If you haven’t signed up for one of the coupon sites yet then you’re missing out on great date ideas. I love Groupon and Living social for their 50% off dinners and outing, beautifying activities and mini adventures.

Living Social is going to get bigger now that it’s part of the Steve Case (AOL founder’s) empire. Forget soggy flyers in your recycling bins. This is the place that gives you 365 of the best things to do in Ottawa and 2 for 1 prices to go enjoy them. I love this idea.

Here’s the link if you haven’t tried it. http://livingsocial.com

Now they certainly need more experiences (half price marriage therapy anyone?) but I think it’s the way for inexpensive and idiot-proof date nights.
Here are some more date suggestions…

Pro or college sports outing

Live music (be bold, see stuff you normally wouldn’t)

Bowling (it can be funny!)

See a stand up comic

Couples cooking classes

Go cart racing

Go to the batting cage

Cool exhibit at a museum (love this one – great discussion)

Parade of homes (we do this every year)

Visit galleries in your city and talk about which art moves you and why

Opera – never tried it? Go once and see what it’s about! I loved it, he didn’t, but we both learned something. Same goes for ballet.

Couples massage

Even just a simple dinner out. Then go to a little outdoor cafe for coffee or wine outside and hold hands while you are sitting under the stars and be just the two of you for just a little while”