Is dating doomed in 2020? Not really. Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, it’s still possible to get all romantic– as long as you’re doing these quarantine date ideas below and not going out to crowded places!
So if you’re single, in a long-distance relationship, or a couple stuck indoors, you can surely count on these quarantined dating ideas. All you need is a strong internet connection, some props, and a willing partner. Read away!
Virtual Quarantine Date Ideas
Trying to find your “the one” through virtual dating? It can be tough right now to build a connection with someone, but there’s no harm in trying, amirite? So if you have some extra time to meet someone online, or if you’re in a long-distance relationship, here are some virtual quarantine date ideas to try.
1Ask the 36 questions.
For those that are having their first dates virtually, we suggest trying this one out. It’s a series of questions that are broken up into three sets. It starts with light and superficial questions such as “Would you like to be famous? In what way?” but as the list progresses, the questions become more intimate. You will end up talking about your loved ones, embarrassing moments, and personal problems. According to the authors of the series, the questions encourage you and your partner to reveal something about yourselves. It’s a great way to build rapport with someone.
If you’re interested in doing this with your new date, you can try screen sharing this website and just be truthful when answering the questions. Who knows? These questions might lead you to something special.
2Have a virtual movie marathon.
Cinemas are closed– but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a movie date! Thankfully, there are streaming platforms that let you stream movies with someone online. If you want to host movie nights with your babe or your friends, here are some of the apps that you can check out.
Netflix Party – This syncs up your streams with your friends. It also has a live chat on the side for realtime comments. However, this app only works for Netflix subscribers and is only available for chrome. Check out the platform here.
Metastream – If you’re looking for an app that can work on various streaming platforms, this is a must-try! It allows you to live chat with someone while watching videos from Netflix, Twitch, YouTube, Hulu, and Crunchyroll. Take note, this one’s on beta, so expect some light hijinks when using this. Check out the platform here.
Scener – Now, if you prefer a platform that lets you have a video chat instead of a good ‘ol live chat, go for this one. Scener has a live video chat and a text chat feature that you can use while watching Netflix, HBO Now, HBO Go, Disney Plus, or Vimeo. Check out the platform here.
3Cook the same meal and eat it together.
If you’re looking for quarantine date ideas that are more on the chill side, this is a must-try. For this virtual date, you’re going to cook the same thing. Just put the phone on the side and have a fun video call while cooking the dish. Once you’re both done preparing the food, you can eat the meal together. What’s great about this date idea is that it gives the feeling of being together. Eating the same food together, joking around while cooking– it just gives off that cozy and homely vibes.
4Take a virtual stroll on a museum.
For those who love museum dates, here is one of the virtual quarantine date ideas to try. Just share your screen while video calling your date and have a virtual tour of these museums. Talk about the artworks and what these visuals mean for you. Aside from seeing stunning artworks, having a virtual museum is a great way to keep the convo alive since you’re not just awkwardly staring at each other the whole time.
5Learn new things and discuss them via video call.
If you and your newfound virtual boo have been chatting for some time, it’s best to spice things up. Instead of the usual “How are you?” chitchat, why not have healthy discussions on certain topics? Watch a documentary together or read the same book. Once you’re both done consuming the content, you can then talk about through video chat. Do you share the same insights? What are their thoughts about the topic?
We get that this might sound online class-ish, but discussing certain topics helps you build a connection with someone. This can also help you determine if you share the same beliefs and values with this person– a major factor when finding a partner.
6Go for a virtual sexytime.
Take note, this is for couples that are just living away from each other and can’t meet because of the ‘rona. It’s risky to have an intimate sesh with someone you just met online. If you’re planning to push through though, find a messaging platform that’s secured enough to do these sexy sessions.
Now, there are tons of ways to get frisky online. You can try mutual masturbation, wherein you just watch each other masturbate (with hands or sex toys). You can also go for phone sex, wherein you dirty talk with your partner while masturbating.
Also, you can take a more advanced route and use app-controlled sex toys. For this one, you will wear a sex toy while the other person gets to control the functions of the sex toy– from its vibration mode, speed variation, or heating mode. Your partner is still involved with your pleasure, giving that sense of togetherness during the deed.
At-Home Quarantine Date Ideas
Stuck at home with your boo? No worries, buddy. You can still have that good ‘ol romantic date night– just check out our at-home dating ideas below, and you’re good to go!
1Get romantic with a candlelit dinner.
Who says you can’t have romantic dates this quarantine? With a dash of effort and creativity, anything is possible. Spice up your regular dinner by changing the ambiance. Dim the lights. Put on some candles, whip out some fine-dining dishes (or just order at your fave restaurant). Wear something that you would wear on a resto date outside. Enjoy the witty quips of your partner as you share a bottle of wine. And if things get steamy, you know what to do… *winks*
2Join an online class together.
If you’re looking for quarantine date ideas that are on the productive side, check this one out. Just make sure to choose a class that both you and your boo like. You sure don’t want your partner to be bored AF during the class, right? Now, if you’re not sure about what classes to take, here are some suggestions:
- Cooking Class – You’ll be able to spice up your regular meals, and be able to enjoy the fun of cooking together.
- Mixology Class – Are you and your boo into drinking? Oh boy, you’ll love this one.
- Dance Class – Shake those added pounds!
- Group Exercise Class – Wanted to get into fitness? Go for this one.
- Language Class – If you and your partner are planning to go abroad once this is over, go for this kind of online class.
3Have a spa night.
Say yessss to spa night. For this dating idea, all you need to do is to remove any distractions. Turn on the scented candles and massage each other out. You can wear hydrating face masks while you’re at it. You can also buy those foot spa machines and just chill while watching Netflix.
4Set a backyard picnic.
If you have a spacious backyard, why not use that as a dating spot? It gives that chilling-in-the-park vibe without actually going out. You can also set up a tent and a bonfire and have a camping night in your backyard. Talk about creepy stories, gaze underneath the stars, or get frisky inside the tent.
5Unleash the kinks!
With the extra time in your hands, now’s the time to experiment with sex. Talk about each other’s kinks. Try out sex toys. Indulge in new sex positions. It can be awkward at first, but doing this will keep things fresh for you and your boo. And if you’re thinking that getting new props and toys can be costly, take note that there are sex games and kinks that you can do without spending tons of money.
6Go for a sex-athon.
Nothing to do on the weekend? Here’s a steamy date idea. Just spend the whole day in bed and have sex– with only a few short breaks. Take off all distractions. Just indulge in a few rounds of lovemaking. Kiss, cuddle, eat each other out– pound as if it’s your last!
Having a dedicated time for sex is valuable. It’s a great way to keep the spark alive and keep the sizzling intimacy in the relationship. Sex isn’t just some fluff in the relationship, it’s a way to keep the bond between you and your boo. So go ahead, schedule a day to do it, wear your sexy lingerie, and enjoy feeling each other out.
With all the social-distancing measures, dating can be extremely difficult. But this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to go on dates. You can still have fun with your boo without risking your life. Just get those creative juices flowing!
But before you try out those quarantine date ideas above, here’s a piece of advice to the single peeps out there. Be careful when dating with strangers online. We get that things can get steamy during a video call, but again, if you haven’t fully known this person, just keep things low-key, okay? Good luck and we hope you’ll be able to try out our dating suggestions!