Long distance dating is TOUGH!
There are two ways about it: it’s hard to not be near the person you love, not to be able to look over and see them on the couch or in bed beside you. All you want is to be with them, but there are hundreds or thousands of miles separating you—not an easy life to lead.
But it is possible to have a happy long distance relationship, especially if you know it’s just for a little while longer. You can still have fun with each other, spend time, be part of each others’ lives, and have as close to a «normal» relationship as it gets. All it takes is a bit of creativity.
We’ve come up with some fun long distance date ideas that you can use to help you have a happy relationship even if you’re far apart:
- 1 Watch something together
- 2 Send flowers
- 3 Start your own private book club
- 4 Buy a round of drinks
- 5 Share a Sunset or Starry Sky
- 6 Have a sexy Skype/FaceTime date
- 7 Furnish your dream home together
- 8 Share a journal
- 9 Send a care package
- 10 Play an online game together
- 11 Play Truth or Dare
- 12 Make a playlist
- 13 Order them their favorite dinner
Watch something together
One of the best things to do in a long distance relationship is to find a shared activity to engage in, and TV and movies are an ideal choice. You can both hit «Play» at the same time, and share the video-watching experience together.
You don’t have to be living with them to send flowers to their home or office. All you need is their address and your credit card, and you can contact a local flower service in their city to deliver the flowers right to them. It’s a small gesture that will mean a lot to that special someone you love.
Start your own private book club
Shared interests are critical for a healthy relationship, even a long distance one! You can have fun reading a book together and discussing it like a regular book club. It will bring about some fascinating conversations and help you get to know each other better—and that’s what long distance dating is all about!
Buy a round of drinks
If you know your significant other is out at night with some friends, call the bar or restaurant and get them a round of drinks. Call them up on Skype or FaceTime to share the happy moment with them. It’s a small thing, but it can mean a lot to your S.O.—AND their friends.
If you are in a similar time zone, you may be able to enjoy the setting sun together. Or, once you know the sun has set in both your cities, bring a blanket or chair outside and spend a few minutes stargazing while talking on the phone with your special someone. You’ll both be watching the same stars, and it will make you feel that little bit closer.
Have a sexy Skype/FaceTime date
This is just one more way the internet can bring you closer together! Sexy video chatting is a great way to enjoy some intimacy with each other even if you’re miles apart. It can add a sensuality you’d never enjoy if you were together, and could bring your relationship to an exciting new level.
Furnish your dream home together
If you’re talking about moving in together, why not spend some time putting that dream home together? Hit up Pinterest to create your own board, and start adding those perfect items of furniture, decorations, and finishing touches that you’d love to have. It will give you a better understanding of the person you’re planning on sharing a life with before the two of you ever move in together.
Set up a document on Google Drive or your shared Apple Drive, and make sure to fill in an entry every day. You can each read over what the other person wrote, and it will help you to better understand what you’re each dealing with and going through in your own lives. One day, you’ll be able to look back over what you wrote.
Send a care package
Put together a package of things you think/know they’ll love and ship it in the mail to them. When they get the box, you can have fun watching them open it over FaceTime and see their delighted expression as they discover the little goodies you’ve sent.
Play an online game together
There are lots of online games that you can play with each other, such as Words with Friends, board games, Battleship or even Playstation or Xbox and the list goes on. A bit of competition between the two of you can be healthy and a whole lot of fun!
Play Truth or Dare
It can be one heck of a way to spice things up and inject some fun into your relationship! You can ask each other crazy questions or dare each other to do things that add some wonderful spice to your relationship, even if you’re far apart. A game like this can be a whole lot of fun for you to share with that special someone in your life.
Make a playlist
Mixtapes may be a thing of the past, but you can still make that special someone a playlist that lets them know how much you love them. Spend a few hours putting together a playlist of songs that send the right message, then shoot them the link to the Pandora, Spotify, or YouTube list. Music is the international language of love, after all!
Order them their favorite dinner
Find out what time they’re going to be home, then call into their favorite restaurant and order takeout delivered to their door. Skype or FaceTime them just before the food’s scheduled to show up, and watch their expression of delight as you send them a «special date night meal for one». It’s a cute, thoughtful date night idea that will go a long way!
Being in a long distance relationship is tough, but it can be done! You just need to get creative with your long distance date ideas and find new, original ways to connect with your partner as much as possible.