Coming up with a cool date idea is no small task. And when it's rainy outside, the challenge becomes twice as difficult. However, your romance shouldn’t hinge on the weather. When a sudden rainstorm interrupts your plans for a date — panic is not an option. There are a lot of exciting and no less romantic things your partner and you can do in the comfort of your home. Well, you are in the right place. Ahead, we’ve listed the best ways to spend quality time with your significant other, even if it's raining outside.
What could be more romantic than cooking a meal together? Find a recipe you've been thinking about making someday, order the necessary ingredients online and begin your cooking journey. It’s believed that shared activities are perfect for bonding people even more. Well, cooking is a great chance to check that theory out yourselves. If the two of you are not super handy in the kitchen, don’t worry. Failing a recipe is not a big deal. What’s more important is creating new memories that will live with you for years on.
Book club for two
How about creating a one-day book club for just the two of you? Read poetry out loud or pick an interesting (and not so long) book and start it together. For more excitement, you can recreate dialogues between main characters. Listening to an audiobook or an informative podcast is also a great alternative! Once you are done, take some time to discuss. Did you like the book? Who was your favorite character? Would you recommend it to somebody else? It’s always fun to share your opinion and hear someone else’s side of things too. Moreso, if it’s your other half.
A warm bubble bath for two will save your romantic date. Plus, it’s a great cure for a stressful day. Draw a bath, put some bath bombs, light scented candles to make your experience extra special, set the mood with your favourite tunes and relax. You can also prepare some wine or champagne for you to drink while spending time together with your partner. Yearning for a nice massage after a bath? Call a professional massage therapist or become one for a moment. But don't forget to be extremely careful!
Yes, that’s a thing! All you have to do is to set up a blanket, find the coziest pillows and pack up all your snacks in a picnic basket. And if you have a fireplace at home, it will be a total win! Indoor picnics are ideal for playing board games or card games, telling childhood stories, and just enjoying each other’s company. You can also let yourselves daydream a bit and plan a bucket list together. It's a great chance to get to know your partner even more in such a relaxing and intimate atmosphere.
Learn a new skill
Thankfully, there are a lot of resources and platforms perfect for learning entirely new skills. So why not challenge yourselves? Find dancing tutorials online and master some cool moves, download a language learning app to practice the basics together, dive deep into music production or gain some knowledge about chess playing. Learning a new skill is not only about doing something fun and exciting, it’s an activity that benefits health and positively influences overall wellbeing. And a healthy couple is a happy couple!
Take a trip down memory lane
Rainy weather is the best time for nostalgia. Reminisce over the past by flipping through the pages of your family photo albums or high school yearbooks. Well, who doesn’t want to see another side of their significant other? So don’t be shy to show your partner even the most embarrassing pictures. Giggle together about the haircut you still regret getting or about some questionable fashion choices you’ve made back in the day. While at home, take some couple selfies and print them later on. That would be a great starting point for your new photo album!
Arts and crafts
Glue, stickers, colored paper, paint — pull out all art supplies you have at home and get as creative as you want. For example, draw portraits of each other, create memorable cards, make scrapbooks, or craft something you can actually use around the house. Wanted to redecorate your room but had no time or patience? The moment has come! Rearrange furniture together, put some pretty art pieces on the walls, or get rid of the things you don’t use anymore.