For many of us, staying home is the only option because of the Coronavirus pandemic, which means that we have to adjust our date night expectations.
While many of us typically bond with our partners at restaurants, movie theatres, concerts, and beaches, it’s important that we find fun indoor alternatives.
Here are 6 fun “social distancing” date ideas to try if you’re in quarantine with your partner.
1. Cook a meal together.
Your food might not taste as good as the restaurants you usually go to for date night, but cooking together can be fun, even if one (or both) of you usually specializes in microwaved food.
Working together to make something is a great bonding experience, especially when it’s something you get to eat afterwards.
2. Work out together.
If you want something more active, there are plenty of online exercise videos that you can do together. Sweat together, stay together!
3. Listen to music together.
Even if you and your partner have different tastes in music, now’s the perfect time to share your favourite songs with each other.
Take turns playing songs for each other and sharing why you like them. You’ll bond with your partner and may even find a new favourite song!
4. Make art.
If you and your partner are creative, try doing arts and crafts together. Whether you paint, draw, or start a collage, there are so many possibilities to try!
You can draw, paint, or sculpt each other or channel your competitive side into an art contest. Post the finished products on social media and ask your friends to vote for a winner.
5. Play board games.
Remember how you used to complain about how long Monopoly takes to play? Well, now that you have extra time to kill, it’s the perfect time for a game night with your partner. Pull out old favourites, like Sorry or Life, or try something new.
6. Watch a movie.
If all else fails, Netflix has your back. Watch something you wouldn’t normally choose to mix up your movie night. After all, even if you see a horrible movie, you and your partner can still connect over how terrible it is.
While social distancing definitely makes planning date night more difficult, there are still plenty of fun date options for you to try in quarantine. You and your partner may even discover a date idea you love and keep up the tradition after the virus outbreak ends.