My husband asked if next time could he bring his own wine which he wanted to buy at CVS. We will save etiquette rules for another time because I am not sure if he was kidding or serious. We did however have a nice night hand holding, laughing, and the best part was I got to have my cake and eat it.


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