The Beauty of Dating on a Budget
Jan 15, 2013•
Let your creative side blossom
All of us have a little bit of a creative spirit inside of us; and it is up to each individual to nurture it and let it blossom or you risk losing it entirely. When you date on a budget, you have the opportunity to show off your creativity. For example, together with your partner, you can design your own menu and make up your own recipes for a special night in. Throughout that process, you’re taking in so much information about your partner: likes and dislikes, how they approach a given task and their views on general topics that naturally come up while cooking or eating.
Think big picture
Of course no one can ever dispute the value in saving money. Not just saving for a rainy day or when times get rough, but for planned events: vacations, weddings, down payments, etc. Regardless of whether you’re in a life stage (or relationship stage) where these events are in sight right now, chances are you will eventually come across one or all of these things. Take comfort in knowing that what may not be spent now can serve as a cushion for your future.
Understanding how you and your partner view money is extremely important. You should always make sure both of you are on the same page when it comes to money matters. However, what happens when you take away the expensive meals and gifts? Make sure that money and splurging are not diversions from seeing someone for who they truly are — that there is more than just money being invested in your relationship.
I’m curious to know your thoughts about money and relationships. Do you agree with me or am I discrediting the role cash plays in dating? What do you think?
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