Virtual Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples and Solos
Hold on to your love goggles, folks! This Valentine’s Day, we’re taking our festivities online, and you better believe they’ll be just as thrilling as in-person ones. Whether you’re coupled up or happily single, we’ve got you covered with a list of activities that’ll make this V-Day stand out. So buckle up and let’s get ready for a virtual celebration you won’t forget.
Why a virtual V-Day is a yes
Feeling the love, but not feeling the crowds? Virtual Valentine’s Day is here to save the day. Here’s why it’s the perfect way to celebrate this love-filled holiday:
- Say goodbye to distance, and hello to virtual connection. Are you in of the many long-distance relationships (LDR)? Avoid the stress this V-Day. No need for a plane ticket, just cozy up at home and enjoy a virtual date night. Mind all those nauseatingly sweet couple Instagram pics no longer.
- Budget-friendly bliss. Skip the fancy dinner and overpriced activities. Celebrate virtually for just as much fun without breaking the bank. Movie night, anyone? More budget-friendly ideas coming up!
- Plenty of creative celebration opportunities. Yes, it’s not all virtual movie and game nights. Virtual wine tastings, online cooking classes, workouts — the possibilities are endless!
This Valentine’s Day is sure to be one to remember with a virtual celebration that’s unique, memorable, and oh-so-fun! And if all else fails, at least there’s always wine.
Virtual Valentine’s Day ideas for couples
Let technology bring you and your sweetheart closer this Valentine’s Day, no matter the distance. Celebrate love from home with these fun virtual activities.
1. Go for a wine tasting or cocktail hour
You can book a real wine tasting class or hold a wine tasting sesh of your own. Have your partner pick up your favorite bottles, then pour a glass and taste together. Chat and compare notes for a fun and unique virtual date.
2. Try an online cooking class
Go for a virtual cooking class with your partner to get two things done in one go — prepare a great meal and create new memories while bonding.
3. Plan a virtual movie night
Many have a soft spot for a romantic comedy. And we totally get it. Here are some 2022-23 romcoms that’ll make you zone out.
Note: If you and your boo are apart, have a Teleparty. It enables synchronized video viewing and has a live chat window.
- Stream on Prime Video
A destination wedding that takes a wild turn when the entire party is taken hostage. Hilarious hijinks, unexpected twists, and plenty of heart-warming story. A high-stakes romcom starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, Shotgun Wedding will have you saying “I do” to a wild ride.
Your Place or Mine
- Stream on Netflix February 10
Opposites attract, right? We’re about to find out. This lighthearted gem stars Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, a life-long friends, as they swap lives and realize what they truly desire.
- Stream on Netflix
Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy in one movie = guaranteed laughfest! A hilarious love story unfolds as Ezra and Amira, two from different worlds, fall for each other. But when their families clash, can their love survive? We do hope so.
Somebody I Used to Know
- Stream on Prime Video February 10
Ally’s (Alison Brie) TV career takes a detour, leading her back to her first love Sean (Jay Ellis). A wild evening raises questions about her identity, but things get even more interesting when she finds out Sean’s marrying someone who reminds her of her former self.
Book of Love
An uptight British author unexpectedly falls for the talented translator who gave his book a passionate makeover. Sign us up!
The Lost City
- Stream on Paramount+ and Prime Video
Sandra Bullock returns to the genre starring as a romance novelist who ends up on an island. Channing Tatum plays an eccentric billionaire who wants her to find the treasure from her novel. Brad Pitt makes a guest appearance. Yeah, we are pumped up, too.
Ticket to Paradise
Ah, another star-studded romance. The film follows two divorced parents (Julia Roberts and George Clooney) who try to stop their daughter from making the same impulsive mistake they did. Will they get back together? Only time (read the 104-minute movie) will tell.
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4. Plan a game night
Enjoy game nights at your local bar or at a friend’s house? Host one for you and your date this V-Day. Bring on the laughs with classics like Cards Against Humanity or Taboo, or add a touch of romance with intimate games like We Are Not Really Strangers (Couple’s Edition). For a trivia twist, host a virtual trivia night by using Random Trivia Generator.
5. Get emotional
For a truly unique and emotional V-Day experience, tune in to virtual events by The Moth. This globally acclaimed event series and podcast showcases real-life tales told by everyday people that’ll have you laughing, crying, and engaging in deep conversation.
6. Take an exercise class
Revamp your virtual date game with a couple’s workout. Join a free online workout or dance class on Zoom or FaceTime and get your heart rate up, together!
7. See the world through your partner’s eyes
This one is a real gem for LDR couples. Take pictures of your surroundings with disposable cameras, then send the cameras to each other in the mail. On Valentine’s Day, develop the photos and get a glimpse into each other’s daily lives as if you were right next to each other.
8. Escape to a concert or a gallery
Whether it is Beyonce’s Black is King concert or Taylor Swift’s Folklore: The Long Pond Sessions on Disney+, virtual concerts are a great way to enjoy a special experience with your partner. Or maybe enjoying an artistic online getaway visiting museums all around the world seems more your cup of tea. Stable Wi-Fi is all you need.
