How To Not Lose All Your Friends While You Are Social Distancing

Whether you're self-isolating, sick at home, waiting out a snow day, it's still possible to connect with your BFFs. It's true, just because you can’t leave your house doesn’t mean you can’t see your friends. The bright side of living in the age of technology is the fact that there are plenty of ways of keeping in touch without leaving the house.

If you have a phone or Internet connection, we’ve got some ideas for your next social hangout that'll be sure to be loads of fun.

Keep scrolling and start making some plans!

1. Host a Virtual Movie Night

This Google Chrome Extension allows Netflix users to sync their movie viewings with others. Not only can you practically watch a movie with your friends from the comfort of your own homes, but you can also have a chat during it too!

2. Play A Social Video Game

Luckily there are many ways of playing video games online with your friends. There’s no wrong way of going about it. Whether you choose to play one of the many multiplayer games on Steam or decide to stream on Twitch while having your friends follow along, just make sure to ask your pals what works for them!

3. Coordinate a Virtual Board Game Night

For those of you who prefer a classic board game, that’s an option too! Monopoly and Catan are some of the free options out there. If you’re looking to spend a little money on a lot of fun, you can also play games like Ticket to Ride and Pandemic. Whatever you choose just remember to have fun!

4. Hangout in a Video Conference

When it comes down to connecting with friends through video, there are so many options available out there. Once you’ve decided on a platform, agree on an activity with your buds. You can coordinate a dinner party, a happy hour, or you can even get a virtual book club going! The possibilities are endless so don’t be afraid to get creative with it.

5. A Good Old Fashioned Phone Call

This one is pretty straight forward. Phone calls are a classic way of keeping in touch with each other. It’s the little things. Go ahead and give your friend a ring, especially if you find yourself constantly texting.

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