We know that during this time, it’s extremely important to stay connected with friends and family through video chat and phone conversations. There’s a lot of research that maintains that human connection can help us navigate stressful situations. With social distancing in place, we’ve been forced to think about creative ways to maintain this usual level of connection with our communities.
We polled Achievers, and 60% of Achievers who responded said they had video chatted with friends. To uncover some trends, we took a deeper look at which cities, states, and age groups were at the top of the list!
Here are the top 10 cities that have been hopping on video chats!
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- San Antonio
Here are the top 10 states represented by Achievers who are video chatting:
- New York
- North Carolina
While all ages groups are represented in Achievers who video chat, we saw some age ranges rank higher than others. For example, 25–30 year olds lead the way followed by 18–24 and then 31–35 year olds. According to results from our one click poll, our younger Achievers are setting up video chats the most, but we still see representation across all ages up to our Achievers that are 65+.
Here are a few ways you can add an element of fun to your video chat!
- Create your favorite cocktail, grab your wine, or beer and host a virtual happy hour.
- Whether it’s word games, virtual pool, or farming, there are many multiplayer games that you can play with others through the Apple app store, Google Play store, or through the web.
- Learn a new dance routine or battle your friends through a virtual dance party.
- Watch a tv show or movie together. With many streaming sites available, you can pause and discuss your favorite moments or possible theories for each scene.
- Do you miss having a workout buddy? You can video chat and exercise together!
- Host a virtual dinner party to share how you make your signature dishes and enjoy the meal together. Whether you’re making the same dishes or different ones, you’ll have your cake and eat it too.
- Karaoke Together. You can sing your favorite songs or think of fun ways to make this a game. Check out these videos of celebrities that sang songs based on each word they were given.
- Do you enjoy going to concerts or museums? You can share the experience with your friends and family from the convenience of your own home with virtual tours or live stream concerts.
- Share random facts or talents with each other — this can be a great way to learn new things about your friends or family that you may not have known.
- If you’re still a student or have a work project, you can host a study or work session. This is a great opportunity to bounce ideas off one another or help solidify your learnings.