Are you spending most of your time inside? The current pandemic doesn’t have to put a dent in your dating life! You can still be safe by social distancing and enjoy creative, romantic date ideas from the comfort of your home. Not all dates have to be in person either if you don’t feel comfortable or if you simply can’t physically get to your date. Technology in this day and age allows us to communicate and enjoy the company of a significant other even from afar. It’s time that your love life and dating style adapts during this time too! Here are 11 top quarantine date ideas.
1. Attend a Virtual Concert
Many music artists have been starting to hold virtual concerts to keep their fan base up and also share their talents through the gift of live music. Spend Saturday night tuning into a virtual concert from home together or from afar and simply enjoy the show at the same time!
2. Tour a Museum Virtually
Just like the rest of the world, museums are also learning to adapt during this time by allowing viewers to tour various museums online. Feel free to snuggle up together and explore these virtual tours or talk on video chat while viewing!
3. Take an Online Fitness or Wellness Class
A silver-lining to being stuck at home are all of the incredible fitness instructors performing live virtual workouts and wellness classes. Most of these classes are free, or inexpensive and are a great way to be active in the safety of your home. Hold each other accountable and stay active together virtually throughout the quarantine, while supporting local Boston studios and instructors hosting these daily workouts.
4. Wine or Beer Tasting
If you are a fan of wine or beer have several local brands delivered and spend the evening sipping, becoming an expert and learning about the wine or beer making process online. You can spend time together or video chat one another throughout the tasting! The recent bill allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine for takeout and delivery makes it that much easier.
p.s. Add a cheese tasting if you are enjoying a wine flight!
5. Virtual Paint and Sip
Host a virtual paint and sip from the comfort of your home! You could host this with your date or video chat one another from afar! Order paint and canvases online to social distance and avoid the stores and feel free to add some wine and cheese for ambience! There are various painting tutorials and online classes for any skill level. Get creative together and stay safe at home!
6. Order-In or Have the Same Take-Out
Support local businesses during these uncertain times by getting food delivered together or ordering from the same take-out place and eating with one another virtually! There are thousands of incredible restaurants in the Boston area. Many spots who may not have offered take-out before are now allowing it due to the restaurant closures in the state as a result of Covid-19. Quarantine is the perfect time to try something new and have a dinner date!
7. Social Distance While Going on a Walk or Bike Ride
Boston has so much to see and some wonderful recreation paths to explore! A few favorites are the HarborWalk, the Charles River Esplanade and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Walk, run or bike the paths for an active date idea and make sure to practice social distancing on the trails!
8. Virtual Happy Hour
After a long day of working from home it can be a treat to have a glass of wine or a cocktail and unwind with your significant other. If quarantine is forbidding you from spending this time together then have a happy hour from afar, virtually! There are various online conferences that allow you to stay connected with your significant other. Some of the most popular options are Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Houseparty and Microsoft Teams.
9. Movie Night
How can you go wrong with a movie night? Well you may not be able to be together, but our friends at Netflix have made watching a movie with your date possible. Netflix Party makes it easy to hold a long distance movie night as it synchronizes your viewing experience. If you want the full date experience, you can even add a virtual happy hour to the equation.
And a few more if you’re quarantined together:
10. Spa Night
Take time to relax and pamper yourselves. Quarantine is the perfect excuse for a cozy night-in filled with massages, bubble baths and homemade face masks! No need to go to a spa to treat yourselves! Want to watch a movie too? You can also now watch Netflix together while social distancing by installing a simple plugin!
11. Make Breakfast or Brunch in Bed
It can be fun to cook an elaborate breakfast or brunch together and then spend the morning enjoying a cup of coffee or a mimosa. Look up unique recipes and try something you have both never had before! You can share this meal together or from afar virtually!
Dating and maintaining relationships during this time has never been more difficult, however there are many ways to make it work. Be creative, have fun and together we will get through this.
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