Since Andrea and I won’t be able to visit each other for some time now because of the Corona crisis, we are having virtual dates in the fantastic world of Animal Crossing New Horizons. This game on the Nintendo Switch has been truly a blessing for us. We design our island and invite each other to the island and explore stuff. Amazing for couples in a long-distance relationship and even for couples that are separated right now!

Cute and amazing

Because the game plays in real-time, your island will develop slowly over time. This basically is a game you open in the morning. Do some tasks and check back later. Some days there is not that much to do. Sometimes there is a lot to do. The residents on your island are all animals and are super cute. They are random though so. The animals you have on your island can be different on other people’s islands.

I picked up the game on the launch day (20 March 2020). Because I loved it so much Andrea decided to buy her own Switch Lite together with the game. However we found out that her network provider is blocking something so she has to go out and play on someone’s else network.

I have been helping Andrea with stuff in the game and sent her lots of clothes and other cool gifts to help her further. Also because I love her so much!

Our first date

Our first date was amazing, for me it was 5 am in the morning but that doesn’t matter. We were calling via Whatsapp and very excited. The time you see your partner in the game coming out of the airport gives nearly the same amazing and incredible feeling in real life. You even see an animation that the other player is going to land soon! So amazing!

II visited her island first, which at this stage looked like a real jungle. She only just finished building her house and nothing else yet. Helping her with this is amazing. I gave her some tools and we took some amazing pictures. And we laughed a lot. This is literally the next best thing of going to each other. It doesn’t matter if it was a virtual visit. We were in body and mind with each other. That is a huge deal in Long distance relationships.

Many more dates

Because it is hard to coordinate this with the time difference, we try to visit each other at least once at weekends. But every time is amazing and very cool. I can get to see the progress on Andrea’s island and she can see the progress on my island.

During the week we send each other postcards in the game with gifts to each other. Small things that we are thinking about each other. Thanks Nintendo for making this incredible game and help long-distance couples get closer during this time! I can’t wait until our next date.

As always, thanks for reading! Please leave a comment!

By Pascal

Pascal is the founder of this website together with Andrea. He loves to travel, write, watch movies and also run. Pascal also now enjoys catching Pokèmon with Pokemon Go whenever he has time.

2 thought on “Together in Animal Crossing”
    1. Lovely blog. Animal Crossing is such a wonderful game. Especially now with social distancing. I enjoy the peace and “common things” like fishing and shaping my island.

      Would love to visit the island. 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Pim / pclinde (Tweakers)

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