Date nights are for adults what the first day of school is for kids.
A mix of nerves and excitement. Sweaty palms and uncertainty. You lay out your clothes the night before and dream about exactly how things will go.
Once you have your outfit picked out, the only thing left to do is choose the perfect location.
But no matter how much planning you do, Mother Nature might have other plans. Don’t let a little rain, rain on your date night parade!
So, grab your umbrella and check out these rainy day date ideas to salvage the night (and your perfectly quaffed do!)
1. Does Bowling Strike Your Fancy?
Why not tap into your competitive side and hit the bowling alley? Unflattering shoes and 80s music aren’t the only things that today’s bowling allies have to offer.
Most have full-service bars and restaurants inside, alongside laser tag and arcades. This rainy day date idea will have you feeling like a kid again!
2. Catch a Movie
The classic dinner and a movie date. While this may not be the best choice for a first date, this is a timeless rainy day date idea.
A quiet theater. Whispering in each other’s ear. Your hands touching in the popcorn bucket.
If you do opt for a movie on the first date, be sure to grab dinner or drinks before or after. This gives you time to really talk and get to know one another (you know, with the lights on!)
3. Challenge Your Skill in an Escape Room
Escape rooms are all the rage these days. Grab a few friends, or just your date, and test your knowledge and problem-solving skills.
An escape room requires teamwork and quick thinking. This also gives you an idea of how your date reacts under pressure.
Are they calm, cool, and collected? Or do they start panicking as soon as the timer reaches an end?
If the idea of being locked in a room with someone you barely know freaks you out slightly, make it a double-date. After all, two (or three, four, or five) minds are better than one!
4. Cook Up Some Love
Get ready to heat things up in the kitchen.
Whether or not you realize it, food is sexy. And cooking with your date is the perfect way to steam up your rainy day date night.
Are you craving a delicious meal but don’t feel like dressing up and venturing outdoors? Instead of making reservations, make your favorite meal with the help of your partner.
You can even shop for the ingredients together. Choose a dish you both love or be adventurous by whipping up something completely new.
Whatever you choose, if things go right, you’ll be having each other for dessert.
5. Get Your Game On
Who doesn’t love a good game night? It’s time to dust off your Monopoly board and get your game face on.
Pull out some of your classic favorites like Sorry! or Uno. If you’re looking to get up close and personal, try a game of Twister.
You and your date will love getting tangled in each other’s arms and legs before falling to the floor in fits of laughter (and maybe passion).
Rainy Day Date Ideas For the Win!
Alanis Morrissette sang about the irony of rain on your wedding day. But she didn’t say anything about rain on date night!
Don’t let a few raindrops and thunder clouds damper your evening (or your spirits)! These rainy day date ideas offer all the elements of a successful date — fun, intimacy, and contact.
If you’re not interested in dating just yet but still craving an intimate connection, check out this post.