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Each February, millions of men around the planet agonize over thedetails of extravagant dates, in hopes of getting lucky in the lovedepartment.

Each February, millions of men around the planet agonize over the details of extravagant dates, in hopes of getting lucky in the love department. Here are some suggestions for dates that are completely free and will help remind you what’s really important:

First Date

Must love dogs
Take the edge off a first date by walking a dog together. Don’t have a four-legged friend? Borrow one from a friend, or even better, visit your local animal shelter and volunteer to walk a hard-up pup together.

Reality romance
Plan an evening in and watch the current “it” reality show. To really get into the Valentine’s mood we suggest The Bachelor.

Dating

Cheese please
Get onto your favourite specialty store’s online newsletter list to receive notice of free events and discounts. Free wine plus free cheese equals great date!

Free tours
Check out a free factory tour. Free tours are offered at a variety of fascinating places. We recommend checking out a brewery and then splitting a pitcher of beer after.

Long-Term/Married

House hunter
Plan a driving tour of your favourite neighbourhood, checking out show homes and open houses. Not only with you be able to pick up some great decorating tips but it will also get you on the same page in terms of saving for the future for that dream home.

Heart art
Get cultured and check out art galleries and museums. Check to see if they have a “by donation” night so you can save money on admission.

Bottom Line

Now more than ever, we’re realizing that what’s really important is not what we spend our money on but how we spend our time.

So put your wallet away and cuddle up close this Valentine’s Day!

– Tune in Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST on the W Network and be sure to visit
www.smartcookies.com for more tips.

 
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