Let me take you by the hand and lead you away from bricks-and-mortar thinking into a new world of online, where anything is possible. Say yes to new experiences, open your mind, see where it leads: you won’t be sorry I promise.
It’s the weekend and you can’t go to the bar, staying in is the new way of going out or playing online Instead of a physical casino. So let’s take a look at what you can do: party poopers need not apply.
Online Video Conferencing Parties
Even a black-tie do can be enjoyed via Zoom or Skype, but the best platform for these types of parties is House Party. A bit of info about the House Party:
House Party was launched in 2016 featuring simultaneous video calls, House Party comes with in-app games to play while chatting. There are different visual chat rooms that users can switch between if one gets boring – just like at a real house party.
So grab an online menu; both Deliveroo and UberEats will now deliver any food and drink straight to your door in no time, so no running out of bubbly. Enjoy!
Working from Home is the New Normal
So it’s Monday and you’ve House partied all weekend and now it’s time to get back to work. Let’s make the transition from the weekend as easy as possible.
Create a professional dedicated workspace. While floor space might be at a premium, even if you live in the smallest home a creative corner should be made to accommodate your new life. This might mean moving your furniture, but a small desk by a window is what you need.
Store all your work-related stuff there and, if possible, try not to put your desk near your bed in case you’re tempted to jump in for a nap. I don’t need to tell you an unmade bed is not a great sight on an important conference call.
Virtual Viewings – Homes to Rent or Buy
Gone are the days when you had to scour the small ads to find a suitable home to move to. Nowadays it’s all online. Choose your location, make an appointment and the real estate agent will take you on a virtual viewing.
Visit the property, have a good look around and make sure you check in all the nooks and crannies. Ask the agent to pull out the sofa bed and turn over the mattress just for the fun of being annoying.
What’s more, you can check out the neighbours without peering over the garden fence. Use Google Earth, walk down the street, view from above and discover an entire neighbourhood from your sofa.
Give Online Dating a Try
Virtual dating is hot right now. Online dating apps have seen an increase in use by over 25% in the last few months. With many users looking for long term relationships, and just as many just only looking for fun, there’s a whole new world out there. So how exactly can we make this work?
Create a fun profile, be honest when compiling this: don’t say you love scuba diving if you don’t, and be clear about what you want in a partner. Avoid cliches and don’t include your cat. Start a conversation about the subjects that interest you.
Think about your profile, an action shot profile picture gets more replies. So use that handstand pose to good advantage. Update the photo and the profile regularly; after all, we change and so should the profile.
Once online, look for a match who wants to virtual date and invite the lucky gal or guy to your next Virtual House Party meet-up.
It’s tempting when you’re at home a lot to work all the time, but all work and no play makes you a dull date. So whether it’s jigsaws or photography there’s an online club, forum or think-tank for everyone.
Stamp collecting, collecting teapots or online painting, whatever you fancy it’s out there, so why not try it. Be brave and take the plunge. After all, who knows where we will be this time next year? Don’t forget to report back.
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