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Valentine’s Day Out: Can I Afford to be in Love?

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Valentine's Day Out: Can I Afford to be in Love?

Picture it: Virginia Beach, 2019. I’m desperately searching Facebook for something to do with Dan for the Saturday after Valentine’s Day since the day in question falls on a Thursday. I know we want to have a nice quiet morning and afternoon together at home, but I can’t stay inside for too long or I will go a little stir crazy, so I knew we needed to get out for dinner.

Not a problem, right? Everyone must be having amazing dinner specials all over the city I live in, right? It’s the biggest city in the state, how could it be lacking in events?

Well, it wasn't, for the record. What it was lacking in was affordable events. Click To Tweet

Well, it wasn’t, for the record. What it was lacking in was affordable events. So many events started out in the 100s I lost count. The most expensive I found was $199 per person with tickets only sold as a couple. As fun as the night sounded, who has a spare $400 to spend on a yearly holiday? Wait, sorry, $398.

I even tried a tea service that Saturday and for finger foods and tea, the price topped out at $80 for the pair of us. Far better than dinner, but considering you were getting substantially less and I can also sit at home and make crustless sandwiches and drink Black and Blue Monk, it didn’t seem like such a good deal after all.

Valentine's Day Out: Can I Afford to be in Love?

In the end, I still don’t know what we’re going to do, but staying in keeps looking better and better. At the very least, we could do something low key in the afternoon and stay in for a dinner that I could cook that wouldn’t cost $65 a person.

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