With yet another lockdown across the country, dating lives have been moved online for many of us who don’t live with a significant other. So here are 4 dates that you can do over a video call.
- Meal for Two
A pretty common date is to go out for a meal, but with a national lockdown this isn’t really an accessible option. Whilst you can always both order a takeaway and eat over a Zoom call, an interesting twist could be to set a budget and order your date’s dinner, keeping it a surprise! Keep in mind this would involve sharing addresses, so make sure to only do this if you feel safe doing so!
- Shitpost powerpoint presentations
This idea isn’t exactly new, but has received recent popularity on TikTok. The premise is that you prepare a presentation on a niche topic and present it to the other person- the funnier, the better. This is a good date to include some drinking, and perhaps a prompt list for drinks (drink whenever there’s a text animation etc).
- Classic Movie Night
Probably the most common idea on the list, but many streaming services have now made it possible to watch movies together, whilst apart, including Disney+ and Amazon Prime. Another option is the variety of Chrome extensions that make this possible, including Teleparty
- Party Games
So many games can be played cooperatively online, but for a more casual setting Skribbl.io and Among Us are good choices. Skribbl.io is an online pictionary where you can add your own prompts and Among Us is a quick-fire, low-stakes, and extremely fun game that can be played together whilst on Zoom or Discord. You can host a private lobby with a group of friends or join a public lobby if it’s just the two of you.