Whether you’re currently in a long-distance relationship or you’re single and starting to hit it off with a new match, FaceTime is basically a dating godsend. Once you’re all set up to use the app, you can interact face to face with the object of your affection from many miles away, and all it takes is a couple of taps on your screen. Amazing, right? If you're not sure how to set up a FaceTime date, though, don’t worry — I’m going to break down the whole process step by step so it’s as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Fortunately, the FaceTime app comes already pre-loaded on every iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, so you don’t even have to download anything to use it. To get going, all you need are two things: a supported Apple device (FaceTime isn’t available for Android), and an internet connection via Wi-Fi or a cellular signal. Naturally, your date will need both of those things, too.
Before you hop on FaceTime, I highly recommend making a plan. Schedule your video chat during a time when you know that neither of you will have any distractions (like work calls or other obligations) for at least 45 minutes to an hour. If you're still getting to know someone, and this is your first virtual date with them, you may want to have a few icebreakers in your back pocket. On the other hand, if you've already gone on a few dates IRL, or your date is with a long-term partner, you might plan a specific activity to do over FaceTime, like cooking dinner together or playing a game.