A list of long distance date ideas to keep your bond tight
Just because you are not physically together, it doesn’t mean you cannot have a romantic date night.
On the contrary, you have to date a lot to make a long-distance relationship work. That’s why we’ve put together a list of sweet things to do in a long-distance relationship.
Make the most of text messages, phone calls, FaceTime and Skype to keep the romance alive.
Long Distance Date Ideas To Keep Love Alive
Long-distance date idea #1:
Create and share your daily mood board
You can use Canva or Milanote to create a collage of photos, drawings or even memes that relate to you. Share with your long-distance SO every day or once each week to keep with each other’s day-to-day.
An image is worth a thousand words. If you are bored by “wyd” text messages, try this fun LDR activity!
Make memes for each other
Texting is the major way of communication for most LDR couples. But you can always add humor into your good morning and good night texts.
Create or recreate funny memes with the name or photo of your bae. It will definitely put a smile on his/her face.
Long-distance date idea #3:
Cook and eat together via FaceTime or Skype. This LDR date idea might not be the same as your dinner dates in the past. But it levels up the sense of participation and is worth a try.
Care package challenge
It’s easy to choose gifts for your long-distance partner. So why not take things to the next level by creating the care package for each other with a specific theme and budget.
Here are some random care package ideas to try:
- “Sexy back” package that don’t include adult toys
- “Nerd” package with 3 of the books that your bae may like
- “Heal your soul” package with crystals, essential oils and more within the budget of $20
- “Sleep better” package with everything he/she needs for a good night of sleep
- “Clean eating and cleanse” package with healthy snacks, fresh grocery and all kinds of tea
Ask each other questions
Pick a list of couple questions that are thought-provoking, or weird, or trivia for your virtual date night. Here is a list of questions to begin with.
Movie date night
The miles in between shouldn’t stop you from having a movie date night together. Movie nights are probably one of the long-distance date ideas you can pull together at the last minute.
If you are tired of doing the “1, 2, 3, begin” thing, try online movie tools like Rabb.it and Synaptop. And you’ll be able to see each other’s reactions, just like you are watching next to each other.
You could either create a vitual private theatre or watch with other random people (when your SO couldn’t make it and you are absolutely boring).
Play video games online together
Online gaming is one of the favorite (if not the best) things guys love to do. If your long-distance sweetheart is a gamer, why not join him/her in the fierce battle?
Gaming platforms like Steam have made playing online games together so much easier these days.
Never played games online? Sneak a Steam gift card on your next long-distance care package and invite him/her to share the excitement and fun together!
You two will make a lovely and badass team together.
A fun long-distance date idea:
Play Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare is a great game to know your partner better or to challenge each other.
You can download an app or use a web version of Truth or Dare. On this website, you can choose different categories, from casual to dirty. Need to spice it up a little bit? Go for the hot ones.
Wear the same pajama
PJs are the most underrated couple item ever. Pick a lovely (or hilarious) pajama together online and take a selfie when it arrives.
Or you can Skype in the same outfit and screenshot this perfect couple-goal moment.
Read a book together
Pick a book from your TBR and start reading it together. Don’t forget to exchange thoughts along the way.
Do something that your bae may find rare
Like this one cutie here who wrote the name of her long-distance girlfriend in the snow because she barely saw any from the place she lives.
A sentimental long-distance date idea:
Read each other a story
Remember how mom used to read us bedtime stories? An activity gone with adulthood has now become possible with technology.
Pick a chapter or a story to read via FaceTime or calls. Or you can record it in advance so bae can listen whenever possible.
Listening to each other’s voices can be a much-needed comfort when we feel lonely.
A surprise visit
If time and money permit, visiting each other will be the best gift in a long-distance relationship.
If you two are living thousands of miles away from each other, try services like Airfare Watchdog and keep a close eye on the price drop. 30% off? I’m on my way.
Leave A Love Reminder
The last day of the reunion is usually the toughest. It takes days to recover from leaving each other again.
This one right here has left a surprising notification on his girlfriend’s phone that makes separating less intolerable.
Enroll in an online course
For some couples, the distance might downgrade a relationship to a string of on and off small talks. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dating online can be meaningful and productive.
Pick a course that you both are interested in on Coursera or other e-learning sites. You can be study partners and keep each other on track. You will also have more to discuss and explore.
Create matching photos
Like these two here:
Partner in crime
If you are both into true crime or conspiracy theories, pick one that is not covered well enough and make it a subject to work on.
You will have tons of things to talk about: the news, the evidence, the leads… It’s like playing an escape room, digging in the details.
If your SO is on board, give it a try.
Go to sleep together
Like you’ve used to.
Write each other letters
In this digital age, nobody writes anything anymore. That’s why sending each other handwritten notes can be something fresh in a long-distance relationship.
Morning messages are cute. But imagine touching the paper that once held by a loved one and reading the words from the heart. It won’t fill the gap of the miles, but having something to hold onto is always better.
Choose a gift that you think your Significant Other will love and send it. Ask your bae to do the same.
Wait until both parcels arrive and unbox together with Skype or FaceTime.
Having something solid to hold on to while being able to interact with each other face-to-face will definitely make up for the lack of physical presence.
Here are the best LDR gifts we pick for you and your SO. Check it out if you haven’t already.
It’s your turn
Have you done any of these LDR activities or long-distance date ideas with your SO? Tell us about it in the comment!