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With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, a lot of you might have stopped going on dates or trying to meet new people. That’s fine, it’s been a tough time for a lot of people but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stop meeting new people or going on dates, especially as online dates are becoming so prevalent now.

You may have been taking part in virtual or socially distanced dates already, but I am going to be sharing some online date ideas and in person date ideas around Dorset for you to get back into the swing of things. I will also try and give you my best advice on dating, I don’t consider myself an expert but I managed to get myself a boyfriend and we have been together for nearly 3 years so I must be doing something right.

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Online Date Ideas

If you’re on the dating scene and haven’t tried online dating yet then you need to! As the pandemic has made most of us realise, we really rely on technology so we may as well use it to meet new people. It is quickly becoming the norm for people looking for dates and it can help you connect with others in a safe way. You can find local single people on a Dorset Dating Site.

One of the main benefits of online dating is that you don’t have to leave your house so if you feel the date went terribly, it’s not too much lost as you won’t have gone anywhere. Also, they won’t notice if you’re in pyjama bottoms on a call. Look up dating sites UK to find singles in your area.


I feel like so many people have done quizzes over zoom so why not do it on a date? It would be fun to make up some questions to ask each other as a way to get to know each other. Obviously if you are only just getting to know them you need to be careful with what you ask them, but it could be a really cool way to find out what you have in common.

Drawing Games

You could pick any game to play on an online date, I am just using a drawing one as an example of something that could be fun. You could challenge each other to draw the same thing and see who’s is best, or draw something and the other person has to guess what it is.

Date Ideas Around Dorset

Now that rules are being relaxed and you can meet someone outside at a distance, it might be nice to start dating in person again, so I’m going to give you a few ideas of what you could do with someone out and about round Dorset.

Here are some socially distanced date ideas that are great for meeting new people

  • Outdoor Minigolf
  • Walk along the Beach
  • Have a picnic in a park
  • Get takeaway food or coffees

Before we finish, I’d just like to share with you my number one piece of advice before dating. If you are nervous about whether they will like you, just focus on whether or not you will like them. After all, the dating experience is about you and what makes you happy.

Have you tried online dating?


  1. Outdoor mini golf is such a sweet idea for a first date! And if you're not comfortable being inside with someone new. This is a fab post x

  2. You can't beat mini golf for a first date, I just love it! Great post and suggestions x

  3. I love the idea of mini golf or a walk along the beach! x

    Caroline |

  4. This was such a great read! Mini golf sounds like fun as well as a drawing game to break the ice! Thank you for sharing x

  5. I love utilizing quizzes to get to know people, as well as picnics in the park are my favourite and I love how even in Covid it can be done safely. Thanks for sharing this sweet post :)

  6. This is great and really timely as I think a lot of people are going to want to start going on dates in person as lockdown eases!

  7. Outdoor mini golf is such a cute idea for a date night! I like all of your other date night ideas too x

    Lucy |

  8. I love mini golf! I haven't been in absolutely yearrrrs but I'd love to play again and it definitely makes a really fun date idea x

  9. I love mini golf, we do it everywhere we go on days out! It's so fun to be a kid again fro a bit!


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