Who needs the hustle and bustle of going to a movie theatre when you can stream movies right to your TV? Throw in a bag of microwave popcorn, dump a gallon of Sprite on your living room floor, and you have the exact same experience at a fraction of the cost. Hint: don’t call them “old movies,” but rather refer to them as “classic movies.” There is nothing better than Classic Movie Night.
10. Play Video Games
Alright nerds, before you bust out Call of Duty or World of Warcraft, this suggestion is only meant for specific games. Wii Sports, Rock Band, and Guitar Hero are all games that even the most clueless gamer can handle, meaning they could be fun for everyone. Although you may be able to totally pwn your date in multiplayer Halo, it’s a good idea to start slow.
11. Get your friend to host a game night
Everyone loves game night, so bringing your date to a friend’s house for some board-game-fun-time is a great way to spend an evening for cheap. Plus, since your friend is hosting, you aren’t even responsible for minor costs, such as chips, dip, or wine.
12. Window Shopping
Especially around the holidays, lots of fancy stores in big cities decorate their windows accordingly. Why not spend a night showing your date what you plan to buy “one day.” It will show ambition, and be completely free.