11 Creative Virtual Date Ideas to Help Bridge the Gap – Long Distance Things (2022)

With lockdowns across the world, Virgin Media reported a whopping 36 per cent increase in virtual dating and 6 in 10 to believe that virtual date nights is the new norm! That being said, you might have a routine where you log into Skype, Zoom or any other video online service to chat with your significant other, friends and family on a more regular basis. You get a little excited every time you see their face pop up the instant they answer.

It’s awesome that with a click of a button we can be instantly connected. However sometimes, “just talking” on Skype, Facebook Messenger, FaceTime or Zoom just isn’t enough.

Long distance can be a hard stretch, but you can also make it a fun experience by coming up with cute and creative virtual date ideas. It’s important to keep the spark alive, and with this, you need to come up with innovative ways to keep you and your loved ones entertained.

Virtual date nights are a great way to keep your romantic or non-romantic relationships fun and fresh, including virtual date games. This article will help you come up with ideas that’ll swoon your partner (you’re welcome)!

Here are long distance date ideas – perfect for those looking for fun virtual, facetime date ideas or creative skype date ideas, whether you’re single or dating!

1. Set A Time And Date To Virtual Date

Just like a date in real life, you would make a date and time when you will meet up. Try and set the time and date when both of you are free with absolutely no distractions, and, of course, good WiFi connection! Get creative in the way you invite your date to a virtual date.

Use Canvato create nifty invites and send them off via email or messenger with a personal touch.

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2. Virtual Happy Hour

It’s wine o’clock somewhere! Grab a glass of wine and chat for hours on end. A little bit of alcohol can help break your nerves and eliminate any awkwardness with your date.

Play bartender together and make your favourite cocktail together. Not sure what to make with the alcohol you have at home? Use the Make Me a Cocktail Bar website, add the ingredients you have at home and find out what cocktails you can make with the ingredients you already have.

A unique idea for a virtual date is to order the Shaker & Spoon subscription box together. Each month, you and your partner will be given a cocktail to craft and taste test together. The American Cocktail Club has all the flavourings, syrups, garnishes, and alcohol needed!

Not a fan of alcohol? Set up a coffee date or better yet make milkshakes together, let the inner child out! Coffee lovers, you need to try the Coffee-Esperanto subscription kit. Taste freshly roasted coffee from all around the world each month – what better way to try a new cuppa with your loved one?

Did you know that having a virtual drink is the most common way to have a virtual date?

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3. Make a Meal Together

Plan out your date to make the same meal. This is an awesome way to interact and talk through how to cook the meal – especially if one of you are struggling!

It’s best to plan out the meal before starting the virtual date. Pick a simple or overly complicated recipe, whether its a delicious cake or mouth-watering curry you’ll both have a blast. Don’t forget to buy all the correct ingredients too!

Check out the Bake Eat Love subscription box for all your baking needs every month. This is a perfect idea for a virtual date to bake the exact same ingredients and instructions together.

Make the meal together step by step together. Have a cheeky wine and chat about your day or how much you are epically failing at making the meal you planned together! Once your meals are made, make a romantic set up and eat your yummy food together.

4. Have A Dinner Date

Similar to the last idea, but this time making the effort to make it very romantic. Play soft music in the background, light a candle and have a wine.

Having a dinner date will mimic having a date in real life. This is a perfect time to catch up on both of your days and look dreamy into each other’s eyes. It’s an oldie but a goodie. Virtual dinner dates always win hearts.

5. Do Arts and Crafts Together

If you are looking for a fun time, then make crafts together with your virtual date.

You can make the same thing together or make completely separate things. One of my favourite ways to connect with my other half is subscribing to the Adults & Crafts box. Once a month we both receive the same craft and set up a virtual date to create a masterpiece! Once you’ve made them, send them in the post for your date to receive, keep and cherish.

You both can take up embroidery, knitting, do DIY home decor projects together. Check out these simple crafts on Pinterest and easy DIY home decors on a budget.

