Date nights make relationships stronger. This is a compilation of ideas for a date whether it’s a night out on the town or just stay indoors. These ideas range from expensive to do it for free. They are divided into three categories; Free Dates or those that are less expensive ($), Average cost for a date ($$), and Expensive dates ($$$)
Be active. Go play basketball, tennis or catch in your backyard or at a local park. It’s easy, fun, and FREE.
Sit down and write love letters. Have it set to 20 or 10 years from where you write. 20 to 10 years later, open them up together and read them to each other.
Make chocolate covered strawberries together
Watch the sunrise, then make breakfast together whether it’s cereal or pancakes. yummy:)
Go to your local planetarium. They are usually free which makes it easy.
Play board games together
Volunteer at your local homeless shelter. It is a great bonding experience plus you can see how sensitive your date is.
Play Frisbee outside in good weather (make sure it is not windy)
Visit a flea market and spot crazy things out to each other
Play bingo (except you will have lots of time for that in your older years)
Visit a nursing home. Talk to the elderly and give flowers out to each of them.
Take a walk – go to a lake, in the moonlight, around your neighborhood, in the city, on the beach, by a river, wherever!
Relive your childhood and build a fort together
Use your gift cards (Hey it’s FREE)
Rent a movie, pop popcorn and snuggle while enjoying each others company.
For you health nuts, participate in a FREE week at the gym
Have a paint fight (it might be a good idea to do this as a group date with some friends)
Go to the dollar store and choose an activity. Don’t let each other see what you bought until you are out of the store.
Test drive a car that you have no intention to buy. (Audi A7, that’s what i’m talking about)
Make homemade ice cream
For the adventurous, go dumpster diving. You never know what you will find,.
Cupcake War (have a competition with other couples to see who can make the tastiest and cutest cupcake.
Takeout and a board game or movie
1000 piece puzzle and pizza
Homemade pizzas and an Italian movie (aka the Italian Job)
Window shopping for the house
Grab a camera and do a photo shoot of each other. Go to different places with different outfits.
Popcorn and a movie/tv marathon.
Sit down and have a good conversation. Here is a list of questions that you can ask each other about if you are married or have kids.
Video record the story of how you met and fell in love
Make smoothies and milkshakes
Rent a RedBox movie
Make a gratitude list together.
Search for funny YouTube videos with Chinese food in hand.
Share where you want to be in 5 to 10 years
Go to the park and play soccer on the grass
Go people watching at Walmart with ice cream.
Mall photo scavenger hunt
Try to catch the ice cream man!
Make homemade donuts
Have a chocolate tasting night
Play a prank on someone
Have a dance party
Have a BBQ with neighbors or friends
Have fondue night with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne or sparkling cider.
Build a fire or use your stove to make smores
Watch spy movies (unless you’re a spy, then that’s cheating)
Be awkward and have a fashion show
Bring out your inner child and have a Nerf gun war
Sit down with takeout, popcorn, and watch Fifty First Dates.