Six Affordable Date Ideas For Country Lovers

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Six Affordable Date Ideas For Country Lovers

Did you know that, on average, men spend around £74 per date, whilst women invest just £53? It’s a lot isn’t it? When you think about all the dates you might rack up over the course of a year, it’s enough to put anyone off dating! Thankfully, at Muddy Matches, we know that our community of rural singles is a lot more down to earth. Sure, a fancy date is nice but there are some incredibly enjoyable, countryside-oriented dates out there that won’t break the bank. Let us present to you six ideas for fun, outdoorsy dates that will suit any pocket.

1. Visit a garden

The UK is blessed with some beautiful gardens or parklands, and many of them are free to enter too. If you’re a member of the National Trust or National Garden Scheme, you can get access to hundreds of beautiful spaces. Meeting your muddy date for a walk with a beautiful view is a great way to create an affordable, romantic and relaxing date, and the gardens will give you something to talk about too!

2. Head to a market

As the UK opens up after lockdown, farmers and regular markets are getting back into the swing. What better way to spend a morning then browsing the market stalls and seeing what’s on offer? Pick up some local produce and you’ll have all you need for a tasty meal in, too.

3. Choose a museum

Although you may have to pre-book your visiting slot, the UK is full of wonderful museums and exhibitions for you to explore with your countryside date, many of them free of charge or donation-based, too. We also love that you’ll have plenty to talk about as you explore together.

4. Sharing picnic in the great outdoors

The days may be getting cooler and wetter but hey, there’s no such thing as bad weather right? Wrap up warm, pack a thermos of hot tea and meet your muddy match for a picnic somewhere beautiful. Even if it rains or hails, you’ll have a superb time making memories together and you’ll have something to look back and laugh at further down the line.

5. Coffee and cake

Who doesn’t love a relaxing afternoon pause indulging in a cup of coffee and a slice of delicious cake? Affordable and with less pressure than a full-blown dinner date, it’s the ideal scenario for you both to relax and get to know each other.

6. Walk the dogs

So many of you muddy lovers have a passion for dogs, and we really think that your furry friend should be central to your future relationships. As well as getting some exercise and having a friendly chat, you’ll get a great idea whether your country match is compatible with your canine companion too.