When you’ve been together for 11 years and you have busy jobs and family, its so hard to take time to just to be a couple.
But taking time to date your significant other is SO important.
I’ll confess and say its not something we do enough of, but we’ve started taking time when we can. An hour here and there, sometimes its just taking time out together and walking the dogs just the two of us. Sometimes it will be a full night with a movie and a meal. But giving each other your undivided attention can really do wonders for both parties.
All i know is whenever i’ve spent time with just my husband i feel happier.
though, dates can be expensive and it can be hard to find a good
location or venue on a budget.
it’s Rome, London, Paris or New York, there’s a perfect date out
there for everyone. Recently Angelic
Diamonds, retailers of bespoke palladium
engagement rings, conducted some fabulous research on dating across the globe, No matter where you are we advise you on making the
most of your date no matter where you are in the world.
the capital of Italy, Rome is brimming with 3,000 years of art,
architecture and culture – making any date in this beautiful city
one of romance and sophistication.
For the true fans
your partner is looking for some excitement when you’re in the
capital, and you’d really like to treat the pair of you, why not go
to a A.S. Roma football match? At the grand Stadio Olimpico, you can
buy a ticket for €100 (£88.02). Just make sure you’re both
football fans before you go, as it’ll be slightly awkward if one of
you is bored when surrounded by screaming fans…
The people watchers
you’re on a budget, then why not try taking a walk to the
picturesque Trevi Fountain and throwing a spare penny in for good
luck? Once you’re done, you could take a stroll to one of the many
cafes nearby so that you can sit and people watch to your heart’s
The classic date
you’ve got a bit of money to spend but don’t want to break the
bank, why not try the classic dinner and cinema date? In Rome, you
can expect to pay €21 (£18.48) for your taxi and €57 (£50.17)
for your meal for two in one of Rome’s fine restaurants. To top it
all off, you can spend €17 (£14.96) on two cinema tickets.
is a booming metropolis full of great shops, bars and restaurants
that will keep you both entertained for more than just one date! If
you want to enjoy this city properly, then you’ll need to know
where to go. When it comes to dates in this city, the world really is
Living the high-life
you and your partner like to enjoy the finer things in life, then why
not try afternoon tea at a prestigious London hotel? At £50 per
person, you and your date could enjoy tea, scones and sandwiches at
the prestigious Claridge’s Hotel, in Mayfair. If you are both
enjoying the pleasures of luxury, then why not book a superior queen
room at £690 a night?
For the inquisitive
isn’t just about fine-dining and luxurious hotels, it’s also full
of great musuems where you can learn more about the cultural history
Natural History Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern
are all free to enter — they are perfect options for cultural
visits that’ll get those brain cells exercised. Once you’re bored
of the museums, head over to Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben and
the Houses of Parliament. This also isn’t too far from the
Southbank, where you can pick up some delicious street food or take
in the great views all around you.
The classic date
Square has hosted many film premieres over the years, with some of
the biggest stars in Hollywood descending on its red carpet to see in
the release of their new blockbuster. If you’re not on the
guest-list, then why not take your date to the cinema for £23? If
you get hungry, you can always get a meal including wine and dessert
for £66. Don’t forget to hit the bars on your way out, where a
pint will typically set you back £4.41, and a cocktail will cost £9
– not bad when you’re living it up in the capital!
is the true city of romance. Tourists come from far and wide to have
a great time with their significant other, and this could be you too.
Home to many of the world’s greatest writers and artists, Paris
oozes chic everywhere you walk through its many streets.
Taking a date to new heights
on a date to the Eiffel Tower is an impressive feat any day of the
year, but especially so on Valentine’s Day. On this day, why not
try booking in at 58 Tour Eiffel? It’ll cost you around €120
(£105.63) for each person, however, if you’d like a seat in the
window to witness the spectacular views, then you can pay the extra
€30 (£26.41) to really take your romance to dizzying heights!
Paris on a budget
city is host to some of the most beautiful bridges in the world,
which makes dating on a budget in this city very easy. As a symbol of
their love for one another, many Parisians use padlocks and lock them
to the Pont des Arts Bridge, throwing away the key into the water.
locks can be purchased for a couple of euros each, so it’s probably
the cheapest date that you’ll go on. Be warned though, as Paris
officials are urging couples to stop so that the bridges can be
protected; instead, why not take the lock home as a reminder of that
great date you had together.
The classic date
the weather’s poor outside, or you’d rather take the tried and
tested methods when it comes to your date, then why not head over to
a quant restaurant in the city? There, a meal for two including wine
and dessert will typically cost around €65 (£57.21). Afterwards,
if you head over to the cinema, it’ll cost you €20 (£17.60).
you can make it on a date here, then you can really make it anywhere.
The big apple offers something for everyone- – with the theatres of
Broadway, the neon-lit Times Square and skyscrapers like the Empire
State Building, the possibilities really are endless.
you want to pull out all of the stops for your date, then why not
take them on a ride they’ll never forget? A private helicopter tour
of New York’s famous landmarks will set you back around $1,500
(£1,184.40), so you’ll need to get saving if this sounds like the
perfect date for you! With unparalleled views of the Empire State
Building, the Stature of Liberty and Central Park though, this is the
perfect date to get your heart’s racing. Hold on tight!
Walk those famous streets
you’d like to do something a bit more low-key, then take a twilight
walk around Central Park like Audrey Hepburn did in Breakfast
at Tiffany’s to really set the mood
for the evening. Or, if you’re feeling peckish, you could go to the
restaurant featured in Where Harry Met
Sally; you’ll be quoting lines from
the film in no time!
that’s not enough, take a walk down to the financial district if
you and your date want to feel part of the glamour and excitement of
the Wolf of Wall Street.
Just be careful, as it’s a jungle out there…
The classic date
a trip to NYC wouldn’t be the same without going to the movies, so
take your date at the typical cost of $28 (£22.11). Perhaps a meal
would complement this date nicely? Including wine and dessert, you
can expect a meal for two to cost you $111 (£87.66). After that, the
two of you could paint the town red in some of Manhattan’s best
rooftop bars. A cocktail will likely cost $14 (£11.06) and a pint of
lager around $7 (£5.53). Enjoy!