Living through 2020 has been one heck of a ride and has really changed the way we live our lives. Though at the time of this writing there is hope on the horizon, we still don’t know how long it will take before we can go back to being around other people more regularly. Until then, we have been thinking a lot about how to connect with our dates and lovers in a safe way. That’s why we have gathered a list of fun quarantine date ideas to help shake up the doldrums of socially distanced dating. We hope some of these tips can inspire you and help take your pandemic dating game to the next level!
Virtual fancy night out
Virtual date nights have become the norm, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Dress up fancy (down to the sexy underwear) and order or cook a nice meal. Create an intimate scene with candles and wine glasses. Dressing up can be fun even if you’re just staying at home!
Cook for each other
If you live relatively close to your sweetheart, one of you could cook a meal and drop off a portion to the other. Nothing beats a home cooked meal by someone you love, and sharing your meal can be much more intimate than takeout.
Cook the same meal together
Alternatively, you can download the same recipe and cook together on video! Watch each other’s cooking skills (or lack thereof) and come together at the end to see how it turned out.
Streaming movie night
There are a ton of ways you can stream media together these days, so this one’s a no-brainer! Plan a weekly movie night, or maybe start a new TV series together. Start a list of movies in a shared Google Doc and write your impressions after each one.
Play a game together
If you’ve never been one for video games, now might be the time to start! There are tons of games you can play together online either on the computer or on consoles. Pick a co-op game and go through as a team or try something that’s verses! Or if you want something more laid back, we hear that Animal Crossing dates are all the rage.
If you miss being at the gym or working out around people, why not schedule some virtual work out sessions with your partner? Stream a workout video via Skype or Zoom and follow along together. Working out with a partner can help you be motivated to stay active during some stagnant times. Plus, getting your blood flowing can lead to hotter post-workout plans.
Try new toys
Lots of folks have been engaging in virtual sex this year, which means remote sex toys are having a big moment. If you’ve never tried a remote toy before, these can introduce a whole new level to your playtime. These toys are often app-controlled and connect through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi so that you can play with your partner anywhere in the world. There are even toys that you can buy that interact with each other so when you are using it your partner can feel it. The future of sex is here and it couldn’t be at a better time!
No matter how rest of this year shakes out, we hope that these quarantine date ideas help bring a bit more fun and excitement into your life! Remember that date nights are just ways to connect with your partner and they can be as low-key or fancy as you want them to be. Just because we can’t do them in person, doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun with it!
If you’ve had some fun socially distanced dates, let us know in the comments below! We are always looking for more suggestions!