We no longer live in a time when you simply settled for the person from your own village, married them, had nine kids, and didn’t think much about it. Today, we want someone who’s interests and ideals will match our own – someone we can talk to, confide in – someone we can genuinely love. Chances are you won’t easily find such a person within a 10-mile radius. Perhaps your soulmate lives across the country and neither one of you has the means to make the move just yet.
Find ways to do things together if this is your first long-distance love
Since the advent of the internet and online dating, long-distance dating has become quite common. It’s not unusual to find a partner who lives 2000 miles away from you. In such circumstances, starting a long-distance relationship may be the only option – at least in the first few months of your fling. During this time, while you’re still very much apart, it is important to still find ways to do things together and share your favorite activities. Even something as mundane as playing games or watching your favorite show together while having a voice call could help strengthen the bond of your first long-distance relationship.
Get those presents in time & avoid having a Christmas argument
Living apart means that you are likely to miss on a lot of the usual rituals and milestones that regular couples go through – at least for now. Christmas and Valentine’s Day are particularly tricky. In order to make long-distance dating a bit less bumpy, make sure that you never forget an important date such as a birthday or an anniversary. Even a small token of attention or a perfectly ridiculous gift only the two of you understand the meaning of can help strengthen the connection. Showing that you genuinely care can help you bypass a lot of long-distance relationship problems and arguments around the holidays.
Rely on social media to bridge the gap
I know social networks get a lot of flack these days but they have helped and continue to help bring people together. Using social media for long-distance relationships is neither new nor bad. In fact, I’ve been relying on this method to keep my love going for a little while now. I am still counting the days until me and my partner can be together at last. If you’re on the same boat and want to make sure that your love lives up to the challenge, I have something to share with you. These apps have helped me quite a bit in keeping the flame alive.
If modern technology has brought you together, it also has the ability to help you stay together. Making a long-distance relationship work isn’t too hard if you set your mind to it.
Long-distance dating is becoming more common with each passing day. More couples face the challenges of living apart than ever before. Still, the obstacles are not insurmountable. Finding ways to still do things together – even if only online for now – share the laughs and enjoy each other’s company can strengthen the bond. Remembering the important dates is crucial, as is finding a bit of time and space just for the two of you. There is no reason to give up on someone who may end up being the love of your life.