When the economy becomes a real bummer it's time to try out some cheap date ideas. This time around, try the library. Not for exhibitionism but for checking out books, music and movies. If buying entertainment items can further a relationship, borrowing them for free may be even better.
Road trips can be full of adventure and discovery, from figuring out where the nearest available bathroom is to finding the cheapest diner. As timesunion.com points out, a road trip can be the perfect way to bond with your partner, using those long uninterrupted hours to uncover the name of his imaginary childhood friend or finally getting him to spill about his secret dream to be on Dancing With The Stars.
Poll: Do You Prefer Group Dates or Single Dates?: Group. It takes the pressure off. Single. How else are you supposed to learn about the person? Both. I mix it up.
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Love may not cost a thing but dating, unfortunately, does. But being strapped for cash doesn't need to put a damper on fun... or romance. Cheap dates can be more memorable than an over-the-top evening which like New Year's Eve, may be better in fantasy than in reality. Even if money is no object, paring down can force you to get creative with your dates, creating closeness that a concert or movie can't provide.
We live in an age of intricate technologies, 24/7 entertainment and sensory overload—so why is it so tough to think up creative dates? Of course, early in a relationship, you're so smitten that even dinner at Denny's seems exciting. But when you've done the ho-hum and the humdrum—dinner, a movie, bowling—you crave new ideas to keep things interesting. Here are ten ideas for great—and mostly cheap—dates that will not only entertain but allow you to get to know your mate in a whole new way.
How about on your next date you try making a true blind date. A number of eateries are starting to specialize in dark dining. Patrons put on a blindfold and let the rest of their senses take over. The servers help to prevent too many spills so that diners not totally "in the dark." Maybe spice up your next romantic outing by taking your date to a dark restaurant and see if you can hear, taste, feel, and smell those sparks fly.