I have been dating a guy for approx. 6 months now. We are at that point in the relationship where if we do not plan dates, we will stay in and be comfortable. Although it is easier on my mental sanity (there's always work to be done!) and my wallet to stay in, we have agreed to aim for two dates a week -- a small one during the weekday and a bigger one over the weekend.
This week I was in charge of the small date so we ended up going to a discounted movie theater and hit an ice cream parlor before. He is planning for us to go to a drive in movie in a town that is a bit away and grabbing dinner there. Next weekend, we are planning on a little get away for our anniversary trip.
Although romance is nice, the problem is that it always seem to cost money. Sure, the discounted movie theater was cheap but I can't be doing that for every date. I plan on cooking for both of us a few times and going to cheap events around campus, but it seems everything costs money. Hopefully I can be creative enough to keep our date plans going.