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October 9, 2009

Four Cheap Fall Date Ideas

The weather may be cooling down, but you can still heat up your love life with these fall dates.


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Feeling a lack of heat lately…in your love life? With a little creativity, you can fire things up again without going broke. We asked the members of Marie Claire Ask & AnswerMarie Claire's online Q&A community for dating, sex, and relationship advice—for their favorite fall budget-friendly date ideas. Get inspired:

Get Wild Answerology member shelly1130 suggests tapping into your animal instincts and making a date to “feed the ducks at a pond, or visit a zoo while it is not too hot and not too cold.” You can also make it a double-date with some pet-friendly couples and bring your pooches along for a day at the park.

Go Local Take advantage of your surroundings, says Answerology member utahmom. “A common one here is a drive or hike through the alpine forests and meadows with the brilliant fall colors. Include a blanket, picnic basket, and wine for extra fun.” If you live in a city, make like tourists and sight-see. Take in your city’s biggest attractions like a honeymooning couple, with enthusiasm and a fully-charged camera.

Get Corny Answerology member 3wiltedroses has a date idea that’s unique and perfect for cool fall weather: “Taking a trip through a corn field maze is fun. Google it and find a corn field maze near you…you will want to go back every year.”

Take It Easy Go fly a kite, suggests Answerology member solstess. Ease into the fall with a relaxing day outside. Answerology member englishrose4945 fondly remembers one of her favorite fall dates: “When I lived up in Massachusetts, I had a boyfriend who had a young son and I had my daughter. I packed a lunch for all of us one Sunday and we all went to an apple orchard to do some picking. It was a beautiful September day. After we picked our apples, I spread out a blanket for a picnic.”

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