4 Date Ideas When Social Distancing
The stress related to infertility can often put a strain on relationships during the best of times. Add in the stress, anxiety, and uncertainty that many are experiencing due to the global pandemic, and it can make keeping the romance alive difficult. But all of this stress makes it even more important that you work to keep that romantic fire burning, especially during Romance Awareness month! Below, the team at IVF Florida offers a few ways you can keep the romance alive this month while still staying safe and practicing social distancing.
- Take a Walk on the Beach
A lot of activities may be closed, but the beaches are open! Take some time to get out of the house and enjoy a long walk along the water, or spending some socially distanced time on the sand. Working up a sweat on a long beach walk will help keep you healthy and improve your mood. It can also help improve your relationship, as studies have shown that exercising with your partner can increase your emotional bond.
- Enjoy a Picnic in the Park
Like the beaches, plenty of parks are open for you and your partner to enjoy. The wide open space can help you abide by social distancing guidelines while also getting you out of the house. Together, pack up a healthy picnic and some find outdoor activities, and take them to your favorite park to get some fresh air and quality time.
- Enjoy a Date Night At Home
Just because you can go out to a packed bar doesn’t mean you can’t have a date night! Get all gussied up, pick up some delicious take out from your favorite local restaurant, and enjoy a romantic dinner at home under some candlelight. Spend your evening enjoying your meal and talking into the night – just like when you first started dating!
- Volunteer as a Team
There are so many individuals and families struggling right now, making it the perfect time to grab your partner and volunteer. It will help you both practice gratitude, which has been shown to reduce stress, and can help deepen your bond. So long as you can do so safely, volunteer your time to help at a food bank or go donate blood together (especially if either of you have COVID anti-bodies). If you’d rather stay safe at home, there are ways for you to help out non-profits virtually as well!
The traditional ways to keep that spark alive may not be possible right now, but there are still ways to strengthen your bond and up the romance while social distancing. Whether it involves spending time outdoors, having a date night at home, or helping those in need, there are plenty of ways you can keep the romance alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.