Ahh, romance in the age of quarantine. Contrary to popular belief, it can be done! Whether you’re isolated in the same apartment, tired of breathing the same air and need to reignite that old ‘pre-virus flame’, or apart and missing each other like crazy, heck, even just looking to hang with a no-strings Tinder match because you’re lonely, we’ve come up with a few activities to bring you closer while physical distancing. Here are 10 quarantine date ideas that are possible together, or apart while sharing a screen on Facebook videochat.
TAKE A VIRTUAL TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
Google Earth, live cams, photo galleries. There are about a hundred ways to travel without going through airport security or hopping on a plane. Maybe a trip you had planned was derailed, or you just need to see something that isn’t the living room wall. Don that Tommy Bahama, climb aboard a magic area carpet and show each other the world.
VIRTUALLY ATTEND A COMEDY SHOW
The Tiny Cupboard is the “world’s smallest venue” featuring live comedians and musicians. These guys have been airing talent on Zoom several times a week.
COOK TOGETHER, APART
Pick one recipe and recreate it as best you can! Whether you two are in the same quarantine space or are separated and are using Skype, Facetime or Zoom, you can still share the same candlelight meal.
DO A BEER/WINE “TOUR”
Almost every liquor store sells individual tallboys, grab a few funky looking cans that you’ve never tried before, or snag a few bottles of rose, red or white and “test” away! Heck, you can even virtually tour Napa Valley together.
GO TO THE “MUSEUM”
In one night you can hit up the Louvre’, the Smithsonian, and the Guggenheim with these free, online museum tours. Fancy dress is optional!
DO IT YOURSELF, BUT TOGETHER
Get in touch with your creative, more colourful sides! Most Color Me Mine studios have put together DIY kits for you to pick up and take home, which includes everything you need to create a masterpiece. If you don’t have one of those near you, have yourself a paint party with the one and only Bob Ross.
HOST A NETFLIX PARTY
Netflix and chill, even in quarantine. With Netflix Party, you can share a screen without sacrificing your legroom on the couch. It’s the perfect way to enjoy shows together while spending time apart.
HAVE A GAME NIGHT
Pull out that Twister mat, the Jenga, or share screens and play a round of something on Jack Box. Do you even know your significant other if you’ve never played a game of high stakes game of Monopoly or chess together?
WORK IT OUT
Share screens or the common area in the living room and take a yoga class or something together. The couple that sweats together, stays together, right? That’s what we’ve been told by the Instagram influencers anyway.
ENTER A VIRTUAL TRIVIA COMP
NYC’s House of YES is run by an eccentric group of performers and comedians. These guys host everything from digital drag shows to burlesque shows and dance parties, but our favourite is their trivia events. Enter as a team or go head to head with their themed nights!
There you have it folks, 10 quarantine date ideas. Romance is not dead, people! Cupid is alive and well. Enjoy yourselves, stay safe, and wash your freaking hands!
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