1. Co-watch Netflix together
Netflix and chill might be out of the question RN, but there's no reason why you can't still do the Netflix part! Whether you want to ride the rollercoaster of Tiger King together, laugh your ass off at Community or watch a whole movie together, the Chrome extension 'Netflix Party' lets you share the experience. Basically, it lets you watch the show or movie together at the same time, and you can share your thoughts in the browser via chat. You can even get into an entire series together and make it a little recurring date. Cute.
2. Play a game
If you haven't seen bae's competitive side yet, are you even a couple!? Luckily, there are loads of games you can play virtually in self-isolation for a little bonding activity. If you both have consoles, multi-player video games like Mario Kart or Streetfighter are always classics. Just make sure you have a voice headset on or call each other, so that you're actually chatting to each other throughout! If you don't have all the gear, Heads Up is a hilarious game you can play via Zoom on your computer or phone. There's also loads of in-built games in the video chat app House Party.
3. Have a virtual picnic
Let's be real — a date isn't a date without food! So, why not incorporate some yum stuff into your virtual date? You could each jump on Uber Eats and order a surprise dish to the other person's house at the same time, so that you can virtually eat it together. On a bit of a budget? No worries! Why not each prepare a little picnic from food you have around the house, roll out the blanket in your backyard or living room and set up your camera for a little virtual picnic. Adorable!
4. Travel together — virtually
Nothing brings a couple together like experiencing new things together. And while trotting around the globe together ain't an option at the mo, you can still do it via the wonders of the internet! With Google’s Arts and Culture Hub, you can feel all cultured AF while you tour over 500 different museums all over the world together, like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, the National Gallery in London and Musee D'Orsay in Paris. You can also watch live streams from everywhere from the San Diego zoo to the Northern Lights in Canada and the pristine beaches of the Maldives. Almost as good as the real thing! Almost.
5. Go to a gig
If you and bae had plans to go to a gig and then Coronavirus happened, we feel your pain. The good news is, you two can still bond over some great tunes together! Loads of artists like Miley Cyrus have been live-streaming virtual concerts, you can check out the most recent list here. Rumour has a One Direction virtual reunion could be on the cards, too ;) Can't find your fave artist? Have a look through the archives of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts — the Lizzo one is EPIC!