The admission fee at your local zoological park is probably less than five bucks a head.
You can spend the whole day watching the monkeys pick lice out of each other's heads, or you can just walk around and enjoy the landscaping. It's a great atmosphere-calm and laid back, and perfect for conversation.
The wild animals can lead for some pretty interesting conversation, and conversation can help you get to know each other better—which is why you are dating, right? Live music and poetry readings, with a three-dollar cover and a two-dollar cappuccino is quite romantic. If they have an open mic night, write a silly love song or poem and surprise your date with a performance.
Even if you have no talent, the sentiment of making a fool out of yourself to say, "I love you," is very romantic.
When you have to run to Wal-Mart to pick up toothpaste or drop by the post office to mail off bills, make a date of it.
Not that a trip to the dentist is a particularly romantic experience, but it's a great way to get to know your date.
In a dating relationship, people often put their best foot forward, and it's easy to give someone a false impression. While the dinosaur bones may not be that romantic, spend some time in the medieval section and talk about chivalry. Have a blast by going to the grocery store together first.
So this year, instead of making the reservation at the expensive five-star place that neither of you really likes or can afford, try these cheap and creative date ideas with your sweetheart.As drive-in theaters become less common, a piece of Americana slips into oblivion. Just get a snack together, which is definitely cheaper than a wholemeal.Recreate the fun Mom and Dad encountered by hauling a DVD player and a projector out to the backyard on a starry night with a blanket and some bug spray. Or instead of going out late, get up before church and go out for breakfast. Most restaurants have lunch and breakfast specials, and it's cheaper than going out for dinner.The neighbors might think it strange, but you'll have a blast. Most communities have a free newspaper or website that lists fine arts events and festivals in the area.You might find a place to take free clogging lessons or to see a junior high ballet or choral concert.