so me and my girlfriend are running out of things to do and I really can't think of anything else to do but dinner and a movie? so please give me some ideas! thanks
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One of my favorites is exploring the city/town I'm in at the time. Go out, do all the silly touristy stuff someone might do if they were visiting (even if it's a small town!), take photos. Find cheap places to stop off for food, or drink coffee in a local park. Just explore. It's practically free, unless you eat out, and even then it should be pretty cheap if you do some searching.
Go window shopping together. My boyfriend and I used to stop and read harlequin summaries to each other at the bookstore, and share all our fun finds. The library can be fun for that too, but you can't really talk there.
Pick out a nearby place - like a pretty university or some building with gorgeous architecture - and take a little mini-trip there. It's especially fun if it's someplace new.
Going for walks in general to talk is nice.
You could always stay in. Do you like video games? Or any good movie trilogies? Have some fun cooking together (a study a couple years ago found that cooking together helps couples bond!) to make some snacks, and settle in for a night of entertainment.
Go to a toy store and play around. I've had two days that ended up at Toys R Us. Most fun I've ever had, and getting to be so silly with one another is just great.
Look into classes together? Like a cooking class or something? That does cost a bit of money but it could give you something fun and a little steady to do together.
If your town is bigger, there's probably also a website or bulletin for it - check into free-access festivals, farmer's markets, etc. Places where there will be music, food, shopping, and unique things to see.
Museums, art galleries, etc are always fun.
Also, if you're trying to save money, try doing a matinee and lunch instead of dinner and a movie. You'll spend probably half as much money. My roommate and I hit the first showing of the day today for a movie then went to a place that has a Tuesday lunch special - tickets were $10 for two of us (as opposed to $25), and lunch was $20 instead of $30-40.1