Going on dates is essential for every relationship, from friendships to intimate long-distance relationships and you shouldn’t let anything stop you.
Granted, long-distance relationships can be very frustrating and have a toll on your relationship if you don’t find creative ways to spice it up.
That’s why we have rounded up some long-distance date ideas to put the spark back in your connection with your long-distance lover. Feel free to try it for your long-distance friends, family, and any special person. Let’s get into it!
1. Have Dinner Together
Okay, this might sound silly but it’s one of the simplest ways to connect with someone. Just because you can’t go out to a romantic eatery doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the moment at home. If possible agree on the same food, pour yourself a beverage, set the mood with good music, light candles, and don’t forget to get all dressed up. Dine together and have that great conversation to make it memorable.
2. Make Craft Together
There are only so many video calls a person can do before they start to feel a little stale. Instead of just staring at each other talking you can have fun with a DIY activity even if you are not too much of a DIY person. This can be a nice change from talking to making something with your hands and laughing at each other. Plus, you get to exchange crafts when you finally meet in person.
3. A Book Club for Two
Let’s face it! Sometimes you just run out of things to talk about and things become boring. Reading and discussing a book can be a nice way to keep a conversation going. Find a book you will both enjoy and take turns reading or you can read on your own and discuss the book over wine or tea.
4. Be a Virtual Tour Guide
Instead of video calling from your couch or bed, take the video call outside. Be your partner’s tour guide and show them all the cool places in your city or town.
This is a wonderful way to mix up your normal call and it might also give you new things to talk about as you learn through each other’s lenses.
5. A Party for Two
Although you may not be able to party with your significant other in person, that doesn’t mean you can’t party with them at all. Create a beautiful moment together and enjoy each other’s goofiness. While at it, make a playlist, and take turns playing songs and dancing carefree.
Never underestimate your partner’s kind of music. Research shows that music can significantly impact a relationship.
6. A Drinking Game
A fun way to get to know more about each other is by playing games like “Never Have I Ever” or “Truth or Drink” which is also a great way to relax with your partner. Be ready for some fun revelations over these games. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
7. A Silly Quiz Night
You can quiz each other to see how well you know yourselves, or you can opt for deeper questions that will inspire heartfelt conversations you might not otherwise have had. Spice things up with some cards or apps that provide questions designed to deepen your relationship.
8. Try Virtual Double Date
Yes! The virtual double date is a thing. Plan a date with another couple in a long-distance relationship. Play games, and quizzes, and share your experiences. The point is to have fun with other people in the same situation as you.
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