Go for a Run
See a Movie At An Off Time
Ride a Ferry
Go to An Unknown Band's Concert
Play Laser Tag
Try a New Recipe At Home Together
Take a Dance Class Together
Go to a Music Festival
See An Improv Show
Go to the Beach
Learn How to Make Cocktails and Develop Your Own At-Home Bar
Have a "Staycation"
Have Brunch At Home
Walk Along a Boardwalk
Explore a Neighborhood You Don't Know
Go On a Bike Ride
Go for a Picnic
Go Apple Picking
Go to a Carnival
Learn to Play An Instrument Together
Go to the Arcade
Go for a Boat Ride
Go to a Brewery
Do Yoga Outdoors
Hit Up a Street Fair
Go to a Zoo
Go to the Aquarium
Test Drive a Car
Get Classy On the Cheap
Check Out a Local Art Gallery
Just Get Coffee!
Crack Open a New Bottle of Wine
Do Something Touristy You Haven't Done Before
Get Cheap Seats to a Broadway Show
Take a Cooking Clas
Go to Trivia Night
Go On a Scenic Drive
Go to a State Park
Go to the Museum
Go Pumpkin Picking
Go to a Vineyard
Play a Sport
Watch the Sunset Together
It's cheaper than taking boutique fitness classes together, and you can maybe catch a gorgeous view together, too.
Sure, there's the old dinner-and-a-movie standby date, but shake it up by going for a matinee on Sunday.
In New York City, you can take a ferry to Staten Island for free. Other ferries cost nominal fees. The destination is besides the point — it's about the boat ride and taking in the views together.
Find smaller, local venues that host up-and-coming or independent musicians. Tickets are likely cheap, and when the band blows up, you'll be able to say you know it when.
Prices vary by location, but a game tends to be not particularly pricey. Nothing like unleashing your inner kid and shooting your paramour with lasers.
You could drop several Benjamins on a Michelin-starred meal...or you could get a cookbook and make it your mission to get through every meal together.
...The tango is the dance of passion, isn't it? Fred Astaire dance school has franchises across the globe, and tends to offer introductory rates for new students.
Whether it's a nerdy night of board games like Settlers of Catan or some chess in the park, you can get competitive with each other. Though, of course, everyone's a winner afterwards.
Think about it: That's how many concerts for one price? And don't forget about all the photo ops you'll have.
So you've been to comedy shows and you don't like them because the comedian always singles you out — and the two drink minimums negate the cheap aspect. Try seeing improv.
Even if it's no longer hot out, you can venture to the beach and have a blast. Grab a blanket, pack some food, and take in the views.
Going out to "just drinks" can seem like it'll drain your wallet less than an expensive dinner would, but after several rounds, the drinks can add up. So learn to do it yourself! Pick up a starter set and some ingredients from your favorite drinks and get going. Don't know where to start? Try some of the best cocktails around the country.
No, that doesn't mean being a recluse and gluing your butt to your couch to zone out and watch reruns of Gilmore Girls. Treat it as you would a vacation — take a bath, light some candles, and get. It. On.
That means make your own fancy coffee, bloody Marys, and poached eggs. You'll save money from going to an all-you-can-drink brunch, and you'll still have the Instagrammable pics.
It's free, it's fun, and maybe you'll explore some cool shops and food along the way.
The free app SkyView helps you identify constellations, too. Astronomy plus romance equals a good, cheap date.
It's a little adventurous, and who knows — maybe you'll find the next neighborhood to which you want to move.
Get some exercise and travel to your destination of choice at the same time. If you don't own a bike, see if your city has a bike sharing program.
Do a quick grocery shopping trip — or just clean out what's in your fridge — and then enjoy some fresh air.
It's perfect for the fall, and think about all the apple pie-baking dates you can have afterwards.
Rides, carnival food, and games? Oh, and selfies.
Not into shelling out lots of cash for an instructor? There's an app on iTunes called Coach Guitar that can teach you how to play guitar.
Travel back to your youth. Want to make it a more grown-up version of your childhood? Barcade, which has several locations across the East Coast, is exactly what it sounds like: a bar with old school arcade games.
Rent a canoe or a kayak. Just don't tip!
Whether you're helping out by volunteering at an animal shelter with The Humane Society, building homes or making sandwiches for a food run, it's all for a good cause. Create The Good is a newsletter that can help you find volunteer opportunities.
Start building your own garden together. Maybe you'll even want to grow your own fresh vegetables, so you can cook them. (Think how many dates you get out of that!)
Staying overnight outdoors not your thing? Try going for a hike and exploring new heights — literally — together.
Check out how beer is made, and maybe even learn how to make your own.
There are probably lots of great local vendors selling all sorts of goods — and you're not up for big spending, you can get a bite to eat and take it all in.
Zoos tend to not have pricey entrance fees.
See if you can get standing room tickets to a ballet or the opera. Wear your nicest clothes and relish in the fact that you didn't pay a pretty penny for the tickets.
It's always good to support local artists. Maybe you'll even find a free one.
It's as cheap as it gets...well, depending on where you get the coffee.
Make it your mission to become sommeliers (to an extent) by actually learning about wines and discovering which ones you really like. Plus, couples that drink together are more likely to stay together! Cheers.
You swore it's cheesy, but now you're looking for something to do: maybe it's strolling the High Line in New York or walking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Lots of Broadway shows (even Hamilton!) have lottery tickets that can be as low as $10-20. The app TodayTix makes it easier than ever to enter a lottery.
Some stores even offer free classes. In fact, Williams Sonoma offers free technique classes.
Get competitive on the cheap and see who knows the most about random stuff.
During the fall, it's an easy way to see the foliage.
Crack open the grill, lay out in the grass, or just do what these guys are doing — dance.
Museums tend to be cheap, and some have free days or pay-what-you wish policies.
Basic? Who cares. There's a reason everyone loves pumpkin season.
Whether it's painting, making pottery, or making candles.
Table tennis or basketball — unleash your inner athlete and competitive streak.
Cliche? Maybe. But there's probably two reasons couples have been doing this for epochs: 1) It's romantic as all hell, and 2) it's free!