For those of you who are newer to the blog, my fiancé and I ended a three and a half year long-distance relationship after moving in together this June! By end I mean we are now living together instead of living 8 hours apart.
Long story short, we started dating after our first semester of college, and being the rational people we are decided that we weren’t going to transfer to be closer to each other. After three and a half years we have had a lot of creative date ideas. If you’re in a long distance relationship, or have a partner who travels a lot these will be very helpful!
Today I’m partnering with Cristina from Cristina Was Here to talk about our long distance relationships! She’s sharing tips on long distance dating as well! Her and her boyfriend are just adorable, and I’m so excited to see their relationship continue to grow! I really think that if you can survive long distance, you come out so much stronger and happier! Be sure to check out her tips later on in this one!
Our first picture together dating this time!
Long Distance Date Ideas
- Watch a show or movie together over FaceTime or Skype: With Netflix and Hulu, you can find something everywhere to watch together.
- Cook a meal over FaceTime or Skype: Chat and make a simple meal together, then eat together! Meals together are special, and while you’re chatting put your phone away!
- Write love notes: This is more long term, but write letters to each other and send them by snail mail! It’s a cute way to surprise each other, and who doesn’t love getting mail?
- Take photos of your day: Take pictures of what goes on through out your day, the little mundane things or something you see everyday that your significant other doesn’t. Share them with each other over email one night and then talk about it! It’s a great way to get to know what you’re s.o. does during the day!
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to flirt a little! Long distance relationships can be hard, especially if you’re used to showing affection in person. Compliment your s.o., and pretend like you just started dating! It can make it a little easier to be so far away from each other when the other person knows that you’re still madly into them.
Our engagement photos!
Be sure to head over to my friend Cristina’s blog for her tips on surviving long distance! They are great tips, and all ones that we used during our long distance relationship!
Have you been in a long distance relationship? What have you done?