If you’re currently quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic , odds are you’re not feeling like a creative genius when it comes to romance. That can happen when you’re trapped with your partner in a confined space, or struggling with being isolated in two different locations. Netflix and chill probably seems like the only viable date idea, but let’s be real, that’s going to get boring pretty quickly.
It’s important to find a joy in these trying times, so maybe skip your 47th House Hunters marathon and try something a little more out-of-the-box. Visiting a restaurant, bar, or other public place is out of the question right now, but there are plenty of other date ideas you can do during quarantineincluding over video chat, if you and your partner aren’t in the same apartment, eating from the same cans of beans every day. The team at Men’s Health came up with 36 date ideas you can do while in quarantineboth with and without your partner physically present.
If you are quarantined together:
Learn a dance (may we suggest the viral dance to Megan Thee Stallions Savage ?). Seriously and read it out loud to each other with snuggling and drinking wine, alternating who reads with each chapter. (That way, you both have time to take sips.)
Do a together.
Take a shower together (but first: .)
Give each other .
Have a stay-at-home picnic (with whatever you could scrounge up at the grocery store).
Play a game of strip scrabble. Whenever you get a six or seven letter word, your partner has to take an article of clothing off.
Bake cookies (or any delicious dessert).
If you have a backyard, play catch…
… Lie down outside and stargaze together…
… Or have an outdoor sleepover, .
Build a pillow fort if you dont have private outdoor access.
Surprise your partner with breakfast in bed.
Become your own bartender, and explore new drink recipes.
Have a karaoke night. (You can download an app for it .
Play a game of Never Have I Ever. Youre bound to learn something new about your partner.
Have a wine-tasting night. (Liquor stores are in many states.)
FaceTime your in-laws with your partner. Theyll be happy to know that youre taking good care of their daughter or son.
Sketch each other nude. After all, isnt your partner your muse?
If youre curious about pegging theres no time like the present.
Is pegging too much? Make a sex tape (with your partners consent, obviously).
Make a time capsule and put your favorite couples photos, love letters, and other special memorabilia.
Listen to a spooky podcast together. There are a bunch of great horror story podcasts in the vein of .
If youre quarantined apart:
Make (and eat!) one of together via FaceTime.
Have an extended .
Or FaceTime sex. .
Download Words With Friends again.
Start planning a dream vacation for when dream vacations are possible again.
If youre curious about astrology, and find out what the stars say about your personalities.
Play an .
Try using where you can can control your partners vibrator or prostate massager from thousands of miles away.
Use Netflix Party. Its a chrome extension that synchronizes video playback on Netflix and adds a group chat.
Ask each other the infamous 36 questions that lead to love over FaceTime.
Take an online test to learn what your love language is. Then compare with your partner. Credit: pulse.ng