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Get inspired to plan a day, afternoon, or evening of fun and romance with these virtual date ideas.
These fun, creative, and memorable virtual date ideas are perfect for long-distance couples or couples who can’t see each other during quarantine or other lockdown rules.
Don’t let distance ruin the romance. A little planning and creativity is all it takes to ignite passion, love, and laughs over the internet.
1. Online Experience
So many cool and innovative companies run unique and fun experiences online. Depending on the experience, all you generally need is an internet connection and a few tools or ingredients.
From cooking classes to solving fun challenges working together, there is a wide range of online experiences to make your date night fun and memorable.
Cool Online Experiences Ideas:
- Make Mexican Street Tacos with a Pro Chef
- Solve the Mystery Escape Room
- GINspiration History & Cocktails at Home
- Make Japanese Souffle Pancakes At Home
- Italian Masterclass – Gnocchi & Tiramisù
2. Cooking Together Dinner Date
If you can’t book a table at a luxurious restaurant, why not bring the delicious food into your own home?
Cooking together gives you a different experience. It is fun, challenging, and intimate. Whether you opt for a meal subscription box or follow an expert chef online, there are many ways to make a delicious, romantic meal at home together.
And to really up the romance factor, you could try a recipe exchange and take turns cooking each other’s favorite recipes.
- Meal Subscriptions: Hello Fresh, Sun Basket, Blue Apron
- Online Cooking Classes: Airbnb Cooking Online Experiences, MasterClass, Sur la Table
3. Themed Dinner Date or Happy Hour
If you’re a little less adventurous when it comes to cooking, make things easier for yourselves. Choose simple foods you both love, such as Mexican tacos or Italian pizza, and theme your virtual dinner date the way you want it.
Add in some drinks, champagne, or easy-to-make cocktails, and you could also host your own happy hour together.
By keeping the food and drinks simple, you can focus on meaningful conversations, sharing stories, and making each other laugh.
4. Virtual Wine Tasting
Wine tasting and tours are a wonderful day out, and many wineries or experts run virtual experiences to guide you through some of their favorite wines.
From the comfort of your homes, you can enjoy new and flavorsome wines while the on-screen tour guide tells you all about their taste, style, and pairings.
Virtual Wine Tastings & Wine Subscriptions:
- Wine Tasting at Home: Wine.com
- Virtual Wine Class: Airbnb Online Experiences Wine Class
- Wine Club Subscriptions and Curated Bundles: Thrive Market, Winc, Firstleaf
5. Virtual Stand-Up Show
Laughing together is one of the most powerful ways you can connect. But why put the pressure on yourselves to be funny when you can watch someone else make you both laugh?
Stand-up is one of the best shows to translate online. Whether through a ticket vendor or social media channels such as Facebook Live or YouTube, there are plenty of ways to watch your favorite comedians or comediennes.
Sit back with a glass of champagne and let the thrills, giggles, and bellyaches commence.
Check out this list of online comedy shows happening this month via Eventbrite.
6. Virtual Vacation
If you can’t travel in-person together, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience fun, new, and exotic locations.
Virtual vacations are an inexpensive virtual date idea and much easier to organize than a romantic holiday together.
Choose somewhere you’d be love to see and enjoy exploring a whole new world in a relaxed, romantic way.
Some Cool Virtual Vacation Ideas:
- Harry Potter Magic in Edinburgh Tour
- Tokyo Online Tour
- Secrets of Venice with a Born Venetian
- Irish Village, History, Culture & Craic
7. Virtual Museum Tours
Soak up plenty of art, history, and culture together by taking a fun and exciting virtual museum tour.
Write down things you are interested in, then swap notes and find an area of interest you would both enjoy.
Together, from the comfort of your couch, you can both take an awe-inspiring tour through some of the world’s most famous museums.
Virtual Museum Tours:
8. Virtual Movie Night
Movie nights are the classic romantic date idea. If you can’t get to the cinema or a drive-in movie, get creative and recreate that nostalgic cinema vibe at home.
You could watch movies as part of a group of like-minded people. Or, if you can’t settle on a movie together, both choose one, then watch them back-to-back together.
Dim the lights, get yourselves a bowl of popcorn and a drink, and enjoy some simple and exciting quality date time together.
Virtual Movie Night Resources:
- Teleparty (previously called Netflix Party): synchronizes video playback and adds chat to Netflix, Disney, HBO, and Hulu.
9. Virtual Concert
Music, similarly to movies, transfers wonderfully well to a virtual environment. Whatever your tastes in music, there’s so much online to experience and enjoy together.
Virtual concerts are a great date idea if you’re both at home or connecting long-distance.
You could find an artist you both love and see if they’re live streaming music, or try something new and exciting, such as jazz or an electronic music festival.
Virtual Concerts Resources:
- Spotify now lists virtual concerts on the Concerts hub. Just type “concerts” in the search bar, select “Concerts,” and input your location. The resulting list will have all the concerts in your area AND all the upcoming virtual concerts!
- Songkick Upcoming Live Stream Concerts List
- Billboard Virtual Concerts Roundup
10. Online Fitness Class
The things you have in common can be an incredible driver behind you growing as a couple. If you’re both into fitness, why not make a date out of it?
Virtual fitness classes are a great way to spend time doing something you both love together. Because you’re being taught by an instructor, you can then go at your own pace.
11. Learn Something New Online Together
Ever wanted to learn the piano, write a script, or play chess? Why not use your date night to challenge each other and learn a new skill together?
There are thousands upon thousands of classes for you to learn fun new skills as an absolute beginner.
Use your date night to flex your brain skills, challenge each other, and work as a team.
If you’re interesting in learning something online together, check out our article “30 Skills to Learn Online.”
12. Game Night
Game nights are so much fun. If you’re isolated or apart, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the thrills and fun of many classic or current games online.
You could invite other couples and friends to join you for a fun game night playing games like charades or beloved board games like Monopoly virtually.
Or your game night can be just the two of you, sharing stories, being goofy, or outwitting each other.
13. Drawing the Same Location
Drawing is a fun, therapeutic, and romantic way to spend a date. It doesn’t matter if one of you is the self-proclaimed ‘worst artist in the world’ as this is all about having fun and trying something different.
Pick a favorite outdoor location near you. Stream the location and you can draw it in person while your partner can draw it off the online stream.
Forget about the end result. This is all about spending time in a new, creative, and enjoyable way together.
14. Virtual Tour of Your Favorite Nearby Spots
If the two of you live in different cities or countries and can’t be together for your date night, why not become your own virtual tour guide and take your date or partner on a whirlwind tour of your local area?
Make your own itinerary of monuments, sightseeing spots, and points of interest near you. Then, using your phone or tablet, stream yourself as you travel from spot to spot while taking your partner with you on video chat.
Or, if you can’t go in person, put together a playlist of YouTube videos showing nearby spots or a slideshow of photos of famous landmarks near you. You can then tell your partner or date all about your local area while sharing stories and plenty of laughs.
This is a great way to have a unique, creative, and intimate virtual date together.
Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or a much-needed date night after a long week of work, don’t let distance leave you wondering how to make your evening fun and exciting.
Use our virtual date ideas to conjure up a romantic, magical evening that both of you will love and remember.
Never get stuck thinking of fun virtual date ideas by keeping this article saved to one of your relationship or seasonal Pinterest boards, ready for reference.