As if dating wasn’t hard enough, let’s throw a couple hundred (or thousand) miles in between you, maybe even a time zone or two difference and you have yourself a long distance relationship.
“What? How did I get here? I swore long distance relationships off!” – The typical dialogue of a person who finds themselves in a LDR.
Let me break it down for you, dating long distance is NOT a death sentence. I know you’re probably thinking we’re crazy, but just listen.
Trust the person completely: Do not, we repeat, do not start a long distance relationship if you do not trust your partner completely. That is a recipe for disaster. So you trust them, right? Then you may continue reading…
So, are you reading this article from your smart phone or computer? Boom. Technology keeps you connected at all times: Dating long distance was probably really hard when all you had was a carrier pigeon, but nowadays you can stay connected to your partner at all times. So get ready to trade your Hibachi dates for some Skype dates. With modern-day technology you can Skype, FaceTime, text, and stay connected on all platforms of social media throughout the day. Even if it’s just a 5 minute FaceTime call to see their face, any effort to see them is big.
The honeymoon phase lasts longer than a typical relationship: Since your time together is limited, every day and every date feels new and exciting. When the time comes to leave each other, it’s something you dread. You hate being without your person. Every time you get together it’s like a mini-vacation, and people know to leave you alone.
Best of both worlds: You know those type of people who lose themselves in a relationship? Yeah, well you’re not one of those since you have the ability to balance your relationship and your friendships. You’re still able to have a girls night at your apartment eating Chinese food and drinking cheap wine.
The sex is pent-up and mind-blowing: When you’re not with each other you’re thinking about sex, let’s be honest. So when you two are finally together it’s so pent-up that it’s bound to be an incredible experience with one another. All those dirty pictures and texts finally come to see the light of day and you couldn’t be happier about it.
So as you can see a long distance relationship isn’t a death sentence if you have to be in one! Make time for each other and do the little things that really count. For more tips about being in a LDR contact us today!