The next time you're feeling romantic, pick from one of these cheap and fun date ideas.
Boutique hotels often do a brilliant brunch, but a bit of surreptitious googling should set you on the right track.
Thick white linen napkins first thing in the morning are a magnificent way to start the day — & then you can either go your separate ways, or take a walk.
Hold hands & read books on a wharf & occasionally look adoringly at one another. Plus, later on you have a record of what went on — & a slew of idiotic comments to wade through. Liveblog your date Upload pictures, tweet it, even give it a hash-tag. Choose something difficult for extra hilarity points, like Scottish or South African. Write letters to one another & post them Maybe if you were on a date with a contender for Macho Man Of The Year this wouldn’t work, but I think it is almost the cutest idea ever. Dye each other’s hair There’s nothing like a radical change to make life more exciting. (Take photos.) Ice-cream parlour Get a really, really, really big sundae & split it. Then, when you’re done, find somewhere to lie down & talk about how sick you feel. Sounds like a good way to spend an afternoon to me!
Who says you have to be rich to plan a perfect night out with your sweetie?
What could be better than sitting close on a rooftop somewhere, talking & laughing & watching the sun come up? Have an extravagant brunch at 8am Get dressed up & do breakfast properly.
Make a big deal out of it, & include fabulous pancakes, decadent waffles, poached eggs & the best hollandaise.A teenager date might involve roller-skating, making out in public & drinking vodka in an alley-way. The recession date Triple B’s: eat at Burger King, take the bus to get there, then go & play bingo.Maybe you could go window shopping afterwards or huddle around a cigarette for warmth (very Withnail & I).Biking's a cheap, fun way to get your adrenaline pumping, and it's great for shy people because there's no pressure to talk the whole time.Pick a pretty route along a lake or hiking path, or just a quiet residential area by you.Go to an art gallery on a Saturday afternoon You’ll learn a lot about the person you’re standing next to if you go & check out art together. The socially irresponsible date One word: graffiti. Pretend to be tourists Go & do the stuff you’ve never done because, well, you’ve always lived here.