culture The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day  

Samantha Dillinger
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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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Build a Fort


Build a Fort is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Sit Next to a Fireplace


Sit Next to a Fireplace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day
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What's more romantic than getting cozy next to a crackling fire while it's cold and wet outside? Get some fluffy blankets, snack,s and a bottle of wine for the perfect, romantic, cozy evening.
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Movie Night


Movie Night is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Game Night


Game Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day
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Whether it's board games or Nintendo, have a blast by challenging each other... a little friendly competition is good for any relationship. Try card games, video games, or even charades.