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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 distance date ideas

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!

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Our first picture together dating this time!

Long Distance Date Ideas

  1. Watch a show or movie together over FaceTime or Skype: With Netflix and Hulu, you can find something everywhere to watch together.
  2. 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!
  3. 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?
  4. 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.


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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?




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  • Awe this is such a great list of ideas! Long distance dating is so tough! I love the photo idea! I am not a big texter but that would be a cool way to incorporate your love into your day!

    Rachel |

    • We definitely had to get creative over the years! Thank you!

  • Had so much fun collaborating, Ashley! I love your tips 🙂 Need to try some of these for these next few weeks until I get to see Cam again!

    Cristina /

    • This was a lot of fun! Let me know if you end up trying any!

  • My fiancé and I first dated via long distance and it was tough but also so worth it!

    • I totally agree! 3.5 years was rough at times, but has made us such a strong couple!

  • Kristine Circenis

    My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost three years now and I cannot stress enough how important it is to keep up the flirting – regardless of the distance between both parties. I’ve found that it definitely has helped us keep the spark alive by acting playful and silly and complements never hurt either 😉

    • We have definitely learned that tip the hard way! Flirting is fun, and makes both people feel wanted!

  • Greta Hollar

    Such cute ideas! I’ve never been in a long distance relationship but if I was these tips would help!

    Greta |

  • Sami Mast

    These are super cute ideas! I don’t have experience with a long distance relationship, but these all seem like such great tips!


  • I’ve never been in an LDR, but my friends and I love to FaceTime from college to watch some of our favorite shows (Jane the Virgin, The Bachelorette) together!


    • That sounds like so much fun! I wish I had thought of that in college!

  • I was only long-distance for a summer, and that was tough! I love the idea of cooking a meal together over Facetime! So sweet!

    • Long distance is really tough, especially when it’s not a long term thing! I actually think that’s tougher. We love to cook together so it was a great way to do something we normally do together!

  • This is so sweet! I have never been long distance with my fiance but I had with previous bfs and it wss hard.

    • I would totally be lying if I said I missed it! Thank you!

  • This is so cute!!! I did long distance for awhile and you just learn how to love them from far and you learn to love the time you have together!

  • I love these ideas! I bet long distance is SO hard. Congrats on moving in together!

    • Thank you! I’m grateful for the time, but so happy it’s over!

  • Macarena Ferreira

    Awww this is so important to share. When I first started with my boyfriend, we were long distance for a little bit and we made sure to FaceTime everyday and if we were ever going out with our friends, we would get ready together via FaceTime. 😛

    xoxo //

  • such great ideas! long distance relationships are so tough!

  • How interesting to have two bloggers this week to post about LDRs! I’ve never been in one myself, but I have several friends who were and ended up getting married – so I know they work! 🙂