The Coronavirus has drastically changed the way that we interact with others. It is no longer okay to just go to your friends house for the evening to hang out. You also cannot simply go out to the movies or have dinner at your favorite restaurant. Social distancing is necessary at this time to try to slow the spread of this nasty virus.
Through social distancing, it is still possible to have some fun with your neighbors, you will just need to be creative. Additionally, if you are looking for a way to keep your date nights alive with your loved one, there are some things that you can do inside your apartment to help keep that spark alive. Here are some tips on how you can do date night in your apartment during this time of social distancing.
If You Live Together
Chances are that you live with your significant other. There is also a good chance that you are spending a lot more time together. However, there is only so much cleaning and organizing that you can do when you are stuck at home together. In fact, there is a good chance that you might be a bit sick of each other at this point. Coming up with unique date night ideas offers a great way to pass the time and also to simply take a step back and enjoy each other for a bit. Even if you are getting a bit tired of one another, taking the time to plan a special date while social distancing can help to put that spark back in your relationship.
Go On A Picnic
In most areas the weather is getting a bit better and there is a good chance you are itching to go outside and enjoy it. One way that you can enjoy the weather with your loved one is to simply pack up a lunch or a dinner and head outside to enjoy a picnic at a park. Remember, you should practice social distancing, so pick a place that is not very popular and remain six feet away from others while you are out on your picnic date.
As an alternative, you could pick up dinner from your favorite restaurant in town and then find a secluded area to sit and enjoy your food. Even parking by a field or a lake in your town and enjoying a meal together can be a great way to get out of the apartment, remain socially distant, and enjoy some quality time together.
Create A Dance Club In Your Living Room
For those who were used to going out on the weekends, it can be really difficult to stay inside. One way to bring the feeling of the club to your home is to purchase some LED lights and place them in your living room. Get dressed up like you are going to the club and then hit your living room dance floor for some fun. You can break out the shot glasses, pour yourself a drink, and then enjoy some fun dancing together all in the comfort of your home. This can be a fun way to expend some energy and just let loose. You could even do a Zoom party with some of your friends so that you feel like you are all together again.
Make Dinner Together
Take some time and make a romantic meal together. Cooking can be fun and when you are working together to create some delicious food, it can be truly enjoyable. While dinner is in the oven, go get dressed in your finest duds. Set the table up with some candles and flowers for the perfect romantic dinner date.
Chances are you have been watching a lot more Netflix than normal. However, making a special movie night can be fun as well. Try choosing a movie that you both have not seen and set up your living room like a movie theater. Some local theaters are selling popcorn and candy curbside. If you can, go pick up some treats and then sit back and enjoy snuggling and watching a movie together.
Couples Living Apart
If you currently are not living with your significant other, it can be a little bit harder to plan date nights. In fact, trying to keep a relationship together during social distancing can be tough. However, there are some creative ways that you can communicate and have fun with your partner even if you currently cannot be together. Here are some fun ideas for dates that you might want to try.
There are museums, zoos, and other places that are currently offering virtual tours. With connecting apps such as Zoom, you can easily share your screen with your partner and visit places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art together, all from the comfort of your own homes.
Virtual Watch Parties
Just because you cannot be together does not mean that you cannot enjoy a show with each other. Set up a virtual watch party and enjoy your favorite shows together or choose a movie that you both have been wanting to see. There are numerous social media apps that can easily be used to set up your virtual watch party. You can keep it just between you and your significant other or you can open it up to your friends as well.
Play Games Online
There are numerous games that you can play online together. You could use facetime or other video apps to play games such as Cards Against Humanity, Scrabble, card games, chess, and others. Find a favorite and start playing these fun games together. Games offer a fun way to connect with your partner even when you cannot be in the same room together.
Order some sets of legos and start creating. Give yourself time to create a fun masterpiece and then show it off to your partner. You can even post pictures of your creations on social media and let your friends judge who made the best lego masterpiece. Not only can this be a fun activity to do while you are stuck at home, but it can also bring out some childlike enjoyment that you likely need during this time.
There are many institutions offering free online classes right now. Why not sign up for a class together? This can be a fun and entertaining way to learn something new. When you enroll in these classes together you can help each other with the homework and also simply enjoy talking to each other about what you are learning from the class.
If you are not interested in an academic course, try taking an online cooking course together. You can both learn how to make the same dish. Once you have made the dish, you can enjoy it together through video chat. You can even set the mood for your virtual dinner date with some candles and flowers. Make sure you both dress for the occasion.
Going to the movies, a concert, or even going out to dinner are simply not options these days. With that being said, coming up with a classic date night can be difficult. However, if you take the time to be creative, there are many ways that you can still have fun together. Even if you are connecting from far apart, it is important to keep that spark going. Using technology will help you keep your connection alive, even when you cannot physically be together.