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What are some ideas for a date on a rainy day? This is a list that ranks the best date ideas for rainy afternoons and stormy nights. Whether a first date, or a night out with someone you've been with for a while, don't let the rain keep you from having a romantic date. Rainy day dates can be some of the most fun. What are the best rainy day date ideas?

It might seem like the worst case scenario: you've managed to finally secure a date, you've set up a time, and possibly even a place. You go to bed feeling excited. What could go wrong? But when you wake up, it feels like the universe might be out to get you: it's raining.  

Nobody likes to get caught in the rain unless you're in a romcom. For a first date, wet clothes and soaked shoes aren't exactly the most comfortable, let alone flattering, attire. Still, there are many unique date ideas for rainy days. You just have to get creative and make the best out of the night, even if it means sacrificing a romantic sunset picnic for an indoor picnic spiced up with candles and relaxing music.

Even if you've been dating each other for a while, a rainy day can put a damper on your relationship. So try one of these rainy day dates to keep things moving in the right direction.
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Bowling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day
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Beat the rainy day boredom by going bowling and adding in a little friendly competition. Bowling is a fun and exciting activity that will keep you indoors for hours while the rain passes.
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Movie Night

Movie Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day
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While seeing a movie on a typical date sounds boring, it's the perfect activity for a rainy night. Either stay in and watch all your favorites or see a new movie, just out in theaters.
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Build a Fort

Build a Fort is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day
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You're never too old to test out the best blanket fort configurations. Hang some lights and grab some books and spend the entire day "camping."
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Aquarium Day

Aquarium Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day
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There's something surprisingly cozy about being in an aquarium when it's raining outside. Check out the sea creatures and then dive into the cafe after your visit.