My fiancé and I agreed to go on a date night once a week. Now, in the current climate of social distancing, date nights might look different. However, that doesn’t mean you should give up on having them. While going to a movie, concert, or even restaurant, are no longer viable options, that doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t have fun together, whether you’re physically together or not. So, here are some quarantine date night ideas.
The following ideas apply for couples that don’t live together, with the first one being a virtual TV or movie watch party. Just because you can’t go to the movie theater, doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t have a movie night. Pick a movie or a series you both love or even a new one you’ve never seen before, and watch it together virtually. Another idea can be to start a book club. Choose a book together and read a bit of it every day. Then, at night, discuss what you read.
A third option is to cook the same meal from different kitchens. Spice up your evening by making something delicious together. Whether you cook or bake from a recipe or whip out something with what you have at hand. Another great date idea is playing board games online. FaceTime or talk on the phone while you play Scrabble, chess or card games against each other online. A fun level of competition can be invigorating for your relationship.
Now, for the options available for couples that like my partner and me, do live together. Starting with – having a dance party in the living room. One of the many things I’ve learned from Grey’s Anatomy is that dancing is the ultimate stress reliever, and in these tense times, that is exactly what you need. So, create a collaborative playlist in Spotify, and play one or two per day to dance together.
A second option could be playing card games from your childhood. Teach each other games you learned as a kid, such as Go Fish, Spit, War, etc.. Not only are these card games fun, but they are also a great conversation opportunity about who taught you each game and memories from the places you played it. Another date idea is attending a workout class together. Exercising together is a fun way to maintain some semblance of a healthy routine during this quarantine. Moving our body is extremely important and will highly influence how productive and happy you are throughout the day.
Hopefully, these date ideas will provide you with a great time amid this crazy time.