Whether you're married, in a serious relationship, or just dating casually, here are some ideas for date night:

A girl who is determined to have a date night with her man at least once a week  has written a list of free or semi-affordable ideas to try and keep romance alive. Here are some of them:

1. Sketch out a blueprint of your dream house (and make a list of must-have dream home items (laundry chute, three car garage, spiral staircase, etc.)

2. Paint each other's portrait

3. Make a map of places you have been and want to go. And make a list of sites to see there.

4. Teach each other about something you like.

5. Have a cookie bake-off.

6. Go to a pottery place together and each paint a piece (perhaps two coffee cups that you will use in the future together.)

7. Make a time capsule.

8. Volunteer together at the local animal shelter.

9. Have a water balloon fight.

10. Go to a thrift store and pick out one crazy item each for your partner.

11. Cook an exotic meal together.

12. Go for a long drive to nowhere.

13. Watch each others' favorite childhood movie.

14. Take a cooking class together.

15. Go to a quaint main street and stroll down the street window shopping.

16. Karaoke!