The ongoing pandemic sure has changed the way we do just about everything, hasn’t it? You’d be hard-pressed to find something that hasn’t been affected, and that includes dating. While we are slowly getting back to some semblance of normalcy, there are still too many variables to fully resume anything that resembles a traditional approach to dating. So what do you do? Here are a few virtual date ideas in NYC, whether you’re single and looking, or committed and looking for something new to do.
Dinner from Afar
Grabbing a bite is an obvious go-to for a first date. So put a clever spin on it and instead, spend time getting to know each other better as you each prepare the same dish together, while apart. Our spacious kitchen with designer finishes and appliances are bound to impress your date as you cook away. (And hey, if things end up going well, you’ll at least know who’s going to rule the kitchen or if you’re destined to be a takeout couple.)
Food is the key to the heart, so yes, we’re throwing out another dinner idea. This one requires a little trust and an open mind. You and your date can see just how well you know each other and order one another’s meals for them. Arrange for the meals to show up to each other’s homes at the same time, start a video chat, and watch each other’s reactions.
Yes, most museums and galleries are open at this point, but capacities are strictly limited and plenty of people are still quite hesitant to put themselves in such situations when it isn’t entirely necessary. Thankfully, plenty of museums began to offer virtual tours of their exhibitions at the start of this pandemic. Simply fire one of these up on your smart TV and you’ll feel like you’re there. Cozy up in one of our comfortable dens or extravagant living room spaces, depending on your desired floor plan, and virtually tour with your date. (And hey, it doesn’t hurt that you can enjoy some wine doing it this way.)
Double Date Movie Night
Don’t let something like a pandemic stop you from the joys of a double date. With services like Netflix and Disney+, groups of people can watch the same movie together without the hassle of trying to sync up your TVs or computers. Plus, group chat features make it easy for people to chat while watching … no need to call out, “Hey, down in front!”
Going on dates may look a little different nowadays, but that doesn’t mean it has to completely end. What other virtual date ideas in NYC have you come up with to keep things interesting?
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