The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way we move, think, work, and play. There’s no question it has changed the way people interact with each other. So what does this mean for lovers, live-ins, and married folk? The government-enforced quarantines make it nearly impossible to leave the house, but they present an opportunity to get creative.
This is the perfect time to reinforce healthy habits and increase intimacy while making safety a priority. Because now, more than ever, the world needs love. The reality is, social distancing does not mean emotional disconnection. In our household, date nights are non-negotiable.
Not only is this a time to have our intimate moments alone, but we’re also able to experience our love without the burden of dealing with everyday stressors. Sure, “Netflix and Chill” is always an option, but it’s time to pivot or run the risk of a stagnant love life. Here are a few tips for dating [at home] during COVID-19:
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Living Room Picnic
Put the kids to bed and push the furniture towards the wall. Lay down pillows and blankets, light-up the fireplace or a few candles, let the sounds of your favorite album play in the background, or create your own soundtrack. To top it off, make your favorite meal, but most importantly, use this time to check-in with each other. There’s no time like the present to express what’s on your mind and share what you are grateful for.
Read a Book Together
Reading is sexy! Be it a mystery or murder novel or even something of the erotica genre. Select a book you both find interesting and read out loud. Take turns reading pages or chapters, and once you’re done, review for context. Such as, do both of you share the same views? What feelings did this book evoke for the two of you? Did either of you learn something you didn’t know before?
Believe it or not, it’s not just for the kiddies. Download TikTok and learn the latest dance challenge. Not only will it test your dance moves but your memory and agility too! Don’t take yourself too seriously; laughter is great for the soul, especially during times like this.