Looking for some great virtual date ideas that are not the usual boring Skype calls? Then you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll be sharing some of our favorite virtual dates to bring you and your partner much closer.
Humans are naturally wired to socialize. We just can’t do without physical and emotional intimacy! I mean, that’s why we are referred to as social beings.
Today, however, given the present situation we all find ourselves in, we can barely meet face-to-face with our loved ones. It’s almost impossible to even touch or shake hands. We now live in a world where lots of couples live thousands of miles apart. And traveling from place to place is considered very risky.
Due to the loneliness and boredom arising from constantly staying indoors, many singles feel an increased need to enter into relationships.
But how can they, when most people are indoors and can barely step out for grocery shopping?
The fact is that long-distance relationships are not new in our society. There have always been partners who are far away from each other. Some of them coped with it, others couldn’t. However, today, such couples can depend on “virtual dates” to create (and maintain) the needed connection.
Perhaps the whole idea of “virtual dating” is still strange to you. But if you’re willing to try out virtual dates with your partner, I’ve got some great ideas for you!
In this article, I’ll be letting you in on some virtual date ideas that will keep you connected to your boo or baby or babyboo (or whatever you call them).
Social media has certainly made it a whole lot easier to connect online. You can execute most (if not all) these ideas through video calls (WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom, Facebook, etc.). And hence, you can see your partner’s face in real-time as you communicate with them.
Some virtual date ideas that will help you and your partner to regenerate the spark are:
1. A Virtual Dinner Date
Okay, you’ve got to be creative about this.
It shouldn’t just be about eating together via a video call. Rather, you two should spice things up by using a special theme and a special costume for the date! Make it a bit unique and lively.
2. A Virtual Dance Party
Ever thought of having a virtual dance party with your faraway partner? You should, It’s pretty cool! You can do this after a virtual dinner date or at any random time.
Plan a dance mix together; let it include your favorite party playlist and your spouse’s favorites as well… Then you’re good to go! At your respective ends, you can party together with the same playlist… Trust me, this is going to be fun.
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3. Play Games Online
Just as you enjoy playing PlayStation with your partner at home, you can still relish playing online games together at different locations. There are lots of downloadable games you can play in real-time via internet connectivity.
Besides, Facebook offers lots of interactive gaming options that you can enjoy with your partner.
4. Watching Movies
Watching movies is always a good way through which couples create bonds. So, it’ll really be fun if you include movies to your virtual date ideas. The good news is, it doesn’t take much to get started.
Simply create a list of movies you’ll watch together over a given period of time. Then stick to the list as you watch the movies one after the other. Preferably, you can do it over a cup of ice cream or popcorn. Yum!
If downloading movies or visiting movie shops is inconvenient, you and your partner can simply stream movies or series on Netflix together.
6. Play A Game Over A Video Call
Apart from downloadable online games, you can play a game with your spouse over a video call. Such a medium will be perfect for the “virtual roulette” game.
7. Learn A TikTok Dance
It’s 2020, get the best out of TikTok already! Some people still feel weird about the app. But the truth remains that this app has the ability to bring people together from different parts of the world.
You and your partner can key into the fun and learn a couple of new dance moves together – notwithstanding the distance.
8. Exercise Together
This is an unusual virtual date idea for you and your partner. And of course, it’s a good way to get busy and kill boredom.
Partners who love exercising together won’t have distance as a barrier anymore. You can virtually exercise (in any location) using certain online fitness apps.
9. Read Together
You’re probably wondering; how can I possibly read with my partner who’s 100 miles away? But alas, it’s possible. And I can assure you that it’s quite fun!
Watching your partner read out romantic quotes or novels to you via Skype can give you a thrilling feeling that you can only get when you’re really with them.
10. Engage In A Virtual Tour
Another virtual date idea you should consider is going on a virtual tour. One exciting way to do this with your partner is through “Google Earth”. It affords you the opportunity to engage in 3D tours to various locations.
11. Participate In An Online Cooking Class
If cooking is a thing for you, then it will be fun to engage in an online cooking class with your partner. Learning new cooking skills while trying out a new recipe with your partner will surely be an amazing experience.
And fortunately, you don’t have to be in the same location to do this.
12. …Or Better still, Cook Together
Yep, you and your partner don’t have to participate in an online cooking class to feel connected. That might be too tasking.
You can simply cook a familiar meal together just before your dinner party. All it takes is a particular cooking recipe, a smartphone, and mobile data.
13. Visit Museums
Ever heard of virtual museums? It’s a pretty good touring idea for you and your partner. Especially if you are stuck indoors while your partner is in a different location.
