Looking for virtual date ideas to get you through a time when no contact is allowed?
The human touch has been scientifically proven to be an essential need for the human race to thrive. Proper development and bonding through touch is required for infants. Adults require physical contact with other humans to develop trust, feelings of security and express love to one another.
Though, in the current world crisis, we now find ourselves in the midst of a moment in time where touch is being shunned. We must remain a certain distance from another person and the very thought of touch is being tossed out of the mind immediately.
Remaining at home is encouraged which might mean, for some of us, being separated from our significant other. The expression of love, through touch, that we were once able to communicate through to our partner has been replaced by a piece of technology in our hands or sitting on our desks in each of our own separate homes.
Gathering places have been closed and deserted so going out on dates is no longer an option. How will we go on? How will we be able to continue developing a relationship if dating can no longer be a normal part of life?
The Virtual Dating Concept: Online and Skype Dating in 2023
Truthfully, this is not a completely new concept. There are couples amongst us who have already experienced the need to get creative with virtual dating ideas because they are in long distance relationships.
Those relationships that were looked down upon and labeled as “not going to work” are being kicked to the top of the list as many more relationships are put into the long distance category.
No matter the amount of miles between you, distance is distance. When the ability to see each other in person is drastically limited, it is time to rethink how you can date. Putting in the effort is key to this way of dating life. Share in coming up with ideas and try not to leave it up to just one of you to constantly plan.
It has been suggested that couples who spend time looking into one another’s eyes can increase the love they have for one another. So now is the time for perfecting this way of connection. Look on the positive side with this method of dating. Less distraction from those around you at public place means just the two of you (though a couple of ideas below suggest group dates) spending quality time with one another.
Some of the following virtual ideas would be a perfect opportunity to test this theory of increased affection through eye connection as you begin to engage in virtual dating to keep the flame of your relationship burning brightly.
35 Fun Virtual Date Ideas For Couples Who Can’t be Face to Face
Virtual Dinner Date
Be creative and fun with this idea because it is one of the most common virtual dating ideas.
Instead of each of you just cooking dinner for yourself and sitting down in front of Skype to eat together, put a theme to the evening’s meal, one of you pick themed music then put some effort into your attire.
You are trying to keep that spark alive so get out of your pajamas and spruce yourself up. Another great virtual dinner date idea is to each order a meal for the other and have it delivered to their respective houses. Everyone loves a surprise!
One of the best late night date ideas!
Virtual dance party
Put on your favorite dance mix, get your significant other on the other line and start your own private dance party in the comfort of your own homes.
Maybe get a little crazy, decorate and get some fun lighting action going just like in the club setting.
Play Online Games
Apps, Apps everywhere there are Apps! We have tons of options out there now-a-days for you two to engage in a bit of friendly, gaming, competition with one another.
Downloadable games are an option, Facebook is one of the best places for free virtual date games as you can start up Battleship or Words with Friends, or go slightly old school as you each pull out a checkerboard, set it up for the two players and just make the other person’s move on your board too.
Another pretty common and easy idea is to Skype your partner and settle in for a movie watching experience together. Movie watching is one of the very best things to do in a long distance relationship over skype.
Here are some of our favorite couple travel movies that you can watch together!
Taking Time to Learn About Each Other
Grab a glass of wine, or a pint of beer, settle onto the couch, get Skype up and running then ask deeper type questions to really get to know the other person a little bit better. There is a good chance you will figure out things that you never knew about your partner.
This could work no matter how long you have been together because people do change over days, months, and years.
Going back to the idea of increasing the love aspect of a relationship through eye contact, this date would be a great time at practice gazing into each other’s eyes through the screen while sincerely listening to their responses.
Take a Walk Together
One of our favorite cyber date ideas!
The joy of virtual dating is that it is done over mobile devices. Emphasis on “mobile”!
You aren’t limited to the confines of your house, you can get out, take a walk or hike with each other enjoying fresh air and movement.
Start a Book Club
If both of you enjoy reading then decide on weekly books to read, then schedule the same time each week to sit down and discuss the book together. One of the most creative skype date ideas!
Compromise might also play a part in this virtual date idea because we all don’t like the same genres.
If this is the case, open your mind as your partner picks and allow yourself to read books you might never have picked up otherwise. Never know, you might find a new author or genre to indulge in.
Create a Book of Future Trips
No matter the length of time you and your partner have to spend apart, it is always nice to plan for the future so you have something to get excited about, to look forward to together.
