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Blow Her Away—7 Virtual Date Ideas That Will Make a Great First Impression

November 6, 2020

Meeting someone that you have passionate chemistry with is exciting! But since the start of the pandemic, people have been taking extra precautions to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of their loved ones. As a result, many potential couples are switching to virtual platforms for dates. Even though you won’t be able to see each other in person, video chats offer a number of exciting opportunities for getting to know a potential partner! Set up fun dates with Pittsburgh singles now using this guide to virtual dating by The Modern Matchmaker.

7 Virtual Date Ideas That Are Sure to Impress Her!

Pittsburgh singles can still plan great dates online during the pandemic


women on a virtual date

While the idea of video chatting might initially sound boring to many Pittsburgh singles, there are a number of things you can do to spice up your dates. From virtual museum tours to online wine nights, there is no shortage of fun and entertaining things you can do to spice up your virtual date night. For your next virtual date over video chat, try one of these 7 ideas below.

1. Host a virtual movie night

man on a video call movie date

Treat your date to a fun movie night at home by downloading the Google Chrome extension for Teleparty! Formerly known as Netflix Party, this extension lets you watch shows and movies on Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, and HBO with your date. The extension synchronizes your video playback and also lets you leave live comments in a group chat, making it easy to enjoy a film together. So pick a movie, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a laid back movie night with your date!

2. Take a virtual tour of a museum

Take a virtual stroll through some of the most prestigious museums in the world during your next date night. From the Musée d’Orsay to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, you and your date can take a sophisticated art tour through some of history’s best pieces. 

Some sites let you flip through the exhibitions as if you were scrolling through a regular set of photos while others offer walking tours. Sites like Google Arts and Culture offer insightful virtual tours for visitors. As you admire these gorgeous works of art, you can also learn more about their history. 

3. Visit the zoo

zebras and giraffes

You don’t have to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium in-person to admire the gorgeous animals that inhabit it. Instead, you can check on the zoo’s animals using the zoos live webcams. You just need a laptop and internet connection. On the zoo’s webcams, you can watch the macaroni penguins or Gentoo penguins or cheetahs at any time. 

Of course, you aren’t limited to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Other popular zoos like the San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo also offer fun live feeds to watch! In fact, you will probably want to “visit” several zoos during your date.  

4. Host a wine and paint night

paintbrushes

Are both of you into arts and crafts? Surprise your date with a virtual wine and paint night! You can find numerous photos for inspiration online as well as painting supplies to get your night started. You just need a couple of canvases, paintbrushes, and acrylic paint for your night. You can even make your own playlist to listen along to while you paint a gorgeous new piece for your home. Just don’t forget to send over a bottle of wine to make it a genuine wine and paint night! 

5. Cook a delicious dinner over video chat

cooking supplies

While you won’t be able to treat your date to a home-cooked dinner in-person, you can spend a fun night cooking with each other over video chat! Before the date, you can discuss different recipes to try out. Maybe you are in the mood for a classic chicken dish. Or you want to try something extravagant like seared scallops. 

Planning a home-cooked dinner is a great method for getting to know each other before the first date! If you want to surprise her, consider sending her a bottle of wine to enjoy during the dinner. Once you’re finished cooking, you can sit down and enjoy a romantic evening with each other. 

6. Play some classic games

Talking to each other for an hour straight can get a little monotonous. Change it up with some fun games! You can try a variety of online games together, such as Apples to Apples or Mario Kart Tour. If you can’t find an online version of the game, you can purchase two copies to play over video chat with. Bringing out some games can also bring out your competitive side and help the two of you open up to each other much more easily. 

7. Play a fun question and answer game

First dates can be nerve-racking. You want to make a great first impression! If you’re nervous about coming up with different topics to talk about, consider starting off with a relaxed question and answer game! By conducting a quick Google search, or purchasing a game of similar nature—you can easily find some easy questions to bounce off of each other! 


When it comes to dating during the pandemic, Pittsburgh singles can make the most of it by planning fun virtual dates. If you’re looking for a new way to meet people who are compatible with your interests and goals, consider registering for a match with The Modern Matchmaker! We make love happen by creating selective matches for you based on your interests, values, and lifestyle. Contact us today to get started!

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