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In addition to being exciting, fun and at times a little nerve-wracking, dating is expensive. That said, there are tons of ways to ensure you and your partner have a memorable night without dropping so much as a dime. Or, get out and volunteer together, test-drive your dream car or play house and tour fancy open houses.
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Just be sure to wear your masks and practice social distancing among others. Who knows? You might just find your new favorite activity to do together.
Thank me later. Throw on your sneakers, head to the nearest trail and go on a hiking date.
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Head over to a local food market or food festival with your date and snack on some delicious samples. Low-key, Costco works, too.
Even tarot newbies will enjoy a date spent deep-diving into how to read tarot or oracle cards. You might be surprised what you two learn about one another in the process! Be a tourist in your own city!
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This is the perfect free group date activity. Split up into teams and let the dice and the good times roll. Might I suggest a virtual escape room or two?
Take a dip, make a sandcastle, play a game of beach volleyball or just chill out together while soaking up some sun. If you do spend money on anything, make it sunscreen or an afternoon popsicle.
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Strap on some roller skates and roll around town or to nearby park with your date. In the winter, swap out the roller skates and go ice skating at a local rink.
Pop some popcorn, cuddle up together on the couch and start up a movie marathon, a. Take turns watching picking what to watch or commit to one series to binge together. Check local listings for open houses and take a look around the dream home that you and your date could never afford.
Pitch a tent in the backyard for the night! This is the classic dinner and a movie date night with a free twist! Instead of heading out to a fancy restaurant, plan a picnic followed by a free movie screening in the park. It will be way more romantic than whispering in a stuffy theater, anyway.
Take it to the backyard and play game of messy Twister. The same rules as regular Twister apply, but put coordinated paint colors on the Twister circles and let the games begin! A no-cost way to do it: Troll the app store for free apps you can download and sing along to, or search up karaoke tracks on YouTube and blast them through some speakers.
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Can you keep a poker face? Find out by playing a game of poker with your date, wagering with anything other than money. Many brewery tours are free, so take advantage of this when planning your next date. Enjoy strolling through and decide from there if you two want to splurge on a bottle or pint. Or, stay home and be your own mixologist with some DIY drinks! Rev up the car and the relationship by getting behind the wheel and test-driving your dream car with your date at a local dealership. Who knows, you might actually end up buying it—in which case, the date will definitely not be free, but it will be fun.
Channel your inner nerd and impress your date at a local trivia night.
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Revisit the infamous childhood game of Truth or Dare by walking around town taking turns asking each other the age-old question. Play the same game at home with a more scandalous twist, if you dare. Headgear, frizzy hair and some freaky-looking sweaters? Collect some old photos, be they funny baby pics or cringy high school grad pics, and trade them with your date. Not only will it provide some good laughs, but it will keep the conversation flowing and help you both see different sides of one another.
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Dust off the old controllers and turn on that Nintendo 64! Juice up your phones and head out in search of inspiration.
You might find yourselves drawn to a park you never noticed before, or a part of the city where the graffiti is super-photogenic. Take tons of selfies so that you have your own Instagram trail of the date. Check out local and up-and-coming artists on display at galleries in your area. Light some candles, break out the oil and give each other a nice long back-rub. Plus, who knows where it will leadwink wink. Share Facebook Pinterest Twitter Tumblr. What's hot. Tags: date ideas Dating relationships. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Instagram. Facebook Pinterest Twitter.