@MexiPino: I love the idea of art shows and such! Unfortunately I live in middle-of-nowhere, Alabama and we don’t have them very often. I do like the driving around idea. Maybe I can convince him to drive around and look at Christmas lights tonight 🙂
@prahajess: We aren’t even broke and he STILL doesn’t want to spend money. I think I’m going to have to start making him compromise. If we go to his favorite Mexican restaurant (that I am not a fan of) then we need to do something I like that is equal value.
@Charbelle: I like bowling and love skating but both places are always filled with pre-teens on the weekends. Maybe if we did an early date on a Saturday the kids wouldn’t all be there yet. I’ll have to check into that 🙂
@Bubbles42: I’m thinking I’m a date night person and he isn’t. I don’t need a date night every weekend or even every month. But I’d like to get dressed up and get out of the house every once in a while.
@BelliniChic: We do have a Netflix subscription, and Hulu too. That’s where he wanted to watch free movies. I just wasn’t finding anything I wanted to see after I got set on the first movie he suggested. I haven’t heard of restaurant.com. I’m going to have to check that out! He won’t argue about a good deal! He loves good food, just doesn’t like having to pay a ton for it!
@MrsWBS: I might just have to do that! We’ve already decided that’s what we’re going to have to do with vacations because once we’re on vacation, everything seems so expensive so we don’t do a lot. But if we say we’re spending $____ then we’re more likely to do what we want. I think that might be a great idea for date nights too!
@AngelR88: We haven’t really had an official date night in a long time. We also usually just stay in and watch tv. I think I’d be more okay with it if we weren’t sitting on opposite ends of the couch and him with his computer in his lap. At that point I just feel like we’re existing in the same space instead of spending time together.
@kestane: I need to keep an eye on Groupon. There really aren’t Groupon deals for my town since it’s a small town. But there are sometimes deals for the town about an hour away. The only thing with Groupon is that I know you purchase the deal and then can only use it during certain dates. Are you usually able to find something, purchase it, and use it that weekend? With our work schedules it’s hard to plan anything ahead officially.
@musical-lady: Well he knows now that I’m not happy with it being this way. I don’t need a date night often. But once every few months would be nice. I wish we had outdoor ice skating rinks but it’s 4 days to Christmas and it’s 67 degrees here right now! A picnic is a good inexpensive idea! Maybe I’ll surprise him with one one day!
@FutureCuomo6610: I’m going to have to start looking on Groupon, LivingSocial, and Restaurant.com since they’ve been suggested a couple of times!!! And I’ve not even heard of AmazonLocal, but I’m a huge Amazon fan so I need to check it out too. I assume it’s similar to Groupon and Living Social?
@HopefulCatlover: I like dinner and a movie, going to the park, things like that. I wouldn’t mind a concert and he would enjoy that too. But agreeing on one would be the problem! I think we’d both enjoy seeing a comedian live though. I wonder if there are any comedy clubs in the bigger cities around. I need to check that out!