* Hunting: This is for those outdoor couples. Even if you don't kill anything (which isn't all that romantic, but whatever floats your boat), you get to bond in a setting where you're comfortable.
* Adventure time: Grab a camera and get going. Maybe explore an abandoned building, a hiking trail, or a scenic overlook. These are all places to have some adventurous fun with your date. But remember to stay safe, and don't do anything stupid...unless you're a thrill seeker, in which case, I had nothing to do with it.
* The mall: In the words of Robin Sparkles, "Let's go to the mall...today!" (That was for you "How I Met Your Mother" fans.) Anyway, the mall holds tons of possibilities -- hanging out in the food court, taking photo booth pictures, buying each other something little to remember the occasion, playing in a toy store. The mall is a fabulous date destination.
* A night in: A night in can be spent in numerous ways like board games, video game competitions, a game of UNO or a movie marathon. (This way, you don't have to pay for movie tickets and concessions. You're welcome.) The night in is an easy, breezy way to spend time together. Order some take-out, huddle up in the living room and just enjoy the time together.
There's 10 fun and simple dates. Every single one can appeal to different people, or all of them can appeal to you.
Never be afraid to try new things either. A concert, paintball or mini golf are also good ideas.
So, the next time you want to have date night and dinner and a movie aren't cutting it, remember this list. But if none of the ideas tickle your fancy, Olive Garden and a romantic comedy still aren't a bad way to go.