Fun and Affordable Date Ideas for Couples in Nigeria 

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Without a doubt, we can all see how the economy has resulted in a high cost of living which is mostly evident in the hike in the prices of goods.  Meanwhile, as a result of the recession, it can be difficult for couples to plan an ideal date without having to spend too much.  

However, with the help of this article, we will explore some really fun and affordable date ideas you can try out with your spouse or partner in Nigeria that won’t cost you an arm and leg. Trust me, this is surely going to be a smooth ride as you will learn what no one has ever told you before.  

So, without wasting much of your time, let’s get right into business real quick! 

8 Fun and Affordable Date Ideas for Couples in Nigeria 

We’ve taken into consideration sons of the pretty fun and affordable date ideas you can enjoy with your spouse or partner that are not only cost-effective but also very easy to plan. We hope you find them helpful as you plan your next date.  

1. Movie Night 

If your partner is a movie person then this is the real deal. You don’t have to stress yourself about any other thing as all you will need is to transform your room to a cinema, and get some popcorn and chilled soft drinks to follow up the mood. 

To take things a little bit further, you can light up the experience in the room by watching your favorite movie or show together with your partner’s head on your arm and maybe some cuddling to follow suit. Sounds cool isn’t it? 

Sometimes what makes a relationship fun are the insignificant selfless things we do just to make sure both parties are happy.  Try this out on your next date and see how fun it turns out. For a better time, you can utilize Netflix to stream movies.  

2. Game Night 

Game nights are fun especially when the person you love is involved. You and your partner could enjoy friendly competitive games that can be played either virtually or physically whichever one you both choose will work decently well.  

These games can be performed indoors so you don’t have to worry about paying a gaming fee. However, if you must go to a game shop it shouldn’t cost you so much. But it is best preferred indoors so you can share all the time and enjoy the moment.   

Game Night is a perfect way to get some relief, relax, and enjoy a narrow escape from the day-to-day struggles that life brings. To make it even more fun, you can play love with your partner by letting her win over you to make her feel better. 

3. Cooking Together 

You may likely want to ask “Is cooking together also a date idea?” Yes, it is a date idea for so many reasons. Couples can decide to try some recipes together (something new and less complicated) just for fun and trust me, this can go a long way in strengthening the relationship.  

It mustn’t be that the two of you will cook in the kitchen but at least as the man you can support her in helping out with some of the things she may need to do the cooking.  Who knows, you may learn a thing or two that you can use to sponsor the next cooking date. 

You don’t need to spend money on restaurant bills when you and your woman can prepare a wonderful meal to enjoy together.  In the process, make her feel special, crack jokes, and have a laugh. You can also hug her from behind while she’s cooking and tell her how much you love her.  

4. Take a Romantic Walk 

This is one of the most underrated fun times you can have with your partner. Most couples rarely do this forgetting the fact that walking is a form of exercise and aside from that both couples can have heart-to-heart conversations as they walk with fingers locked together.  

You could decide to take her on a stroll on a quiet road while you both have some chit-chat and a bit of laughter to create a friendly atmosphere. You never can tell how romantic it can be until you try it out with your partner.  However, this should mostly be done on calm evenings. 

Taking a romantic walk with your partner is indeed one of the most affordable date ideas for couples as you get to spend nothing but quality time with the person you want to share the rest of your life with.  It sounds cheap but it is nevertheless a relationship builder.  

5. Alone Time 

Alone time could mean quality time spent alone with your significant other, without any distractions. This can be a great way for couples in Nigeria to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. Moreover, having time together is a better way to get to know each other more.  

Aside from laying in each other’s arms, flirting around, and having meaningful conversations.  You can plan a picnic in your backyard and enjoy pure goodness. “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” they say, as you plan your “Me” time also keep a designated time for you and your partner.  

Meanwhile, how about you care to switch up the tempo a bit, you both could watch Tiktok videos, skits and laugh or even create some of your own videos and share on social media. You could also take nice couple photos  together for memories. There’s no better way to get even than this! 

6. Go for a Walk on the Beach

This is a simple but enjoyable date idea that’s perfect for couples in Nigeria. All you need is some comfortable walking shoes and a bit of time to explore the beach. There are some popular beaches you can visit which include Tarkwa Bay Beach, Elegushi Beach, Landmark Beach, etc.  

Walking along the shoreline and taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean can be a relaxing and romantic experience. Plus, it’s a free and low-stress activity that anyone can enjoy. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even pack a picnic lunch or dinner to enjoy on the sand. 

If you are looking for a fun yet affordable date idea for couples this one exciting suggestion you may want to consider for your next date.  Plan to make it as much fun as possible, come with a camera or better still your smartphone to take pictures as evidence of your date.  

Bonus Tips 

In addition to the six (6) fun and affordable date ideas for couples in Nigeria here are two more options you could try with your partner: 


You and your partner can hold hands under the canopy of stars and just gaze at them late at night. The cozy late night breeze on its own is a vibe and you both can enjoy total privacy together cuddling and watching the midnight stars.  It doesn’t cost a dime to spice up your relationship with something different from the ordinary.

Spend a Lot of Time at a Library Together 

If she is a bibliophile like yourself then that’s a plus. A library can be a wonderful place for couples to spend time together especially if they are both bookworms or still on their respective academic pursuit.  You both can talk about books, share opinions and also discuss a wide range of topics. Sounds great right? So what are you waiting for? Try something new today! 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I need to go to a fancy expensive place on my first date? 

No, it is not necessary. You don’t need to pressure yourself for any reason. There will always be some cheap places you can visit on your first date. Better still, you can turn your home into your date destination and have real fun without having to spend so much money outside. However, if your partner doesn’t agree with you on an indoor date then you should find somewhere pocket friendly.  

Who pays the bill for dates in a relationship? 

In most relationships the guy pays the bill for dates. However, in some cases, the girl might choose to pay the bill if she’s generous enough but the real fun in a relationship is in knowing your worth and taking responsibilities.  

What should I do if I don’t have enough money to plan a date? 

You mustn’t have millions or several thousands in your bank account to plan a date. All you need is to be creative and have an idea of what is best for you and your spouse. With the options explained in this article, you can experience some good time with your partner with zero expense on anything.  

Wrap Up 

After much is said, spice up your date nights in Nigeria with these unique and engaging activities that are super fun and affordable. These experiences will undoubtedly strengthen your bond and create cherished memories that will not easily be forgotten in a hurry.  Meanwhile, tell us how your first date experience went in the comment section. 

Thank you for reading thus far! 

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