As a matter of fact, you can visit any of these virtual museums from the comfort of your home;
- J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- Uffizi Museum, Florence
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York City, etc.
14. Learn About Each Other
To create a stronger bond, you and your partner can engage in a deep conversation via WhatsApp or Facebook video call. You both need the eye contact in order to send a wave of romantic energy across!
You can make it feel more real by doing it over a bottle of red wine. I’m sure the idea of making a toast (with your partner) during a video call sounds great, right?
15. Start A Book Club
One good virtual date idea that has worked for many couples is the virtual book club. You don’t have to visit the library with your partner in order to read your favorite books.
However, there has to be a little bit of compromise in this case. After all, your spouse’s preferred genre of literature might differ from yours.
And just so you know, you’ll get to understand your partner better if you read their favorite books – regardless of your location.
16. Take A Walk Together
One attractive aspect of most virtual dating ideas is that you can execute them using your mobile gadgets.
For instance, it’s easy to take a walk with your partner over Skype. It actually feels real because you will be able to see each other’s backgrounds.
17. Create A List Of Future Trips
While catching up over the phone, both of you can create a list of places you’d like to visit in the future. Whether it is a mere fantasy or not, it’s definitely going to be fun.
18. Wine Tasting
You can also check out each other’s wine preferences. Create a shopping list out of those choices. Then have a taste of each of them in your respective locations. If possible, this activity should take place during a video call session.
You’ll be amazed by your partner’s choice of drinks. Some might taste sweet, others might taste awful! Nonetheless, it’s going to be a great experience.
19. Do A Crossword Together
The point of a Crossword is basically to strengthen our minds. Why not do this with your favorite person? Besides, it’s really fun to figure out the answers to some tricky questions that crosswords present.
20. Virtual Meet-up
Online meeting apps like Zoom app presents you the opportunity to hang out with multiple friends and family at the same time. You can take advantage of that to meet your partner’s friends while having a real-time video chat.
21. Group Dating
Aside from meeting family and friends, Zoom or Google meet are convenient platforms where you can fix a group date. You, your partner, your friends, and your partner’s friends can connect with their own partners!
Everyone can also pop some champagne, have a chat, crack jokes, and have a lot of fun – all at the same time – and in different locations.
22. Set Goals For The Future
While having some fun, also remember to use the opportunity that virtual dating presents to set some future relationship goals. It is vital.
23. Learn A Language With Your Partner
Ordinarily, most partners would love to learn a new language together. It’s surely an exciting experience.
Hence, you should consider to include it as part of your virtual date ideas. It’s advisable to choose the language you both find cool. Then, study it online. You’ll be pleased to see yourself and your partner get better at something new.
24. Practice Virtual Yoga
Staying physically healthy is as important as mental well being. Especially in this present society. You and your partner can improve your mental and physical health by practicing virtual Yoga on Skype.
25. Play A Game Of Roses And Thorns
This is another good virtual date idea you should frequently practice to build a stronger emotional connection with your partner. This game is all about discussing your daily achievements (roses) and squabbles (thorns).
More often, especially in the evenings, you should schedule virtual dates with your partner and play this important game. It will give both of you the opportunity to realize how you’re doing wherever you are. And you’ll feel more responsible for each other.
26. Create A Collage Of Funny Faces
Nowadays, our smartphones have many amazing features that allow us to capture cool selfies. You and your partner can swap many of those selfies each of you took while making funny faces.
Now, during one of your virtual dates, create a collage out of those selfies.
27. Take Online Compatibility Test
Have you ever thought of trying out a compatibility test with your partner one of these days? It’s actually quite fun, regardless of the results!
28. Virtual Fashion Show
This is another amazing way for couples to improvise. You can actually be each other’s fashion model wherever you are.
On a good day, and at your respective destinations, you can wear your favorite clothes while displaying your fashion styles during a video call.
29. Play Adult Games
You and your partner can also try out various adult games during one of your video calls. “Truth Or Dare” is one of the commonest adult games you can play.
It is not only fun but also a way to understand your partner even better.
30. Engage In A Bedtime Conversation
While relaxing in your bed after dinner, place your device close to your pillow, and do a little bedtime talk with your faraway partner.
It can be an adult talk or just simple chit-chat. Either way, it’s a great way to retire to bed.
And there you have it folks! Don’t allow distance to tell negatively on your relationship. Of course, nothing beats being with your partner in person, but it’s important to make the most out of your time apart.
If you’ve been wondering how to spice things up virtually, this list of virtual date ideas is the handbook you need!