How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work
This type of relationship is not for everyone and it definitely isn’t for the fainthearted. In order to survive Long Distance Relationships you both need to stay committed to make time for each other virtually, stay updated with the happenings, and still have fun together even if you’re apart!✍️ June 29, 2022
- Things to do in a Long Distance Relationship
- Long Distance Relationship Tips
- When to Let Go of a Long Distance Relationship
In the modern world of gadgets and the existing pandemic, long distance relationships have become more and more common. Common but never easy! Only a few have gotten the hang of it and even fewer made it work long term. If you are someone who is starting this type of relationship, bear in mind that it requires more effort than usual.
You don’t have to be scared, though. LDRs that work do exist! Erase the negativity from your mind and let love, hope, loyalty and positivity take you in for a beautiful ride. If you think about it, absence makes the heart grow fonder… or so the saying goes.
Things to do in a Long Distance Relationship
In order to keep the fire burning even though you’re miles or worlds apart, you gotta think of creative ideas to make each other feel loved and cared for. With today’s technology such as gadgets, apps, and modern style of virtual dates, the list is endless!
You don’t have to worry too much about not going out. You can fall in love with someone even though you’re looking at them through a screen. It’s not really the same as face-to-face but it’s better than nothing at all. If you truly wanna make it work, virtual dates and long calls are the new way of dating and cuddling.
Here are some of the things you can do together with your partner to make time you spend together a lot more memorable:
1. Virtually dine together!
Since five-star restaurants and picnics by the beach are not an option, you can plan your meals via facetime together ahead. To take the experience to another level, you can order food from the same restaurant and just have it delivered to you. Despite the distance, it would be like you’re enjoying the same food and drinks!
Another great idea is for you to learn recipes from each other while on video call. You can cook your food or bake something and then eat it together. You don’t have to worry too much about being great at cooking, your partner won’t taste it so the pressure’s not as big. During your virtual dinner together, pretend as if you’re really together. Be cute and offer some of your food to your date and you’ll both laugh about the ridiculous and good-natured joke. Be your normal, wonderful self and enjoy your feast.
2. Play intimate couple games online!
Dating, even if it’s long-distance, is hard because you still need to make the effort of communicating and getting to know each other. Just chatting and calling each other might be interesting at first but it could get boring as you get deeper into your relationship. You should not stop getting to know each other, though.
Here are the best get-to-know-you games you can play online by downloading the apps and play them while you’re both on facetime to spice up your relationship:
- Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare is a classic favorite because it’s very simple! You just need to ask your partner to honestly answer questions or bid them to do a task. The questions and dares can range from easy to funny to deep ones! This game will let you know your partner’s deepest, darkest secrets.
You can play this via text/chat or while on facetime! You can send each other pictures and videos of performing the dares, too.
👉 Would you dare to play Truth or Dare? Follow this link for the official Truth or Dare game rules, ideas and more!
Can’t wait to play the game with your partner now? Download our app and have an awesome time!
- Would You Rather Icebreaker
This game will let you know more about your partner’s preferences and in the process, understand why they are what they are. All you need to do is ask a question that will make them choose between two things. The sky’s the limit as long as the question starts with “Would You Rather”.
Here are some sample questions you can use on your partner:
- Would you rather be pretty but dumb or smart but ugly?
- Would you rather be imprisoned because you killed someone or be imprisoned because you stole from a bank?
- Would you rather forget to wear panties or forget to wear a bra?
- Would you rather be a lawyer or a doctor?
- Would you rather be a millionaire or a saint?
You can even turn it into a dirty game by asking dirty questions to each other. You can follow up questions and make the player explain.
👉 Follow the link to get more Would You Rather questions Would You Rather!
Download the app to start playing the game!
- PumPum App
The PumPum App is especially made for couples! Some games are perfect for virtual fun, others you should definitely try the next time you meet face-to-face. PumPum provides a relationship and partner quiz, sensual foreplay activities, Fuck Marry Kill, and more!
- Never Have I Ever
This is one of the classic favorite drinking games because it gives you an idea on what your partner experienced so far in their lives! You just say “Never have I ever…” followed by something you’ve never done and those that have already done it, drinks! Continue until you’re both drunk like crazy.
Here are some fun Never Have I Ever statements you can try out:
- Never have I ever made out in public.
- Never have I ever eaten carrot cake.
- Never have I ever had sex in the CR.
- Never have I ever gone out of the country.
- Never have I ever finished reading a book.
👉 In need of more infos on the original Never Have I Ever game? Follow this link: Never Have I Ever!
Start playing it online with your partner by downloading our app and play during one of your videocalls!
- Most Likely To
This is another simple game in which you will say “Most likely to” statements and you can agree or disagree about your answers. Nonetheless, it will start fun and interesting conversations about dreams and even ridiculous things that will surely entertain you and your partner!
Here are some samples that can get you started:
- Most likely to become filthy rich…
- Most likely to become a movie star…
- Most likely to become a serial killer…
- Most likely to become a saint…
- Most likely to embarrass herself/himself on the first date…
- Most likely to pass out drunk during a party…
👉 Wanna get more Most Likely To statements you can use? Follow this link to start the fun Most Likely To!
- Texting Games
There are also lots of texting games that you can also play anytime, anywhere with your partner that are guaranteed to make you both laugh and have a good time! Texting games will be beneficial to keep the romance alive with your partner with whom you’re having a long distance relationship with.
