Any suggestions?

@jojopuff (520)
United States
January 18, 2007 4:40pm CST
My husband and I are trying to figure out something to do on a date night so that we can reconnect after a long work week. We don't have any extra money so it can't be anything that you have to pay for. We just need something romantic to do (besides the obvious :P) because we feel we've been kind of "going through the motions" and not really being romantic with each other anymore. Do any of you have any suggestions of what we could do?
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@vityota (878)
• India
18 Jan 07
you guys can have a candle light dinner at home.. prepare some dishes which you both like and get a movie and spend the week end to gether in each others arms and have the candle light dinner
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@jojopuff (520)
• United States
18 Jan 07
That is a great idea! Thank you! Unfortunately we can't burn candles in our house because we rent and it was part of the agreement...thanks for your input!
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• United States
19 Jan 07
You can get those non-burning candles that have little lights in them that flicker just like a candle.
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@chetu4u (378)
• India
19 Jan 07
yea and that can be used many times and that will save some more money..
@anex84 (465)
• Bulgaria
18 Jan 07
You can go out and look at the moons light and talk eachother about how beautiful is the life and how you love eachother and so on - romantic things.
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• India
19 Jan 07
Just join hands and walk in moonlight with little romance touches!
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• United States
19 Jan 07
Yes, walks are always good. You end up talking about a lot of things and enjoying the outdoors and getting excersice all at the same time. You could walk around your neighborhood or take a drive to a public trail or bike path. Don't drive too far though cuz then you'd have to buy gas. ;)
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Go to your library and check out massage books, each of you read up on it, and give each other massages. that's always romantic, and very relaxing, take a bubble bath together. My husband and I find that reading a book together curled up on the couch, can be very romantic. It just depends on your personality, what you enjoy doing. GO for a long walk around your neighborhood, Find a woods and go exploring together, Pick flowers off the side of the road. Go to a playground and Play like your kids again. Laughing and playing can not only be fun, but can lead to romance as well. Go for a picnic (although it might be cold, depending on where your at) Go to a coffee house with a fireplace and share a coffee, and sit and talk. There's lots of things you can do that doesn't cost anything.
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@jojopuff (520)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Thank you for your ideas! :)
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• United States
18 Jan 07
OOO- This could get juicy!! lol Take a hot bubble bath together, Have dinner together off of one plate and feed each other, Hot oil massages are always nice. Another thing me and my husband do, make sure all the TVs, stereos, phone, cells, kids are all turned off and TALK!!! Tell each other whats on your mind, But most off all strike up that romantic talk, remind each other how much you love each other, remind each other why you are together, how you got together and why! Add some candle light and wah la!!
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@jojopuff (520)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Those are great ideas! Thank you so much for your input! :) I like the oil massage idea and the talking to each other about things suggestion. We haven't been doing enough talking to each other lately! Thanks again! :D
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Turn down the lights, play some soft music, brew some coffee or hot chocolate and just sit and talk. Or Snuggle next to each other and read a book together. What about a moonlit walk? Or sit outside and watch for falling stars. Go for a drive by the lake or ocean (if a got one). Or just go for a drive in a neighborhood with large houses and critique the houses and try to guess what they do for a living. Do anyone those help?
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@jojopuff (520)
• United States
18 Jan 07
ooh I like those ideas!!! :D They help very much, thank you! :)
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
18 Jan 07
You can have a nice candle light dinner at home. You can cook something simple and not very elaborate(that way you don't slog in the kitchen). We did that for our first wedding anniversary last November. It kinda sets the mood for the aftermath;)lol
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@jojopuff (520)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Haha yeah, I wish we could have candlelight dinners. Oh well, maybe once we get our own house! :) Thanks for your suggestion! :)
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@sweetee (423)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
Maybe you could pack a picnic and go for a drive and when you get hungry stop and have the picnic. Or if you live near the ocean, you could go for a walk along the beach. Or maybe put a little money aside each week and go to the zoo or bowling or something..
@Garcia5 (78)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Go to a free screening if you have one in your area. Here are links to sites that offer them weekly and monthly. Hope this helps you guys out. I average two per week. www.shakefire.com www.freemoviescreenings.net www.wildaboutmovies.com/screenings/index.php www.chud.com www.moviejungle.com or check out foxsearchlight every now and then to find screenings for various cities.
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@danielf (39)
• Colombia
19 Jan 07
They can dance together. You can try kiss him while dancing something which you both feel good.
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
Well as a wife, just do a simple, romantic dinner for two at home.
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@innechen (1321)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 07
how about candle light dinner at home? it'll be cheap and also romantic.you both can have a slow dance after dinner and a light conversation about what you love from each other.its usually work.have a nice date
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• United States
19 Jan 07
me and my gal take a weekend away at the lake or the coast. It costs minimal money if you camp out, a lil cash for gas, bait, food, and drinks that's it. $50 fr a weekend of fun if ya got the tent and fishing rods already, if the fish ain't bitin' ya go play in the water or the tent ;-)
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
how about walking hand in hand together?stroll around the park then watch the sun goes down.so many things to do without spending any money. :P
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• United States
19 Jan 07
I'm not sure where you live but since you have a snow covered tree in your personal photos I am assuming somewhere cold. Is there a place you can go to ice skate? How about playing out in the snow? A snowball fight? Then inside for hot cider or cocoa? Maybe play a game together. Or maybe you can make a romantic coupon book or get some of those romantic dice and do whatever the dice tell you to do.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
I am very broke right now. So I can understand this. And I am not all that romantic at all. I would say for you to get a friend to loan you enough for 3 roses. Different colors. You can take the petals and make a line straight to the shower. Here you will have your dollar store candles(borrow some) ready and your 2 white towels. along with a great smelling suave shampoo if you can't afford body wash. Take him by the hand. undress him and lead him to the shower. Your sure to get a idea of your very own.
@maikeeho (196)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
try buying or renting some movies.. u can just sit there with your husband watch a movie and just cuddle and have some fries popcorn or pizza. that way can relax both and enjoy being close each other. You can rest your on his chest if u want.
• United States
19 Jan 07
Go for a walk and make a bubble bath,after the bath give eachother massages. That always gets me when my husband and I plan this night. We also always cook something to kinda hint that we are about to have a romantic night.
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@Garcia5 (78)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Depending on where you live sign up for free movie screenings and go out to a film to unwind. Its free and you get to see a picture days or months before it even comes out. I live in South Carolina and average about two per week. I have some sites for places in Boston, Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta.
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@Mecboy (1051)
• United States
19 Jan 07
WEll, you could take a drive to the beach or the movies, The movies at sundawn are have plenty of people near you, When the sky is night blue its looks nice to watch a movie,spend money on popcorn and soda. stuff.
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Can you both cook? Could cook dinner together. I've done that before and it's great fun.
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