If you’re dating during quarantine, chances are you’re on one or more dating apps. You may have had a few virtual dates with the same person. Things are going well, but you want to mix things up.
Since coronavirus prevents you from meeting in person right now, the question on all virtual daters’ minds is: “How do you keep someone’s interest and not get bored with just talking?” The solution is simple: come up with creative virtual date ideas.
The good news is that I’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you’re newly dating, in a long-distance relationship, on the shy side, or looking for something more fun and out of the box, there’s something for everyone on this list:
This old and still popular game is a great virtual date for people who love to be silly. For example, you can try to use gestures to see if they can guess your favorite movie. Can you guess he’s an airplane when he has his arms out and moving around the room? Yes, we are talking about Top Gun! Who doesn’t love that movie?
- Order food delivery for each other
If you’ve had several virtual dates, send your favorite restaurant food delivery to each other. When your food arrives, you can connect online and eat dinner together.
- Swap recipes and cook together
Quarantine is a great time to tap into your inner Rachel Ray and put your cooking skills to the test. Cooking together will help you bond. Imagine putting on some music, sipping on a glass of wine and chatting as if the other person is in the room with you. Doing an activity is always a good move, especially when it comes to virtual dating ideas, because it takes some of the pressure off talking for hours.
Get to Really Know Each Other – Virtually
- 36 Questions
After you’ve had a few virtual dates, it’s time to go a bit deeper. When we meet new people, we want to make a connection. We want to understand who they are and reveal who we are – strengths, weaknesses and everything in between.
36 questions help you get beyond the basics. Take a look at this list, pick the ones you like take turns answering them.
- Take 5 Love Languages Together
What’s your love language? Physical touch? Quality time? This is a great way to get to know someone on a more intimate level and what they value in terms of relationships.
- Take a fun personality test together
There are countless online personality tests and quizzes you can take together. This is similar to the Love Language virtual date idea (#5), but more light and fun. It’s a fantastic way to learn more about the other person. Some of the top tests are 16 Personalities and Enneagram.
- Play an online game show
If you’re a game show fan, there are many different sites with all types of interactive games. You can use this as an opportunity to show off your trivia skills or give the other person a glimpse into your playful competitive side!
- Take a virtual trip through a museum
Many famous museums around the world are offering free virtual tours: The Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Vatican Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and more.
The real question is which tour do you want to do first?
- Do karaoke together
If you’re feeling bold this virtual date idea is for you. Singing together is a great way to let loose. There are many ready-made playlists you can browse through.
- Play an online board game
There are digital versions of some old favorites, including Monopoly, Game of Life, and Scrabble. If you’re in the mood for something newer, there’s Jackbox and Houseparty.
- Make a joint Pinterest account to create a dream vacation board
Let’s face it: being stuck indoors for the last few months, we’re all getting cabin fever. It’s fun to fantasize so why not daydream together about your next travel getaway?
Date Ideas – Take A Virtual Trip!
- Take a virtual vacation
Always wanted to see the llamas at Machu Picchu or wander through the Sistine Chapel in Italy? There’s a virtual tour for many of the world’s most popular destinations.
- Go on a walk
Take each other for a walk around your neighborhood, show off the new garden you planted, and go to a pretty park if you live nearby.
- Watch a movie together
To take movie night to the next level, pick one night each week and choose a different genre to explore. You love rom coms and he loves action? It’ll be a fun chance to compromise and learn more about each other’s interests.
- Stream a Broadway play
If you’re both fans of the theater, take advantage of the seven-day trial at BroadwayHD! And even if you’ve never seen a play, there are many different shows to choose from. Since you get seven days free it’s a great opportunity to try something new.
- Go to the zoo
Nothing brings two people together like cute animal videos. Kick it up a notch and go on a virtual tour of the zoo! Some zoos offering tours include the San Diego Zoo, Houston Zoo, Atlanta and Cincinnati Zoo.
- Go to the aquarium
Big Discovery Channel fan? If you’re interested in learning more about sea creatures, check out virtual tours at the National Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Georgia Aquarium.
- Themed happy hour
Take happy hour to the next level by creating different theme nights. For example, you can do Tequila Tuesday or Wine Wednesday. Each week you can look up different cocktails and drinks to make. Who’s the better mixologist? Make it a fun weekly challenge.
- Paint night
If you’re ready to tap into your inner creative genius, grab an easel, paint and brushes! Watch a video tutorial together at the same time and paint together.
- Listen to a podcast
Want to learn something new? There are tons of podcasts to choose from depending on your interests. Whether it’s non-fiction storytelling, conversational, or educational, after listening, you can have a deeper discussion.
- Dance party
Take turns playing songs and dancing. This doesn’t have to be serious. It’s meant to be silly and fun! You can even turn it into a game of dance battling. Whoever wins gets to choose the recipe to cook next week (see date #4).
- Take a class together
Always wanted to learn more about photography? Deep sea diving? Maybe you’re feeling really ambitious and want to learn a second language. Pick an area you’re both curious about.
- Virtual exercise
This is a great way to bring the other person into your daily routine. If both of you are into different workouts, even better! Mixing it up and trying something new will keep things interesting. It’s also good to develop these type of healthy, positive habits so you will not only look and feel great during quarantine, but you can continue these habits even after it ends.
- Read a book together
Pick a book you both haven’t read and take turns reading to each other.
- Go on a Zoom date to the beach
Zoom has many fun themed backgrounds, including the beach. Have fun with it and dress in a summery outfit while you’re at it!
- Do a guided morning or evening meditation
During these stressful times, we could all benefit from a little rest and relaxation. Schedule some time in the morning or evening to meditate together. At the end you can drink tea and catch up.
- Take a stroll down memory lane
Look through old childhood albums and share your best and funniest childhood photos.
- Stream a live concert
Similar to Broadway plays, many musicians are offering free access to their music. This list from NPR is updated daily.
- Virtual escape room
See how well you solve problems together. There are many different themed rooms to choose from.
- Snuggle date
This virtual date idea is for couples who are very comfortable with each other and looking for a simple way to keep close from a distance. You can lay on your pillows and talk as if the other person was next to you.
Chances are, you probably won’t like all of these ideas. That’s why there’s 30 to choose from! You’ll love a few, loathe others and that’s part of the fun. In my case, I wouldn’t like Karaoke but would love an online game (I’m a shark at word games!). Pick your favorites and start.
Romantic relationships that are built to last involve good communication. So, enjoy the process of getting to know each other! Don’t be afraid to take risks, step outside your comfort zone and be open to new dating experiences.
Virtual dating won’t be disappearing after this coronavirus is over. There’s no time like the present to test the waters and explore this new dating world.
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