How do single Missourians date in a COVID-19 world? Get creative – Missourinet.com

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.

Dr. Kale Monk (Photo courtesy of the University of Missouri)

“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
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