9 Virtual Date Ideas to Keep Up With Your Long Distance Friends

August 9, 2022

As we get older, it becomes more difficult to stay connected to friends that live far away. But it’s even harder to make new friends as adults because they’ll never know you like those crazy secondary school and university friends. So here are nine virtual date ideas to try with the friends you miss.

Relationship card games

It’s easy for long-distance friends to fizzle into the monotonous pool of “hello,” “hi” — or the most annoying recurring question, “how was your night?” And that’s how you become strangers. Set up a video call and play card games like Zikoko Ships to get you to ask meaningful questions that bring out real gist.

Cook together

Friends that eat together stay together. How about setting up a video call next Sunday to try out fun recipes or make crazy cocktails Chopist? Rumour has it that we know how to get you drunk on honey

Lunch dates

If cooking is the ghetto, there’s still a way to live out your foodie dreams with your bestie. Pick a cafe in your city, order something cheap if the Nigerian economy is stressing you and have a video call where you play card games. 

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Buy a pet goat

Name him Astor like our little pet goat and watch it grow together, like your friendship.

Take virtual tours together

If your friend is abroad, there’s so much to explore in a new country. I’d suggest a cute museum tour or a walk around the park because that’s the closest thing to fresh air you’ll collect if you’re the one in Nigeria. Get on a video call and bring your friend into your experience.

iMessage games

Dear Android users, no vex. iMessage games are one of the most low-budget options if you can’t afford to do any other thing on this list. It’s cute to get a notification when the other person has made their move from a thousand miles away. Or try out these iMessage games alternatives for android.

Read books together

There’s nothing as amazing as buying a hardback book. It gives “I get money” vibes because they’re usually more expensive, but the virtual reading dates are also a way to start a mini-book collection with your best friends. Imagine giving that to your kids when they’re older. 

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Movies and chill

Zoom and Facetime are your real besties when you’re trying to stay connected to old friends. And sharing a movie works when you don’t really want to talk or have anything to say. Just pick a movie to watch maybe every last Friday of the month and unwind with a glass of wine.

Write letters to each other

If your long-distance friends are women, we have a cute corner called Letters #ToHER where you can send each other letters to read every Sunday at 2 p.m. 

We’ve got the date ideas covered, but for things to last, you need to read these: How to Maintain a Long-distance Friendship

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