Couples in long distance relationships can have a hard time staying connected. You’re limited in what you can do since you are far apart but you have to keep the romance and excitement alive. My husband and I have done long distance a couple of times now in our relationship. Phone calls, emails, texts are great but you need to change it up sometimes in order to keep these interesting.
Here is a list of date ideas and activities you can do with your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/significant other in your long distance relationship.
1) Watch movies or TV shows simultaneously together
Rent the same movie and watch it together or you can access a streaming movie online. Communicate by text or webcam while you’re watching the movie.
2) Play 20 Questions
In a long distance relationship, most of your interactions is confined to verbal communication. So make the most of it. Come up with 20 meaningful or silly or insightful questions for you to ask your boyfriend/girlfriend to get to know them better.
3) Send your boyfriend/girlfriend flowers
Call a local or national florist. If you can’t afford them, you can always send a digital bouquet or include a few fake petals in your next letter or care package.
4) Share an online drive
Share a online file hosting service like DropBox or ICloud. This will not only save your phone bill but it’s a great way to share photos or love letters with each other
5) Send your scent
Exchange your perfumes or colognes so the other person can remember what you smell like
6) Read a book
Pick out a book with a subject you both like. Read at your own leisure and talk about it. It’s your very own private book club.
7) Send “Open When” letters
Write some encouraging notes for when the other may be feeling sad or lonely or stressed. This is the perfect pick-me-up when you guys aren’t together.
8) Skype date
That’s what webcams, tablets, and smartphones are for.
9) Share a journal
Go back and forth and write different entries. Read what the other one wrote and either respond or expand to it. One day, this journal will make for amazing memories.
10) Send care packages
It’s a great way to spoil your loved ones with goodies. Personal tip: use the flat rate boxes from the post office to help save money.
11) Make a mixtape
There’s multiple ways to do this. Send them your youtube playlists of songs or download songs to a usb or mp3 player for them.
12) Play a game
Something like “Words with Friends” or other fun apps. The best part is it’s self-paced so you can guys can plan when you have time (which helps when you’re in different time zones)
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13) Share recipes
Swap recipes with one another. They know what it’s supposed to taste like but you don’t. Test out the recipes and report back of what you thought. It’s as if you guys are “cooking” together.
14) Create a digital photo album together
A lot of sites at digital photo albums for you to click and drop photos into. Work on one together, and then order a hardcopy once it’s complete.
15) Get Healthy
A healthy couple is a happy couple. Apps like “my fitness pal” allows you to motivate and encourage others on their fitness and health goals. Choose a goal and then encourage your partner to meet theirs.
16) Play on Pinterest
Set up a joint Pinterest account and create boards like “future house”, “vacations”, “wedding ideas”. You can visualize what the other person’s dreams are for your relationship.
17) Get crafty
Both of you decide on some homemade to make and give to one another. It could be food or crafts or woodwork, anything. It’ll mean more since you know they made it with their own hands.
18) Watch YouTube & Vimeo together in sync!
You can use Sync-Video to u create a chat room in which you can watch YouTube or Vimeo videos with other people. Make a room private however, and use it for just you guys.
19) Listen to the news or music together
With online streaming, you guys can listen to the same station at the same time.
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20) Be “Naughty”
Just remember, the internet is forever.
21) Learn something
Take a free online class together and improve your skill in practically any subject nowadays. Another language? Crafting? Cooking?
22) GoPro the exciting and outrageous stuff
I had a friend who wore a GoPro when she went parasailing over the ocean. She shared the video with her long distance boyfriend and he thought it was awesome.
23) Add Color
They make coloring books for adults. You can color ½ a page or the whole pages and send it back and forth until it’s complete.
24) Meet the Family
Introduce your significant other to family members, friends, or pets. It may not be formal but your significant other should get to know the other important people in your life.
25) Send Long Distance Relationship Gifts
These are some cute gifts that I’ve found and will certainly make you significant other smile.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever & Operation in Touch via MSB New Media. The opinions and text are all mine.