Great Zoom Date Ideas

How to Date Online During Coronavirus & Social Distancing | GQ

Even though life is now becoming more of a normality, many people will still feel uncomfortable to meet up and go on dates in person. If you are unsure about face-to-face contact, this blog is for you! Keep reading for Great Zoom Date Ideas!

Dating over Zoom is a much more relaxed environment to get to know someone.  Whereas dates normally included travel, negotiation over meeting place, hesitancy over whether the location would have great lighting, the right kind of wine menu, or whether you will be able to hear your date over the din. All of this is removed when you are able to date successfully from the comfort of your own home!

When our lives are hectic, filled with work, friends, events, conferences, and parties, there is often no time to contemplate our “singleness”.  Finding ourselves in isolation, there is far more time to focus on ourselves, whether through personal development, or choosing to explore a new relationship.

If you’re just single and want some ideas on what to do when you have a first date online… get ready! Here are some great Zoom ideas to help you make a success of your dates!

Have a location-based date!

The world of dating over Zoom has opened up the potential to not only date someone based anywhere in the world, but to also date anywhere in the world… With Zoom you can upload any type of picture or video as a backdrop, without even needing a green screen! Yes, it can occasionally look slightly glitchy – (no-one is really going to think you are sitting on a beach in the Caribbean!) it still looks pretty good – and adds to the fun of an early date. Possibly one of our faves from this Great Zoom Date Ideas list!

You can cook a meal in advance of the date that fits with the theme of the location, as well as picking music from the region. This is one of our favourite date ideas as there are so many conversation starters, for example you can choose a location that you have visited and speak about past holidays. You could even take it in turns to play different songs and discuss why they like or dislike that particular piece! If you drink alcohol, you can also pick a wine from the region.

Netflix party

A new way to watch TV together! Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) is a new way to watch TV with your friends online. Teleparty synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to Netflix, Disney, Hulu and HBO.

If you aren’t the most chatty person and would prefer to text for the first day, Teleparty is a great way to have a conversation about what you are watching!

Draw or Paint one another

This idea seems a bit crazy, but we swear it’s super fun… even if you are bad at drawing!

The idea of a painting one another is to enjoy an evening of painting, have a favourite drink on hand and, most of all, enjoy the great company!  Painting together is a unique bonding experience – perfect for date night! 

Escape Room

If you love puzzles and a challenge, room escapes made for a super fun date night back when in-person contact was safe. The good news is that these fun activities have gone virtual and can make for a great date night over Zoom. Just choose your theme and a live guide acts as your avatar as you solve the mysteries in real time.

Virtual game night

There’s nothing like a little healthy competition to spice up a Zoom date night. If you’re a board game lover, you can play just about any game out there with Tabletop Simulator. Though might need to turn off “flip the table” if you or your partner have an especially competitive streak. For something light and silly, give Jackbox a try. These casual games of wit can show off your date’s sense of humour. 

These are truly strange times for romance, and the need for virtual date ideas doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

It may seem weird to have a date over the internet, but with more and more people meeting online in different locations, or just separated by work and family commitments or emergency situations, it’s becoming an accepted practice. Don’t let the initial strangeness get to you – come up with creative ideas to get to know your date better and look for things that you have in common to come up with more fun date ideas online. There are plenty of other Great Zoom Date Ideas on the internet!

The best UK weekend breaks for a post-lockdown getaway!

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Spoil your loved one with a romantic weekend away! England really is full of fairy-tale castles and tranquil beaches; the perfect backdrops to a romantic getaway. It boasts rolling countryside, fish and chips by the sea and abundance of pasties… and most hotels, holiday cottages and campsites are taking bookings. Find the best UK weekend breaks for a post-lockdown getaway.

Climb to the top of a historical cathedral and propose, or punt your special someone down the serene River Cam; there are a plethora of romantic break ideas to choose from. Discover hot-tubs hiding in forests, suites in castles with four-poster beds and an array of Michelin-starred romantic restaurants and vineyards. 

Here are Unified Dating’s favourite UK locations for your post-lockdown romantic getaway! 


The surf, the amazing seafood and the long, sandy beaches – Cornwall is perfect for a summer getaway. We particularly love St Ives and Padstow!


Why go? For the beautiful beaches, to get lost in hedge-lined lanes, for the vibrant cities and for the beautifully wild moors. But mostly for the beautiful beaches.


Oxford is a top-class destination for culture and charm. Frequented for its book shops, punting, pubs and colleges, it is easily explored in a day making it the perfect weekend break if you live in London. The surrounding countryside is great if you want to get out of the bustling city. 


Swimming, kayaking, hiking and cycling… there’s so many fun activities you can do with your loved one! And let’s not forget the Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site complete with beautiful beaches, award-winning fish and chips and sea-carved bays.


Hike up Arthur’s Seat, visit the castle, eat at all manner of fabulous restaurants and explore the cute little nooks and crannies that are hiding at every turn. Such a magical place to be with your partner. 


Best weekend break in the UK for its leisurely strolls along the windswept, marsh-studded coastline followed by a well-earned local ale in one of the region’s countless pubs.


Brighton is easily reached from London and is the perfect spot for people watching. Granted, Brighton Beach doesn’t make social distancing the *easiest* of pursuits, but the city’s bohemian and hippy vibe kinda makes the bustle worth it. There are so many bars and restaurants to choose from!

New Forest

Why go? Designated a national park in 2005, the New Forest is charming and a joy to explore – scattered with cycle tracks, deer and quaint little villages. And it’s not too far from London.


The beaches in Northumberland – whatever the season – are pure magic. The coastline is filled with ancient castles, hidden gardens, sandy beaches for windy walks, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly little villages/pubs/tea rooms. It’s a dream.

So, if you’ve got annual leave to use up or you simply fancy a weekend break after the lockdown, it’s worth turning your attentions to the humble British holiday!

Love in Lockdown

It’s no secret that the world of dating can be a bit of a minefield, more so if it’s been a while since you were last on the romantic scene.

The recent coronavirus pandemic has certainly created some additional challenges when it comes to meeting new people – but that shouldn’t mean that you can’t find love, even if it is during lockdown!

At Unified Dating, we are dedicated to supporting singles in finding the perfect love match, in a safe and comfortable setting. Alongside our expertly organised online dating events, we have also taken the time to compile our top five tips for keeping your dating life active, during these turbulent times.

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