Valentine’s week is here, and people are already excited about it. While there are plenty of things for couples to do on Valentine’s Day, a long-distance Valentine’s Day can make things more difficult. Long-distance relationships are the ultimate long game. But, not to forget, we live in a time when we’ve never been more connected, and while screens aren’t a good replacement for in-person interaction, there are ways around it. To be successful and maintain the kind of long-lasting love that we all desire, you must begin now and look for ways to make your long-distance love feel loved and cherished, even across the miles.
So, here we bring you 5 strategies to make your partner feel special when in a long-distance relationship.
1. Have a dinner date via video call
Planning a virtual dinner date won’t be the same as dining out or being side by side, but it’s still a great option for couples who are spending Valentine’s Day apart. It can be as romantic and fancy as it is in person. Bring out the candles, music, and wine, and you’ve got yourself a very nice evening. Even if you don’t have time for a proper date, pre-recording a message for your partner is a good alternative.
2. Sending gifts
Sending gifts can be a sweet way to remind your partner that you care about them, even if you’re physically separated. They can be something as simple as a handwritten letter or a handcrafted gift. You could even send them a gift that means a lot to them or something they’ve been talking about for a long time.
3. Watch a movie together
You may be far apart, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Netflix and chill time together. There are so many streaming services right now that offer “watch party” options, which means you can watch a movie together without the hassle of trying to press play at the same time. It is indeed a great way to rebond with your partner.
4. Order their favourite meal
Enter their address into your favourite delivery app and surprise them with their favourite take-out order. Then, while their food is on its way, call them to see the look of surprise on their face when they receive the delivery and dig in.
5. Surprise your partner by simply showing up at their front door
What could be more romantic than showing up when you don’t expect to see each other? Arrive at their front door and catch them off guard. Dress up, bring a bouquet of roses, and spend the next few hours holding the hand of the most important person in your life.
At the end of the day, Valentine’s Day is just another day. Every day you’re together is worth celebrating simply because you’re together. What really matters aren’t the gifts, the touching letters, or the money spent. It’s your love for each other and how you treat each other every day of the year.