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Autumn Social Distancing Date Ideas

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Now that it’s autumn and the temperature is dropping it’s not as pleasant to go down the beach or sit in the park. So what options are there when you want to go on a date?

We’ve compiled a list of some autumn date ideas that will still take social distancing into consideration.

Book a table in a restaurant or pub

We can still eat inside places at the moment so if you’d like a traditional date where you can eat good food and get to know each other then this is still a possibility mostly – do check local area restrictions first!

Go for a walk

If the weather isn’t too bad, you can still go for a walk in a local park, in the countryside or along the seafront. Just make sure you wrap up warm! This is great if you’re not comfortable meeting in an indoor setting.

Go to a zoo or nature park

These are always great date ideas, but staying outside is a good way to keep yourself safe in these uncertain times. It gives you lots to talk about and can take up a nice chunk of time so you can really get to know each other all whilst doing something fun.

Go to a museum or art gallery

If you both enjoy history or art and are comfortable going inside, a museum or art gallery are great places for a date. There’s plenty to talk about and it’s a great way of talking about things you like and bonding over similar passions.

Video call

The safest option of all is a video call date. You still get to see each other but there’s no risk whatsoever. You can also have a glass of wine and be comfortable in your own home whilst getting to know each other.

So depending on what you’re most comfortable with, and what local or national restrictions allow, there are still plenty of date ideas for you to try.

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Keep The Spark Alive Whilst Social Distancing

An image of a brunette woman indoors at home on grey sofa using mobile phoneSocial Distancing is difficult enough as it is, being apart from friends and family. Being apart from your partner 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.

Video calls

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.

Cook together

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!

Get frisky!

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 and the spark alive!

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!

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Great Date Ideas For Autumn

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As summer draws to a close and the temperature starts to drop, what sort of dates are there that are still romantic? We’ve listed a few date ideas below.

Wrap up warm and go for a walk in your local park.
As the leaves start to fall and crunch under your feet, the colours become magical. Going for a stroll in a local park can be really romantic. You can also snuggle up together to keep warm!

Find a nice pub with a log fire.
You might be a little cold if you’ve gone for an autumn walk so find a lovely local pub with a burning log fire to warm yourselves back up again.

Cook dinner together.
This may not sound exciting but cooking dinner or baking something warming together can be a really fun activity. You could cook a nice roast dinner or bake a lovely pie for dessert. Working together can strengthen your bond and you may even learn new things about each other!

Watch a movie.
This doesn’t sound like a great date idea, however as it gets colder outside it gives you an excuse to snuggle up together under a blanket, maybe even with a hot chocolate.

Read a book.
If that’s not your thing, why not swap your favourite books and read together?
If you both enjoy reading, recommend your favourite book and read each other’s together. It might not sound like a ‘date’ but you can pause after chapters and have a discussion about what’s happened and your favourite parts.

Go on a bike ride.
Going on a bike ride is a great way to have fun together. Find a nice cycle trail and stop off somewhere along the way. The exercise will keep you warm!

Go to your favourite coffee shop.
Something as simple as going for a coffee together can get you out of the daily grind and give you some quality time together. If you want to, you can order each other a new drink to try and have a little fun.

Make the most of the autumn weather before it gets too cold and go on some dates together.

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Valentine’s Day When You’re In A New Relationship

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you need to make sure that you both know where you stand.

Make sure you talk about it beforehand. You might have totally differing opinions on Valentine’s Day so it’s worth talking it through. You don’t want to get them a present if they’re not going to get you anything or vice versa as it would be totally embarrassing!

If you’re not yet ‘exclusive’ it’s best to ignore it all together. You don’t want to put pressure on them when you’ve only been on a couple of dates as it could end up being very awkward.

If you are ‘exclusive’ keep it minimal. It’s fine to have a date on Valentine’s Day but there’s no need to do anything extravagant. Don’t go all out and buy presents if it hasn’t been talked about previously.

If you need some simple, no-pressure date ideas, give these a try:

  • If the weather allows, go for a picnic! It’s simple and easy and doesn’t need much prior planning. (If it’s cold, you could have one in the living room! Put a blanket down and make it really cozy!)
  • Cook dinner together. This is a good way to bond and have a bit of fun together. Find out what their favourite meal is and they can show you how they like it made!
  • Go out for lunch. You don’t need to go out for a big expensive dinner (which you’ll have to book weeks in advance!). Just go out for lunch together instead as there will be much less pressure.
  • Go for a walk. If you’re lucky enough to live either near the sea, the countryside, or even a nice park, go for a romantic walk together.

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