Keep the momentum going, plan those trips now while you both have the time to sit down, peruse travel magazines or websites where you can print out adventures that capture your interests in and around the cities you are eager to explore.
Print out pictures, adventure pamphlets or articles and put them onto pages of a binder or notebook so you both can easily go back when you get around to solidifying plans for trips.
Here are our top places to travel this year to get you started.
Take an Online Painting class
YouTube is a get place to search for free painting classes or tutorials.
Each of you go buy your materials, set up your individual spaces then get the class rolling. Even if you have no artistic talent do not pass over this date idea because great laughs could be have over the finished products.
Another dinner date idea is to pick out a recipe together, preferable a new one that neither of you has made before.
Cook the recipe up together, at the same time so it is almost like you are physically in the kitchen together preparing the meal. You are then able to compare notes about the meal, likes/dislikes or improvements needed.
Beer/Wine taste testing
Put a spin on this one, let your date pick their favorite the beer or wine selections for you, go buy them and then offer your own opinions of the selections.
It may very well be that you could discover a new favorite beverage.
Send each other links of your personal playlists and take the time to really listen to the others favorite songs by favored bands.
Discuss these bands and what meaning songs have you. Music is quite important to many people and there have been moments in life where songs made impressions for different reasons so this is a great way to learn more about on another on a deeper level too.
Do a Crossword Together
Strengthen the mind while also having fun with each other in figuring out answers to the challenging questions that crosswords always seem to present.
Virtually Explore an Art Gallery or Museum
Even museums and art galleries are working to stay afloat in these uncertain times. In response, they have put their galleries online.
This benefits you and your virtual dating life because now you two can take a tour together and explore the vast variety of mediums in art in different parts of the world without even leaving your living rooms.
Virtual Happy Hour with Friends
Most of the time when we go on a date we go on a date of 2, just you and your significant other but sometimes group dating has its perks and social benefits. Enter in the group happy hour with friends.
Everyone can pop the top of their favorite beverage, get on a group skype and socialize, at a distance, yet all together as well. Catch up, joke, laugh, and stay connected with all your other couple friends too.
Discover 5 Love Languages
“Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can be confidently equipped to communicate love well”- Dr. Gary Chapman.
One Evening use time together to discover each other’s Love Language which is meant to improve positive connection within any kind of relationship.
If you don’t know what the Love Languages are or you want to learn in greater detail, you can purchase Dr. Gary Chapman’s Love Languages Book and read up more on the 5 languages of love!
Discover the Other’s Attachment Style
Social distancing time and being forced to date virtually, with less distraction, can also help you become more clear on whether or not this relationship you are in is working for you or, if it’s a newer relationship, will it work for you into the future.
Similar to the 5 Love Languages, there are 3 attachment styles that adults have which they bring with them into relationships. Pick up the book, Attached by Amire Levine, M.D & Rachel S. F. Heller, M.A.
In it you will learn about the attachment styles of anxious, secure & avoidant, figure out which you are, which the person you are relationship with is, then determine whether or not those styles are compatible with each other. Worth knowing to create a healthy relationship that will last.
Set Clear Goals for the Future
Use a date night to discuss the plans for your future together. Try and work out issues that may be present between the two of you.
Make sure you are both on the same page and are clear about the ideas you each have for where the relationship is headed.
Learn a language
It can be so hard to stick with learning a new language by yourself because if you don’t lose it you lose it. Using a new language helps you improve and become more fluent so why not engage your significant other in learning the language with you?
Maybe take a cue from one of the destinations you placed inside your future trips book that you two put together on a previous date and let that determine the language to learn together.
Then learning, practicing and becoming fluent will be a breezy since you both can speak the language with one another. Maybe during your virtual dates, yes?
You can get started here with some of our basic Spanish phrases!
A super fun game to plat together. Set up your device to Skype your date then start acting out scenes from movies, imitating certain actresses or actors, performing actions to get the other to guess words or phrases.
One-on-one Pictionary could be a laugh inducing option as you watch your partner try sketching out pictures to get you to guess their subject or meanings.
Take a Virtual Yoga Class Together
Staying healthy can keep the mind and body healthy in these crazy times so why not sign up for a yoga class online together?
Before the start of the class get your Skype connected so you can be right alongside your date practicing yoga.
Plan out a Garden
For gardening enthusiast couples, how fun would it be to sketch out ideas of how to go about putting this year’s garden in together?
Search out ideas of companion planting, varietals of plants in the seed catalogs and tools needed to get the garden started. Order the items to be delivered to whoever’s house the garden will be planted at.
