How do single Missourians date in a COVID-19 world? Get creative – Missourinet.com
Single Missourians looking to date in a coronavirus world still can, but you might have to shake-up your style. It’s not like you can go to a movie, dine out at a restaurant or go to a bar or club together in person. Kale Monk, University of Missouri assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, says most of what happens on an in-person date can be done virtually.
“Like eating together, you can do this on Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime or Zoom,” he says. “Or, you can watch a movie together using the party feature on Netflix that allows you to host a long-distance movie night.”
Monk says people have been meeting in the virtual world with games like Animal Crossing, Minecraft, World of Warcraft, or Second Life for a long time now. You could also play almost any in-person game on a video call – it just might take some preparation, creativity and adaptation.
“You might try a lively game of charades on a group date, for example. Someone could also share their screen on Zoom and you could play trivia or a party game. I personally like the game Quiplash or Fibbage,” Monk says. “There are also apps devoted to playing games from a distance like Houseparty and even Snapchat now has a games feature. You can