Dating right now may seem a little strange, but these virtual dating ideas will keep the romance alive and bring you even closer together. It can be challenging, at the best of times, to find creative things to do together. Besides takeout and a movie, you may find your options limited. But virtual dates are just as fun as in-person activities and help deepen your bond. Bring the magic of date night to your home whenever you need some “spice” in the relationship. Whether you are in a long-distance relationship, maintaining social distance at home, or quarantining together, these creative virtual dates will help you spark intimacy and laughter.
7 Virtual Date Night Ideas
Listen to a concert at home.
Concerts have been put on hold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune into performances from the comfort of your couch. Check out music artists who are holding virtual concerts. The tickets are inexpensive, and you can stream it directly to your laptop or TV.
Take a virtual cooking class.
Have a fun virtual date night in your kitchen and learn to cook! Through the power of technology, you can video stream a cooking class by a professional chef and learn how to make a delicious meal.
Learn a TikTok Dance.
We know this idea isn’t for everyone, but few can deny the addictive power of TikTok. So if you want to get a little silly, try a popular TikTok dance and laugh at yourself and each other.
Stream a workout together.
Find a fitness class you can take together, no matter the distance. Stream a yoga class for a more relaxing couples’ workout or try a strength class to get sweaty, healthy, and happy together. Look for workouts on fitness apps, YouTube, and Instagram.
Plan a themed video call dinner.
Set the mood with candles and music during your Zoom call. But rather than a boring blah date, pick a theme for your romantic dinner like “The Great Gatsby.” Dress up and play themed music in the background. Take a virtual trip to Paris and create a themed “Together in Paris” dinner event—complete with French cuisine and violin music. Don’t forget to take pictures or screenshots on your video date night, so you can remember this time together.
Start a new hobby together.
Pick a hobby that fits both of you and dedicate some time each week to work on it. You and your partner can call each other to track progress, make it a competition if you’re feeling feisty, and create something special to send in the mail. Try picking up guitar and writing your S.O. a song. Crochet a scarf and mail the surprise package for their birthday. Practice painting and make your partner a piece of art to hang on their wall. Learn a new language and record an “I love you” message for your boo. There’s nothing sexier than hearing “Tu es l’amour de ma vie” (You are the love of my life).
If you want to surprise your loved one just because, a thoughtful gift surprise can make their whole day! Try sending them a personalized couple’s gift like the Book of Us, which captures your beautiful love story on paper. You can customize the title, illustrated characters, and the text on every page to include loving messages.
Hold a virtual game night.
Shake up date night with an exciting round of games. Choose a video-friendly game like trivia, murder mystery cards, an at-home scavenger hunt, or Battleship. If you’re into video games, try an online multiplayer video game or the trending computer game “Among Us.” Virtual game nights offer friendly competition and keep you connected.