6. Draw and Paint

Okay, so we aren’t all Picasso but it’s another great idea, no matter how bad you are at this, is to draw or paint each other.

It doesn’t matter if you’re not an artist of any kind, all you need is a pencil and a sense of humor. You can spice it up and make it humorous by telling them to incorporate a funny element to the drawing/painting. Or you can do it a serious way. Whatever route you take your drawings and paintings will look fabulous!

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Another idea is to try acrylic pouring! You and your date need to try acrylic paint pouring with this ready-made set of 32 paints. Order one for you and your date and compare your creations.

7. Get Intimate

Want to get down and dirty? Having Skype sex can be one of the greatest things you do during your long distance. It can help reconnect you in an intimate way and help enlighten the spark between you.

Spice it up and use long distance sex toys. Need convincing as to which sex toy is the best? Here are the top best long-distance vibrators.

8. Watch TV Shows and Movies Together

Personally, this is one of my favourite things to do with my significant other when we are together in real life just as much as it is nice to do it virtually.

Switch on Netflix, YouTube or other streaming services and put on your favourite TV series or film together. Have a virtual film date!

Go on the phone while you are watching it with your partner and talk throughout the show if you’d like, or use the Netflix Party chrome extension to binge-watch the next Netflix Original. Watching TV shows and movies together is a great way to forget that there is no distance between you. It’ll make you feel right at home.

9. Couples Questionnaire Night

Take part in “couples skype date questions” and participate in some deep and meaningful conversations. Having such questions enables both of you to open up to each other and know about your partner on a deeper level.

You can do these 50 simple but meaningful questions for couples that want to get closer faster, or check out these straight-to-the-point 20 questions.

10. Play Multiplayer Online Games

You’d be surprised at the number of virtual date games you can play with your partner and in the comfort of your own bed too!

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If you both have consoles, consider playing a multiplayer game on your Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch. You can also play games for free on your computer. My personal favourite is playing mini-games on Facebook Messenger.

Don’t look any further for fun online games that’ll break the awkwardness immediately!

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Overcooked 2 is a really fun game that’ll test you and your partner communication skills. Time to cook up a storm!

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It Takes Two takes you through a magical world. You and your partner have magically turned into dolls and need to work together in order to become human once again!

11. Take Cultural Virtual Tours Together

Step inside world-class museums together. Google Virtual Reality tours have just released a plethora of museums and heritage sites for you to explore together. Highlights of museums include the British Museum in London, Guggenheim Museum in New York, Van Gogh Museum, National Museum of Anthropology in Mexic City and more.

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12. Take a Love Language Test Together

Take a quiz Love Language online together and found out what each of your love languages is. Is your love language words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time or physical touch? Learn each other’s love languages and create a stronger bond in your relationship.

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These creative long distance ideas will help you feel closer to your significant other and enable you to have a fun time in the process.

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It’s important to make you and your partner feel close in a long distance relationship, so make sure you make the effort. Switch it up and implement some, if not all of these Skype date ideas.

Got any more long distance date night ideas? Send me your ideas to hello@longdistancethings.com, and I’ll be sure to add it!

13. Read a Book To Each other

There are two ideas for a date! 1) Read out loud a book to each other often or, 2) Read a book separately and chat about it on your next virtual date, like a mini book club. Every time you hop on a video call, a phone call or when you both feel like winding down read a book to each other. It is a calming and soothing experience to listen to your partner read a book to you. Don’t forget to take turns reading. Think of it like watching Netflix together but book edition. You can also read by yourself and talk about the book.

