When it’s cold and rainy outside, sometimes all you want to do is stay in and stay warm while spending time with the person who warms your heart. And while there may be times when you’re both in the mood to grab your umbrellas, head out on the town, and brave the storm together, other times, you just want to stay in and cuddle. These seven cozy and romantic date ideas that are perfect ways to enjoy your puppy love indoors when it’s raining cats and dogs outside.

Make a romantic meal together.

If you’re looking for a rainy day date idea with a tasty and romantic twist, cooking a meal together can be a great way to turn up the heat in the kitchen and in your romance. You can even take turns feeding each other and reenact your very own “Lady and the Tramp” movie moment. You can also take the meal up a notch by lighting candles, and popping open a bottle of wine or champagne. And the best part is that no matter what you end up making together, you’ll also make lots of memories in the process.

Indulge yourselves in something sweet.

When the rain’s pouring down, pour on the chocolate sauce instead and have a romantic night in while indulging in some delicacies together. And whether you decide to make chocolate chip cookies, your own chocolate-covered strawberries or simply opt for some homemade (or packaged) hot chocolate, having something sweet with your sweetheart is a delicious date idea.

Give each other massages.

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Here’s another cozy and romantic rainy day date idea that will rub you and your partner in all the right ways: take turns giving each other massages. You can use massage oils, light scented candles, and even play relaxing music in order to create your very own spa at home. This type of sensual touch will bring you closer in many new ways.

Whip out the board games.

If you’re looking for a rainy day date idea that’s anything but boring, a board game is a winning choice. You can pick from the classics or simply use a deck of cards to keep things fun and upbeat when the rain’s coming down. In fact, you can play these games with a romantic twist and up the stakes by adding a stripping element to them as well. So whether you play the PG version or decide to take the game to the next level, having fun together is never overrated.

Play truth or dare.

If you’re looking for a romantic date idea that will allow you to learn more about your partner while having fun in the process, playing truth or dare is a great option. Not only will you have lots of laughs and maybe some serious moments too, creating this type of comfortable atmosphere can open the door to more opportunities to bond with one another—and that’s no lie.

Plan a fun trip together.

When the weather isn’t ideal for taking a real-life adventure, pull out your laptop and plan your next vacation as a couple. After all, who wouldn’t want to daydream about a trip and look at an array of pictures of beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and breathtaking sunsets when it’s cold and rainy outside? But even if you’re not planning to travel to a warm destination and would rather go skiing, camping or on a museum-hopping adventure, starting to brainstorm for your next trip together is a great opportunity to talk about your future as a couple in a fun and exciting way.

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Binge-watch a show.

Another cozy and romantic rainy day date idea is to put on your pajamas, cuddle up on the couch with your partner and start watching a new show together. You can make popcorn, order pizza (or whatever you’re both in the mood for), and dim the lights to create your mini movie theater at home. And whether you opt for a comedy, drama or something a bit scarier, getting cozy on the couch with your cutie is always a top-rated choice.

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