Fun inexpensive dating ideas

Tango and Cha Cha lessons took us way out of our comfort zone as we stepped on each other’s feet and tried, breathlessly, to keep up with the music.

There was a lot of giggling, and definitely no kid talk. Once you master the basics, you can take your new moves to a club.13. Those dark billiards halls can be sexy, especially with all that bending over the table.14. Return to the bar/restaurant/coffee house where the magic first happened.15. Switch restaurants for each course — appetizers, entrees, and desserts.16.

Be sure to have some treats for the occasion, like our Gooey Almond and Coconut Chex Mix.6. Find out what tourist attractions are in your city and spend the night acting like tourists—don’t forget to take lots of cheesy pictures!

Pull out all of your board games for a friendly night of competition. If the weather is bad, try an indoor skating rink.8. Rent a four-wheeler, snowmobile, scooter, waver runner, or other vehicle and do a little exploring.9.

Dinners out are nice, though we tend to have the same old conversations – usually about the kids! Not just for old ladies, bingo night at a bar is silly and fun.18. Find a roller rink or dance club with an ’80s night and relive your youth.19. Take night classes together and practice what you’ve learned over dinner.

So recently, I talked him into signing up for dance classes at our local Arthur Murray studio.

Attend an exercise class at a local gym, take a walk or jog together, or do something active.42. Head to your nearest car dealership and test drive your dream car.43. Check out for a list of hiking trails in your area. Be sure to include some dessert, like our Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownies.47. Make a list of things you both want to do before you die.

Read through the Guinness Book of World Records together and find something the two of you could potentially achieve as a couple and then do it together as a cheap date.45. Go to a local bakery and pick out a treat for each other.46. Find a recipe you’ve never tried and make it together.

You might be surprised what factories are around you! Do some research before you leave so you know which constellations to look for.13. Swing on the swings, play Frisbee, or feed the ducks.14. Local museums usually don’t cost much to get in.15. Each person gets (or whatever amount you decide) to spend on any food item at the grocery store for dinner. If the weather doesn’t permit an outdoor picnic, lay out a blanket on the floor and eat in the living room.11. Whether it’s at your local community theater, high school, or a big-city play house, there is plenty of entertainment available in most areas.12. Pack a blanket, pillows, and food (like our Ham and Swiss Poppy Seed Sandwiches), and go somewhere to see the stars. My husband and I work so hard at parenting our two young children that we often feel more like friendly coworkers than romantic partners. The best way we know to keep our spark from flaming out is to never stop dating each other.

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