10 Ideas For Virtual Dating

Practising social distancing doesn’t mean you have to put your dating life on hold. If you just started getting to know someone, or never got round to scheduling that first date, there’s still hope.

There are still plenty of ways to strike up a romance with someone – it just requires a little extra creativity. Fortunately, during this era of self-isolation and quarantine, we can easily stay connected through modern technology. Whether it’s a post on social media, a text message, or a video chat, we can keep in touch with the people we care about the most (or hope to further connect with), even if they’re miles away from us.

So, if you and your special someone aren’t already living together, there’s no need to fear. Here are 10 virtual date ideas for you both to enjoy …

Woman taking a walk around her neighbourhood while talking on the phone

01. TAKE A WALK AROUND YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD WHILE TALKING ON THE PHONE

Plug in a pair of earbuds, put your phone in your pocket, and go for a stroll around your neighbourhood while you chat to your date. It’s almost like going for an actual walk with them – unless the earbuds fall out, of course! As you well know, communication is important in any relationship – so if you see something fun along the way, you can narrate it to them. But putting your phone in your pocket is the key to a successful walk as it takes you away from a screen and makes the date feel less mediated. I’ve been doing this with my new beau a lot this last few weeks and it’s something we both look forward to every day.

Someone watching Netflix

02. WATCH A MOVIE TOGETHER

Believe it or not, movie nights can still be a thing, even if you’re not in the same room as each other. With so many great streaming services to choose from, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+, you’re bound to find something you and your date can sit and watch together. So, grab a drink and some snacks, put your feet up, and when you’re both ready count down from 3 and hit the play button so you’re starting it at the same time. My top tip for watching a movie together during lock-down would be to have your phone on loudspeaker so you can talk to each other without having it pressed up against your ear the whole time. This makes it much less of a distraction.

Young woman playing games on her phone

03. PLAY AN ONLINE GAME TOGETHER

You’d be surprised at the number of virtual date games you can play with your partner from the comfort of your own home.  

Young woman cooking a meal

Young woman on a virtual date

Young woman exercising at home

Young woman excited to get a present

Young woman reading a book

Young woman laid on a white fluffy rug

Guy delivering a pizza

10 Ideas For Virtual Dating

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51 Comments

  1. Katie
    April 30, 2020 / 10:51 am

    Love these ideas. Although we are together there’s some great things even we could do on there and given me some ideas. Thank you 😊

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:30 am

      I’m so glad you found them helpful 🙂

  2. April 30, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    I love the idea of virtual dating at least for the time being until this ends. Awesome idea…

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:30 am

      It’s fab, isn’t it? It’s so easy to stay connected these days!

  3. May 1, 2020 / 6:45 am

    Playing an online game sounds like fun to me. I’d enjoy reading a book together if we could agree on a topic.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:31 am

      I think agreeing on a topic would probably be the hardest thing for most couples! LOL

  4. May 1, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    These are such great ideas! I love them all! So great!

  5. May 1, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    I agree with you ! Being in quarantine should not mean that you have to put your dating life on hold. These are all great tips.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:32 am

      Exactly! Especially as we have no way of knowing how long this is going to last 🙁

  6. Catherine
    May 1, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    Lots of great ideas here to keep connected with those we can’t physically see right now. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amber
    May 1, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    This is awesome! Long distance relationships are so doable

  8. Raina
    May 1, 2020 / 7:49 pm

    Fun ideas! Such a crazy time we are in

  9. May 2, 2020 / 12:41 am

    This is so awesome! It’s hard times out there for us singles. Glad to know there are still ways for love to find a way.

  10. May 2, 2020 / 1:37 am

    My friend actually get to know his boyfriend from online game, It is amazing but I think it is the new trend now.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:32 am

      Oh, wow! It just goes to show that you can find love anywhere 🙂

  11. May 2, 2020 / 8:39 am

    These virtual dating ideas are great! I think some of them are even doable for us living under the same roof, to do something different once.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:33 am

      Oh, definitely! 🙂

  12. Melanie williams
    May 4, 2020 / 11:17 am

    There are some really good ideas here for sure. Watching a movie together and creating a recipe are fab ideas xx

  13. May 9, 2020 / 2:52 pm

    I love the idea of dinner delivery roulette! Virtual dating can be hard to come up with things to do in order to have a spark or connection. This list provides excellent fun options for things to do while virtual dating! Awesome thanks for sharing!

