Now more than ever, the dating game is rough. If you’re in a long-term relationship and are quarantined with you S.O., odds are you want to kill each other by now (if they leave their wet towel on the bathroom floor one more time …). And if you’re scrolling through Hinge as your isolation hobby, the most you’re probably doing is having some hot and heavy phone calls. Either way, the nights of dimly-light restaurants and romantic dates feel like a lifetime ago.
But as the state of the world starts to ever-so-slowly improve (or at the very least, as the weather starts to warm up), we’re finding some newfound inspiration to DIY our own date nights—whether we can leave the house or not. (You’ll be amazed what the wonders of your S.O. seeing you in something other than your drool-stained sorority tee will do.)
These date-night looks can accompany a night making dinner in your kitchen with the windows open, a happy hour on your balcony, or anything that isolation creativity might bring. And the best part? They’ll look just as good on date night’s out once they’re allowed again.