7 date ideas for virtual dating during lock-down
Wherever you are in the world, the Covid-19 is causing havoc with our everyday lives – including our dates and hook-ups.
Social distancing means that for many of us, physical hook-ups are out of the question until infection rates start to come down. But the need for intimacy is strong.
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We’re here to help with some hints and tips on how to put the technology to work, leverage your dating app skills, and make the most of your isolation.
Let’s assume that you’ve already found some guys in your neighbourhood that you’ve got a connection with. You’ve found them on your app, your chat has been good, you’ve sent nudes, and there’s a lot of boxes being ticked. If you weren’t in lock-down, you’re be sorting out the logistics to meet up.
Don’t assume that you just have to delay everything until some unknown date in the future when things start getting back to whatever our new-normal will be. Why not suggest a virtual date? Here’s some of the virtual date concepts that we’re currently road-testing.
Let’s get coffee?
A coffee catch-up is the first-base of queer dating. You may not be able to get to a cafe to meet up in person, but we’ve all got video apps – take it online!
You’re in your bedroom with your coffee, he’s in his bedroom with his coffee. Chat. Flirt. Get to know each other. Talk about taking things further when you finally get to meet face-to-face.
Cook with me?
He’s in his kitchen cooking dinner, you’re in your kitchen cooking dinner.
Maybe you agree to cook the same thing? Maybe it’s a competition – you’ve each got the same ingredients, whoever makes the best dish wins? Maybe he gets to tell you what to cook and you get to tell him?
You find a lot out about someone when you see them in action in the kitchen.
Want to have some fun?
It used to be called Skype Sex, but no one uses Skype anymore – there’s a world of video apps out there.
Essentially, you’re both going to get naked and get off at the same time.
It’s been scientifically proven that regular masturbation helps to boost your immune system. Mutual masturbation – even if it’s virtual – is just as good for your health.
Let’s go dancing!
Get your disco lights out, fire up the speakers and blast out some beats. Take it in turns to choose the tracks, or one of you puts together a DJ set for the other.
Dance like no one is watching, but you know that he’s watching every move you make.
Netflix and chill?
He may not be able to come over to snuggle with you on the sofa, but you can make a plan to watch a movie at the same time and then talk about it afterwards.
If you’re stuck in the house, why not set some time aside when you have a spa day together – he’s in his bathroom and you’re in yours.
Face-masks, body scrubs, foot massages – the lot!
Talk dirty to me!
Ask him what he’s into. Get him to tell you what he he’d do to you and what he wants you to do to him. Get into all the details and get a bit filthy with your chat.
By spending time talking together and visualising how it’s going to go down when you do finally get it on, you’re building the anticipation, the expectation, and the sexual tension.