Five Free (or Almost) Date Ideas

Cheap, Fun & Easy ways to keep the spark going!

Josh Hossler | 07/15/2021

Here are five free (or almost free) date night ideas:

Check to see if the light is on!

Go for a drive, and see if the Krispy Kreme light is on. If it is, grab a free donut and enjoy some smiles.

Questions & Great Conversation

Great questions lead to great conversation. Make up some question cards and take turns answering them. Go to a park, outdoor/indoor mall, or just sit at home. Here are a few to get you started.

  • What is a favorite childhood memory that you will never forget?
  • What is something your spouse/significant other does very well but doesn’t know they do well?
  • Name three things on your bucket list.
  • What is your favorite character quality about your spouse/significant other?
  • What is a memory about your wedding (or first date) you will never forget?
  • What is a memory about your honeymoon (married couples) you will never forget?
  • Come up with three bucket list ideas to do with your spouse in the next few years.

Brain Science, Joy, & Marriage

I highly recommend the book “The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages: How 15 Minutes a Day Will Help You Stay in Love”. It’s a great gift idea. You could read it together or take turns. It gives practical advice any couple act on that will lead to a more joy-filled marriage. Don’t be surprised, but it talks a lot about “clothing-free” cuddling (not kidding – but it makes WAY more sense in the context of the book). It’s a great book for all married couples. You’re welcome!

Gift Card or Free Birthday Dinner

If you live on a budget and you’ve ever been given a gift card you know the treasure they are. Dig out the old gift cards and see what’s on the menu. Or maybe grab a free birthday dinner (you may need to sign up for a restaurants reward program) and split it.

Name Your Streaming Service

When all else fails, there’s nothing wrong with sitting down and enjoying a movie together. Men, here’s a little piece of advice… let her pick the movie and don’t fight against the romantic comedy. Get out her favorite blanket, get some lotion ready for a foot rub – basically, do whatever you can to serve her. Loving her in this way is always worth it and doesn’t cost you a thing.

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Which of these do you like the most and what are some things you’ve done for creative and inexpensive date nights?

Josh Hossler | Lead Pastor

Josh is the founding and Lead Pastor of Evident Church. He is passionate about helping people find their purpose and follow Jesus. Josh enjoys his family, preaching, leadership, writing, and is also is an adjunct professor of philosophy at Rochester University in Rochester Hills, MI. He and his wife Raelyn, have three daughters, AvaRae, AdaLyn, and AnaBel.

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