Going out on fancy Instagrammable dates can be an expensive affair. While you may enjoy dressing up and have an appreciation for gastronomy, there’s no denying you have days when you’d like to do something a little low-key. Like a long walk with your boyfriend never sounded like a bad idea when you were low on funds or were simply lazy to part with your sweats. Here’s a roundup of the many things you could do that are the same amount of fun but with little effort.
Idea #1: Play board games
 

Idea #1: Play board games

Tired of bar games? Try board games. A little Chess, Scrabble or even the unending Monopoly never hurt anyone. Or you could make up a custom version of Roulette meant just for the two of you.

Idea #2: Rent a DVD
 

Idea #2: Rent a DVD

Probably the oldest idea in the book but one that works every single time. Pick a rom-com if you must, but watching a twisted Sci-Fi movie that’ll get your brains churning with perspective is something else altogether.

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Idea #3: Pig out on street food

Who’s up for a pani puri date? The hawker’s quite accessible around the corner and you’re not one to turn pani puri down. So why not? Make a bet and see who could gobble down the most puris.

Idea #4: Explore the city
 

Idea #4: Explore the city

Wander or rent bicycles to explore the unexplored corners of your city. Like that new food joint that opened up next block or that flashy art exhibit hoarding that’s caught your attention. Follow your instinct and give it a go.

Idea #5: Have a date on the terrace
 

Idea #5: Have a date on the terrace

Sneak up to the highest terrace top (with your favourite munchies) and let the calmness and solitude of it become you. You’d be surprised to realize how deep and lengthy your conversations could get once all the city noise has cleared out.

Idea #6: Cook something together
 

Idea #6: Cook something together

When you can’t afford that seven layered chocolate cake, an attempt at baking it with your partner could be the next best thing. You know it’ll be fun, knowing your history of goof-ups.

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Idea #7: Plan a trip together

Research says that the act of planning a trip actually brings people more happiness than the trip itself. So why not hit Airbnb, a bunch of travel websites and check flight schedules and prices to plan a getaway.

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