Coming up with the perfect date can be hard, especially when you’re strapped for cash. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. From outdoor picnics to yoga, here are some great date ideas that won’t break bank!
It’s totally free to hop on the old bike that’s been in your garage forever. Bike around town, or find a scenic bike trail for a pretty view.
Even the most expensive coffee date will only run $10 for the two of you. Pick a cute coffee shop, enjoy the chill music, yummy frapps and lattes, and catch up.
Pick somewhere scenic and plan a picnic! Pick up some sandwiches and salads and go to a park or beach. It’s inexpensive and romantic.
Stay in and play a fun card game, like Cards Against Humanity, or break out classic board games, like Monopoly and Scrabble. A little competition is a fun way to heat things up!
Make some yummy snacks, cue up a TV show neither of you has seen, and cozy up for a Netflix binge.
Instead of going out to eat, save some cash by staying in and whipping up a yummy dinner together. Even if you don’t really know how to cook, you’ll have tons of fun trying to master a recipe together.
Guitar Hero Battle
Challenge each other to a friendly game of Guitar Hero. You’ll have tons of fun and laughs trying to top each other’s highest scores.
Take a cue from Taylor Swift and whip up some yummy cookies together. It’s the perf excuse to get flirty in a low-key way.
Hit Up The Mall
Yes, there are lots of places to spend money at the mall, but in addition to all the shopping, there are always a bunch of free things to do. Walk around and check out the cool store displays and booths, hit up the food court for a cheap snack, and check out some of the fun games and entertainment going on outside the stores.
Group Movie Night
Sure it’s not the most original date idea, but staying in and watching a movie can be tons of fun (and a great excuse to cozy up to your crush!). Invite another couple to join you for a low-key double date and pop in a hilarious or super-scary flick.