Cheap or No Cost Dates

77 Ideas for Everyone!

  1. Cheap or No Cost DatesSketch your dream-house floor plan and talk about the possibilities of each room.
  2. Write the story of how you met. Get it printed and bound.
  3. List your spouse’s best qualities in alphabetic order.
  4. Tour a museum or art gallery
  5. Purchase a $1.00 lotto ticket and set around and talk about what you’d do if you won.
  6. Take a stroll around the block and hold hands.
  7. Back rubs are always good.
  8. Rent a classic love story video, microwave some popcorn and watch the video while cuddling.
  9. Build a fire in the fireplace or fireplace DVD, turn out the lights, cuddle and talk.
  10. Go swimming in the middle of the night.
  11. Write a poem for your spouse, something they’ll keep forever.
  12. Remember to look in your spouse’s eyes as he/she tells you about the day.
  13. Walk the mall together with the goal of not to buy, but to test perfume and cologne along the way.
  14. Hug your spouse from behind and give him/her a kiss on the back of the neck.
  15. Stop in the middle of your busy day and talk to your spouse for 15 minutes.
  16. Take a free tour of a local factory.
  17. Do something your spouse loves to do, even though it doesn’t interest you personally.
  18. Send your spouse a love letter through snail mail.
  19. Both take a sick day during the week and play “skip school day”…hide out as if you may get caught.
  20. Watch a sunrise or sunset together.
  21. Get dressed and go out for coffee and donut after dinner
  22. Sit on the same side of a restaurant booth.
  23. Picnic by a pond, lake, or ocean.
  24. Give your mate a foot massage.
  25. Put together a puzzle on a rainy evening.
  26. On a hot summer day, wash the car together, with the intent of splashing each other with water.
  27. Plant a tree together in honor of your marriage.
  28. Work on a Scrapbook together
  29. Whisper something romantic to your spouse in a crowded room.
  30. Leave a note for your spouse about a “remember when” moment; try to recreate the scene at home.
  31. Have a candlelight picnic in the back yard.
  32. Perfume the bed sheets.
  33. Serve breakfast in bed.
  34. Reminisce through old photo albums
  35. Share a homemade milkshake with two straws.
  36. Go on a photo shoot with your spouse, taking photos of them
  37. Take the TV outside and do a drive in with nachos/popcorn.
  38. Watch local for local or high school plays and get dressed up and go
  39. Buy a kiddies pool and go for a poor man’s swim/hot tub
  40. Dedicate a song to him/her over the radio.
  41. Make your spouse a favorite love song CD
  42. On your anniversary, renew your wedding vows with family and friends.
  43. Have a hot bubble bath ready for him/her at the end of a long day.
  44. Tenderly touch your spouse as you pass one another around the house.
  45. Reminisce about your first date.
  46. Build a little fire in the grill and make smores and have a thermos full of hot chocolate or coffee.
  47. Attend a sporting event you’ve never been to together. (a lot of local high school events)
  48. Create your own special holiday – May 3 for me.
  49. By a special blend of coffee/tea and wake your spouse up real early to watch the sunrise.
  50. Go fishing with some cane poles just to talk
  51. Make a photo map (photos of the route) for your spouse or someplace, with a picture of a clock set to the time, and be there with a picnic basket / bottle of wine.
  52. After everyone else goes to bed go outside and share a packet of hostess cupcakes.
  53. Go for a walk in the rain with your spouse.
  54. Go to a cemetery at night on a ghost hunt
  55. Order some Chinese and feed each other with chop sticks.
  56. Serenade her from an open outside window.
  57. Get a blanket and lay on the ground looking at the stars
  58. Make a table garden together (typically $10.00)
  59. Watch the newspaper for free events happening locally. They have car shows, concerts, bike nights, etc.
  60. Go to a flea market and have a set price ($10.00) to perchance the other the nicest gift you can find
  61. Watch local theaters for $2.00 movie night. Typically there older releases and are offered during the week.
  62. Make a slide show with digital photos and play some relaxing music and reminisce
  63. Have a NO TV night… play board games, cards, or dance around the house
  64. Go to library or bookstore and pick up logic game / riddles book.
  65. Take a hometown tour. Many Chambers of Commerce have walking tours or tape-guided car tours.
  66. Visit the fanciest hotel in your area. Tour its public places; enjoy the harpist in the lobby. Soak up the ambiance.
  67. Take a “Magical Mystery Tour.” All you need is a car and a coin. Each time you come to an intersection, flip the coin.  Heads, you turn right; tails, you turn left.  See where you end up. See if you can find your way back.
  68. Go parking. Drive to a scenic overlook and enjoy the view from inside your car (in cold or rainy weather) or outside (in warmer weather). Take along some refreshments or some romantic music, and make a night of it.
  69. Go out for ice cream. Just get a single dip cone and set there and talk
  70. Go to public library and check out a copy of a civil war journal and read to each other the entries.
  71. Photo contest. Each person gets to take 10 photos. Print or load on a computer and view what attracted the other person
  72. Together go out in a busy part of town and photograph strangers. Ask permission of course.
  73. Create a blog together…
  74. Go to dinner at McDonalds and order a single meal and share, then go to Burger King and do the same thing.
  75. We bought a “Mr. Bill” figurine about 5 ½ inches tall and take him around and do photos with him.
  76. Take a flashlight and go on a night walk through the woods. Everything changes at night!
  77. Go Camping, just a tent, sleeping bag, light, and your dinner.

Maybe not for some but we’ve rode around the night before garbage day a tried to see which one could spot the best treasure.  We’ve actually found some pretty cool things!

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