The “virtual date” has gotten more attention than ever these past few months. Couples have been separated by travel restrictions, forcing everyone in long distance relationships to get creative. With everyone spending more time at home and businesses revamping their plans to create online experiences, there are now plenty of virtual date ideas to keep your long distance relationship fun and steamy. While a date night in person will always be better than a date night over Zoom, a virtual date night can still be special and sweet. Check out 16 virtual date ideas for long distance relationships.
16 Virtual Date Ideas for Long Distance Relationships
1. Cook Dinner Together
Although you’re not physically together, you can still cook dinner over video call with one another. Decide on a recipe together, shop for the ingredients and make it together on your date night. Set up your laptop in the kitchen and let the fun begin! You can make it extra special by both buying the same bottle of wine and listening to the same playlist.
2. Have a Game Night
There are lots of online games the two of you can play together virtually. From card games to online chess to Pictionary, pick a few of your favourites for a fun game date night!
3. Do a Cocktail Making Class
Consider hiring a mixologist to do a virtual cocktail making class for the two of you. You can each buy the supplies and they’ll teach you how to make delicious drinks! It’s a fun way to get creative and try out new cocktail recipes that you can make the next time you’re physically together.
4. Watch a Movie or TV Show
Put on your favourite movie or TV show so you can chat about it throughout. Press play at the exact same time, or use a program like Netflix’s Netflix Party plug-in to watch remotely with your significant other.
5. Do a Virtual Yoga Class
Many yoga studios now offer virtual classes you can do from the comfort of your home. If you and your partner love getting sweaty together, pick a class you’ll both love, and it will feel like you’re doing it side by side.
6. Wine and Paint Night
Paint nights are so much fun and with online options, you can choose what you want to paint while drinking a nice glass of wine. If you’d rather lead your own paint night and choose an object or mood you’d like to paint, feel free to do that as well.
7. Read to Each Other
There’s something incredibly soothing and relaxing about having someone read to you. Choose a book you’ll both enjoy and go back and forth reading out loud to each other. Not only is this a romantic activity, it will also help spark conversation about interesting topics.
8. Go On a Virtual Museum Tour
Since many people are spending more time at home than ever before, some museums have created virtual tours for you to enjoy. You can take in some of the world’s most brilliant collections, without having to deal with crowds of people.
9. Order a Surprise Meal for Each Other
A really cute idea is to order a surprise meal for each other around the same time, so once they’re both delivered you can eat together. This will test how well you know each other’s taste buds – just make sure you’re aware of any food allergies and any flavours your S.O. absolutely won’t eat!
10. Have a Drink Together
Whether it’s a glass of wine, mug of kombucha or cup of tea, have a drink together enjoying each other’s company. Talk about your day, discuss topics of interest and just be with each other.
11. Watch a Comedy Show
Whether you opt for a live virtual stand up show or a comedy special on Netflix, having a laugh always makes for a great date night. Pop some popcorn, change into comfy clothes and get ready to laugh!
12. Do a Personality Test Together
Want to really get to know more about your partner? A personality test such as the Enneagram or Myers-Briggs test is a fun way to pass the time. Discuss your results and talk about how closely you match your true personality. You’ll end up learning a lot about each other and have lots of fun along the way!
13. Plan Your Dream Vacation
At some point it will be safe and enjoyable to travel again, so why not have a plan for when that time comes? Research different places you’d like to take a trip, explaining the reasons you’d like to go there. Once you decide on a place you’d love to go together, you can start planning where you’d love to stay, the attractions you’d like to see, and areas you want to explore.
14. Take a Walk Together
Tired of having date nights inside? Take your phone or tablet on a walk around your neighbourhood or nearby park. You can show each other what you’re seeing along your walk and talk about the area. This way, when you can be together physically, you can take the same walk together.
15. Cheer On Your Favourite Team
Are you both sports lovers? Put the game on, grab a beer and watch your team battle it out! Have a little fun with it by preparing game-oriented appetizers and signs for your team! It’s even better if you’re cheering for opposing teams for some friendly competition!
16. Go on A Virtual City Tour
Have you ever wanted to walk the streets of London? How about a jaunt around Venice to see its famous canals? Do you want to see the Greek ruins in Athens? You can do this all from the comfort of your couch. Choose a city you’d both like to visit and go on a virtual city tour together! You’ll see all the different sights and it will (almost) feel like you’re there!
If you’re in a long distance relationship, keep your connection strong with these amazing virtual date ideas!
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