Take advantage of the season Maybe it’s carving pumpkins, decorating the Christmas tree, or hiding Easter eggs. See how creative you can get Take turns planning dates that have a limit.
A book club for two Select a book, check out a copy for each of you from the library and then discuss it as you go.
Our “entertainment” budget each month is pretty meager, and paying for a babysitter would leave us with very little left for the actual date! (If you’ve got a baby monitor, you can pretty safely head for the yard or the garage, I figure.) Remember: You can get movies from the library for free, and the internet has tons of great resources for things like game ideas you can play, videos to teach you a new skill, even karaoke at home.
A couple of months ago, we decided to try at home date nights every Friday. When you don’t have a restaurant reservation or a movie showtime to make, it’s really easy to find excuses not to have date night.
Go to a bar and cheer for a team This one could get expensive so either don’t drink, drink beforehand, or bring a flask.
Ask around Keep your ears (eyes) peeled on your social media sites for free events going on around town or ask your friends if they have any ideas. Check out this post: How to be a Cheap Valentine Without Being a Cheap Valentine , and this post might help too: 56 Things to do Instead of Spending Money.
Find a free (or very cheap) class and take it together 39. Drive up to the highest point in your city, spread out a blanket, and then gaze up at the stars 42. Teach each other something You probably know something your partner doesn’t and they probably know how to do something you don’t. Open Mic or Improv nights I feel like this one shows up on every list but there’s a good reason why. Go to a real- live movie store, pick out a movie together then pop homemade popcorn at home 10. Spa night together Spoil each other with home treatments like bubble baths, exfoliating face and body scrubs, foot massages, etc. Bowl Most bowling alleys have specials and fun things like black-light bowling with loud music. Luckily, these particular excursions cost less than 0 and hardly require any planning ahead.Why she’ll like it: You shouldn’t overthink the first date—grabbing food is a fine way to get to know someone. Go to the hardware store Wander around, and dream of everything you would do to your house if money was no object.