If you can’t have that face-to-face time with your partner during the lockdown, here are 10 fun new date night ideas that will not only be a lot of fun to do together but will also make you feel closer and more connected to them. Pick one or work your way down this list of lockdown date night ideas to keep the spark alive…
10 Date Night Ideas
1. Write letters/emails to each other
Instead of just talking on the phone or saying ‘I love you’ through emoticons, take the time out to write down your feelings for your significant other. There’s nothing more intimate than reading how much you are loved and cared for, no matter how long you’ve been dating. Talk about past memories together, your first date or make future plans together and tell them how much it means to have them in your life.
2. Cook each other’s favourite meal
Who said dinner dates have to only happen at a restaurant? Recreate a dinner date night by cooking each other’s favourite meal or cooking the same meal together over a video call. Sit at a table as you would in each other’s presence and enjoy your meal together. Go all out and add a beverage and dessert to the night’s menu.
3. Take an online class together
There are many online courses available and instead of taking it alone, share this time with your partner by enrolling in the same course and taking it together. If you share similar hobbies, it will make finding a course easier and a lot more fun. If not, find something you have in common and do that. You will not only learn something new, but you will also get to spend more quality time with your significant other.
4. Workout together
Getting a good workout in solo means lots of endorphins and feel-good hormones pumping through you so imagine how much more fun it would be to do it with your partner? Get an online workout in together or sign up for a 30-day challenge and be each other’s accountability partner to keep at it. Remember, couples that work out together, stay together!
5. Movie dates never go out of style
There’s nothing more traditional than a movie date and nothing more exciting than sharing a good movie together and talking about it afterwards. Popular streaming platforms allow more than one person to watch a movie at the same time. There’s even an in-movie chat so you can laugh and talk about the details while the movie plays.
6. Virtual double dates
Double the dates for twice the fun! Adding more people to the mix could be a recipe for a party. So have a virtual date night and invite another couple to a video call. You can play online board games together or just bounce ideas off each other about what to do during this time of social distancing. Break out some snacks and beverages, and you’ve got yourself a fun night.
7. Make a bucket list
Instead of focusing on the present when you and your partner are apart, focus on the future. Create a bucket list of all the things you want to do together once you are with each other. From small plans like going to a restaurant or taking a walk to bigger things like planning vacations, write down the many things you want to do later.
8. Create a photo album
Whether you are newly dating or have been together for years, creating a photo album with all your memories can be a fun way to see how far you and your significant other have come. You can talk about the first time you met and what you thought of each other at the time and work your way to your most recent memory.
9. Play games together
From online board games or video games, there are plenty of fun games you can play with your partner. You can also turn up the dose of fun by hosting game night by inviting other friends to the party. Truth-or-Dare or Trivia Night are both fun to play in a group!
10. Order care packages for each other
Show your partner how much you care for them by ordering a few of their favourite things and sending it to them in the form of a care package. You can find lots of options online at lifestylestores.com. From fresh fragrances, to classic watches; from curated collections comprising WFH outfits, date night outfits and everyday essentials to a beauty and skincare range that will take you from no to glow in an instant – there’s a lot to choose from and lifestylestores.com has it all for you and your partner at great price points. P.S. – Add a thoughtful note to the package if you can.