Rainy days are a bummer for couples who have a date all planned out.
On top of messing up your hair, rain can ruin outdoor spring and summer dates. If you have plans for a cute, impromptu picnic or an enjoyable outdoor festival, you might as well take a rain check, right?
When you and your partner are outside and a rainstorm suddenly interrupts your plans for a nice date, you have the following options:
- (If you’re already outside) Head to one of the nearest covered walkways and canopies for shelter and wait patiently for the rainfall to subside
- Ask for a last-minute rain check
- Drive back (or take a taxi) to your house, stay in together and do nothing
- Brave the weather and hope that the two of you don’t catch a cold
- Do alternative activities that the two of you will enjoy
If you choose the fifth option, this guide is for you.
Here are some suggestions of date ideas that you and your special someone can enjoy even when the weather is not cooperating:
- Whip up Delicious Home Cooked Meals Together
If you are going to stay at home, you don’t have to sit down and wait until the rain stops. Take this opportunity to cook a delicious lunch and dinner together.
You could whip up a rich, hearty meal, such as roasted beef or pasta, for your first date on a rainy day. Alternatively, you could make something healthy by cooking with veggies grown from your home garden.
Then, light some candles, place them on the dinner table, turn on the fairy lights if you have one and let the magic happen. Here’s a bonus: while the two of you are enjoying the meals you cooked together, take turns asking each other couple or romantic questions.
- Build a Fort
Creating a fort isn’t just a rainy day activity for kids. It can be fun for adults, as well. Put your pillows, furniture and blankets to good use and build the magical fort of your dreams.
Take your fort a step further by adding twinkly lights and playing make-believe games with your partner just like when you were kids. You also have the option to pretend that the electricity is out. Just light a few candles to set a romantic vibe or grab a flashlight and tell spooky stories.
- Enjoy Some Art
The rainy day is a great opportunity to visit the new exhibits of your local museum. Make your way to your city’s art gallery and enjoy looking at masterpieces made by talented artists from your hometown or country.
- Go Shopping
Shopping in this suggestion doesn’t mean going on those awkward mall dates that you or your partner had as a teenager. Go purchase products or items that you both love. You could, for instance, shop for a new board game or a gaming console.
Alternatively, take this opportunity to hunt out bargains at the stores. You probably won’t find something new in this activity but the two of you are sure to get a laugh.
If you’re going to shop for new clothes, try on silly outfits to make each other laugh. A fun idea that you could try is to search for the silliest outfit possible and show that to your partner.
- Hit the Arcade
If you and your partner are young at heart, the arcade in your local community will certainly be up your alley. Try your hand on car racing games or the dance machine. Another option is to try to win a prize to impress your date.
- Set up a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun activities that you can do with your partner. Each of you come up with clues that lead to different locations in the house.
You can even spice things up by adding little missions to each location. An example is doing a few jumping jacks before retrieving the next clue. Make sure to add little gifts for each location (use the items you find around the house).
Although setting up a scavenger hunt will take some time, this is perfect for rainstorms that take hours to subside. This activity will also keep you entertained for quite a while. Before you start the hunt, you could place a bet on who will finish the activity in the least amount of time.
- Taste Wine
If you have the budget, purchase some wine and go on a wine tasting journey with your date. Figure out which dishes or foods go well with the wine that you’ve bought from the store.
Don’t let rainy weather ruin your date. Spend quality time with your partner by following these seven tips.