Dating in a Pandemic

Dating in a Pandemic: First Date Ideas

Let’s face it, dating in a pandemic when everyone is required to be socially distanced and wearing masks, and when a lot of businesses are still closed, it is tough. Depending on where you live, restrictions might be really strict, and that limits your options even more. So, what are some good first date ideas that will work in the era of COVID-19 when you’re looking for love? Check out our suggestions below to get started.

Try Virtual Dates First

Since the start of this pandemic, individuals have had to shift the way that they meet new people, and many of them have turned to the many dating apps that are available. Once you find the right dating app or site, you can start searching for possible matches that are compatible with your personality and needs. For example, you can start online communicating at

This is the ultimate way to meet people while socially distanced. You can talk to possible matches via text before taking it to the next level and talking on the phone. And, when you’re ready, you can even go on a video chat to see and hear the other person and get to know them even better. Plus, virtual dates ranging from coffee dates to dinner dates and game nigh dates are right now. They’re also a great way to connect with someone while you’re still getting to know them.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

In a lot of areas, there are fewer restrictions on spending time with other people in the great outdoors. There’s plenty of fresh air, and you can more easily maintain a good distance if you need to. Plus, you might not even need to wear a mask.

No matter where you live, whether you’re meeting single women from Toronto or you’re in sunny San Diego, there are certainly going to be some fabulous outdoor spaces, from large parks to beautiful gardens, where you can meet. So, this is a good first date idea that you can try when you’re ready to meet someone in person for the first time after meeting them online. 

Head to a Drive-In Movie Theater

If regular movie theaters are still closed in your area, consider checking out a local drive-in theater. This is a great way to go out on a date while being able to easily maintain enough distance from strangers.

You might want to ask your date if they’ve recently been tested for coronavirus if you’re meeting them for the first time, and you might want to be tested as well to ensure they’ll feel safe around you too. After all, in a drive-in theater, you’ll be close to one another in your car, so you’ll want to play it safe when it comes to protecting yourselves from the virus.

Look for Restaurants That Offer Outdoor Dining

In order to stay open, many restaurants have turned to outdoor dining even if they never offered it before. So, check if your favorite restaurants are open for dining outside in the fresh air. Even if you can’t sit inside to eat, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal with your date, just like the good ol’ days.

As you can see, if you get a little creative, you can come up with some fun first date ideas that will give you the opportunity to get to know someone better.

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