5 Ways to Stay Close While Living Apart

Anyone who’s done long distance dating knows that keeping your relationship alive and healthy even as the weeks and months pass can be a serious challenge. You need to use all the tools at your disposal to stay close in mind, if not in body.

Luckily, there are more options than ever for keeping in touch with your online love. We’ve put together a list of five of the best.

Five Ways To Keep Your Online Romance Burning

  1. Social Media

Social media is going to be the backbone of your day-to-day communications. With so many options to choose from, you’ve got so many ways to keep in contact during the day. From Pokes to Retweets to Touts, you can keep things light and playful in real-time, even when you’re far apart. Social media makes it simple.

  1. Video Chat

The day has come that “videophones” are here, and they work. Plenty of services – including Google, Skype, and Apple – offer free or highly discounted videoconferencing, which lets you see your special someone as you talk to them. These can work from the other side of the planet, although there is often still a second or two of lag sometimes. Still, we didn’t have that during my long distance dating!

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Sometimes, nothing says it like paragraphs of text pouring out your heart. For some couples, long intimate emails are the best part of their relationship – a chance to explore each other and their stories, before meeting in person. For others, it’s a way to keep them caught up on their daily lives, as they might when they are together.

Keep the emails flowing. Your new love needs to see your deeper side too.

  1. Postcards

Don’t forget about normal mail! Now, most of us don’t have the stamina for long hand-written missives today, but postcards are still a great random little surprise. They never expect them, and they’re sure to be smiling all day when they get one in the mail.

It’s the little details that keep long distance dating alive.

  1. Presents

Holidays, birthdays, and -if necessary- anniversaries are especially important when you’re living apart. Like physical postcards, presents on the important days makes your long distance dating feel more “real,” and helps whittle down the days until you’re together.

Try opening them “together” on Skype, while you’re at it!

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