Ok, maybe not like Cupid, but try out archery for FREE.
Every Saturday morning 9-11 AM, the Pasadena Roving Archers offer a beginning archery class. No reservations are required, but it's first come, first serve. Rise and shine to arrive early by 8:15 AM in order to get fitted for your bow and arrow. The first class (with safety and orientation) is free and then if you end up loving it, then you can sign up for their 6-week Basic Archery Instruction Program for a small donation of $5.
Learning something new with your partner can be a thrilling experience- even if you have absolutely no hands and eye coordination like moi. My man and I tried it when we were in the UK. However, I was not thrilled at first due to possible embarrassment that my arrow would go way off target into the big black hole called a forest. To my (and his) delight and surprise, I hit the bulls eye! Let's just say, bragging rights are priceless.
If you are looking for a unique date idea, I'd say archery has got to be at the top of the list. Here's a better idea: make it a surprise date! Wake up early on Saturday, grab coffee and bagel on the way, and shoot arrows for 2 hours. What else would you be doing on a Saturday morning? Besides sleeping in like me... You may or may not hit the bulls eye, but you are bound to come away with some funny or crazy moments. Bring your camera!
UPDATE 02/11/10: PRA wrote back to me with more info... Wear comfortable layered clothing (but fairly fitted on top, not loose) and closed-toe shoes (no flip flops). Plus bring sunscreen and bottled water. Allow enough time to find the place the first time, especially since parking and equipment run out quickly. Have fun!
Approximate cost of creative date idea = FREE.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.
Kiss & Tell Idea by @TiffanyRhodes