Today’s article is for those unlucky lovers who don’t have the luxury to be physically next to each other because you are in a long-distance relationship. Even though technology makes it much easier, having an LDR is still a challenge for a lot of couples. You have less time than normal couples spend together, so it’s crucial that you make the most of it.
The following activities are a great way to spend time together while being apart. Sure, you can have phone calls or face time, but that can become boring after a while, so make sure to be creative and try out new things that you both enjoy. These are my favorite activities that kept me and my girlfriend close when we were miles apart:
So I remember before my girlfriend went away to college, we used to love watching movies together. It was our favorite date night activity. However, after she moved, we had to think of something to fill the gaping hole in our hearts. Then I found this website called Letsgaze, which let me and her watch our favorite movies together at the same time and interact through a video call. It made us feel as we were right next to each other, just like old times.
On to my second tip for you lovebirds. “Couples that play together stay together.” There’s nothing like some healthy competition to get the rhythm flowing. Now I don’t know about you, but my partner and I are very competitive, and we loved to play scrabble or monopoly. We have continued this tradition by finding websites online that allow us to play games together. This helps us break our monotonous routine and have fun together, no matter if it’s for 20 minutes or 3 hours. Check out my article about online games for couples where I collected all the games that you can play with your partner for free.
This is probably the most important point and the greatest struggle about being apart, not being able to make love to one another. Now it might not seem like such a struggle or hassle, but trust me on this, couples in a long-distance relationship are deprived of one of the basic human needs. It’s been proven that a lack of sex can lead to excessive arguments in your relationship. Here’s what you can and should do: Invest in interactive sex toys. Sexting is slowly dying, and let’s be honest, after a while, it won’t arouse your partner anymore. So what you NEED to do is buy an interactive sex toy. I wrote a whole article about all the available interactive long-distance sex toys. My recommendation would be the Max and Nora by Lovesense. What’s great about these toys is that they have two-way interactivity, which means is that your sex toy will react to the way your partner is using theirs. If you close your eyes, it almost feels like your partner is right their next to you. It might sound a bit weird at first, but you’ll thank me later.
Everyone gets a gift for their partner on their Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, and Valentine’s Day. It’s cute, but it’s also predictable, and if you really want to make them feel appriated, surprise them when they don’t expect it. My favorite gifts are those that personal and remind your partner daily that you love them. One example would be matching couple bracelets with a personal engraving. If you have a higher budget, then you could also order a personalized canvas that they can hang in their apartment. Every day when they wake up and look at the wall, they will be reminded of being loved. You can also create a care package with many different items like a scapbook of your favorite memories and t-shirt covered in your perfume. We all need memorabilia, something to remember our partner by.
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Online Love Tests
An exciting activity you can do together are online love tests, which give more information about your relationship. The most popular is the Five Love Languages Test you can make on our website. It takes about 5-10 minutes and helps you to understand your partner’s needs better. Everyone feels love in a different way, but basically, there are five different categories. Often it happens that a partner shows his affection in one way, but the partner needs to be loved in another way. The exact description of each love language and how to find out which of them fits you and your partner can be found in this article.
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Now another tip for you, Romeos and Juliets is to plan your meet-ups. I know many couples who loved each other but just couldn’t find time due to the distance involved. It was a shame to see their relationship fall apart. Therefore, even if it’s only for a day, do make time for your significant other and go on your favorite date night, whether it is at a cinema, a theatre, a restaurant, or even bowling. Your relationship needs this, and so do you.
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Apart from scheduling a fixed time when you are going to see each other again, it is also important to plan the meeting in detail. To make the most of your precious time, you should find enough date ideas that you want to experience together. Also, make backup plans in case the weather is bad, or something else comes in the way. The planning also helps you to imagine the meeting mentally and to develop anticipation. It has been proven that visualizing of an event creates similar feelings of happiness as in the situation itself. The best source for ideas is date-ideas.com but I also wrote an article about date ideas for long-distance couples.
So there you have it, these are my favorite activities for long-distance couples. To those of you still early in the process, I know it might seem like it’s impossible, but trust me, you’re not the first one to go through this, and you’re not going to be the last. The only thing that matters for the success of a long-distance relationship is how much you love your significant other and how much effort you’re willing to put into the process. Most people have the love aspect covered, where they fail is putting in the work. Because you are slacking off is definitely not going to make it any less difficult. Thus, buckle up partner, it’s going to be a long ride.
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