Valentine’s Date Ideas by Natalie Deyes

So you’re all loved up? There’s no better feeling in the world when you find that someone who just seems to get you and knows exactly how to put a smile on your face. Well, there is a slightly better feeling….when you can afford to go out on dates. Dates cost. Most of the time, they cost a lot!

You try so hard to please the other person but the pennies simply wont stretch! Well, we have a solution! Here, we have the answers to being loved up and skint. Even if you’re not,  why not try them anyway?

Have a night in!

The ‘night-in-date-night’ is completely underrated! Cosy up and go Netflix crazy! Play Jenga! Get out the games console…even if you’re other half isn’t a game whiz, it will probably make for a great laugh! Crack open the nachos and wine and there you go! Sorted!

Go to a free gig!

A lot more venues are now holding free gigs, with upcoming, unsigned musicians. It’s also great, as the conversation doesn’t have to be flowing. Awkward silences are non existant!

Go to a quiz night!

Don’t just go as a couple either. Double date! It will bring out that inner University Challenge you never knew you had and if you win then even better!

Go Bowling!

This is a super fun and cheap date! Plus there are always student saver nights which make it ideal for a money saving and fun date


For most people, doesn’t this sober is not an option! But you don’t have to sing….be the judge, sit and relax whilst other people belt out their tunes.


More and more students and couples are enjoying salsa nowadays! It’s great for keeping fit and is incredibly sexy!

Play Pool!

Great for getting that competitive banter! Plus, you don’t have to be amazing at it. Just have a great sense of humour.

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