Best Virtual Date Ideas Amid Social Distancing
Social distancing guidelines are still in place, which means we're all trapped at home avoiding human contact for the foreseeable future.
But you're stuck in your house with nothing to do, is your dating life supposed to take a pause? We say no. Since we're not sure when this social distancing period is supposed to end, it's time to get creative with your dating.
If you still want to spend time with that special someone while under quarantine, keep scrolling for the best virtual date ideas amid social distancing.
Virtual Coffee Date
Dating amid social distancing doesn't mean you have to get super creative. In fact, you can do the same thing you've always done, but you just have to do it virtually. If you're spending time with someone new, a virtual coffee date is the best way to take your relationship to the next level. You can mix up a coffee or hot chocolate and log into one of the thousands of video chatting apps to talk with your crush. It allows you to get to know one another and it sets a time limit on your date. If you're not having fun, you can simply down your drink and use it as an excuse to say goodbye.
If you've been dating someone for a while and you simply need a fun way to spend some time together, multiplayer games are the perfect option for you. Talking on the phone gets boring, but games allow you to spend some time with your S.O. while doing something that's a little more interactive. Some popular multiplayer games include Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Words With Friends, online Monopoly and many more that'll bring the two of you together for a little while. It's not as good as hanging out in person, but it can still be a fun time.
Normally, we wouldn't recommend a movie for a date, since it limits your ability to talk to the other person and really spend some quality time with them. But these are unprecedented times, so a movie might just be the perfect date, especially if you use Netflix Party. Netflix Party is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to synchronize your video with another person. You can open a chat and talk about the movie, or you can even hop on the phone so they can hear your running commentary throughout the film. It's a low-pressure way to spend some quality time together, making it a perfect quarantine date.
You and your S.O. might not be able to spend time together in person, but you can still plan a cute dinner date. Set aside a night where both of you cook the same recipe in your respective kitchens. You can chat on the phone while you cook, and compare where you're at in the process, what you're struggling with and how you think the meal will turn out. When both your meals are put together, switch to video chat and eat while spending time with one another. It's about as close as you'll get to cooking together during this social distancing period.
Order in Together
If cooking isn't your thing, you can still have a fun dinner date. Instead of creating your own meal, you and your S.O. can order in food from the same location. If you live too far away to order from the same restaurant, simply choose a similar cuisine and order your respective meals. When the food arrives, sit down and eat together while chatting over video. It'll make the evening feel a little more special, and it lets you indulge in some delivery food—it sounds like the perfect arrangement.
Read a Book Together
If you and your S.O. are both into books, this is the perfect time to read together. If you're stuck at home with nothing to do, download the same book and dive right in. You can either read it aloud over the phone or read it on your own and come together to discuss it. It will give both of you something to talk about other than the monotony of quarantine, and it's a good way to fill up the empty space when you've said everything you can possibly say.
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