But for less than , you can imagine where we were seated, right? Our date quickly went up in smoke…literally and figuratively…and we got out of there pretty quickly. You’re never committed to buy anything and they just gave you at least one free date with your honey. Love this idea HWC contributor Paula Rollo came up with when she and her hubby were in a similar predicament last year. But for those lucky enough to have a private backyard, pull the comforter off your bed, grab a bottle of wine and two glasses, and take your date outside. Last night, we were at a Pan-Asian restaurant and they were promoting the upcoming National Noodle Day (October 6th for all you noodle lovers).Over the years, we’ve gotten much better with our frugal dates. Have you noticed that nearly every new fitness studio has a “first class free” special? Workout together and then come home and get washed off together (I’ll let you decide what that means). You have just a few more times to catch a full moon before the year ends so take advantage now. A Moment in Time Seal your time together by constructing and burying a time capsule. So why not create your own national holiday, mark it on your calendar and celebrate it each and every year? There is something incredibly sacred about vowing to love one another til’ death do you part.You get dressed up to go out to the same places with the same person, and you seemingly end up reliving the same date ... You would think that after dating each other for so long, you would be pros at romance!But the truth is, relationships take work and sometimes, you just need to get a little creative.I know, I know…just lost major romantic points here. Many years ago, however, we did a competition for who could create the best dates for or less.The great thing is Keith is very similar in his sensibilities. We swapped off weekends and each week, one of us would be responsible for planning our next great adventure. One of his dates involved taking me to a Patti La Belle with Frankie Beverly and Maze concert. Let’s not talk about the group of guys seated below us who missed the memo that marijuana wasn’t legal in California. Now, if you have neighbors who can see into your backyard or if you’re in an apartment, it may be best to just open the window in your bedroom.I will be the first to admit that I am pretty bad at planning any sort of date.
Whether it’s an outdoor bench or a lamp, make your DIY a date night and have fun!
If you’re already the risk-taking type, do something responsible, for example, pick up litter around a park or volunteer at a soup kitchen together.
Try star gazing in your own back yard or out in the country. If you’re the scientific type, you might get a star map and try to identify constellations. You get the drinks, the snacks, his/her slippers, favorite game, etc. Just make sure that you alternate the favor sometime soon.
By Allie Churchill for Your How many times have you gone out together to catch dinner and a movie? but it sure does get boring after a while, doesn't it?
If you've ever been in a long-term relationship -- whether it lasted seven months or seven years -- you know that date night starts to feel stale over time.