Try something new together
If you’re tired of daily walks, Netflix binges and Zoom quizzes, ditch them this Valentine’s Day and instead, make a plan to learn something new together. Try a virtual dance class, challenge each other to a cook off, learn a new language. By switching things up, you’re keeping boredom at bay, making sure your relationship’s spark keeps on glowing.
Try a mystery dinner
Tacos or pizza? Noodles or pasta? If you’re the type of couple who are incredibly indecisive with your takeaway choices, do a mystery dinner order. You and your partner set a spending limit, order dishes for each other (make them options that you’ve never tried or wouldn’t normally order), get them delivered and enjoy a new foodie experience at home or via Zoom.
Have a music festival
If you’re dreaming about your next concert or music festival and all the experiences that come with them, from dancing in a sea of people to crowd surfing, making a connection with the artist on stage to getting covered in beer (among other things), have a live concert at home. Transform your living room into a festival campsite, get dressed up in your favourite festival clothes and stream a concert. Watch, dance and sing together at home or via video chat.
Happy hour at home
Sometimes the best dates are those that simply involve a few drinks in a nice setting. This Valentine’s Day, why don’t you and your partner do just that? Get dressed up in something other than sweatpants, mix up a few nice cocktails, play some of your favourite music and enjoy a night of chatting and dancing.
Make a travel vision board
Although we’re living in uncertain times, making future travel plans is an activity that can lift even the most restless mood. Make a list of all the places you’d like to travel together and build a collage from pictures, quotes, city names, anything that makes you dream of escaping to the sun, on a city break or on an exciting culture experience. When travel becomes a safe option again, you’ll be ready to book your seat on a plane.
Do a double date
If you and your partner are missing your date night pals, organise a virtual double date. You can catch-up on lockdown life over nice and food and drinks. To make the night more interesting, play a game of Mr and Mrs or escape room in a box or go on a virtual tour of some iconic locations like the Louvre in Paris and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.