From Dave Ramsey.com

When you’re trying to stick to a budget but also want to treat your special someone to a date night, you might feel stuck. After all, date nights can be expensive. Even if you don’t have anything more than dinner and a movie planned, you could end up paying close to $100! But don’t worry—there are plenty of ways to spend one-on-one time together in a budget-friendly way. Here are 40 date ideas to get you started.

10 Free Date Night Ideas

Let’s get one thing straight: Free doesn’t equal boring. If anything, it means you get to be a little more creative with how you plan the date. Plus, you get to think up exciting, out of the box ideas. Here are 10 free activities to do on a date any night of the week.

  1. Browse at a bookstore. If you find books you both like, put them on hold for pickup at your local library.
  2. Listen to your throwback records, vintage tapes or mix CDs. Pick the ones that were important to you while you two were dating.
  3. Eat samples at Costco. But don’t shop!