It can be hard to navigate the world of online dating. Here are 4 tips on how to be romantic while you’re chatting and video dating: limit distractions, share an experience, engage and listen, and be yourself.

Limit Distractions

Most likely, you and your partner have set up a time to try out this video dating world. Make sure you show them the most respect by not having distractions all around you.

You want to be paying attention to your partner, so turn the phone on silent and keep it away from you if possible. If there’s a possibility of an emergency – tell your date that!

Let them know the situation and that you have to have your phone beside you but that they have your utmost attention. They will understand and appreciate your honesty.

Share An Experience

While online dating can seem a little drab or boring, it definitely doesn’t have to be! You can make these dates fun and exciting with just a little imagination and creativity.

Think about what most people do on first dates; going to dinner and a movie. Try picking a recipe you both will like and cooking it together while you’re on video together.

Or, do a Netflix and chill, but video dating style! Pick a movie you both want to watch and start it at the same time – you can both experience the movie together at the same time!

Engage And Listen

Not only do you want to engage and ask questions while you’re on your video date, but you want to listen as well. 55% of our communication comes from our body language, so it is really important to pay attention to your partner and use your own intuition to know what questions to ask next or when to just sit back and listen.

Be Yourself

Always remember to be yourself while video dating and with any future dates. Being your authentic self is sexy, and your partner wants to get to know the real you.

While we want to put our best foot forward while online dating by being engaged, listening, looking presentable, being funny, etc. we also want to keep in mind that the end goal here is to have a relationship in person one day.

So with that in mind, we want to be our true authentic selves because we don’t want to possibly meet up with our partner one day and they discover we aren’t what we have presented to them online.