Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year, it’s the start of those warm and cosy evenings that I just love and it’s my absolute perfect season for date nights. Whether you have just started your relationship or have been together for a couple of months or even years, date nights are an important part of a relationship. I’m not talking extravagant dinners and fine dining (unless that’s your thing,) I’m talking about spending quality time with your significant other, time for just the two of you. The Mr and I have been together for nearly 14 years and we still enjoy spending dates nights together now just as much as when we first got together.
Dating gives you the opportunity to get to know each other and a chance to bond and what better way to do it, than during one of the most scenic times of the year, where you can still soak up the sunshine and take in the crisp air. Here’s a few low cost ideas for those autumnal date nights.
Head on down to your local pumpkin picking patch, whilst it’s not a completely free activity, it’s not going to break the bank either. It’s a cute activity to do together and could turn into one of your traditions over the years. It doesn’t end with the pumpkin picking; you get the fun of taking them home and decorating them together too. Have a look to see where your nearest pick your own pumpkin places are and make sure to check their opening times before you go.
Bonfires & Fireworks
In the UK, bonfire night is a big thing and celebrated all across the country. Take advantage of this time of year and attend a free bonfire event. It’s a nice romantic way to share your evening over some warm mini donuts, toffee apples and watching the sky light up with fireworks. Whether you are going on a first date with someone that you have met on dating sites, or you have been together for decades, there’s just something about walking hand in hand and taking in the fireworks that just seems really romantic.
It’s usually around late October/early November when towns start to setting up their annual Christmas Markets. They are my absolute perfect way to spend a date night and I just love everything about them. There’s something about the lights, food and the atmosphere that makes it all incredibly cosy and romantic. You can find more date night ideas or places to visit with your significant other, by taking advantage of welovedates.com for ideas in your local area.
Take a day trip and get out of the house for the day. It’s a great way to spend time together, just the two of you, to get to know each other and take in the scenery.Pick a place that you haven’t been to before so that you can explore them for the first time together.
Pack a picnic basket full of your favourite nibbles and maybe a bottle of something fizzy, and head off for the afternoon. Pick a spot with a view and take advantage of the great outdoors. They can be as simple or as fancy as you like, the main aim is to spend a lazy afternoon together and enjoy the sunshine. Although if you live in the UK, like I do, it’s always best to have a contingency plan if the weather is less than favourable.
Get yourself down to a beach for the day or even just the evening. If you are lucky to find a beach where you are allowed to make small fires, it can be the perfect cosy evening for a date night. Pack blanket, a bottle of your favourite red wine and snuggle by the fire, whilst you snuggle by the fire under the stars.
Snuggle up with a Scary Movie
Whilst I don’t believe that cinemas are a great place to go when you first start dating (how can you get to know someone when you sit in silence?) it doesn’t mean you can’t cosy up under a blanket at home with your favourite movie treats and watch a scary movie or two.
So there we have it, my favourite Autumn dates, if you have any Autumn date night ideas, I would love to hear them.