In the winter you can swap out the roller skates and go ice skating at a park rink. Not only is this silly date a sure-fire hit, but it’s refreshing way for the two of you to cool off in the summer heat.Whether you want to play with the puppies at an animal shelter or help out at a soup kitchen, volunteering with your date is not only super fulfilling, but you’ll make some awesome memories in the process. Toss on a cocktail dress, grab a tie, and become whoever you’d like to be for the day!If it’s summertime, hit up a public pool, lake, or ocean and sunbathe and swim with your S. Check out local and up-and-coming artists on display at galleries in your area.You’re not there to shop, but you might spot your new favorite talent.Also, if you go at the right time, some galleries will offer snacks or free drinks to people wandering in and out, so Google first to see if there’s a good time to go.Light some candles, break out the lotion or oil, and give each other a nice long back-rub.This is the classic dinner and a movie date with a (free) twist!
You might find yourselves drawn to a park you never noticed before, or a gritty 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.
Be a tourist in your own city, but only hit up landmarks that don’t charge an entrance fee, like statues, museums, or other places that you’d go if you were only in town for a day.
Dating can be a lot of things: exciting, fun, nerve-wracking… Everyone can appreciate a cheap date—and if a date is free, well, that’s even better.
But coming up with inexpensive date ideas that aren’t super lame can be rough. From hiking to hosting an at-home movie marathons, great dates don’t have to cost a fortune—or anything at all.