The pandemic might be nearly over, or at the very least abated quite a lot, but for many people, the idea of getting out and going into crowded spaces is still a no-no.
That’s ok, everyone needs their space, but what about spending time with your friends? Many people have been forced to tighten their social circles as a result of the pandemic and now find themselves short of friends with which to occupy their free time.
Socializing In The Digital Era
Fortunately, in today’s digitally connected world, there are now plenty of options for those who wish to spend time with friends but don’t want to risk exposure to other people.
Below is a list of some fun things you can do with your friends in a virtual environment. Most will require you all to be in the same room (metaphorically speaking), but there are somewhere people can enjoy spending time with each other without being anywhere near each other at all.
A Virtual Chocolate Tasting Evening
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Why not indulge in some virtual chocolate tasting? All you need are some friends and a bit of time. A lovely evening emerges, where everyone is given a chance to sample chocolate that has been prepared by a professional chocolatier. As you sample them all, your friends can enjoy trying them out as well. It’s like a posh wine and cheese evening but with chocolate!
A Virtual Escape Room Game
Go on a mission with a group of your friends and try to escape before time runs out. Try to escape by solving puzzles and working through the different rooms in a locked building. The most time-consuming of the options on this list, but also potentially the most rewarding. If you enjoy this, why not create your own virtual escape room game and challenge your friends? Can you beat your own time? Can you beat that of your friends? Only one way to find out.
Indulge In An MMORPG
The most traditional type of virtual activity you can perform with your friends or those you meet online. Typically MMORPGs involve grouping up with others, leveling up, and fighting against other players.
These are typically long-term games with dozens of hours logged in a day and thousands logged in years, so you can expect to be well versed in the latest MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) when you begin.
A great way to spend time with your friends or a group you find online, these are also ideal for those who enjoy being around other people while gaming. Feel free to introduce them to the world of gaming if they’ve never had the chance yet!
A Virtual Yoga Class
Yoga is one of the most relaxing activities around and one of the best ways to fight stress and anxiety. Yoga has been a hot topic in recent years, and with the rise of virtual reality and online yoga classes, you can now enjoy the benefits of a yoga class with friends, but in your own living room with no need to leave the house!