How to enjoy Valentine’s Day remotely as a couple
The health crisis has turned everything upside down, and this February 14, many couples will have to spend Valentine’s Day separately. If this is your case, here are some ideas to enjoy Valentine’s Day remotely in an original way.
The restrictions derived from the pandemic remain in force. There are many cities and municipalities with perimeter confinement, there are people who have to be quarantined for having had close contact with a confirmed positive, and other circumstances occur that will prevent many couples from spending Valentine’s Day together.
But, even though you cannot be physically with your partner, that does not mean that you cannot celebrate this important date. In this article we have compiled some ideas to enjoy Valentine’s Day from a distance in a romantic, fun and original way.
Things to do with your partner on Valentine’s Day remotely
Get the most out of video calls
After having overcome confinement and continue to face the measures that restrict mobility, surely at this point we do not need to tell you how useful video calls are or to list applications that allow you to make them.
But, precisely because we are already used to them, to celebrate Valentine’s Day remotely with your partner you have to do something special and different. For example, you can agree to prepare your favorite food and dine in front of the screen by candlelight, you can write a love letter and read it together, see a selection of your favorite photos in common, show the memories you keep each of the relationship … If you want to surprise your partner, give free rein to your imagination and propose an original plan to do together by video call.
If you prefer a less romantic and more fun plan, you can make the video call through HouseParty to play together one of its integrated games, such as Who’s Who, Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit. Another option that you have at your fingertips is to have a laugh with the Zoom filters, or take advantage of the fun effects that other platforms have to have a good time.
Watch a movie or series together (and discuss it)
If to celebrate Valentine’s Day you want to enjoy of the typical plan of blanket and romantic movie, You have at your fingertips various tools that allow you to view content and comment on it at the same time, just as you would if you were together on the sofa at home.
One of the most popular options is Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party), a platform that became well known during the quarantine. It is an extension for Chrome (very soon it will also be for Microsoft Edge) that allows you to watch movies and series in a synchronized way in the distance, at the same time that you comment on them through your chat. It currently works with Netflix and Disney +.
Other alternatives to watch series and movies with your partner in the distance are GroupWatch, the tool to view Disney + content in a group, the native function “Group Video” of Amazon Prime Video, or Watch2Gether to view videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or Soundcloud.
Online games to enjoy as a couple
Playing a game is another perfect plan to enjoy Valentine’s Day remotely as a couple. Depending on your tastes, you have free PC games to play online, online table games or games to play from your mobile.
For example, Apalabrados is an interesting alternative if you want to test your language skills, TrivialOnline.it is is ideal for lovers of traditional Trivia, and with the UNO application! (for iOS Y Android) you can enjoy this popular card game in the distance.
Another fun online activity that you can do together online to celebrate February 14 in the distance is karaoke. You can do a duo live with applications like Smule, which puts millions of songs at your disposal to sing with other people over the internet.
Create a playlist with your favorite songs
What better than a playlist to remember the best moments of your relationship? All couples have a list of songs with a lot of meaning. The theme that was playing when you met, the song of your first kiss, the soundtrack of your last trip …
Therefore, A very nice activity to do this Valentine’s Day is to make a playlist that groups together all these songs that mean something to you. On Spotify it’s very simple make a collaborative playlist so that both of you can add your contributions.
Plan your next trip
Mobility restrictions will not last forever and you are surely looking forward to the day of being able to travel again. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day by planning your next trip: choosing the destination that you would like to visit, taking a look at the hotels where you would like to stay, reviewing the activities that can be done, etc.
To plan a trip online you can use many free tools: tourist guides such as those of Civitatis, hotel and accommodation search engines such as Booking, information of things to do, restaurants and the trip planner of TripAdvisor… You can create a shared document in Google Docs to write down all the ideas that come to mind to gradually give shape to them.
We hope that these proposals to enjoy Valentine’s Day remotely as a couple have been useful. Courage, you will be able to hug again very soon!