The big blizzard caused quite a panic on the East Coast with record anticipated snowfall from New York to Boston. While many were filling up their pantries with food and water before mass transit ceases to a halt, singles who have filled their date cards are probably wondering whether to cancel their dates or not.
If you're going to be snowbound at all this winter, here are some ways to have fun with your date or still feel attached until it's safe to go out and play again.
Create an Indoor Scavenger Hunt
If the geography and transportation allow you to keep your scheduled date, a great way to make it fun and flirty is to create a treasure or scavenger hunt in your home. To do this, place romantic clues in envelopes around your house and number them. At each location, there will be a love note with suggestions for a kiss, a backrub, a foot massage or whatever your imagination will allow.
Go on a Skype or FaceTime Date
Still have electricity or a full battery on your computer? Get dressed up with what you'd wear on a date, remember to put on your lipstick ladies, and both of you grab a glass of wine or bubbly for the occasion. Log on and have a virtual date rather than canceling.
Build a Snowman
If you can make it to his or her home, bundle up and go outside to build a snowman or make a snow angel. It's playful and will bring you back to your youth. In between, indulge with a snowball fight or two.
Binge Watch on Netflix
Snuggled up with your date? Why not spend the day or evening binge watching some romance on Netflix if you can't be at work. From House of Cards to Scandal and New Girl to Madmen, you'll be bonding with your sweetie and won't be able turn off the TV.
Answer these 36 Love Questions
A Modern Love column on the New York Times reads, To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This. These questions from Psychologist Dr. Aron suggest they can help you fall in love with anybody. Some possibilities include: Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life and tell your partner something that you like about them. This exercise should help you get to know each other better and has been known to be responsible for some marriages.
Not sure if that's realistic or not? Why not give it a try.
Write a Traditional Love Note.
If your electricity is out and the battery life has expired on your mobile phone, light a candle and grab and pen and paper. It's time to get traditional and draft a handwritten love note. When you get together for your rescheduled date, hand him or her an envelope to open. You'll be surprised how it will be received.
Will you be canceling your dates or be taking a digital approach to stay in touch?
Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She was an early adopter of the Internet, is the founder of CyberDatingExpert.com, and creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene. Julie is the host of #DateChat on Twitter on Thursdays at 8pm/ET and is the online dating expert at DatingAdvice.com. For more relationship advice, sign up for the free Weekly Flirt Newsletter and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.