One of the secrets to our happy marriage is Date Night. Frequency may depend on the available cash but you should always make time for Date Night. Date Night should be sacred.
Some Less Expensive Ideas:
Renting a movie and wait till the kids are in bed.
Go for a walk (your heart will thank you)
Go for a dessert or hot chocolate
Sit in a book store and look at books
If you have a gym membership, workout together.
Visit a show home (safe for us because we don't have a down payment)
Have a picnic.
Play some cards
Here are some restaurants in the Calgary area we have liked:
The Keg- I had been craving steak for six months. It was about time.
Basils- You need a reservation and its packed but good food
As you can see we don't eat out much or we don't like many restaurants. I think its a combination of both. What are some of the things you like to do or places you like to go to?