Looking to save money this Valentine’s Day while still having a romantic time with your special other? Whether you are in a long-term relationship, or in the throes of a new romance, here are 7 great Valentine’s Day activities that are sure to strengthen the bond between you and your partner without costing a fortune.
1) Take a dance class
Group dance classes are cheap and usually easy to find, and since you’re already with a “plus one” there will be no stress about choosing a partner. Just give both yourself and your partner permission to look foolish, enjoy the music – romantic of course! – and let yourself go.
2) Be your own mixologist
This Valentine’s Day you definitely do not have to go to a bar and purchase a slew of overpriced drinks! Instead, find a Mixologist handbook, grab some essential drinking supplies, and pretend you’re a private bartender, hired just for the night.
3) Explore a neighborhood
Odds are you haven’t explored all the neighborhoods in your city. Use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to take a taxi or subway to a local neighborhood you haven’t really checked out before and explore its most romantic sights and sounds.
4) Star gaze
Looking for instant romance? Once the sun goes down, you’ll do no better than finding a mountaintop or other spot that’s far away from city lights and gazing up at the stars.
5) Explore your city’s cultural hotspots
Museums, cultural centers, fringe theaters, public performances… There should be an extensive list of low-cost entertainment options on Valentine’s Day that you and your partner are sure to enjoy.
6) Watch your favorite romantic movies together
If going out isn’t your thing, how about revisiting some of your favorite movies together? Whether you want to introduce a movie (or two, or even three) to your partner that he or she has never seen, or share the memory of the time you first saw the movie together, purchasing a movie on Amazon or Google Play is a cheap and easy romantic activity you can do without leaving your sofa.
7) Cook your partner a romantic meal
Last but certainly not least, is there a greater romantic gesture than cooking – and serving – a special meal just for your loved one? We don’t think so. Some wine and candles, a fancy table setting, and presenting a meal you have patiently and thoughtfully prepared – come on, isn’t that worth more than the most expensive Valentine’s Day dinner reservations in town?
We are J.G. Wentworth, the largest purchaser of structured settlement and annuity payments in the country, and we know how hard it is to have a great time over any holiday on a budget. This Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to truly make it the thought that counts, and discover romance without spending a fortune. As always, feel free to reach out to us anytime to discuss how to get cash now in exchange for all or a portion of your future payments. We can be reached at 877-227-4713.