I have some great memories of dates, and some downright awful ones too. Just a couple of my favorite first dates inspired the ideas below.
Once you’ve gotten past the first few dates, done the “cheap date” thing, and have gotten serious about your partner, its time to plan a romantic date to tell them how you feel.
Dating can be exciting — getting to know a new person, sharing that first kiss, or even falling in love.
Some of the most exciting times of my life have happened on dates — whether it was getting caught in the rain at the zoo (and walking back to my apartment soaking wet), or going to a concert that we both really looked forward to, and accidentally bumping into the band after the show. Asking someone out can be a daunting task, but the proper first date can wipe away all that anxiety while also providing a good time for you and your partner.
Some of these may be cost prohibitive, but the romantic impact make them worth saving up for. There’s nothing wrong with “dinner and a movie”, but you should try and tailor it to you and your partner’s individual taste.
Try out a new exotic ethnic restaurant and see a movie that fits the theme — Indian food followed by a viewing of “Slumdog Millionaire” would be a contemporary example.
Six Sisters shared this great list of 50 fun date ideas for cheap or free, from their new book of recipes, activity and craft ideas, and more, . Use a fondue pot (or slow cooker) and dip fresh fruit, cake, cookies, marshmallows, and pretzels in melted chocolate.
Just what can you do to have a great date for cheap or free? Head to the store and buy some vanilla ice cream and your favorite toppings. Drive around to some local yard sales and see what you end up with.19. If you don’t have a bike, check the classifieds for a great deal. Be sure to have some treats for the occasion, like our Gooey Almond and Coconut Chex Mix.6. Find out what tourist attractions are in your city and spend the night acting like tourists—don’t forget to take lots of cheesy pictures! Pull out all of your board games for a friendly night of competition. If the weather is bad, try an indoor skating rink.8. Rent a four-wheeler, snowmobile, scooter, waver runner, or other vehicle and do a little exploring.9. As long as there is romance involved, and the date is appropriate to the level of affection between you and your partner, there is no such thing as a bad date idea.