Hundreds of thousands of people are participating in long distance dating and marriages…and many long distance relationships are successful. However, is it possible to have a long distance romance?
It may seem difficult to be romantic if you’re thousands of miles away from your partner, but in actual fact there are several ways of maintaining a romantic relationship, even if you’re miles apart from each other.
Just because you’re not physically together doesn’t mean romance has to be dead. Long distance love and romance can have the same ingredients as any other relationship, you just have to communicate your affections in different ways.
So just how exactly do you keep that romance burning? Pretty much the same way as you would if you lived together. Send a sexy photo of yourself to your partner, and if they reply with a sexy photo of their own, be complimentary and flirtatious.
Do the same if you see them on webcam, just because you’re using technology to communicate it doesn’t mean you can’t be natural in your actions.
Chances are you’re going to be communicating with each other both over the phone and in writing. Writing a love message to your partner everyday is a nice touch. Tell your partner how much you’re missing them and why you want to see them or just about anything that will make them feel good.
If you’re creative, write a poem or draw a picture, and including personal messages will have additional value. Mention often the good times from previous meetings and if you have some, send old photos of the two of you together. Try to always be creative, and think of something new to say everyday that passes.
Surprises are the key to any romance. Surprise your partner with gifts. Gifts don’t have to always be expensive; small personal gifts that you’ve thought long and hard about will be really appreciated.
When it comes to being romantic, it really is the thought, rather than the value, that counts. Surprise your partner with a visit if you can, or the ultimate surprise, a visit and a gift.
Create an agenda for every telephone call you make, after all, there is nothing worse than spending time in awkward silence.
Call when a romantic movie is scheduled on TV and watch it together. Set times to have a date over the phone where you’ll watch a movie or a TV show.
Even playing a game together online can be romantic; just play while you’re both on the webcam if you want to spice it up a little bit.
Romance is far from dead in a long distance relationship. Just be yourself and use the tools at your disposal and you can easily be just as romantic as anyone else.
The good news is you found the person you love; the bad news is they live a long distance away from you. Your aim is to keep the love alive. The following article suggests 5 successful long distance love tips.
1. Set the goals for your relationship
As soon as you decide to get into a relationship with someone who lives a long distance away or continue a relationship with someone who is moving a long distance away, you should initially set your goals for the relationship.
Decide where you both want the relationship to go. Are you going to live together at some point in the future and if so, when and where? You have to genuinely agree on your goals and make them happen; a long distance relationship will be far easier if both partners are working towards a common goal.
2. Do whatever you have to do to make your partner happy
Lets face it, in a long distance relationship there are times when you’re going to feel down, lost and unloved. If your partner feels the same way, do whatever you can to make them happy again.
If it means an extra telephone call every day then do it. Long distance relationships are all about give and take and you should both be willing to give to keep each other satisfied.
3. Communicate daily
Ultimately you will have to decide on some sort of communication pattern when you’re setting your goals for the relationship. Usually one of you will be content with less communication than the other, but ultimately you will have to reach a decision. You should however decide on a minimum communication level of at least once daily. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a call everyday, a text message or e-mail will suffice.
4. Be romantic
When you’re in love you should be romancing your partner. Just because you’re communicating digitally doesn’t mean that the relationship has to become mechanical. Defy the distance and just do whatever you can to be romantic. Send small gifts, send love messages, sing to your partner or whatever. How you go about it is up to you. But you’re a couple, so romance should never be put on the back burner, distance or not.
5. Tell your partner ‘I Love You‘
There is no better feeling than when your loved one tells you they love you. So never forget to tell your partner you love them. Let’s face it, a long distance relationship isn’t easy and the only reason you’re doing it is because of love. Telling your partner that you love them will remind them that it’s all worth it.