Why talking about weather when you can do something way more exciting?Meeting prospective partners online is simple enough. Chatting with them for the first couple times is also fairly straightforward. But what comes next? If you’re not ready to meet them in person yet or unable to, how do you keep the growing friendship/relationship exciting while still in that crucial ‘getting to know each other’ phase? It’s easy to ask them in person to see a movie or concert, but what can you do when you’re stuck online and actually want to do something?

With a bit of creativity and knowledge of the person you’re chatting with, it’s actually quite possible to think of a whole lot of things to do online. Chatting in real time via instant messaging services or even video chat is one great option that lets you share a closer and non-delayed bond. Another option is to share in an enjoyable activity online.

One of the most popular things to do online these days is play games. Everyone likes some of game, whether it be a board game, a card game, a casino game, an action video game or even a simple puzzle or word game. There are a wide range of free gaming sites you can utilize to enjoy a night competing against each other or working together to form words on a digital board or slaying bad guys with a pair of swords.

Online games come in a myriad of platforms for ease of access. Browser games let you play without downloading a single thing on your computer. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) generally require a game download, but there are so many free games out there these days that you’re bound to find one you both enjoy. Most social sites and platforms – even including some dating sites – have their own game systems and built-in platforms. This makes gaming and chatting at the same time extremely convenient.

Aside from gaming, you can always find things to do online in the form of fun personality quizzes and entertaining videos and websites that tickle your funny bone. There’s definitely no shortage of entertainment online. One other great option is to enjoy your favorite movies or television shows together online. Use a streaming service to make sure you both have the same movie or show, then start them up at the same time and chat while enjoying a bit of on-screen action together. Sure, it’s not quite as cool as seeing a real movie together, but it’s close, right?

With a little imagination and a list of common interests, there’s a whole world of dating entertainment waiting to be found online. The next time you chat with your potential partner, share ideas and plan out something fun. You might just make a date night out of it.

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