I feel like all we ever do is sit home and I watch him play video games. I get extremely bored and don't know what to do with myself. He's tight on money a lot of the time but normally still has money for what he wants. How do I make him take me on date nights?
well, the right way would be, that he willingly wants to take you out more, that is the best possible result.
seems like he's okay with just being comfortable though, in this case, I wouldn't advise you to try and figure tactics to get him to take you out, cause its just not the same shit. Instead, express how you really don't find the time you two spend together to be worth cherishing, and you feel you both can make efforts to do more.
I feel sorry for you! Not to seem rude, but he's not really doing a great job as a boyfriend! Not saying he should spend all the money he has on you, but even if he doesn't wanna spend money on you, he should still do things with you! You should definitely talk to him about it. If he cared for you enough, he would definitely spend more time with you than his video games. If you don't want to talk to him about it, why not set up the date nights yourself? Nothing wrong with you setting up dates for you two! If his/your budget doesn't quiet meet up to the date, go on dates that don't really cost that much money! Go hiking together or something! He should definitely be taking you out more though!
What? You're the one who wants to go on date nights, why aren't you putting ideas on the table for what to do, and make a habit out of it?
That, and dates are not free. If you can't provide money and he doesn't have any to waste on that either, then obviously he won't rush for the idea. I sure hope you at least intend to pay for your own part.
Find a new boyfriend who's not a video game playing douchebag. Get out and enjoy the world. Video games are for the bored, lonely and socially misfit. If he doesn't choose spending time with you over all else - find a new someone.