This idea may be typical and over done, but it is really not that bad of an idea. Going out to dinner doesn't have to be expensive either. Try heading to a cheaper restaurant, it doesn't always have to be over the top. Instead of ordering two expensive meals, try ordering a couple of less expensive appetizers and share them together. This way you each get to try a variety of flavors and items instead of just one. This also makes the date seem less formal and more laid-back and fun.
Choose a movie you both want to see so you both enjoy it. If there is nothing playing at the theaters that seems worth seeing, try renting a movie instead. Take your time strolling through the video store together. Wander slowly, and make this part of the date a fun time! Once you've chosen the movie the two of you are going to watch, go back to yours or hers, and curl up on the couch with some popcorn and a blanket! This is a fun and comfortable way of doing a date.
Instead of going to a restaurant, you can also make dinner at home! Either make it for your date, or make it together! You can make a date out of cooking together. Pick a fun recipe and have a great time with it! Take your time and enjoy the bonding experience! Cooking together can be a great way of sharing and learning more about each other.
However you choose to go with your date, enjoy it make the most of it. These are the times you will want to remember most!