FAQs

How do you spice up virtual dates? ›

List of virtual date ideas
  1. Q&A Session. Good conversation is one of the staples of dating, and personal questions are a good way to structure conversations on dates. ...
  2. Surprise Dinner. ...
  3. Cooking Classes. ...
  4. Wine Tasting Classes. ...
  5. Virtual Mixology Lesson. ...
  6. Art Classes. ...
  7. Virtual Coffee Break. ...
  8. Movie Nights.
1 Aug 2022

How can I make my distance relationship interesting? ›

Activities to try
  1. Watch a movie together. Thanks to the rise of streaming, you can watch movies or TV shows on opposite sides of the world. ...
  2. Go for a walk. ...
  3. Take up a hobby together. ...
  4. Cook and eat a meal together. ...
  5. Plan a date night. ...
  6. Make each other a part of family and friend gatherings. ...
  7. Do chores together.
28 Oct 2019

How can I make him feel special in a long distance relationship? ›

7 Ways To Make Your Boyfriend Feel Special Long Distance
  1. #1: Send Your Boyfriend a Lovebox.
  2. #2: Surprise Them With Their Fav Food Right at Their Door.
  3. #3: Give Him a Special Shoutout on Social Media.
  4. #4: Write Him a Sweet Letter.
  5. #5: Send Him a Good Morning Text Everyday.
  6. #6: Send Him a Care Package With His Favorite Things.
31 Mar 2022

How do you build intimacy virtually? ›

Taking time to date and interact with your partner is exactly what Dr Noor prescribes for keeping up digital intimacy too. She also suggests, “To enhance the experience of feeling connected, you may want to send each other gifts in the post, a book, a sex toy or the t-shirt you slept in last night.

How do you make a zoom date more fun? ›

Zoom Date Ideas With Games
  1. Do an escape room. Escape rooms are a fun and exciting date idea. ...
  2. Plan a trivia night. If you guys both enjoy trivia, you can use that to plan a fun game night through Zoom. ...
  3. Draw together. ...
  4. Play the PowerPoint presentation game. ...
  5. Play a virtual drinking game. ...
  6. Do a virtual game night.
22 Feb 2021

How do you make a virtual romance? ›

Massively tips to virtual romance
  1. Get a room. ...
  2. If you have an existing relationship, cyb0rzing with other people is cheating. ...
  3. Find out what you can about your virtual opposite if you're feeling serious. ...
  4. Remember that you have something in common -- games!
14 Feb 2008

How do you make a date fun? ›

Here is a somewhat comprehensive list of our favorite cute date ideas to get you off the couch and into a fun bonding activity.
  1. Try a new restaurant. ...
  2. Play tourist in your hometown. ...
  3. Make a fun new recipe. ...
  4. Go on a picnic. ...
  5. Take a hike. ...
  6. Hit the beach. ...
  7. Go skiing. ...
  8. Play a board game.
10 Dec 2021

What do people do on online dates? ›

20 Virtual Dating Ideas That Actually Spark a Lot of Intimacy and Fun
  • Brunch it up. ...
  • Don't play games, play a game! ...
  • Learn a TikTok dance. ...
  • Get sweaty (or stretchy) together. ...
  • Jam to some live music. ...
  • Read out loud to each other. ...
  • Take a “fakecation” together. ...
  • Draw together.
15 Jun 2020

What do you talk about on a virtual date? ›

59 Zoom date questions
  • What's the most fun or interesting thing you've done during lockdown?
  • Do you have any siblings?
  • What's one memory from your childhood that you think encapsulates who you are now?
  • If you could have quarantined anywhere in the world, where would it be?
12 Feb 2022

What can couples do for fun at night? ›

100 DATE NIGHT IDEAS
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Take a walk.
  • Sing karaoke.
  • Go eat at a restaurant you've never eaten at before.
  • Go to a coffee shop. We love this one! ...
  • Play board games. It's amazing how much fun they are as an adult! ...
  • Go see a movie. Flip a coin to decide who picks if you have differing opinions!
  • Go to an arcade.