Hopefully, by the time all items arrive, social distancing will be canceled and you will be able to have a physical date to actually plant the seeds together.
Otherwise, here comes another virtual date where owner of the garden’s location does the physical planting while the other is virtually there and partaking in the creation of the garden.
Take a Virtual Vacation
Why wait for a physical vacation to one of those places you put in your future travels book? Go there on a virtual date.
Thank goodness for the internet and its ability to instantly take you to any place in the world! Explore YouTube for virtual city tours and the beauty they offer to tourists of all types.
A Game of Roses and Thorns
A great evening date game, this is more of a game to discuss your daily wins (Roses) and daily struggles (thorns).
Try to focus on describing more roses than thorns which can be very hard to do when forced to stay within the confines of your home for days on end but keeping a positive mindset will help us all get through these times in a much more uplifting way. Your positive vibes can also uplift your partner too.
Take a Couples’ Communication Class
Ah, the art of verbal communication in relationships.
Seems to be a skill most couples grapple with but, hopefully, it is getting easier due to all these virtual dates you have already taken together.
Let us improve those skills even more and sign up for a couples’ communication skills class together. Even if you feel you have got this verbal communication thing locked down, it could only improve your skills and strengths as a couple.
Create Funny Faces Collage of Your Love
Our phones today have some crazy added features that are able to capture some pretty hilarious selfies. Go and take some of yourself, have your partner take some to and swap them with one another; print out.
Schedule a date night and work together on designing collages of their funny faces to create mementos that will be proudly displayed up upon your walls.
This is a great facetime date idea to try!
Take Online Compatibility Quizzes
Want to have an even quicker way to find out if you are compatible with your mate besides taking time to read books like The 5 Love Languages and Attached as described in earlier dates?
Ok, the online world has many, many quizzes you two can sit down and do together as well. Be ready to discuss those findings together in a kind, loving way.
Play Truth or Dare
Moving onto a more light hearted, playful date than compatibility quizzes is the good ‘ol game of Truth or Dare.
You are still going to find out some interesting aspects of your date if they choose Truth but if they choose Dare you might be cracking up all night long.
Virtual Fashion Show
The extra time given to us right now can have us looking through our closets and wanting to clear out the old to just make space. Date night idea!
During the day, both of you go through your closets and make a piles of clothes that you are thinking of letting go. Now set your virtual date to “Go” and give each other fashion shows and let the other decide whether the article of clothing is staying or going.
Go to a Virtual Concert
Many musicians are putting on concerts from their homes as they too abide by the “Stay at Home” restrictions put in place.
Plan to attend one of these amazing gifts of virtual concerts together. Remember to help support those artists with monetary contributions, if you can, to allow them to continue sharing their art with the world.
Get Writing Your Own Love Stories
We all have different perspectives in our relationships so why not plan a date to virtually sit down with one another, maybe have some music playing and take time to journal out how you view your love story.
Doesn’t have to be super long, just a short story. Take time to share them so you can see your relationship from the mind of your partner.
Go to the Zoo – Virtually
Zoos are posting live video feeds of their animals online so take your date to the Zoo.
Check out all the exotic animals, talk about your favorites while supporting the animals through your visit.
Make a Countdown Calendar
Buy some heavy duty index cards. If you have an idea of when you will get to More Date Ideas? together again, in the flesh, add those numbers to the index cards, decorate them, add your own inspiring quotes or other wording that reminds you of your Love and attached them all to use them as a countdown to the end of this social distancing.
Just to get you excited about seeing them again, make this countdown even if you don’t have an end date.
Learn Sign Language Together
Jointly tie the different aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication by learning sign language. You will have to really draw upon what you have been perfecting through the use of your eyes, looking at the other person and to connect through this language that is verbal though at the same time nonverbal.
Such a beautiful language to know together which can give you an even stronger set of communication skills.
Here are some cool sign language cards you might like to try!
Virtually Fall Asleep Beside Each Other
Ending each day by saying good night is a must for long distance relationships. Why not call each other up as you crawl into your own beds, engage in some pillow talk as you both drift off into the dream world together.
Our advice is to use this as an excuse to have a date every night of the week.
Hope you Enjoyed These 35 Fun Virtual Date Ideas
Try not to let these times of quarantine and distancing take a negative toll on your dating life. Yes, some relationships maybe aren’t meant for lots of time spent apart and might fizzle but just know, if it doesn’t work out, something wonderful is happening and someone even better is coming into your life who could make it through these harder times with you.
Remember to put in the effort. Make the most out of any time you are given together, whether it means physically or virtually.
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