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:33 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

  14. May 9, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    These are really great, and very creative, ideas! I have really enjoyed being able to play games with friends online and of course, lots of talking on Facetime and zoom. It might be different, but dating this way will make a great story for the future!

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:35 am

      It really will! Just before we went into lockdown I agreed to go on a date with a guy who has been asking me out for over a decade, and now we can only see each other over video call LOL. If things work out between us, it will be a fab story to share with the grandkids 🙂

  15. May 9, 2020 / 11:36 pm

    One thing i miss most is being able to cook with my partner. As soon as coronavirus is over i will be back with him cooking 🙂 Lovely post

  16. May 10, 2020 / 12:35 am

    These are fun ideas at such a time as now. Most especially for those who are in a long distance relationship. These are things that we can do with our closest friends as well. Romantic parts aside.

  17. May 10, 2020 / 2:04 pm

    I’m so grateful to have my partner with me here. It must be hard for couples who are apart but at the same time, doing these virtual dates must really help.

  18. May 10, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    These are some fun ideas to pass the time productively. Being in lockdown does not mean we should stop enjoying ourselves. I especially like the online gaming idea.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:36 am

      I totally agree 🙂

  19. May 10, 2020 / 9:39 pm

    These are great suggestions for those in the dating world. Quarantine sure makes many things difficult to get through. I’m hoping for brighter days ahead sooner rather than later.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:36 am

      I sure hope so 🙂

  20. May 11, 2020 / 12:09 am

    These are great ideas for dates! I have to admit that I’m married so I won’t be taking you up on these! Great ideas though, especially during this difficult time! I can’t even imagine how difficult it must be to date right now.

  21. May 11, 2020 / 2:40 am

    These are some great ideas. I’m glad I’m not single during all this craziness.

  22. May 11, 2020 / 6:51 am

    Love your ideas and think they would help couples who are separated now.

  23. May 11, 2020 / 7:29 am

    I remember my days as bachelor and looking for someone special. Unlike today, what we used to do is always a face-to-face meet-up. I guess with so busy lifestyle that we have now, online dating is quite an advantage.

  24. May 11, 2020 / 8:40 am

    These ideas are awesome! I’m ‘virtually’ seeing someone at the moment and it’s basically a lot of FaceTime so I’ll try and incorporate these ideas into what we do! Thanks!

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:37 am

      You’ll have to let us know if you try any, Lydia, and how they went 🙂

  25. Arris Gawe
    May 11, 2020 / 11:32 am

    When I found my destiny, I’ll totally do this. This is so awesome.

  26. May 11, 2020 / 11:44 am

    Great ideas!! Will definitely be sharing this to my friends! It is very interesting I cant wait to hear the results!

  27. May 11, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    very cutie! we are actually watching movie together. so far, it’s one of the best we’ve done so far…

  28. May 11, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    These are some great ideas. I’m not really into virtual dating, but I know some people who might like this post!

  29. May 11, 2020 / 5:54 pm

    These are awesome ideas! I was in a LDR a few years ago and some of the things that we enjoyed doing were playing online games, watching movies and just talk the night away. There were also times when he’d order fast-food for me before we binge watch netflix (I’m not sure if it’s considered dinner-delivery roulette).

  30. May 11, 2020 / 6:51 pm

    These are really cute ideas! I love the cooking together and takeout food ideas. Very original!

  31. May 12, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    These are all such good ideas! I would’ve never come up with half of them haha, this could also be fun to do with a friend too. Also, I really liked your title 🙂

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:38 am

      Aww, bless your heart. They can definitely be done with friends and family too 🙂

  32. Monidipa
    May 12, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    This reminded me of my old happy days. When I lived in NY and my (now) ex lived here in India we used to date virtually exactly like this, time zones were different but it used to be fun. We had done these all trust me thay are real fun.

  33. May 13, 2020 / 7:06 pm

    those are great ideas for virtual dating! when the COVID-19 unfolded here in the states I figured meeting someone and dating were out the window… It’s still a challenge though as I’m a single mom of 2 kids, we’ll see!

  34. May 14, 2020 / 12:31 am

    I’ve never heard about virtual dating but this is sounds great and very timely due to pandemic. Nice post

  35. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    May 14, 2020 / 12:36 pm

    I will share this post with my sons. I am sure they miss their girlfriends so much, and your suggestions on virtual dating will help them with the loneliness.

    • Louise
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:39 am

      Aww, bless their hearts. My daughter is missing her boyfriend like crazy too. It’s such a weird time we’re living through right now!

  36. June 18, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    Brilliant ideas.

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