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Go to bingo night somewhere. Ice skating. Buy two lottery tickets. Not only are they free and interesting, but usually you end the tour with a bunch of free samples.
Cheer on an amateur sports team in your city. Go to www. You can get competitive and play each other or make friends by playing as a team against other couples.
50 date night ideas
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You can go to any bar and spend the whole night for very little money. Go through each others phones or computers and share pictures of memorable trips or events from your life. Just pack a blanket and hey, maybe a secret bottle of wine and the whole night is set. Bowling is always a fun night out, and if you go during the week you can find somewhere to do it super cheap.
Or, use it as part of a game of truth or dare. You're in! You may unsubscribe at any time. Learn more about Thought Catalog and our writers on our about. Go on a tour of a local brewery or winery. Go to a flea market or hit some thrift stores. Go to a nature center on a day when they are doing some kind of guided tour.
Stay at home date night ideas:
Get our newsletter every Friday! Tell stories about what is important to you. Come up with a name for it. Go on a ghost hunt. Play a Monopoly game through until someone wins.
Go for a walk downtown together on a Friday or Saturday night. Process every stage of your breakup: shock, denial, grief, sadness, insecurity, and anger while feeling supported and loved through your pain. Indulge in a seasonal activity: pumpkin carving, making hot chocolate from scratch, grilling outside, etc.
If either of you is interested in photography, spend the day walking around a nearby town or city, trading the camera back and forth and see who comes out with the best shots. More From Thought Catalog. Make this guided journal your trusted friend during your journey to feeling whole again. Make and bottle a batch of salsa together.
Go through this list of questions and answer them all, back and forth. This is a great way to see your neighborhood differently. Play music not TV in the background. Lots of cities are getting cheap and easy bikes you can rent around town and return at any of vending locations.
Go to a local park and rent a canoe or paddleboards. If you live somewhere without light pollution, sit outside and try to identify as many constellations as you can. Outdoor rinks in the winter are so romantic and beautiful.
Buy a few different cheeses, some grapes, and some three-buck Chuck and have a mini wine and cheese party at home, just the two of you. See you Friday. Internet comedy: spend a cozy night in watching funny YouTube videos and laughing your asses off.
This works with a community garden or a regular park as well. The gold standard of a cheap date: mini golf. This could be from a scenic overlook in your car or just heading up to the roof of your apartment building.
Figure out who likes it spicy and who likes it with corn added. Find a coffeehouse that has live music and go there for a night. If either of you is actually into golf, the driving range can be just as fun, but slightly more athletic.
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