Dating and Relationship Advice

It’s no secret that the dating scene has changed during quarantine. We can no longer hook up with Tinder matches, make questionable decisions at bars, and meet new people at group outings. However, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

Quarantine has given us a chance to really connect with our dates without being distracted by physical intimacy. When physical connection is eliminated from the equation, there’s a chance for a stronger emotional bond.

But just because the dating experience has turned virtual, doesn’t mean you can’t woo your partner like you would on a classic wine-and-dine date. Sending your partner a gift to enjoy before, during, or after your Zoom date can be a great touch. It shows your date you’re interested in spending time with them and demonstrates that you care.

Here are some ideas for what to send:

Winc Wine Box

The Winc Wine box subscription is the ultimate gift for any wine lover. The bottles are hand-selected to match your taste buds and the box is delivered directly to your door. Before ordering, you take a one-minute quiz about your preferences so Winc can customize your wines accordingly. If you don’t know what your date might be like, try your best guess or sneakily work the questions into the conversation. No doubt, they will be pleasantly surprised when a box from Winc shows up at their front door.

This subscription box is a fun and affordable way to explore the world of fine wine. You and your date can learn about the different origins of the grapes and the process of winemaking. Soon, you’ll both be able to describe the flavor notes with ease (just keep your wine aroma wheel handy)! Plus, wine is a great addition to any Zoom date with a potential love interest. Seriously, what better way to get the conversation flowing?


A bouquet of flowers is a tried and true way of showing someone you care. When you’re dating virtually, flower deliveries are the best way to get those blossoms to the person you want to woo. The company UrbanStems has a plethora of beautiful bouquets to choose from. They will love that you went out of your way to make them smile, and they’ll certainly think of you every time they see their vase full of beauties. Your romantic interest will have a hard time saying “no” to an in-person date once socially distancing measures end.

Baked Goods

A surefire way to impress a date is to send them baked goods from Magnolia Bakery. For real, who doesn’t love colorfully frosted cupcakes, French macarons, and other sugary yummies that can cure a hangry sweet tooth?

Magnolia Bakery is an iconic New York City bakery dedicated to serving up the most delicious treats. They’re most famous for their cupcakes and banana pudding, but their cookies, cakes, and bars are scrumptious as well. Magnolia offers nationwide shipping, so you can send your date some delicious goodies regardless of where they live in the country.

So, don’t get down because you can’t go out. There are plenty of options to make your virtual dating experience special - you just have to get a little creative.

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