Love in the Time of COVID

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By Dillon Jones

I don’t believe there needs to be much change to what you do for Valentine’s Day since you would still only be with one other person. Although, if you don’t want to get too close to people for the time being, here are some things you could try:

A previous idea would have been to bake something with your significant other, but with the new times, you could bake something while on a video call with them and each drop the bakeries off at each other’s houses.

Another idea could be watching a movie with your significant other. You might question how you do this whilst not being in the presence of the other, and my answer would be: “choose a movie together, hop on a video call and enjoy the movie and share the reactions through the phone.”

You could also show your love by planning scavenger hunts for each other. Send clues via text message and give the next clue once they’ve reached the spot for the previous clue. The last clue could lead them to their Valentine’s Day gift.

Another good idea would be to surprise them by leaving small gifts on their doorstep, like roses, chocolates and balloons.

No matter how you plan to spend Valentine’s Day, COVID doesn’t have to come between you and yours.