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So, we’re back in lockdown and here in the UK, we’re pretty much back to square one with the exception of the vaccine which is slowly by surly being rolled out. But of course, this new lockdown means that once again, couples are being forced to spend less time together and get creative with their dates.
Whether you’re in a long term relationship but just can’t see each other due to the pandemic or you’re new to dating and are using dating sites right now for your local area, such as Norfolk dating you’re going to be in the same boat when it comes to dating: most of it is going to be online.
So let’s look at how to host the perfect virtual date for all you couples who can’t be together right now!
Set a time and a date
Obviously a simple and obvious point to start with but if you’re going to be hosting anything – a date, a dinner party, a piss up – there has to be a time and a place. Or in this case just a time and a date. Because let’s face it, nobody can go anywhere right now. You might want to go a bit extra and even send some sort of invite!
Make sure you’re not going to be disturbed
This is something I struggle with a lot in my house and have done ever since the pandemic began. I’m ALWAYS disturbed. No matter where I go or how many times I tell people, I’m always disturbed. So I completely appreciate how this one is easier said that done, depending on who you live with or perhaps the size of your house.
But if at all possible, try and ensure those around you know that you’re having an online date and that you shouldn’t be disturbed for a few hours. Make sure they know it’s important to you and your relationship and this is quality time that you want to spend with your partner – just as if they were in the room with you.
Choose your activity
Of course if you’re having a “proper” date then you’re going to have to have some idea of what you want to do. If you were actually meeting up for a date, you would just meet each other in the middle of the street with neither of you having any idea what to do. You’d have an activity planned, such as a meal or going to the cinema.
But as we’re confined to our homes, this is where you’re going to want to get a bit creative with your activity. If you’re both gamers, you might want to consider an idea from my date ideas for gamers post. If not, you might want to consider having a meal together or watching a movie. You could even go for a walk together, have a picnic together or breakfast in bed!
Choose your outfit
Even though you’re not leaving your house, you still want to make an effort of your date. I think it’s really important to actually continue making those efforts, even during such a difficult time like this pandemic. I don’t know about anyone else but I feel much better if I actually get ready for the day and I can’t bear to spend any time in my pjs!
So make a point of choosing an outfit and getting ready for your date, as if you would were you meeting up in person. If you’ve been struggling with spending so much time at home (like I have), this will make a nice break from your routine and actually give you something to get ready for. Thought Clothing do some beautiful ethical and sustainable pieces perfect for a date
Related read: My Go-To Hair Styles For Date Night
If you’ve chosen to eat a meal together, then you’re going to want some meal options. Of course takeaway is ALWAYS a good choice and doesn’t require cooking, preparation or either of you messing it up. But if you do want to create your own meal, that’s super exciting! Just ensure it’s something both of you can make!