If you are single and have been dating virtually, whether it’s through an app or joining different online single events, you’re probably wondering how to date someone in our new reality. Online romance is the new norm for singles, and it’s booming. This may be ordinary for a while, so continue reading if you want to know how to keep your virtual connections spicy.
Here are 10 virtual date night at home ideas for your next virtual date:
Take Your Date to Your Favourite Spots
Is there a spot by the lake you would love to take your date to? Take them there, virtually. Head to your favourite spots in town and show your date all the reasons why they are your fave. Whether it’s a childhood favourite bakery or a place you go to for complete zen. You can get super sentimental with this date by showing your softer side.
Go on a Tour
Experience the best museums from New York to Paris virtually. Surprise your date with tickets to attend a virtual tour and explore the cultural and historical vibes together in the comfort of your own home. Most of these tours are expensive or inaccessible. Take advantage of being able to attend these tours in your own virtual space.
Attend a Concert
Dress up and hit up a live virtual concert together. There are tons of artists and DJs from around the world who perform virtually and live stream their performances. This is a great way to get to know one another’s taste in music and share some musical joy during these trying times.
Screen share your screen and watch a movie together. Whether it’s something on Netflix or online, share your beloved films of all times and make a date out of it. Want something more educational? Check out the different online classes offered by the world’s best on Masterclass if you want to learn something new with one another.
Surprise Food Swaps
Surprise your date with your favourite foods by delivering them straight to their doors. You can pre-order the delivery and set a time so that the food delivery arrives simultaneously. Enjoy the meals together online with a side of your desired cocktail for a cozy after-work evening.
Invite Your BFF
Just like in person, if you are ready to introduce your new love affair to your circle, do it virtually! Invite your family member or your BFF to the virtual date and make the introduction. Need some ice breakers? Make it fun by incorporating drinking games to get the virtual gathering going.
If you’re into a fun game night, host a virtual game night with your date. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there are countless online games to play online at your next Zoom date. For the next few dates, you’ll never have a boring date with all the games available online. Tap into your competitive spirit and connect with your date on another level.
Break a Sweat
Want to motivate each other to live an active and healthy lifestyle? Break a sweat together by doing a workout challenge online. Set up your at-home gym area, your camera, and get your sweat on! Working out together creates “nonverbal matching”, which helps couples feel emotionally attuned with one another. This is a great way to connect with your date and, at the same time, stimulating a huge dosage of dopamine.
Share a Laugh
Need a laugh? Take your date to a virtual comedy show. Laughter is the best medicine for times like this. Support your favourite comedian as almost every comedian has lost their ability to tour and share their talents. Enjoy a full live comedy show from your home with your date. Some shows even encourage listeners to leave their mic on so everyone can hear each other’s laugh for the true comedy experience.
Pick a recipe to cook together, whether it is something new to try or your favourite family homemade meal. Make a grocery list and buy the same groceries. Then begin prepping and cooking your meals together. Try a new recipe each week.
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