Here are some ideas from members of the Love is Louder community on creative ways to connect while we’re staying home.
Virtual Dinner Dates:
Some members of our community are eating with friends, family or potential partners almost every night via Zoom or FaceTime. Make it an even more collaborative experience by picking a recipe to cook together…separately. FaceTime or Zoom while you’re cooking and then set a place for your phone or laptop.
People are getting creative and finding ways to transport to new locations while staying at home. Set a dinner date and select any location in the world that you’d like to “visit.” For example, pick a romantic evening in Paris. Find a French recipe that you can both cook and enjoy together, and then watch a TV show or film set in that location together. Wear clothes or costumes that reflect the destination and immerse yourself in a new or exotic location for a night!
Watch Movies Together:
Use apps like Netflix Party or Twoseven
to watch a movie or show with a date or friends. Plan ahead and order our friend or romantic interest some microwave popcorn and their favorite beverage to be delivered (safely) from Amazon or a local business.
Start a Book Club:
You don’t have to be face-to-face to get to know someone better. Reading and discussing books together is a great way to learn more about someone’s personality, perspective and experiences. Take turns picking books or look for advice from places like Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club.