Romantic affordable dates for Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is hard to know what to do to celebrate with a long term partner, or even come up with original date ideas for a new love interest. What makes the choice more difficult is being a student who has to be budget conscious, choosing the location for a memorable date can be hard. This article hopes to solve these issues so your love can grow, and maybe be remembered for years to come as you both look back on your early relationship when you’re the cute old couple sat together in a nursing home.

A bonfire at one of Swansea’s beautiful and relaxing beaches
This one is a very effortless date idea where you can both gaze at the stars while listening to the waves crash. I have had a clifftop date beside one of the Gower’s many beaches, and we just talked about everything. The beautiful scenery made the date feel like something from a cheesy movie, and to have a kiss at a spot like this was something truly romantic. It’s a calm and casual setting, which means you don’t have to make an effort to dress up or pretend to be someone you’re not. Instead, you truly feel like you can be yourself.

A cinema date
A cinema date is infamous for hand holding and a cheeky kiss at the back, but it’s also a great icebreaker as it gives you something to discuss afterwards. Now, if you’re anything like me, and you don’t like soppy romantic comedies, then the ‘Lego Movie: Part 2’ is perfect. It’s light-hearted, and best of all, is released right after Valentine’s Day. However, if you do just fancy a bit of cheese, ‘Isn’t it Romantic’ is another new release, and is perfect for this time of year.

A night in
What could be better than having a relaxed night in, cuddled up to each other watching Netflix whilst indulging in some melted chocolate and strawberries? This is a good way of bringing you close together, and is the perfect idea if you are wanting to get to know each other better.

Bowling is a casual, cheap and incredibly fun date – you can judge how competitive the other is, and have a few laughs along the way! If you’re a new couple, the informality of the situation will put you at ease, and will help you get to know the true person you’re dating.

All of these are affordable dates you can do right here in your new home of Swansea!

by Jess Moultrie


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