10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO


Who said first dates have to be expensive? Dinner and a movie is rather cliche, so make it a night to remember by trying out one of these first date ideas. You and your SO will be happy you did!

1. Picnic

Whether you want to do it indoors or outdoors, a picnic is a cute way to eat together without having to make a reservation. Putting together a nice picnic takes a lot of effort and your SO will definitely notice and appreciate that. If it is a nice day, head to your local park and if it’s raining outside, build a fort and eat in there!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

2. Movie Marathon

Whether it’s a Disney movie marathon or a scary movie marathon, this is your chance to snuggle up on the couch! Put together a buffet of snacks so you don’t have to get up and gather your comfiest blankets. Tip: Try to come up with a list of movies beforehand that way you do not waste hours trying to find something!

3. Spa Night

Buy a cheap bottle of wine and face masks for a relaxing date! Look up how to give each other massages and take turns trying it out. Listen to each other’s favorite songs or see who has the best playlists. Enjoy each other’s company in a low key environment.

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

4. Bake Something

Challenge each other to make a dish using only what you already have in your kitchen. You can also buy an instant cake mix and see who can bake and decorate the best cake. If all else fails you can always order a pizza!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

5. Explore

Get in your car and drive around the city. Go downtown and walk around. You can even go for a walk around your neighborhood. Just go outside and do something you ordinarily wouldn’t do. Be spontaneous!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

6. Go to a Museum

Most museums offer discounted or free days. Do some research in advance and take advantage of whatever deals are available! If there is a garden in your city go there for a walk and bring along your own food for an impromptu picnic.

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

7. Thrifting

Spend your first date finding cool things at thrift stores and flea markets! Look for something unique to gift each other at the end of the day. The only date where the less you spend the better!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

8. Paint

Get creative! Challenge one another to see who can paint the best masterpiece. Want to take it a step further? Paint on each other! Paint each other’s legs or arms- just have fun with it. If you do not want to buy paints and canvases, use paper and pencils instead!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

9. Star Gazing

Set up blankets and candles outside before the sunset and watch the sun go down. Spend the rest of the night looking up at the stars and finding constellations. This casual first date will be very romantic and help you get to know each other!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

10. Hiking

If you and your SO love the outdoors, this is the perfect first date for you! Find a trail nearby and spend the day enjoying nature and each other’s company. This will give you plenty of time to get to know each other and appreciate some pretty views!  Tip: If you want a 2 in 1 date, bring some light snacks to set up a small picnic for the two of you!

10 Inexpensive First Date Ideas For You And Your SO

First dates should be fun! So don’t overthink it and do whatever makes you comfortable. Do you have any unique first date ideas? Let us know in the comments!

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