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    Senior Member Savin' Moola's Avatar
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    Default Inexpensive Dates & Romantic Evening Out

    Frugal Dates

    For you and your spouse or boy/girl friend

    Here are some ideas gathered from around the frugal community.
    a.. Fill a thermos with homemade cappuccino and go parking, to 'watch
    the sunset' of course.
    b.. Take a long, slow walk together, hand in hand.
    c.. Have a picnic - at the beach, in a park, on the living room floor...

    d.. Learn to slow dance, and do it, to the radio!
    e.. Dress up and go to a free art gallery or museum.
    f.. Pretend that you're going to buy a car and test drive the ones you
    both like. (Take turns)
    Other tips and ideas:

    a.. We are a part of a babysitting coop, so we don't pay for childcare.
    We often drop the kids off and then spend the date at home, doing a variety of
    things, and then get them.
    b.. My dh and I love to go to the bookstore (like Barnes and Noble) and
    just spend hours browsing--maybe treating ourselves to a cup of coffee. I don't
    know how it would be for V-day, but it's a nice escape on a Saturday afternoon.
    c.. I haven't been on a date in awhile but what we do is use the free
    blockbuster rentals for in home dates. They were part of a promotion that ragu
    was offering earlier this year. We have 13 more to use before they expire in
    d.. We don't go out ON Valentine's Day or get anywhere near a restaurant
    because they are so crowded and it takes all the fun out of it. We designate our
    day sometime that week that we will celebrate by going 'out' -- either to eat or
    some kind of excursion. I think that would also help with babysitting
    arrangements so that you're not trying to go out on the same night your
    babysitter is! Then on Valentine's Day, we have our actual celebration at home
    that includes the entire family -- kids and all.
    e.. Check the Church news section of your local paper for Sweet Heart
    Dinners sponsored by ministries such as Women Aglow, FGBM, and some larger
    churches. They are usually nice with candlelight and soft music. Your only cost
    would probably be to bring a covered dish or dessert. No prob for your OAMCers!
    f.. Go out to breakfast (cheaper than evening meal).
    g.. Go to a matinee show (not a movie), if you live near a theater. We
    live near Myrtle Beach, a Branson, MO, wannabe!
    h.. Check to see if your employer sells 1/2 price tickets to movies and
    i.. Visit a local historical site in your area. Go to a museum (check
    for free days!) Go to a near by aquarium site. (You know, the large buildings,
    not a fish tank.) All of these places are usually either free or very

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    Senior Member Savin' Moola's Avatar
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    When our last son reached the age where he did not want us watching
    him in his Tae Kwon-Do classes that was our date time. For an hour
    there was just us, a glass of wine & etc*. We continued to do this
    when he went to college and had night classes.

    *this was also a good time to work on bills & stuff together (not as
    much fun though.)


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