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5 Cheap & Adorable Winter Date Ideas

With winter months comes grey skies and chilly weather. When the temperatures start dropping, even going outside to bear the cold seems daunting. However, relationships aren’t put on pause despite the lack of warmth outside! Granted you spent all your cash on holiday gifts, here are some fun ways to spice up your dating life without breaking the bank!

 1. Build a Gingerbread House

Nothing says “the holiday season” quite like becoming an architect with some good, old-fashioned dessert! Go to the nearest craft store, pick up a gingerbread house kit and come up with cool patterns and designs to decorate your house with together. If you’re feeling extra daring, make your house from scratch with this recipe. Being in the kitchen allows you to show off your creative side for some great bonding time. Not to mention you can munch on your design after you finish!

2. Have a Snowball Fight

If you’re adventurous enough to embrace the cold, put on your favorite ski jacket and duck for cover! Having a snowball fight is a great way to get out of the house and show off your competitive side. The first one to hit the other person 10 times wins! As an extra incentive, the loser has to make the winner a cup of hot cocoa to warm up after the game.

3. Warm Up by a Bonfire and Roast S’mores

This winter staple is perfect for both indoor and outdoor occasions, depending on the weather. If Mother Nature is your favor, grab a few blankets, some firewood, graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows and head outside to cuddle under the stars. If things aren’t looking too promising outdoors, curl up next to the fireplace and repeat the process above.

4. Go Ice-Skating

There’s no better way to show off your athletic abilities in the wintertime than to go ice-skating! Grab a scarf, strap on those skates and head to the nearest lake. If there aren’t any frozen ponds in your area, scope out where the nearest skating rink is located. Even if coordination isn’t your forte, skating is a great way to bond with a new guy – you can even catch each other when you fall!

5. Have a Holiday Movie Night

There are few times a year when it’s acceptable to break out Tim Allen’s Santa Clause movies, and this winter is the perfect excuse. To spice up a cliché date, head to a Redbox and pick out any holiday-themed movie of your choosing. Then add some pizzazz to your popcorn by drizzling melted milk chocolate and white chocolate over it and adding some crushed candy canes on top for a festive treat!


Just because the weather’s cooling off doesn’t mean your love life has to!  Try one of these merry dates for a winter to remember.

Rebecca Rubin is a freshman at the University of Florida, where she is majoring in Journalism.
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