10 Creative Rainy-Day Date Ideas

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The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
— Dolly Parton

Spring is finally upon us, hooray! Although it is a sign that warmer weather is yet to come, if you live in a four-season climate like me it often brings the unpleasant combo of both wet and cold. A good rain will make you want to snuggle in bed with your love ones, but that’s not the only fun thing to do this season! Below is a creative list of things you can do despite the spring showers.

  1. Escape Room - $20 to $40 per person - An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. This is done with a set amount of time in a variety of fictional locations. It is a really unique set up where essentially you are the player in a live game, where employees function as actors in the game. Many cities have an escape room. Just search ‘escape room’ + your cities name and see if there’s one in your area. 
  2. Iceskating - $15 per person - Iceskating is usually regarded as a winter activity, but spring is actually an excellent time to hit the rink! It is usually a lot less crowded than in the winter and thankfully open skate is year-round. 
  3. Book Date - $5 to $25 - Read a book together. It's actually a really romantic thing to do. You can either cuddle and read a hard copy book to each other out loud or listen to an audio book while having a cup of tea. Don't be alarmed if you fall asleep during this date, it's very relaxing.
  4. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Almond Milk Date - $20 max - Get out your aprons and measuring cups and make some homemade chocolate chip cookies and almond milk. Don't cheat and buy pre-made mix and milk. Have some fun, make it from scratch and enjoy! 
  5. Volunteer Together - FREE - There are so many ways you and your love one can bless your community. Whether you're volunteering to feed the homeless, cleaning dogs at a local animal shelter, or spending time at a veteran community center, it's guaranteed to be an incredibly rewarding experience. A great way to find local places to volunteer is through Volunteer Match
  6. Watch TED Talks - FREE - TED talks range from inspiring, to thought-provoking, to downright hilarious. A unique way to spend a rainy day is binge-watching a few and sharing your thoughts in between each one. It's a great way to talk about things you typically wouldn't.
  7. Host a Dinner Party - $50 to $100 - Not every gathering calls for an occasion. Sometimes it's awesome to just celebrate friendship and great food! One of my favorite dinner party themes is build your own tacos. It's inexpensive and an easy way to cater to many dietary restrictions: vegan, gluten free, etc. 
  8. Couples Massage - $160 or more - Massages don't only make you feel good but studies show they help with anxiety, insomnia, and pain. Given that many people find that their aches and pains flare up during wet weather, spring is a perfect time to head to a local spa for some TLC with your love.
  9. Support Your Local Theatre - $20 to $150 per person - In our Netflix consumed society, it's easy to forget that entertainment comes live as well. You would be surprised at how much talent your local theatre has. Recently, I went to see a rendition of The Diary of Anne Franke at my local theatre and it brought tears to my eyes. See what is being featured near you and support the arts!
  10. Get Artsy - $20 to $50 per person - There are so many things you can do to let out your creativity. Take a local pottery class, art and wine (Painting with a Twist), or decorate clay objects (Color Me Mine). Just search 'art classes near me' to find something unique to do in your area!

Whatever you choose, just make sure you regularly set aside time to bond with your partner regardless of the weather. Investing in your relationship is crucial for long term success. Let us know if you try any of these ideas with the hashtag #agapedateideas