9 Socially Distant Date Ideas to Try During COVID-19

In 2020, there’s nothing more universal than the fact that COVID-19 has affected the way we do everything—the way we work, the way we travel, the way we get married, and, yes, even the way we date, too. But in a year as stressful and chaotic as this one, it’s healthy for ourselves and our relationships to prioritize fun, intimate, and romantic time with your partners.

The idea of COVID-19 dates might not seem appealing at first if you’re used to fancy trips, luxurious restaurant experiences, or adventurous activities. But with a little creativity, you can create dates that feel as special (maybe even more so) than everything you did before COVID-19. 

As Kylie Carlson, CEO of The Wedding Academy, tells Brides, COVID has thrown a wrench into everyone’s plans—including the things we used to take for granted, like going on dates. 

“With so many couples forced to postpone or even cancel their weddings, you might still be feeling some disappointment—even more so now that date night ideas have been severely limited due to public space restrictions and closures,” Carlson says. “The typical night out with dinner and drinks may be off the table, but this is your opportunity to really get creative with your partner and go out of your comfort zone.”

Not sure where to start in terms of playing a safe and fun date in the time of COVID-19? Here are a few ideas to spark your creativity, courtesy of Carlson, and other experts. 

It goes without saying that 2020 has been exhausting for just about everyone. And if you and your partner have gone through the stress, frustration, and sadness of postponing a wedding, honeymoon, or both, then this is especially true. Taking time to focus on each other, your relationship, and fun is worth it, though—and this list is just the tip of the iceberg of possibilities!

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