You Don’t Have to Give Up Dating During the Coronavirus


In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, you may think that your dating life has to be put on hold for the moment – but don’t give up just yet.

Although you may not be able to meet up for the normal coffee or drinks there are still other ways to get to know that special someone; you will just need to get more creative.

Thankfully, we live in a time of technology where it makes it much easier to stay connected no matter the distance between you and those you want to stay in contact with. Being able to maintain this connection with the people we care about will at least make this difficult and scary time a little easier and more bearable. The more aspects we can keep from our normal lives the better it will be for us to get through this ordeal.

Let’s take a look at some creative ways to continue dating during the age of the Coronavirus – who knows you may end up finding the love of your life.

Enjoy coffee or drinks together by video chat

Relax and enjoy a drink while talking about your day and what is going on in your life. It’s a great way to get to know that new special someone or to keep connected with someone you have been with for a length of time. Although the physical contact isn’t there you will still be enjoying quality time with each other.

Cook and share a meal together

Pick a recipe together that both of you would enjoy eating. It could be a favorite of yours or find something that neither of you has tried before. Just set your laptop up in your kitchen and you can still enjoy the cooking experience together although you are physically apart. You can then sit down together by video chat share the meal and some conversation instead of just eating alone.

Watch a movie together

Although you may not be able to meet up at the theatre to see the newest blockbuster or get together to see what’s new on Netflix doesn’t mean you can’t still have a movie night together. Although you can’t be in the same room there are other options such as Netflix Party which allows you to watch a movie or series together while adding group chat so you can still share your thoughts about what you are watching.

Play an online game together

Even though you can’t see each other doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a game night with your date. With all the different games that are available for online play you should be able to find one that would interest both you and your special someone. If both of you own an Xbox or Playstation there is another way to play a game together and still be able to enjoy a conversation as well.

Just remember that even though we may have to stay physically isolated at the moment doesn’t mean that we need to emotionally isolate ourselves as well so let’s all try and make the best of this situation together.