At some point in every relationship, there will come a time that you and your significant other will get tired of the same old go-to places you guys go on a date to. On top of that, if you’re both on a budget, you need to be a little more creative and get the most of where you spend your money on. Especially when you’re spending time together, you better make sure it’s worth it, right? If you’re one of the couples who knows what I’m talking about, here are unique, creative and affordable date ideas that do not suck.
- Attend A Random Class Together
Why don’t you pick up a new skill you haven’t tried before? There are many organizations in the Metro that offers one-of-a-kind classes you can attend to. A good recommendation is Trade School Manila. They offer the most random classes that you can imagine. I recently went with my boyfriend to learn how to make teddy bears, cool right? What’s even cooler is the fact that this organization is a barter-based learning community, they don’t accept or collect money as payment. How good of a deal is that?
Look them up here:https://www.facebook.com/TradeSchoolManila/
- Go On An Ice Cream Adventure
As far as your budget and creativity can get, go on a free-tasting ice scream adventure! Ice cream parlors such as Baskin & Robins, Cold Stone Creamery and Carousel Creamery have huge numbers of flavors you can try for FREE! Get adventurous and try the most out-of-this-world flavors the shop can offer. If you’re both settled, go buy and enjoy yourselves a cup or cone.
- Go On A Picnic Date Potluck
There’s nothing more romantic than doing traditional date ideas such as a picnic date. Skip fast food or restaurant for a while and impress one another by cooking the picnic food by yourselves, it can be as simple as sandwiches or a salad! Head to Nuvali, Laguna for the perfect picnic spot as you enjoy the scenic view and relaxing ambiance you two will surely enjoy.
Location: Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna
- Go Thrift Shopping Together
Another fun thing you guys can do is thrifting. The best places you can shop are in Quiapo, Tagaytay or Cubao but don’t miss out the good stuff in small underrated thrift stores in your area as well, since shopping in big popular thrift stores with an overwhelmingly amount of clothes can be too much for first-timers.
- Be A Badass Couple By Target Shooting
If you’re looking for an unusual kind of date, there’s nothing like a good adrenaline rush target shooting can give you. Be that badass couple who is down for exhilarating activities like target shooting. Learn how to aim and properly hand a gun at firing ranges available in Manila or around your area.
Location:HK Sun Plaza Complex, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay, 1307 Metro Manila
- Go See An Indie Film
Give our local indie films a try! Visit movie houses like Cinema ’76 or Cinema Centario, they play quality indie films for as low as 100+ pesos per ticket. Just make sure to check their monthly movie schedules so you won’t miss out and get there early for they only have limited number of seats available.
Cinema ’76: 160 Luna Mencias, Lungsod ng San Juan, 1500 KalakhangMaynila
Cinema Centario: 95 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila
- Let Your Artsy Flag Fly
Go on a shopping trip like no other and let your inner Martha Stewart shriek by checking out Common Room PH—an arts n’ crafts store that supports small, local and independent artisan companies. Here you can find almost anything from craft materials, to plush toys, handmade soaps, indoor plants, etc.
Common Room’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commonroomph/?hl=en