What do couples do on FaceTime? ›

10 FaceTime Date Night Ideas That'll Give You And Your SO Heart...
  • Have A Sweet Picnic In Your Backyards. ...
  • Cook A Delicious Meal Together. ...
  • Have A FaceTime Fashion Show. ...
  • Watch Your Favorite Movie. ...
  • Go On A Wine Tour In Your Space. ...
  • Have A Virtual Game Night. ...
  • Create A Playlist Of Your Favorite Songs.
25 Mar 2020

How do you spice up a boring relationship? ›

How to Spice Up Your Relationship
  1. Leave notes around. ...
  2. Put in effort to understand each other's hobbies. ...
  3. Unplug from your devices. ...
  4. Create a new tradition. ...
  5. Surprise one another. ...
  6. Revisit the places you both used to love. ...
  7. Get intimate again. ...
  8. Spend time apart.
6 Oct 2017

How can you make a guy miss you? ›

8 Ways to Make Him Miss You
  1. Let him take initiative. ...
  2. Don't let him think he has you too soon. ...
  3. Don't say 'yes' to him every time. ...
  4. Make him feel like he can't live without you. ...
  5. Make the time you spend together amazing so he wants you around more. ...
  6. Make him miss you by not contacting him.
17 Jan 2021

How do you make a man feel loved? ›

  1. Compliment him. ...
  2. Tell him you appreciate what he does for you and your family. ...
  3. Make time for things to get hot in the bedroom. ...
  4. Be supportive of his alone time. ...
  5. Put down your phone. ...
  6. When you get something for yourself, get something for him, too. ...
  7. Look him in the eyes.

How do you kiss your boyfriend romantically? ›

First, keep your lips soft and slightly opened, in a gently inviting and receptive way. Don't press them together tightly, but also avoid opening them too wide. Drooling and too much saliva is almost always a turn-off for men and women. On the other hand, some women and men like steamy, sloppy, wet kissing.

What is intimacy to a man? ›

Broadly speaking, intimacy means deeply knowing someone, while also feeling deeply known yourself. It is something humans crave, and though at times, it may seem more difficult for men to express it, that doesn't mean they don't need or want it.

What is cyber intimacy? ›

1 Cyber affairs are secret extramarital relationships that include intimate and sexual undertones. They're conducted online through chat, email, or social media, or they can happen via texting.

How do you show intimacy in a long distance relationship? ›

How to Be Emotionally Intimate in a Long-Distance Relationship?
  1. Keep in touch.
  2. Maintain an emotional connection.
  3. Work on your communication.
  4. Take the time to share your feelings and listen to one another.
  5. Have a plan and a timeline for your long-distance relationship.

What do you talk about on a date video? ›

5 Topics To Talk About On A Video Date
  • The Best TV Box Sets Of All Time. Everybody has that one series which they beg anyone who will listen to watch. ...
  • Your Travel Bucket List. Everyone has one! ...
  • What Music You're Into. ...
  • What Your Favourite Thing To Cook Is. ...
  • Your Ideal Date Night.
20 Apr 2020

What do you do on a Zoom first date? ›

Need some ideas for your next video date? If it's a first date, remember all you need is 30 minutes. You can plan an activity like “happy hour” or, better yet, give it a theme. Maybe you each pour your own drink, and then tell your date why you love it and some fun facts about it.

How do you flirt on a virtual date? ›

"Flirting is an important part of virtual dating because the sexual part of the relationship is missing," Sullivan said. "Make sure to compliment your date and let them know what you like about them. These comments will help to form an intimate connection while you cannot physically be together."

What is virtual relationship? ›

Virtual relationships are relationships where people are not physically present but communicate exclusively using online methods such as emails, social media, or even by texting.

Would you rather questions to ask partner? ›

Here are a few silly questions that can give you insight into your partner:
  • Would you rather eat only ice cream for the rest of your life, or never eat ice cream again?
  • Would you rather have a personal chef or a chauffeur?
  • Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
  • Would you rather spend time at the beach or the ocean?
1 Feb 2021

What do you talk about on a virtual date? ›

59 Zoom date questions
  • What's the most fun or interesting thing you've done during lockdown?
  • Do you have any siblings?
  • What's one memory from your childhood that you think encapsulates who you are now?
  • If you could have quarantined anywhere in the world, where would it be?
12 Feb 2022

What do you do on virtual first dates? ›

10 Ideas for Virtual First Dates (During Lockdown & Beyond)
  1. Do a take-out swap for dinner. ...
  2. DJ for each other. ...
  3. Cook something together - coordinated or Chopped-style. ...
  4. Have a talent show for two. ...
  5. Have a pajama party over brunch. ...
  6. Watch something apart, discuss, then watch together.

