Real-Life Romance: 60 Cheap Dates To Enjoy With Your Partner

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What To Do On a Date Night

In this new segment, we’ll discuss romance in real life. Here we’ll be talking about what to do on a date.

Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or have just met someone special, it’s essential to keep things exciting. Dates are as necessary when courting as they are to marry.

There are traditional ways to spend time together. You can go for a coffee, see a movie, have drinks at a bar, or eat at a restaurant. If it’s a special night, you can go to a show, be it the opera, ballet, or other performance.

But what if you haven’t lots of cash to spend and still want to have fun together? There are so many things you can do with the one you love. Here are 60 cheap date ideas you can spend indoors and out.

60 Cheap Dates

40 Ideas For Going Out

  1. Museum
  2. School or college sports game
  3. School plays or concerts
  4. Libraries
  5. Nature walk
  6. Dog park
  7. Galleries
  8. Camping
  9. Walk on the pier
  10. Window shopping
  11. Take a telescope out to look at stars
  12. Picnic
  13. Bowling
  14. Visit a farm
  15. Take class together
  16. Attend a lecture
  17. Go thrift store shopping
  18. Apple/strawberry/pumpkin picking
  19. Take a ferry or train ride
  20. Volunteer
  21. Rent a kayak or canoe
  22. Christmas caroling
  23. Running
  24. Play in the snow/go sledding
  25. Rollerblade together
  26. Workout at the gym
  27. Run errands together
  28. Babysit
  29. Feed ducks/birds at a pond or lake
  30. Ride bikes
  31. Play a sport together (softball, golf, tennis)
  32. Go sightseeing
  33. Fishing or hunting
  34. Garage or rummage sale shopping
  35. Bingo night
  36. Attend church or house of worship
  37. Paintball
  38. Take pictures of nature or cityscapes
  39. Karaoke night
  40. Learn to dance
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60 cheap dates

20 Ideas For Staying In

  1. Play cards or board games
  2. Listen to an audiobook together
  3. Look at old home videos or through photo albums
  4. Listen to music and dance
  5. Give each other massages
  6. Play video games
  7. Cook a meal together
  8. Complete a Puzzle
  9. Watch movies or TV
  10. Yoga/ breathing exercises/ meditate
  11. Record a podcast or Youtube video together
  12. Have an indoor picnic
  13. Paint or draw together/each other
  14. Build a Lego set
  15. Sing songs together
  16. Play an instrument for a solo concert
  17. Paint a room
  18. Design and create a robot
  19. Have friends over for a dinner party
  20. Drink some wine and make love
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Your Opinion

Can you think of any other inexpensive dates? Use your imagination! Please drop a comment, and let’s talk romance.

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About Jacqueline Diaz

Old-School, retro, and vintage romance reads are my jam, baby! The good, the bad, the cheesy, and the sleazy! I have no shame about it; I love ’em! An auto-didact, amateur historian, and reader of romance novels since 1990, I hope to offer a unique perspective on the genre. As a blogger, you may know me by several names; here, I’m Jacqueline Diaz. I’m also the aspiring author of two works-in-progress, historical romances, The Savage Noble and What She Says with Her Eyes, which hopefully will be released in 2023.

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