9. Plan a fakecation
Go on a virtual vacay with your partner with Virtual Vacation. Experience remote destinations by taking virtual tours on foot or by car and see live streams of famous landmarks.
10. Virtual escape room challenge
They say these are great for teambuilding. But you and your loved one are also a team, right? Solve puzzles and riddles together in a virtual escape room experience.
11. Learn a new skill
Unleash your inner creativity with your Valentine by going for a class, like MasterClass. Join forces and learn from the experts, like Christina Aguilera teaching you to sing or Gordon Ramsay telling you all about cooking.
12. Take it to the deeper level
Relationships are a work in progress. Working on yours this V-Day should feel no less than a great opportunity. Use conversational tools, like 36 Questions That Lead to Love, or take the Love Language quiz to learn what you and your partner need most in a relationship.
So why not switch things up this year and surprise your significant other with some virtual fun? The possibilities are many, just choose your fighter (read the perfect V-Day idea for you) and make it work. And for those happily single, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some V-Day fun too.
Virtual Valentine’s Day ideas for solos
Valentine’s Day isn’t all about couples. Those flying solo can (and will) also have a blast. Embrace your independence and try out these virtual ideas designed just for you.
1. Take an online cooking class
Have plenty of recipes saved to your bookmarks that you’ve been meaning to try out? V-Day is the perfect opportunity to get the ingredients and cook a delicious dinner. Or you can treat yourself and enroll in one of the many cooking classes out there, from baking to vegan cooking.
2. Have a movie night
Curl up with a bowl of your favorite snacks and enjoy a movie marathon. Сhoose one of your favorite flicks or select a new movie to watch. Take a look at the new picks from our previous section. Or maybe you want to binge on something less sweet, more down-to-earth? (Tinder Swindler, we’re looking at you).
3. Cozy up with a good book
Get lit with some lit-erature by joining a virtual book club. Meet new people and delve into new worlds as you read and discuss your latest reads with fellow book lovers. Simply look for virtual book clubs in your area, or for ones that are focused on a specific genre or theme. Join in on live discussions or follow along with the readings at your own pace.
4. Find your zen
Take a break from the chaos and unwind. Chill out with plenty of guided meditations out there, like Headspace, or find your zen with a yoga session. Let the worries of the world melt away as you get inner peace and relaxation.
5. Travel places
Feeling wanderlust but can’t (or don’t want to) leave your house? No problem. Take a virtual travel trip with online tours of famous cities or take a stroll through your favorite museums. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the busy streets of Tokyo, there’s no limit to where you can go. And the best part— you won’t get lost!
6. Go to a comedy show
Stand-up comedy is often full of self-effacing humor. So, get your laugh on with a virtual stand-up show. You can stream the latest comedy specials on Netflix for a good dose of humor.
7. Plan a virtual game night with friends
Invite your friends for a game night! There are many online versions of board games, card games, and video games that you can play on Zoom. Simply search for internet versions of your favorite card or board games, or find a multiplayer online video game to beat together. Here are just a few examples of online games:
8. Get creative
Get crafty with a virtual DIY project or take a hobby class. Unleash your creativity, learn something new, and have a blast while you’re at it. Whether you’re interested in painting, knitting, or woodworking, there are plenty of virtual classes to choose from. So grab a glass of wine, put on some music, and let your hands get busy.
9. Go for a charity run or workout challenge
Get active and raise money for a good cause by participating in a virtual charity run or workout challenge. Or if you’ve been meaning to check out a class at a workout studio near you, now might be the best time.
10. Try speed dating or singles mixer
Finally, V-Day doesn’t have to be all about being solo, so why not make some connections and have a little fun in the process? Give speed dating or singles mixers a shot for a fun and flirty virtual Valentine’s. Who knows, you might even make a connection with that special someone.
So there you have it, folks! Whether you’re looking to learn something new, relax, or have a good laugh, these V-Day ideas have got you covered. So don’t let being single stop you. Embrace the opportunity to treat yourself and try something new. Just remember — the rule of thumb here is to do whatever makes you happy and celebrate you.
What are some good Virtual Valentine’s day gifts?
Some great virtual Valentine’s Day gift options include: online experiences, digital subscriptions, virtual flowers and sweets delivery, personalized digital gifts like e-cards, virtual photo books, online cooking or mixology classes, and virtual reality games or devices.
How to celebrate Valentine’s day virtually?
You can celebrate V-Day virtually in many ways, like having a virtual cooking class, virtual DIY project or hobby class, virtual travel or museum tours, and so on. Learn more about the many options for both couples and solos in this article!
What are some good virtual Valentine’s Day ideas?
Consider trying out virtual travel or museum tours, cooking classes, DIY projects or hobbies, meditation or yoga, or movie marathons. Find out more options for both couples and singles in our blog post.