Lets face it, dates can be expensive. But rekindling your romance with your significant other doesn't have hurt your wallet. Here are 10 free or cheap date ideas that are fun, affordable, and won't break your budget!
1. Cook A Meal Together
They say the key to a man's (and woman's) heart is though his/her stomach. Harnessing your inner foodie and creating a meal you can enjoy together can be sexy! Even for the worst of cooks, it is an opportunity to learn new cooking skills together and improve your communication skills with each other. Additional idea: take a trip to the grocery store together beforehand and pick up the ingredients you need.
Not sure what to cook? Check out these Romantic Recipes for Couples from Rachel Ray!
2. Have a Spa Day at Home
Pampering yourself and your significant other at a spa can be costly. Why not enjoy the luxuries of the spa at home? Indulge in a bubble-bath or steamy shower together and take turns giving each other massages. You'll both feel relaxed, rejuvenated and connected! Additional idea: splurge on some rose petals or message oil to make your experience extra special.
Cosmo has a list of Couple's Spa Treatments you can do at home
3. Have a Netflix/Youtube Date in Bed
It may seem cliché, but there is nothing better than curling up with your honey and watching a movie. This is especially true on a rainy/cold day or when one (or both) of you are sick. So get into your PJs, grab some snacks and comfy blankets/pillows, snuggle in, and hit play! Additional idea: Put on something cheesy! It will be a guaranteed laugh for both of you.
4. Play A Board Game
Playing board games is another great way to pass-the-time at home. We all have our favorites; Scrabble, Life, Cards Against Humanity, etc. But why not spice things up a notch and make the game sexy? From strip-poker to sexy twister, there are many ways to put an adult twist on a the classics. Additional idea: For those ages 21 and over, a few drinks can help loosen your inhibitions and make the game more fun.
5. Take a Nature Walk (Or Bike Ride)
Looking to get out of the house and do something outdoors together? Going on a hike or bike ride together is a great way to stay active. You and your partner don't need to be athletic to enjoy nature and get a breath of fresh air. Just get out there and enjoy yourselves! Additional idea: Don't forget to bring your camera/s to capture some beautiful shots! It can be enjoyable fun to go through your photos together later.
Here is a list of 100 Things to do Before, During or After a Nature Walk
6. Plan A Picnic
Here is another great couples' activity that combines the love of eating and nature; a picnic! Pack a light lunch (or dinner), grab a blanket, head down to the park and find a scenic spot to set up. What's a better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon? Additional idea: Don't forget the vino and glasses!
Not sure what to pack? Here are 25 Romantic Little Foods To Bring On a Picnic Date
7. Tour Your Town or City
You don't need to go far to get the tourist experience. Why not take in the sights and sounds of your town and city together? Stroll down the sidewalks hand-in-hand, grab some coffees at the local café, and visit stores you have never been to. You may be surprised what hidden little gems you may discover on your travels. Additional idea: Make your outing more exciting by planning a scavenger hunt or playing people-watching bingo.
Don't live in a big city? Here are 40 Things People Who Live In Small Towns Do
8. Explore a Museum or Art Gallery
Looking to enrich your scientific and/or cultural side? Visit your local museum or art gallery together. It can be both educational and fun. The best part is that many museums and galleries have free or reduced admission fees on certain days of the week or evenings. Additional idea: This is your chance to wear your Sunday-best (and not feel out of place!)
9. Take A (Mini) Road Trip
Looking to escape the city and just get away for a bit? Hop in the car, roll down the windows and take a mini road trip! Relax, take your time, and enjoy the drive; you don't need to schedule every little detail of your trip. Feel free to pull over and check out to check out the sights or check out a quaint little shop when passing through a town. Additional idea: Create a road trip playlist to enjoy while you and your passenger are cruising.
10. Star Gaze
You don't need to be an astronomer with a fancy telescope to appreciate the beauty of the night sky. Make your summer night magical (and spark some romance) by lying under the stars. Additional idea: Got a pickup truck? Fill the back of your truck bed with pillows and blankets to make star gazing even more comfy (you could even fall asleep!)
Learn the Constellations to enrich your experience.
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