What is a virtual relationship? ›

What are virtual relationships? Virtual – Not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so. A virtual relationship literally means having a relationship with someone in the world that physically does not exist but is made to appear so by a software.

What does virtual dating mean? ›

There isn't a right way to explain the virtual dating meaning. Essentially, virtual dating refers to meeting and talking to your date online. This usually happens through a dating app.

What questions should I ask online dating? ›

These questions can also be asked online, but they're ones we feel might be better to talk about in person.
  • Tell me about your family. ...
  • How do you enjoy what you do for a living? ...
  • Do you have a lot of friends you split your time between or just a few close friends?
  • What's your biggest dating pet peeve?

What are some dating questions? ›

Here is a list of 10 questions to ask on the first date:
  • “What Makes You Unique?” ...
  • ” What are some random fun facts about you?” ...
  • “What's Something You Want to Learn or Wish You Were Better At?” ...
  • “Would You Rather…?” ...
  • “Know Any Good Jokes?” ...
  • “What's Your Favorite Place on Earth?” ...
  • “Who Are the Special People in Your Life?”

How do you make a zoom date more fun? ›

Zoom Date Ideas With Games
  1. Do an escape room. Escape rooms are a fun and exciting date idea. ...
  2. Plan a trivia night. If you guys both enjoy trivia, you can use that to plan a fun game night through Zoom. ...
  3. Draw together. ...
  4. Play the PowerPoint presentation game. ...
  5. Play a virtual drinking game. ...
  6. Do a virtual game night.
22 Feb 2021

How do you make a date fun? ›

Here is a somewhat comprehensive list of our favorite cute date ideas to get you off the couch and into a fun bonding activity.
  1. Try a new restaurant. ...
  2. Play tourist in your hometown. ...
  3. Make a fun new recipe. ...
  4. Go on a picnic. ...
  5. Take a hike. ...
  6. Hit the beach. ...
  7. Go skiing. ...
  8. Play a board game.
10 Dec 2021

How do you know if a virtual date went well? ›

It may sound obvious, but online dating expert Julie Spira says that if your date is smiling a lot, that's a signal that they're feeling good about how the conversation is going. She also notes that maintaining solid eye contact can be a quality indicator that they're invested in the date.

What is virtual intimacy? ›

Virtual intimacy: Propensity for physical contact between avatars in an online virtual environment.

What is online intimacy? ›

Intimacy developed with another person online is developed much in the same way as in an offline relationship: in both cases, the roles of self-disclosure is key to the development and maintenance of the relationship (Bargh et al, 2002; Derlega, Winstead, & Greene, 2008).

What is a gate in virtual relationships? ›

Absence of gating in virtual relationships: A 'gate' is an obstacle to the formation and development of a relationship. For example, physical unattractiveness, shyness or anxiety.

How do you build intimacy virtually? ›

Taking time to date and interact with your partner is exactly what Dr Noor prescribes for keeping up digital intimacy too. She also suggests, “To enhance the experience of feeling connected, you may want to send each other gifts in the post, a book, a sex toy or the t-shirt you slept in last night.

How do you flirt on a virtual date? ›

"Flirting is an important part of virtual dating because the sexual part of the relationship is missing," Sullivan said. "Make sure to compliment your date and let them know what you like about them. These comments will help to form an intimate connection while you cannot physically be together."

Can you fall in love with someone online without meeting them? ›

"It's possible to form a strong emotional connection, and even spiritual connection, to someone you've never met in real life — particularly now with things like FaceTime or Skype, it's also possible to feel a physical attraction to someone," she added.

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