The call to stay home could not be louder these past few weeks, as the world works to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, but what does that mean for date night?
Most of us are on quarantine lock down and practicing social distancing like the bosses we are, so that means unless your boo lives with you, you’ve suddenly found yourself in a long distance relationship.
And having been in one myself for a while I can tell you it is not at all easy, however, there are still many ways to hang out, see each other and most importantly, have date nights!
This weekend, here are a few digital ideas that could be awesome for your boo, your social circle or if you prefer self dates!
Listen to a Book Together
Tired of Netflix and Chilling, then why not try listening to a book together, for a cozy night in? Grab the wine, the blanket, your mobile and your Kindle, because Amazon Audible has you covered! Pick a book and let it play out, while you share in this cozy, digital date night moment. (This can also work for children, teens and just about anyone.) Here’s the link: https://stories.audible.com/discovery
I’ve noticed as I scroll through social media that there are a few DJ’s who are holding living room dance parties online. I’m all into it. Imagine prepping your own drinks, logging into the lounge and dancing as crazy as you want, while the DJ earns his rep by playing all the hot tracks in his\ her unique way? How is that for a high energy digital date idea? Be as goofy and fun as you want!
If you’re not into the DJ scene, then do what I’ve been and call up your friends over whatsapp/skype/Zoom and let your Spotify/ Youtube playlist blast! Share it with your friends and get to burning your calories. This also works for karaoke parties.
Tour 17 Museums in Europe Virtually
Always wanted to visit some of the most amazing and intricately curated museums in the world, but ohhh the ticket price and time fam! Well now you can. Visit the Lourve The Grevin Museum, The Qui Branly Museum all in Paris as well as the Le Rijksmeseum, the Van Gogh Museum in Asterdam and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin among many, many others. Check out this link here:
Catch a Broadway Show
For a limited time during this quarantine you can stream Broadway musicals and plays for free online. Catch the playing of “Cats”, “Gypsy”, “Sweeney Todd,” “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” “A Night with Janis Joplin,” “Ann,” “Driving Ms. Daisy,” and more.
Stream BroadwayHD for your digital date night here: https://www.broadwayhd.com/
Visit Disney Land Virtually
Want to spend some time enjoying the lovable theme parks of Disneyland? You still can. You can virtually enjoy Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and even Disney World’s global Epcot “countries.” “YouTube is filled with rollercoaster ride recordings that let users envision themselves on attractions at Disney resorts, from the Incredicoaster at Disney’s California Adventure park to the “Frozen” Ever After ride at Walt Disney World” sites an article in the Insider .
Visit The Zoos and Aquariums
The Monterey, California, aquarium is giving visitors a virtual look at its colorful sea creatures via free live camera streaming. Animal lovers can zen out to jellyfish or watch penguins waddling in their habitat. The California zoo has pre-recorded and live video streams showing koalas, apes, pandas, penguins, and other creatures that offer endless hours of entertainment and fascination.
Let Google Be Your Driver
Thanks to Google’s Street View feature., you can get panoramic shots of the stunning landscape of the Royal Botanic Gardens, as well as Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California to name a few fun places.
Google’s online Arts & Culture activation includes a program called “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks” which features five national parks, including Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. If you’re a lover of the theatre you can also check out these performing arts centers around the world via Google Arts & Culture.
Take a Class or Course Together
There are tons of online courses and Youtube ‘How-To’ videos that you can view and create together. From cooking , cocktail lessons and art classes, there is no limit to what new project you and your peeps can do together!
Technology thankfully has progressed to where you can infact have dinner together, even if you are miles away or under Covid-19 lockdown/quarantine as a digital date night! Be it via Facebook live calls, Zoom meeting calls or via any other conference/ personal calls software, you can set it all up. Facebook portals makes it even easier to eat, talk, laugh and exercise with your people. So don’t feel lonely, you are so very connected.
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