How to Keep a Long-Distance Relationship Alive: Best Ways to Stir Up Passion
It is a well-known fact that such relationships are often more intense than those in which the partners live close together. People may feel more emotionally unstable and miss their partner more when they are apart, which can lead to arguments and misunderstandings.
There are many benefits of long-distance relationships, though. The most obvious one is that both partners can focus on their individual careers and goals. They also have more time to themselves than they would if they were living together full-time. But no matter the reasons and benefits, maintaining such relationships is a hard task. So, let’s learn about the best ways of keeping your bond strong even if you and your partner are forced to live separately.
- Check in on Each Other Frequently
The first and most important rule to follow is to never forget about your significant other. And it doesn’t matter if this distance is a temporary thing or it’s just the way your relationship started. If you were forced to move somewhere from your partner due to work or studying, it’s so easy to get lost in new experiences and people. But if you decide that your relationship is worth fighting for, don’t back down.
Even a simple “good morning” can bring a smile to your significant other’s face. Try to find a few minutes in the morning, afternoon, and evening just to check on them; showing affection and concern is vital.
- Stay Intimate Online
Your intimate life can become weak or non-existent if you are in a long-distance relationship, especially if you and your partner are mature and have been through a lot. In the past, prolonged distancing led to cheating and breakups, but there was no such thing as the internet. Today, there are many ways to help you stay sexually attracted to your partner. Video calls, online platforms for matures, forums, and even different sex games exist that you can play together. Everything depends on your imagination.
Choose a trusted site, create an account for each of you, and pretend as if you don’t know each other. Reach out to your partner, flirt a little bit, mention that they made you extremely horny, and offer a video call asking if they want to see you touching yourself thinking of them. Sounds spicy, isn’t it? Using adult dating sites for arranging such encounters helps you not only to shake things up in your intimate life but also create a false sense of having sex (even if in a virtual setting) with a stranger, which prevents cheating in the long run.
- Arrange Online Dates
There are so many online dating ideas that you can try, making your bond even stronger than before. Consider this distance as a way of making things more exciting. Let your imagination do its job or discuss with your significant other what ideas they would like to bring to life and arrange an online date that will leave both of you satisfied. Some of the simplest yet popular ideas include:
- Watch a movie
Who said you can’t still watch movies, series, or shows together? It’s the same as watching it sitting in one room, just with a small difference. Try Netflix Party (or, as it is now called, the Teleparty Chrome extension). It requires both of you to be on your own Netflix account, though. Just install it to your web browser, open Netflix, choose a movie you’d like to watch, and then hit the “NP” button on the extension. The link you get brings up the movie and a sidebar chat you can both use (pretty similar to how YouTube live streams work). The extension also works with HBO, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+.
- Try playing games
The real paradise for gamer couples starts when there’s a possibility to play together. But even if the two of you have never tried gaming before, it’s never too late to start; this way, it’s even more exciting! Choose a game that suits your tastes – there are both web versions and those that have to be installed on your PC – and start learning rules. Going through the whole process together, from the very start to the first win, is going to strengthen your bond and keep you entertained.
A few of the most popular couple games today are:
- Portal 2 – good old classic, where working together is vital when solving riddles in order to move forward in the story;
- Overcooked 2 – work together to prepare meals within a set time limit. But don’t think that it’s going to be easy; the hazards won’t let you relax;
- Phasmophobia – those who are into scary movies will definitely love this game. Investigating paranormal activities together in different locations can’t be boring!
You can also try playing some games in your browser if you don’t want to install anything. There are tons of options; just Google it!
- Spend time on Skype or Discord
Last but not least, spend quality time pillow-talking on Skype, Discord, or any other app that allows video calls. Get cozy, make some tea, dim the lights, and discuss the things you never talked about face-to-face. People tend to get more emotional when they miss their partners, and there’s no harm in talking about your feelings.
Or, if you don’t feel like there’s a need to get emotional, spend some time doing your own stuff while still being on a video call. It creates a feeling of erasing those miles that separate you, making your bond stronger.
Maintaining a long-distance relationship is hard; this is an indisputable fact. But learning to listen to your partner and being attentive and caring can make things easier for both of you and help save your feelings in the long run.