I’ve written previously about my experience of a long distance relationship during a pandemic- and if you’re currently in a long distance relationship I really do understand how tough it is.
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 dates!
In this post, I’ve put together a list of 8 date ideas if you and your partner are currently in a long distance relationship.
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 close 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, but just knowing you can chat to that person when you want to is so important.
Play a quiz!
If you’re stuck apart from your partner for a while, it’s important to get inventive with “date nights” and quizzes are a fun way to enjoy yourself with something a bit different.
Synch up your favourite TV show
One of the things that really helped me and my boyfriend 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
Do 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 groups sometimes, so try to recreate this while you can’t be together.
Meet up somewhere new
For your next meet-up, try meeting up somewhere new instead of going to the normal place that you meet up.
For example, me and my boyfriend would meet in York sometimes, and then sometimes we would stay at each other’s family homes.
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.
Video call each other
Set a video call date with your long distance couple and make sure you treat it like a proper date.
Chat and flirt, and enjoy the chance to talk to your partner while you can actually see their face!
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 lets you enjoy a tasty meal with each other at the end.
Don’t feel pressure to go on “dates” when you meet up
When you finally meet up with your long distance partner, you can feel so much pressure to go on dates and make the most of your time together.
But try to remember that just being together is the most important thing, so watch your favourite TV shows together, chat and plan your next visit.
For any long distance couples out there, it gets better- I promise!
Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? Do you enjoy any of these long distance date ideas? Do you have any date ideas for long distance couples?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x