Instead of heading out to a pricey restaurant, plan a picnic followed by a free movie screening in the park.

It will be way more romantic than a stuffy movie theater, anyway.

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Stop wasting your time on dating sites full of stuffy singles looking for their soul mate.

Instead, save money by forgoing horrible blind dates and expensive drinks at bars or nightclubs. It's time to get what you want, with whom you want, and when you want it.

Head over to a local food market or food festival with your date and snack on some delicious samples. A little tip to make it extra fun and a little saucy? Look online for times that local museums offer free admission (it’s usually in the evening) and roam around with that special someone.

This modern-day real-world treasure hunt is the perfect adventure. Take a dip, make a sandcastle, play a game of beach volleyball, or just totally chill out together while soaking up some sun this summer.

Plan a date around it, and soak in both the music and the summer rays.

Feeling hungry but don’t want to splurge on a restaurant date? Split up into teams and let the dice (and the good times) roll.

Many brewery tours are free, so take advantage of this when planning a date.

If beer isn’t your thing many wineries offer free tours as well. Channel your inner nerd and impress your date at a local trivia night. Revisit the infamous childhood game of Truth or Dare by walking around town taking turns asking each other the age-old question.

There’s nothing better than letting your competitive spirit out now and then, so head to the local basketball court and challenge that special someone to a one-on-one showdown.