While a video date night isn’t quite the same as an in-person date night, it can still be interesting, especially if you go with the idea of a good time and set up a fun encounter.
After a few days of texting, it’s time to have your first virtual date via video call, zoom or FaceTime.
Whether you are in a long distance relationship, a temporary long distance relationship due to the pandemic, you are looking for a London Escort, or you have just started chatting with someone, here are some ideas to plan an online date.
Dress up as if you were going on a date
It may seem silly, but the sexier you feel, the more confident you can pick up new people. If sweatpants and slippers are your everyday quarantine look, consider wearing something a little nicer when you video chat with strangers. Put on your lipstick and your favourite dating clothes, and act like you’re in a long-distance relationship or going for an indian escort service. In a way, you’re dating long distance, even if you only live a few miles away from your partner.
Remember that first impressions are critical in any context, but especially when there is a potential relationship at stake. The perception you have of a person in the first 30 seconds or three minutes of interaction is as lasting an impression as the one you have after three whole hours with them. Which basically means that that initial message is a bit of a make or break.
Share a virtual dinner or drinks
If you don’t mind someone watching you eat via video call, you can arrange a dinner or drinks date. Order food or eat what you’ve cooked, and follow up with the typical after-dinner banter you might have in a restaurant or bar. Uber Eats even introduces a feature called Share This Delivery, which allows you to order food for someone and share the tracking link with them. If you want to up the experience a bit, you can find a recipe for a meal or just a cocktail and prepare it at the same time while chatting.
Virtual Escape Room
Want to see how well you solve problems together? Try a virtual escape room. An escape room, if you haven’t tried it, is an immersive problem-solving scenario: you are literally in a room trying to follow clues, usually related to a fictional situation, in a limited amount of time. You can find some virtual translations online.
A night at the movies
Services like Teleparty – a Chrome extension that allows you to synchronise your viewing of streaming services and chat at the same time – have received a lot of attention since the days of social distancing began. While Teleparty only supports text chat, for a more immediate experience you can also talk on the phone while watching the movie or make a video call.
Visit a museum
Museum dates are a classic. Instead of going to one in real life, you can find various museum visits from around the world on YouTube. There is a series, for example, that is essentially a slideshow of famous works from the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
Elsewhere on YouTube, you can find a walking tour of the Louvre in Paris, France. Google Arts and Culture also offers virtual tours of famous museums. Depending on what each museum offers, you can scroll through the collections in the same way as you would with your own Google photos, or check out the online exhibitions, which often provide more background information. For your date, you can try syncing or screen sharing, so you see the same art at the same time.
If the idea of learning how to be flirty on dating apps stresses you out, don’t worry. A really easy way to keep a date fun is by proposing a game. Whether it’s trivia, taboo or pictionary, or the classic truth or dare. You can use truths to find out juicy information about your partner, such as their funniest sexual history or their secret fantasy…
Keeping up a virtual flirtation takes work and creativity, but think of it as a way to brush up on your conversation skills. Planning your next encounter, whether virtual or face-to-face, will help you have something to look forward to.