Social distancing has really changed just about everything in society right now... including dating! Who says you have to go far, though, to have fun? While the guidelines vary from state to state, and you should absolutely be following your state's guidelines and precautions, you don't have to totally stop the fun in most cases.
Here are 11 backyard dates to go on this summer while social distancing, of course!
1. A pool date
Not everyone has a pool in their backyard, but if you do, this could be the perfect solution to give you that vacation type of feel right in your own yard!
2. A picnic
A picnic is the ultimate backyard go-to because you don't even need a big yard or a lot of materials to make it happen!
3. Movie night
Going to the movies may be out of the question for a while, but getting a projector hooked up in your backyard and watching your favorite movie on it is a total go!
4. Outdoor game night
Missing your Thursday Trivia Nights? No problem! Set up an outdoor game night to simulate the feel!
5. Watch the sunset
Your backyard may not be a beach, but now is the perfect time to have that super cute and super cliche Hallmark Movie-level romantic evening by a sunset talking into the late hours of the night.
6. Outdoor craft night
Instead of working on a project together inside, take it outside to your backyard, instead! Enjoy the fresh air... and the company.
If a picnic isn't your thing, that's totally OK! You can still have a meal outside and even cook it outside, too! Cook up your favorites on the grill and keep it going with a fun date night on the patio or in the yard!
Maybe the sunset isn't your thing, but maybe the stars are! I think the stars might just be aligned on this one. Plus, if you have the necessary materials, you might even be able to camp out together under the night sky!
9. Date Night Box outside
There are so many Date Box services out there that you can subscribe to for a monthly fee. Just because we're living in a social distancing era, doesn't mean your date box service has to stop! Keep the subscription going and enjoy your night outside, instead of inside!
Honestly, this is a great idea whether we're in era of social distancing or not.
11. Read a book
This could be a great way to read a book together and talk about it. It could be a fun book or a serious book or anything in between!
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