In the past, I’ve written about my experience of a long distance relationship during the pandemic. If you’re currently in a long distance relationship, I really do understand what it is like.
Just because you and your partner might not be together physically all the time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun and enjoy a few dates together!
In this post, I’ve put together a list of 8 date ideas for long distance couples, including unique suggestions to make the most of your time apart!
1. Just chat
I think one of the lovely things about relationships is those little chats you have when you talk about nothing particularly important- but it helps you feel closer to the other person.
This can feel lost when your relationship is over message or phone calls, so pick a time when you can both have a proper phone call.
You could even stay on the phone while you both do other things. Just knowing you can chat to that person whenever you want is so important.
2. Play a quiz!
If you’re stuck apart from your partner for a while, it’s important to get inventive with date night ideas.
Quizzes are a fun way to enjoy yourself with something a bit different.
You and your partner can challenge each other by trying out an online quiz, or you could create your own questions for each other.
3. Sync up your favourite TV show
One of the things that really helped me and my boyfriend during our time as a long distance couple was watching TV at the same time, and messaging each other.
It wasn’t the same as watching TV in-person together, but it made us feel a little closer- and I would really recommend it for any long distance couples
4. Enjoy activities with other people
Instead of just calling each other, try having a “double date” over Zoom or having a catch-up with other friends if you’re in the same friendship group.
If you were living in-person together, you would meet up in a group at times, so try to recreate this- even while you can’t be together.
5. Meet up somewhere new
For your next meet-up, try finding somewhere new to meet up and enjoy a few dates with your partner.
For example, me and my boyfriend would often meet in York, or we would stay at each other’s family home to mix it up a bit.
It’s all about having a bit of fun with your partner while you have the chance to go on in-person dates and actually see each other.
6. Video call each other
Set up a video call date with your long distance partner, and make sure you treat it like a proper date.
This means chatting and flirting with your partner, as you would on a normal date.
You could even enjoy a drink or two together, all while enjoying some time with your partner while you can actually see their face.
7. Cook together
You and your partner could cook a meal together over video call.
This is a fun way to enjoy each other’s company as if you were together, and it allows you to enjoy an activity and a tasty meal, too.
8. Don’t feel pressure to go on “dates” when you meet up
When you finally meet up with your long distance partner, you might feel lots of pressure to go on dates and really make the most of your time together.
But try to remember that just being together is the most important thing! Watch your favourite TV shows together, chat and plan your next visit.
For any long distance couples out there, it will get better- I promise!
Do you have any date ideas for long distance couples? Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? Do you enjoy any of these long distance date ideas?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x