The pandemic has changed every aspect of our existence, and dating is no different. Many of you can’t go out to eat for your first date or any of your dates. For some, it’s even impossible to go for a walk on the beach or to take a stroll in the park. Just because everything has changed, doesn’t mean that you can’t date anymore. If you’re single, you still have to embark on your journey to find someone to spend the rest of your life with. The need for companionship hasn’t changed, but the way that you make it all happen has.
Let’s talk about how you can have the perfect virtual date that will cut the distance between the two of you.
Loosen up and have a drink over video chat
Just because you can’t meet each other in person doesn’t mean you both can’t enjoy a drink together. Actually, having a drink during video chat is a great idea, even if it seems odd. If you have a drink at a bar, you have to worry about how you’re getting home. Nothing is worse than driving home after you’ve had a drink or two. You won’t have to worry about that if you have your drink at home. Also, it’s a lot cheaper to drink alcohol at home than a bar or a restaurant.
Order takeout and have it delivered at the same time
Can you have a dinner date over video chat? Sure, you can. Restaurants are still delivering even during the pandemic. Even fast-food restaurants are delivering now, and that means you have a wide variety of options available. The two of you can order from the same restaurant or you can each order something from a different place. In some ways, a dinner date over video chat might be better since each of you can order what you want to eat. You know how it is to go to a Mexican or Chinese restaurant and one of you orders a cheeseburger. It’s a little awkward eating at a restaurant when there’s nothing on the menu you like, and that won’t be a problem when you order delivery.
Play a video game together over the internet
If the two of you are gamers, this is right up your alley. You already know the games you can play, and the only challenge is to find the right time to make it happen. If you’re not gamers, then there are still quite a few two-player games you can play that are easy to learn. Checkers is a free game that many sites and apps offer where you can play against each other. Fire up your video chat and play a game of checkers on your phone or computer. Talk about what type of games you like to play before your date and do a little research. It should take you less than ten minutes to come up with a game the two of you can enjoy during your date.
Don’t allow the difficulties of dating during the pandemic get you down
Sure, the pandemic sucks, but we’re all in the same boat. You can and should continue to date. The process is different, but that’s to be expected during situations like this. You have two choices: one is to shut down, and the other is to find a way to make dating work. Finding love is the most crucial thing in your life, and to not seek it out because of a virus is foolish. Put yourself on the right track to happiness by using the tools available to have dates online and to enjoy yourself. Anything short of that and you’re doing yourself such a big disservice that words can barely describe it.