Romance Meets Frugality: 

167 Fun and Cheap Date Ideas

If you've been married 50 years, together for 6, or just getting ready for your first date, don't worry about how you'll afford all that “relationship stuff.” 

There are a ton of fun, cheap date ideas! Remember, just because a date idea is budget-friendly does not mean it must be boring or lame. Here are X fun date ideas that won’t break the bank.  

Go to a Play

Many communities offer free plays or dress rehearsals. Check your community’s calendar for any shows a local high school, drama club, or college may be putting on soon. 

Work Out Together at The Gym

Show off your skills while getting in a good muscle burn. It’s fun to subtly flirt with each other at the gym because the other gym patrons don’t necessarily know you’re together.

Join a Workout Class

Sign up for a dance or cardio class and get moving together. You may have access to a class if you're a gym member. Otherwise, sign up for a trial membership at a local gym or studio that offers a class you’d like to try. 

Movies and Ice Cream

Cue up a movie marathon with one of your favorite genres, series, or trilogy. Then, whip up your favorite ice cream treat, like obnoxiously huge ice cream sundaes, to enjoy while binge-watching.

Take this classic kid’s game to the next level. Play hide and seek in a cornfield or the woods (just don’t get lost). 

Play Hide and Seek

Make a Milkshake

Grab ingredients to create a milkshake together. Make sure you decide on a flavor together, then pour it into one cup with one straw to share. 

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