Matched, messaged, video chatted? Congratulations. You have qualified to go on a virtual date.In the midst of a global pandemic, you’ve found another human being you had like to get to know better. The only problem: you can’tthem for an in-person date. Online daters are just one group of many whose normal habits have been disrupted by the ongoing crisis.
As the world learns to work from home, school from home, daters are grappling with not only how to look for love but also forge a relationship. Wedding Affair brings to you a few fun and safe ways that you can go on a virtual date with your newfound love.
Watch A Concert
Once again turning to YouTube (or any other platform that might offer music), you can find full-length concerts from bands and artists. Whether it’s Queen at Wembley Stadium in 1986, Radiohead at Lollapalooza in 2016 or Billie Eilish at Music Midtown last year. There’s quite a lot out there. And if you don’t want to commit to a whole hours-long concert, you could head to somewhere like NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, where acts play shorter sets at NPR Music’s headquarters in Washington. Watch together and chat away via phone or video chat.
A Fancy Date Night
Make it an all-out black tie date night at home—because sometimes, being all dressed up with nowhere to go is a fun way to remind each other how good you look. If you’ve been in quarantine, use it as an excuse to put on some make-up, slip into your fave dress, and get your date on video chat in their finest outfit. Don’t forget to set the mood with a jazzy playlist, lots of lit candles, and a bottle of champagne. Talk, sit. Have a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Enjoy the fact that you have each other, even if you’re apart.
Make Some Art
For the more creative-minded out there, you can plan a virtual art project to do together over video chat. Using whatever art supplies you have on hand, decide on something to draw or paint. This could be a landmark you both know, an image you found on Google, or you could even just print off a coloring page. Spend the next hour, or however long, working on it while you chat. As a result, you can show each other the results of your craft time.
Play Online Games
If you like a little friendly virtual competition, there are tons of two-player online games that you can play with your partner wherever you’re located. Cardzmania is a platform that offers tons of online card games, from gin rummy to Klondike. Or you can do a puzzle together virtually, chatting over Zoom as you choose what piece goes where. If your LDR is happening across two different time zones, Words With Friends lets you play your turn whenever you want and keep the game going on your own time. Hence, this is quite an interesting virtual date idea.
Watch A Movie Together
Services like Netflix Party, a Chrome extension that lets you sync up your Netflix viewing and chat on the side, have gotten a lot of attention since the days of social distancing began. Might as well make a virtual date out of it. Though Netflix Party only supports text chat, for a more immediate experience you can also talk on the phone or on a platform like Discord while you watch.
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