Navigating a long-distance relationship may not have been in your plans for 2020, but here we are. Whether your partner is quarantining hundreds of miles away, or just a few towns apart, it pretty much all feels the same.
Maybe you’ve even found a new flame via the marvelous internet only to realize it might be a while before a first real date actually happens…
So what do you do? You might not be able to go on the same coffee date, dinner-and-a-movie, adventure park kind of dates right now, but there are countless ways to keep a relationship
going strong while maintaining physical distance.
For when you’re craving a good ole fashioned game night…
Try JackBox games, a site that gives you access to countless unique online games, to play with your partner, and maybe a few friends. Group dates have never been more fun, especially from the comfort of your own couch and individual snacks!
You can also play Pictionary virtually with the assistance of whiteboard drawing features on Zoom or (gasp) using a real whiteboard in each of your respective homes!
Yahtzee is also a great classic game to play virtually – just gather up your dice and you’re ready to go! Find official Yahtzee rules here.
If you’ve got a slightly nerdier side to you, and you want to attempt a virtual version of some strategic board games, you can try your hand at online Dominion or online Settlers of Catan.
There are also some classic escape rooms that have pivoted to offering high-quality virtual versions of their puzzle adventures!
For when you’re getting to know each other (again)…
Try a video chat scavenger hunt! Send each other on a wild adventure…in each of your own respective houses! Set a timer, consult the list of items, and go go go! When you return, you can each share what you found, and maybe learn something about each other along the way. (Think: sentimental memorabilia, quirky kitchen gadgets, favorite cozy socks, etc)
Here’s a list you can use to get you started:
– Something you can eat
– Something that is round
– Something that begins with the first letter of your middle name
– Something you can wear
– Something you bought while in quarantine
– Something from your childhood
– A bad gift you’ve received
– Something that includes your favorite color
– A book you enjoy
– Something that is smaller than a penny
– A favorite decorative item