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IDEAS FOR TAKING A DATE OUT ON VALENTINE’S DAY, FROM THE CHEAPEST TO THE NOT-SO CHEAP

Spreading the love this Valentine’s Day doesn’t also have to mean spreading your money.

Here are some low-cost, medium-cost and high-cost date ideas.

LOW COST OPTIONS

Stay in. Find a recipe and cook it together, while drinking an inexpensive bottle of wine.

Watch an old romantic classic, such as “Casablanca” or “Dirty Dancing.” Better yet — watch your wedding video.

Take a walk. Through your neighborhood, or the neighborhood you grew up in and tell each about your childhood.

Go to an animal shelter and cuddle the lonely puppies and your partner. If you end up buying one, this may need filed under “expensive date.”

Write your date a love letter. Read it out loud to them. Over a bottle of wine. In front of the fireplace!

MEDIUM COST OPTIONS

Find an outdoor festival, wine tasting or art fair. Do your research and see if you can get discounted tickets online or buying in advanced.

Go out to dinner, some place nice. But before you go, sign up for their rewards or emails (read more about that here). They will usually send you a free appetizer, dessert or even a buy one get one. Sign up a couple days in advance, though. Sometimes these emails aren’t right away.

Go shopping! At the dollar store. Have a $20 limit each. See who can find the best stuff and wrap it up and give it to each other. Who doesn’t love to open presents?

Go to a theme park and ride a roller coaster. Hold on tight to our sweetie.

Create a scavenger hunt and lead your sweetheart on it.

SKY’S THE LIMIT

Go on a weekend getaway to a resort and spa. Pamper yourself. Spend the whole day at the spa, drinking champagne and relaxing with your significant other.

Rent a helicopter and take a tour of your city. Comes complete with your own tour guide. Don’t forget the wine.

Visit a jewelry store. Better yet, rent out the entire store. Have a chef cater in dinner. Dine amongst the diamonds. She picks a shiny new souvenir to take home.

Spice it up in the bedroom. With new décor. Redecorate your sweetheart’s house.

Use the whole day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the finest restaurants. Followed by couple massages, a whole entire theatre rented out for the latest movie and then a carriage ride around the city

Don’t know what to do? Throw all the ideas in a jar and pick one or go on your first date all over again. Happy Valentine’s Day!

This article was written by Katie Simpson, contributor for The Daily Clutch.