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Making connections: 6 socially distanced date ideas

If you’ve been waving and messaging on Christian Connection you might soon be looking for some virtual date ideas. With the right technology, there’s something to suit everyone, providing plenty of opportunities to build deeper connections, get to know each other and have some fun. Video platforms make it possible to see each other while chatting, and there’s been a big increase in more structured activities too, from interactive games to couples book clubs, bible studies and live online events.  For those who’ve had long-distance relationships, video calling and distance dating will be familiar territory. But for those who haven’t – and for long-distance daters who need some inspiration – here are some ideas that’ll get you started.

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A man and a woman on a first-date

Creative first date questions and conversation starters

All of us have been tongue-tied at one time or another – especially on a first date. For some, it can be a common occurrence. Any environment or situation that brings on nerves will increase the likelihood you’ll struggle to think on your feet. The answer is to not put too much pressure on yourself to come up with on-the-spot chat. Instead, using prepared conversation starters avoids awkward silences, encourages you to find out a little about each other and helps you both relax and ease into the date. You can have a few topics lined up, so you can focus on enjoying yourself. So, what are the best things to say and ask at the first meeting?

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A couple wearing wooly hats

Eco-friendly dates for the festive season

The festive season can be a period of increased consumerism, but there are plenty of climate-positive and sustainable ways you can enjoy it too. It’s widely considered to be a romantic time of year, ideal for meeting new people and maybe even finding a potential spouse. Here are some environmentally friendly ideas to inspire your dates this Christmas and New Year.

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Have you been ‘zombied’? 

Modern dating seems to come with a whole new vocabulary. You may have heard about ‘ghosting’ – where someone you’ve been dating or exchanging messages with suddenly cuts off contact with no explanation – and might even have experienced it. ‘Zombieing’ is another dating term that’s made a recent appearance. What is it? Well, if that ghoster who disappeared without warning appears later and makes contact again as if nothing has happened, you’ve been zombied.

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A couple baking cookies together and laughing

5 great dates for cooler weather

The changing season provides a great opportunity to switch up date ideas. Whether you’re leaving behind gloriously sunny weather and getting ready for a chillier autumn – or preparing for the start of spring – the shifting climes are a good time to try something new.

Here are some options if you need inspiration for great seasonal dates, in less clement weather.

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