Social Distancing is difficult enough as it is, being apart from friends and family, but if you’re apart from your partner it can be even more difficult as you won’t get that close contact and intimacy that you’re used to.
So how can you keep that spark alive whilst isolated separately? We’ve compiled a list of suggestions of things to try.
These are important as you can then see each other and it’s easier just to have a normal chat.
Some options offer in-house games as well, like Houseparty, which offers a couple of games that you can play with 2 or more people.
You can use these video calls to do things together like cook a meal. Decide in advance what you’re going to make so that you can both get the ingredients and then make and eat a meal together. Light a candle to make it a little romantic!
If cooking isn’t your thing, order the same type of takeaway together, or order a takeaway for each other!
Play some games
Find multiplayer online games or games on your phone you can play against each other. Some apps have built in games you can play whilst chatting. Set up a games night where you have some drinks and snacks and spend some time “together”.
Watch a movie together
You can pre-arrange a time to sit down and watch the same movie (or TV series), pressing play at the same time. Just make sure you can agree on what to watch beforehand!
Being apart doesn’t mean you can’t be intimate with each other. If you’ve never tried it, now is the perfect time to try some phone sex or sexting to keep that fire burning!
Don’t worry if you’re single and don’t have anyone to virtually date at the moment, Chat2Date is the UK’s busiest chat line so go chat to singles from all over the UK on your phone!