Lockdowns and coronavirus have changed the way we live in many ways. Some of those changes are temporary, but others will be more long lasting. How many of us will go back to the office five days a week do you think? But, it’s not just work that’s going to change, it’s very much our personal lives that have altered too. When it comes to dating, I can see there being some permanent changes too.
It makes a lot of sense if you are Berkshire Dating to have at least your first date online. In fact, there is a feeling amongst many daters that the trend for video dating won’t disappear any time soon. Many commentators are suggesting that video calls in the ‘new normal’ will form part of a screening process before a first real-life date. It’s a great way to filter out people that you are unlikely to be able to forge a relationship with and it can be a lot cheaper and time efficient than endless dinner dates.
How to organise the perfect virtual first date?
- Find a date for the evening. Try checking out the Berkshire Dating Site for some potential matches.
- Agree a date, a time and a hosting platform.
- Choose an activity. You have a shared experience which will help create a bond and a focus for the evening so there will be no awkward gaps in conversation.
- Set a time limit or say you’ll finish once the activity is completed.
Virtual First Dates Ideas To Try
- Play a game together – Pictionary is a good choice or maybe charades. You could even play a board game if you both own the same game.
- Learn a TikTok dance together. It’s bound to get you giggling and there will be a sense of accomplishment when you master it. Maybe you could meet up in the future and dance it together.
- Draw or paint together. This is great if you have an artistic bent. Other ideas include making models out of clay/play dough/plasticine or a photography challenge. Or maybe one could paint and the other could use a camera.
- Do an online museum tour together. You can discuss things of interest and find out what makes the other person tick or what they are interested in.
- Cook and eat a meal together. This requires a bit of preparation (ingredient shopping) and careful choice of recipe (not too long/complicated), but it gives an insight into how someone lives and you have that shared focus. You may feel less self conscious because you are both focusing on the real life cooking as the date starts and then you can relax into the meal.
Virtual first dates are a great way to start the process of getting to know someone and work out who you’d like to meet in real life. It costs less and frees up your time, but it’s not always possible to ‘feel the chemistry’ through a computer screen. Do you think you’ll continue to virtual first date or are you keen to start connecting with people face to face again?