When it comes to romancing a date, it's easy to get caught up in the pressure to overspend. And while splurging on someone you care about is never a bad idea, the truth is that decadent dates every weekend can start to add up. Unfortunately, since most of us are not on The Bachelor, being whisked away to Santiago, Chile for a romantic week with a new bae might not be in the cards. Luckily, there are a plethora of cheap and romantic date ideas that will still make you and your partner see hearts.
Regardless of your budget, the key to executing a stellar date almost always comes down to the details. Putting in extra effort to think of thoughtful details can make all the difference. Something as simple as surprising them with their favorite candy, drink, or a freshly-picked flower bouquet is not only adorable, but it also lets them know that you're willing to go the extra mile to make them happy. So, once you've thought of a couple of sweet gestures, it's time to come up with an activity you'll both enjoy. Here are some solid date ideas if you're trying to plan the perfect date for someone special without straining your wallet.