6 Ways to Create Some Romance on Valentine's Day Without Breaking the Budget

February is already here so many couples are contemplating how to celebrate Valentine's day. Even though your love is limitless, maybe your bank account isn't. You don't have to spend a fortune to let your significant other know how much you love and appreciate them. In the end, it's not so much about what you give but how you spend your time together. Here are 6 ways to show your love on Valentine's Day.

1. Let's get cooking

When you are on a budget, planning an expensive meal at a fancy restaurant is simply not an option. Why not make something at home? Even if you aren't the best cook, there are recipes that can be both cheap and easy to make but decadent enough to call it a special occasion dinner. Cosmopolitan has some great examples of easy yet fancy dinners to impress the love of your life.

2. Find a romantic movie

Find a romantic movie to watch and spend the evening snuggling with your significant other in bed. Redbox offers some of the newest titles and rentals start at $1. However, if you want to go the free route, check out a title at your local library. They will likely have classics like Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, and many others. 

Have a game night

If you and your love have a competitive streak, planning a game night can be a great way to spend the evening together. If competition isn't really your thing, why not make it a romantic or adult game instead? There are lots of ideas for adult games for couples here.  

4. Take a dance class together

If you and your partner like to dance or would like to learn, taking dance lessons can be a great and inexpensive way to spend your Valentine's day. If you can't find anything local, there are a few sites online like this one that you can follow along for free.

5. Tour your city

Taking a tour of your own or nearby city is a great way to not only spend the night together but also to get to know your neighborhood a little better. This is also a great opportunity to visit some new places to plan another date night perhaps when funds are not as tight. Also, why not use Siri to pick your itinerary for the evening? Siri really has a knack for finding new and interesting places to visit that maybe you wouldn't have thought of.

6. A day for friends

Valentine's day can be particularly hard for those who don't have a partner or perhaps have lost their partner. Why not plan a day with that person? Maybe the two of you can go on an ice cream date or perhaps go see a movie at the theatre. 

Valentine's day can be a great way to spend time with someone you love. Making it affordable can make it more enjoyable by eliminating the guilt of spending a lot of money. Just spending time together on this day can mean the world to your loved ones, so ditch the expensive gift and give them the most valuable gift of all, your time.