For many future residents of our new apartments in Austin, COVID-19 has kept them apart from their partners—especially because travel is riskier than ever, from a health standpoint. Whether you’re in a long-distance relationship already or a relationship of yours has become long-distance due to physical distancing practices, there is still a lot you can do for fun date nights that bring you together and make you feel connected.
These options are great whether you’re living in apartments in West Campus or out of town learning remotely, plus they’re fun options for hangouts with friends too! So without further ado, let’s talk remote date night and hangout ideas!
Take a Virtual Museum Tour
If you and your partner are fans of cultural experiences and learning new things together, you might be intrigued to learn that many museums have online exhibits that you can explore together from home. The Louvre, the Getty Museum, and the National Women’s History Museum are just a few of the museums with virtual exhibits available online for free. You can lazily explore these exhibits while on a call together and point out your favorites or share your musings just like you would at a real museum.
Delivery Dinner Date
If you want to keep it simple, you can order dinner from the same restaurant (or same type of restaurant) and hop on a video call with your date. Something as simple as sharing a meal together can make you feel like things are just the same as if you were together in physical space, which can be such a comfort especially for partners who are used to sharing dinners together at home or at their favorite restaurants near our new student apartments in Austin.
Play a Game Together
Whether you love a good computer game or tabletop games are more your style, playing a game with your partner can bring you closer together and make you forget all about what’s keeping you apart. There are plenty of multiplayer games to choose from on platforms like Steam or your phone’s app store and there are even tabletop simulators where you can play your favorite board games virtually.
Watch a Movie Together
This date night classic is just as feasible online as it is in person. Hop on a video call, plug in some headphones, and press play at the same time on a streaming platform like Netflix or Hulu (or use a browser plugin like Netflix Party to synchronize your viewing experience for you). Share your favorite movie with your partner or take in something you’ve never seen before. Either way, you can each make some popcorn and get cozy in front of the screen together.
Have a Virtual Tasting
There are a variety of delivery services you can use to order food and drink straight to your door, so why not make a list of flavors you’d like to try—whether it’s ice cream or cheese or chocolates or wine (if you’re over 21)—and each put in an order so you can explore the flavors together? This option takes a little extra planning, but it’s wonderful for partners who enjoy sharing good food and drink together.
That’s it for our remote date night ideas! If you appreciated this post and would like to see more of our tips, recommendations, and features, be sure to bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts! And make sure you’re following us on Instagram so you stay in the know about special offers and community updates for future residents of our new student apartments in Austin.
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