By far the best date ideas are the ones where both you and your partner get involved. This adds a new level of thrill and excitement to your relationship. Contrary to what you may believe, this isn’t expensive at all – while we tend to think that the money is the only way to ensure good time with your partner, these 5 ideas will give you this opportunity and without destroying your budget!

  1. One of such ideas is a chalk run. You can buy a small present, put it out of sight in the local park, and using chalk arrows make a path to it for your partner to go along (kind of like rose petals). Start the path at your car, near your house, etc. Feel free to throw in a few love notes, but don’t feel like you can’t use something else to mix things up! The surprise and interest of following this trail will make the date memorable and exiting, combined with a feeling of reward when your partner finds the small gift.

    Geo caching can be a fun activity for couples
    Geo caching can be a fun activity for couples
  2. Another similar activity is geocaching, and the best part – it’s free! Just use a geocaching website, and it will give you a list of caches (usually hidden boxes of toys) near you. After opening the geocaching app, you use your phone as a compass, and search for the hidden treasure, while at the same time having a great opportunity to talk, with the ability to have a comfortable silence. After you find the hidden box, you just swap the content of the box for stuff you brought along, and enjoy the feeling of victory! This makes a brilliant date idea not only because it gives you time to talk, but also because it is new and exciting.
  3. By far the superior idea to conventional go-out to the restaurant idea is you and your partner cooking, but with a twist – you chose the ingredients the other person has to use. This option is amazing, not only as it saves you tons of cash, but also because you will have some grounds for a conversation, and not sitting there, uncomfortably staring at each other, trying to think of some conversations.

    Spending time cooking with your lover also a perfect choice
    Spending time cooking with your lover also a perfect choice
  4. A common way to pull this off is to flip a coin to see who is doing desert and who is doing the main. Then, agree on a budget (say $10 each), and buy the ingredients for the other person. The only advice here is to be nice (unless you are really into Brussels sprouts). Then, when you get home, do the obvious – cook, have a food fight, etc.
  5. All relationships are really about spending quality time together, and while most of us don’t associate that ‘quality time’ with sorting pictures, painting the backyard fence, etc. it really is just another way to talk, and share experiences with each other! Just by making a coffee table out of old books, you can have hours of conversation, with little to no costs. By lacquering a stump, you not only get a great piece of outdoor furniture, but you can show off your woodwork skills! A cork board, with a map with all locations you have been to looks cool in any place! And if you run out of ideas, just search the web for it – sites like Pinterest have a great collection of such ideas!
  6. After all, all of the ideas above are based on bringing new ideas into your relationship, which this new idea is the pinnacle of – create your alter ego! After your relationship has gone on for a while, you have gone out to the restaurant, strolled around the park and gone to the cinema a lot of times, and this may get quite repetitive. So, when your alter-ego shows up for the date, discussing their proficiency in Alternative Street dance, you both will feel that excitement of a new relationship. You can improve this simply by goggling your ‘hobby’ to show off some cool stories during the night!
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