How to Have a Skype Date

October 9, 2012
How to Have a Skype Date

The tagline for Skype is “doing things together, whenever you’re apart.” Sounds like a great concept when it comes to paying a visit to your grandma in Minnesota (without hopping on a plane) or setting up a face-to-face meeting with that business client in Amsterdam (again, without taking to the skies).

But what happens when you’d like to plan a Skype date with that new gal in your life?

There are a few things to think about before getting into the nitty-gritty. Have you met this lady in person, or is she a potential mate you met through an online dating site?

If you answer “yes” to question number two, then you need to treat a Skype date like a real date. Ambiance is key, as is setting the mood and making her feel at ease.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up a Skype date with a woman you just met online:

1. Make sure the day and time are clear.

Take into account different time zones, and confirm and then confirm again that she knows the date is, say, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

2. Set specifications.

If you’re planning dinner and a movie, then tell her to order Chinese takeout and rent a specific cheesy kung-fu film. That way the two of you will be doing the same thing at the same time and it will create conversation.

3. Take it a step further.

If you happen to know your new gal’s home address (don’t ask for it if she hasn’t offered), then take the Skype date a step further and have the food and movie delivered directly to her home.

Go completely above and beyond and include candles and a nice bottle of wine.

If you’re planning a Skype date, then treat it like a real, in-person date. Don’t think you can get away with sweatpants and a frozen pizza just because she can’t see your filthy bachelor pad.

Make the evening special just as if you brought her to a nice restaurant or to see a play.

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at Connect with her on Google+.

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2 Responses

    Haha, I imagined two people playing a movie at the same time on their tv’s and eating chinese food and randomly looking at the computer screen to see what the other one was doing. Skype dates don’t have to be planned out, the fun part is being goofy and not making it so serious!

      Haha, I thought the same thing! This really is too detailed for people who want to just enjoy someone’s presence. A lot of times it’s just second nature to call using Skype rather than the phone so you can see them/

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