What about good Netflix and chill movies?
Getting stressed even thinking about this. Whatever you do, whether you’re apart or together, choose the film before you link up. Repeat: choose the film before you link up.
Odds are by now, you’ve both rinsed the popular selection of films out there. Go for something a little leftfield – the wackier the better –– anything to get the chat flowing. Even if it’s awful, it’ll be funny –– and you can pick again.
The Netflix and chill alternatives that are also worth your time
Netflix Party may have changed the game, but there are loads of different ways to stay connected with your number one Netflix and chill buddy of choice:
- TikTok – guaranteed you’ll end up spending half the day sharing the videos you like with the person you like. Lip sync your way into their heart be serenading them, show off to each other in a TikTok #Challenge, or use the World tab to augment reality and pretend you’re both sharing a romantic slice of pizza. ONE DAY.
- Make the most of the comment section – whether it’s an Insta post or a cheeky tweet, if we play our cards right, flirting through the comment section of different social media channels can be a laugh. USE WITH CAUTION. Don’t get carried away, though – always be led by them –– it doesn’t feel good coming over all hot and heavy and being blanked.
- Private snap – seen something funny or feeling fruity? Sending them a private snap is a bespoke way of getting a conversation going that feels kind of exciting and unique to the two of you. And when the string of emojis is exhausted, you could always video call from the app itself, and explain what you meant by the levitating man in a suit jacket –– (seriously, if you do know, pass that knowledge on).
- Video chat – not ground-breaking as far as stay at home date ideas go, but effective, and a great way to carry on the Netflix Party after the movie. It’s all about authentic connection; there’ll come a moment where you’ll want to break through the online chat and just talk.
Whether it’s a one-off idea to keep things interesting, or you’re saving up some cash, there comes a time in everyone’s life when staying in is the new going out. Mastering how to Netflix and chill is still top of the list, but the alternatives are also worth a flutter.