Finding that special someone can be quite a challenge, and it’s no wonder why so many people want to hold on to the person of their dreams when they finally meet. Unfortunately, sometimes our significant other isn’t able to be by our side (or vice versa) and when this happens, both sides get sad, counting the days and the hours until they meet again. Long-distance relationships are not easy, and even though the power of technology has enabled us to stay in touch, it’s still important to be romantic, even when you’re apart. Here’s how you can do it:
Morning and evening greetings
Your partner is probably your first thought in the morning as well as your last thought before you go to sleep, and the same could be said for them, probably. So why don’t you tell them this with a cute morning and evening text? When your day starts with an adorable text message from the person you love, you will probably be smiling until you get back home in the evening. In addition, you will probably have better dreams when they send you a nice goodnight text. You don’t have to wait for them to do it all the time, you can make each others’ days better by sending texts back and forth and wish each other a good day and sweet dreams.
Rituals are important in every relationship, be it brushing your teeth together, going for a walk, preparing a meal, or making the bed. Doing it when you’re apart is a bit of a challenge though, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Send each other text messages when you’re about to sit on ‘your’ bench, deliberately buy the kind of coffee they like, prepare and eat their favorite foods, and watch your favorite movies and TV shows. When the two of you have something that’s ‘just yours’, every time you do this, you will feel closer to them even when you’re hundreds of miles away.
Write each other letters
When was the last time you received an actual letter? It’s probably been forever, but you’ve got to admit that there’s something almost unbearably romantic in a hand-written letter. You know that someone’s been thinking of you and cares about you so much, that they’ve taken time to sit down and write you a letter. It doesn’t have to be a passionate declaration of your undying love (but it could be, if you want), but it will certainly bring a smile to your partner’s face, especially if you don’t tell them you’ve sent it.
Send her flowers
There are some things that will never ever go out of style: romantic candlelight dinners, bubble baths with a glass of wine, and sending flowers to your girl. Showing up on her doorstep with a bouquet of her favorite flowers is a timeless romantic gesture, but how can you do this when you’re hundreds or thousands of miles apart? Easy – you just have to find the website of a flower shop and order your flowers online. Even though you might not be there to see the look on her face when she receives them, knowing that you’ve made her day will bring the smile on your face too.
Buy them tickets
Surprise presents are often the best ones, and thanks to the power of the internet, you’re able to get your hands on everything you need to surprise your loved one. Tickets are often the best presents because there are so many things you can buy tickets for. Send them bus or airplane tickets so they can come visit you, or book tickets for your weekend getaway. You could also buy them tickets for a concert of their favorite band or even tickets to go see a movie with their friend.
Keep track of their schedule
There is nothing worse than patiently waiting for your partner to pick up the phone after it’s been a while since you’ve talked only to discover that they’re in the middle of an important business meeting. Calling at a bad time is a bummer, so it’s a good idea to keep track of your significant other’s schedule. This is especially important if you’re in different time zones or living on different continents and the time difference can be confusing. Knowing that they have something planned for that day and not calling them at the time, but remembering to ask them about it the next time you talk is a wonderfully thoughtful and romantic gesture.
Plan your vacation
Making plans for the future is what keeps long-distance relationships alive. Knowing when you’ll see your partner again will take the sting out of their absence, and make the time before you bearable. Planning a vacation you’ll take together will give you something else to look forward to: time on a beach, exploring a new city, or experiencing another culture with them. Share tasks among yourselves and tell each other when you’ve done something: booked a flight and a hotel, found another place to visit, found a place to eat, or a thing to try out.
Video call each other
Texting and emailing one another is a must in any long-distance relationship, but you shouldn’t forget about video calls either. Thanks to many different messaging apps on the market, you can video call each other for free and talk ‘face to face’ for as long as you phone or computer battery lasts. It might not be the same as ‘the real deal’ and seeing each other in person, but it will make you feel better. You could even share a cup of tea or a meal with each other this way.
Being away from the person you love is never easy, and it can be difficult to stay optimistic and positive when you know that it’s going to be a while before the two of you meet again. Still, being open with each other and showing affection is important, especially in long-distance relationships, which is why you should make more effort to show to your partner just how much they mean to you. Romantic gestures know no boundaries when true love is involved, and they will help you keep your relationship ‘burning’ until you meet again.