Story Time Texting Game
This game is quite simple. Someone should start with a one line narration. All you need to do is text each other one sentence each that will connect with each other and form a story.
Fuck, Marry, Kill Texting Game
All you have to do is take turns texting each other a list of three names each and your partner must determine who he or she will fuck, marry and kill among the names you listed.
You turn these texting games into dirty texting games that will surely let you explore the fun world of erotic stories, sex games and perversity. You can follow this link to know more texting games to try Texting Games!
3. Surprise your partner with deliveries.
Gift-giving has never been this effortless! You can order something from online shops and have them delivered to your partner’s doorstep as easy as one, two, three. This is very important because it could take months or years of not being together. It doesn’t have to be expensive, as long as it would remind your partner of you.
We’re not only talking about big milestone gifts but also the little hearts-and-flowers type of gifts that would really make your partner smile and swoon. It could be food or a hand-written card (this is considered to be extra-special compared to online messages and emails). Get creative!
4. Dress up(or down) for your partner.
One thing to remember is that it never hurts to still continue dressing up for your virtual dates. It might be kinda cute for your partner to see you in your jammies and sweats once in a while but don’t get too comfortable. Still aim to be attractive to your partner, fix your hair, wear some makeup, pick the cutest clothes that will match your complexion.
Of course, you can still have some much-needed sexy and alone time with your partner by picking out the sexiest and dirtiest lingerie you can find and work and show that off to your partner. You can put on a little stripping show and make your partner squirm and wish he could touch you.
5. Play online games together.
Are you both avid online gamers? With the emergence of various online games that have taken the whole world by storm, you can take your pick between the many top video games online which are guaranteed to give you both a fun and interesting hobby you can both play together!
What are you waiting for? Here is a list of the top online video games you can play together. Pick and play your favorites and be the ultimate #couplegoals when it comes to being the best online gamers!
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
- Fortnite Battle Royale
- Apex Legends
- League of Legends (LOL)
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- The Division 2
Long Distance Relationship Tips
Are you totally serious about your partner even though you’re in a long distance relationship? If yes, you will be needing more than just spending time together online or giving each other gifts through deliveries or through your friends/courier services. You also need to take note of these tips that are proven to work for LDR couples.
1. Plan your schedules well.
Since you’re apart and you can be living in different timezones, you need to plan your schedules well and make sure you have time for each other.
2. Check if your goals are in line with one another.
If you’re in this for the long run and you’re serious about each other, make sure that your goals are similar and you can help or complement each other to achieve those goals.
3. Quality Communication is key.
Even in normal relationships, communication is important. When in an LDR, you should work and sacrifice a lot just to be able to talk to each other. No relationship can survive without it.
4. Talk about the little things.
Even if you have got a lot of little things or boring stuff in your mind that you’re afraid to open up about at the risk of seeming pathetic or weird, you still need to because trust me, it’ll save your mind from being too stressed out and your partner can feel closer to you.
5. Stop overplanning how you’ll meet.
This is a common mistake with couples who are always apart. It’s okay to daydream about being together but it’ll be a disappointment if you expect too much about your time together in person. Just have fun and communicate with each other.
6. Live your life!
Just because your other half is not with you, it doesn’t mean you’re dead. You still have your own life to live. You can go living in an imagined future with the person. Live in the moment. Go out with your friends and have fun.
7. Trust and be trusted.
If you want your partner to be loyal to you, stay loyal to your partner. It’s give and take work in LDR. You need to have trust. You can’t go overthinking every time he/she does not answer your call. If you believe in the love you have for each other then you’ve got nothing to worry about.
When to Let Go of a Long Distance Relationship
Not everyone can make Long Distance Relationships work. Some Long Distance Relationships become too much for both parties that instead of bringing happiness to the persons, it only makes them feel grief, guilt or burdened by it. You must know when to hold on and when to let the person and the unhealthy relationship go. Here are the signs that tell you your Long Distance Relationship is toxic and you need to let go and move on…
1. You’re constantly fighting.
If the relationship has become too toxic to a point that you already hate calling or texting each other, it’s time to let go. You’ll thank yourself later.
2. You have different goals.
If you no longer see yourself with the person in the future, don’t waste your present. If you disagree in lots of your decisions, you’re probably going to disagree for the rest of your life. That’s not the life you wanna live.
3. You have been in an LDR for too long and you’re tired of being apart.
Maybe the distance and longing is just too much that it has become a “normal” thing to you that you no longer look forward to seeing each other. There’s something very wrong with a couple who does not want to spend time face to face with one another.
If you truly love the person you’re in a long distance relationship with, you’re going to try to defy all odds. It’s not a simple thing. To be in a long distance relationship, you need to be made of tougher material that can withstand the distance, the time, the boredom, the longing and the temptations. Hang in there!
If you’re looking for advice on strengthening your relationships, check out these books. They offer tips on everything from communication to conflict resolution and can help you build a stronger, more lasting bond with your partner!
- Love: The Psychology of Attraction: A Practical Guide to Successful Dating and a Happy Relationship
- Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age
- The Power of Four Bases for Relationships: Can You Hit a Home Run in a Relationship?
- Couple’s Bucket List: 101 Fun, Engaging Dating Ideas
- Helping Gay Men Find Love: Tips for Guys on Dating and Beginning a Healthy Relationship