25 Cheap Date Night Ideas That Are Actually Good!

Looking for a way to spend some time with your significant other? Reconnect and rekindle? Get away from the day to day? Date nights are important, whether you’ve been together two weeks or married for 40 years. It’s so easy to slip into the mundane and forget how incredible our other half can be. The cost of a “typical” date night doesn’t make things any easier, especially if you have to hire a babysitter. Well, never fear! Today I have some amazing ideas for you, and they won’t break the bank! In fact, there are some here that will cost you nothing. Are you ready to have some fun with that special someone? Check out these 25 Cheap Date Night Ideas That Are Actually Good!


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Hit up free museums

couple at museum

If your city has any museums around, check them out to see if they have free admission. You might be surprised. If they don’t have free admission, you might be able to find a good coupon or qualify for a discount on certain days. It’s a good way to experience culture and love.


Go through old photos

looking at photos

What’s more romantic than a trip down memory lane? Looking through old photos will spark conversations about “remember that time when…” and will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

If you haven’t been together that long, this still works. You can just share photos and tell stories about your life. It’s a great way to learn about your partner.


Do a puzzle

couple doing puzzle

Put on some good music, put out some snacks, and get to work piecing together a work of art. Puzzles help with problem solving, so working together with your other half will bring a sense of team work you might not expect from an activity so simple and inexpensive.


Visit a bookstore

couple at bookstore

Sadly, bookstores are a dying breed. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy online shopping as much as the next person, but still…every now and then, it’s good to get out and sniff a book in public. Sorry, is that just me? You can’t do that on a Kindle! Seriously, next time you have a physical book in your hands, stick your nose near the pages and inhale. I’m not weird. Promise.

The only downside is that it’s really quite difficult to have self-control. Be careful with this one or you and your partner will end up with 5 more books you don’t have time to read.


See a community play

community play

Broadway isn’t cheap; however, your local high school, community college, or hole-in-the-wall community theater might just fit your budget. There are a ton of good actors out there, and not all of them have full-time professional careers.

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