5 Budget-Friendly Geeky Valentine’s Date Ideas

I’m always looking for low-key/inexpensive date ideas but never could find any that were actually geek-themed besides taking a trip to Orlando (looking at you Disney World and Wizarding World of HP). I decided I’d come up with my own date ideas that my boyfriend and I would enjoy!  The only requirements were: Can it be within an hour of home? How can I make it geeky? Can it be cheap? Here’s the ideas I’ve gathered! Add yours in the comments below!

Netflix & Chill Date: Superhero Style


Fire up Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime and settle in for a super hero marathon. For Marvel try: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Agents of SHIELD. For DC try: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Gotham. For unconventional heroes try: Heroes, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sherlock.

Drive-in Theater: Pajamas Date


Slip on your comfiest pajamas and bunny slippers and get to your nearest drive-in theater. Settle in with lots of pillows, snacks, and blankets. Bonus points if it’s a geek movie!

Ghost Tour Date: Adrenaline Rush


Book a tour with your date and bring along your cameras to catch paranormal activity if the spirits decide to grace you with their presence. I’m a huge fan of Ghost Adventures and Ed & Lorraine Warren. I would love to explore one of the locations they investigated and hear all the stories of what goes on in these places. It’s a scary date but one that my paranormal lovers will absolutely take delight in!

Amusement Park Date: Closet Cosplay Style


This one is probably my favorite. Do a couple’s closet cosplay then go out to an amusement park! Take lots of pictures, enjoy the thrill of rides, and yummy fair foods. This would be perfect for Disney couples, Pixar couples, and any of your favorite, easy-to-dress-as characters!

Board Game or Video Game Date


Has it been awhile since you’ve played Overwatch? Halo? How about monopoly? Or the Game of Life? Settle in with your SO on the couch or at the table to play some games together. Make it a double date and try your hand at Betrayal at House on a Hill or Takenoko. One of my coworkers told me he and his wife love to play cards so try Slap Jack or War!

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