The whole world got on board with virtual dating during the pandemic. It was a wonderful way for people to stay connected, keep in touch and ultimately keep their relationship alive whilst everyone was stuck in their own homes. Virtual dating has been on the rise ever since, so in this post, I’ll be sharing some virtual date ideas for long distance.
Of course online dating is bigger than ever. We’re not new to meeting people online, engaging with people online and ultimately, finding relationships online. And there are so many different types of dating sites and apps these days, those that are based on location, such as this Edinburgh dating site. Or preference, such as Mature Edinburgh Dating.
But once you’re IN that relationship… well, you don’t imagine your love life is going to be halted by a global pandemic.
Now that things are generally back to normal business, virtual dating still remains a thing within the world of long distance relationships. If anything, long distance relationships are easier than ever with the help of technology. We don’t have to wait days for a carrier pigeon to deliver our love letters anymore.
During the pandemic, more people got a taste of what it’s like being in a long distance relationship, whether they wanted it or not. But we’re human, we carry on and adapt. And what we learned was that there are SO many fun and creative ways of hosting a virtual date, of keeping relationships alive and fun, even if we’re not in the same place physically.
So in this post, I’m going to share 14 fun and creative virtual date ideas for long distance couples:
Stay connected, just chat!
The absolute easiest virtual date idea for long distance is just having a chat. Chat about your day or your week, share a funny thing that happened to you or have a rant over something that’s bothered you. Keep up the “normality” of a relationship, as this is the sort of thing you’d do when you get home from work to your partner.
Have dinner together over Skype or video chat
Agree on a day and time – even a specific type of cuisine if you want – and have a virtual dinner date over video chat! Dress up for it if you like, crack open a bottle of wine and just be on a date together.
Make plans together
It’s always really important to have things to look forward to, especially for when you’re going to see each other again. So it could be a lovely virtual date idea to plan something together. Holidays you want to go on together and day trips you want to make. It’ll give you both something to look forward to!
Have a movie night together
Choose a movie to watch at the same time together. Although you can’t see each other, knowing you’re both doing the same thing might help ease any loneliness that’s brewing from being in a long distance relationship and not being able to see your partner.
If both of you have gaming consoles and have the same games, now would be a great time to game together and show each other who’s boss! Gaming is a great way to take your mind off of things and have a bit of fun – even better when you’re up against your boyfriend or girlfriend! Check out these date ideas for gamers.
Go for a virtual walk together
Most people have been enjoying going for walks since the pandemic – especially in nature, which has a calming quality about it. Why not arrange a time for you to both go on your daily walk and do it together? Stay on face-time or on the phone and go on a virtual walk together.
Similarly to having a meal and going for a walk together, if you’re both into baking, you can choose a time and a dish to both bake in your respective homes and go onto Skype or face time and bake together! It’ll give you a chance to do a relaxing activity as well as some time to have a chat together. Maybe try this Rocky Road Recipe!
Have your morning coffee together
Start your day in a positive way by having your morning coffee together, just as you would do if you were actually together! This might be difficult in different time zones but make it work.
Do a cocktail making or wine tasting
If you both like a drink when you’re together, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy that when you’re apart, too! Get some cocktail ingredients in and get creative with your drinks or even sign up for an alcohol-themed event online that you can both attend.
Watch a concert together
During the pandemic, a lot of artists put on virtual concerts for fans. My boyfriend and I bought tickets to The Darkness concert, which we enjoyed in the comfort of our bedroom, it was wonderful. There are lots of concerts available on YouTube or DVD from a variety of artists. Perhaps consider this as one of your virtual date ideas for long distance.
Play music together
And whilst we’re on the subject of music, if you’re both musicians, why not have a virtual jam together?
Play fun games like truth or dare
Games nights are always fun but if you fancy playing some a little more risky, why not try a truth or date? It might start to get a bit naughty.
Have a quiz
Who doesn’t love a quiz? One of the more common virtual date ideas for long distance after everyone was having quizzes every other night during the pandemic. But a super simple but fun way to spend a couple of hours with your partner during a long distance relationship. You could even get some friends to join you on this one!
Have a double date
And why not bring friends into the mix on some of your virtual dates anyway? Double dates are normal in the physical world, they can be in the virtual world too! You could literally do ANY of the above with another couple on Zoom!
Here are just a few ways that you and your partner can have a fun, virtual date during long distance. Do you have any other suggestions to add to this list? How have you and your partner been keeping connected if you’re away from each other? Let me know!
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