101 Fun Long-Distance Relationship Activities For Couples To Stay Connected

Keeping the spark alive no matter the distance can be fun when you truly love someone.

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It is difficult to stay away from your loved ones, and the lack of proper communication may lead to misunderstandings. But worry not – as these fun-filled long-distance relationship activities can bring the spark back into your relationship. In this digital era, nothing is impossible, and with the right amount of creativity and little effort, you can surprise your partner. Remember the quote: “Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.” – Umberto Eco. These famous words hold deep meaning in the case of long-distance relationships. Now, scroll down to find the 50 best ways to spice your long-distance relationship. Read on!

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Apps like Facetime and Zoom come in handy in a long distance relationship. However, don’t just stop there – as there are many other creative and romantic ways to stay in touch with your bae and share memories.

101 Creative Long-Distance Relationship Activities For Couples

1. Become Netflix Official

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You can Netflix and chill together even when distance separates you. Watch the same movies or web series together. If you stay in different time zones, do not give away spoilers. Movie and TV show watching is an excellent way to bond, especially if you both belong to the same fandoms!

You can pause a frame and guess what happens next or discuss the episodes and bond over fanfics, memes, and spoof videos. The possibilities are endless, with many great shows available on streaming platforms like Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Sharing subscriptions and passwords is now a relationship milestone. So, set up your long-distance movie night and make your relationship #netflixofficial!

2. Make Remix Reels Or Tik Tok Collabs

Hop on to the remix reel and Tik Tok bandwagon and collaborate with your partner on making fun videos. Social media challenges or trends are a fun way to stay connected and bring out the lighter side of the relationship. There are so many challenges that keep trending on these online platforms that you will never run out of ideas to interact with your special someone.

Who knows, your videos may go viral overnight and become #relationshipgoals. Check out some of the most trending couple challenges like couples Q&A challenge, the ’I Hate All Men But When He Loves Me’ trend, and ’relationship check’ posts! You will also discover new things about your partner during these fun challenges.

3. Play Games Online

From the highly addictive PUBG to the classic Mario kart – there is no shortage of online games to play together with your partner. These games bring out the competitive spirit and help you bond. You can explore genres like action, adventure, role-playing, simulation, sports, strategy, and puzzles. You can also try mobile games and relive your childhood memories by playing UNO, Scrabble, Ludo King, or Candy Crush Saga.

4. Personality Tests

Another fun way to learn new things about your partner is to take online personality tests, couple quizzes, and compatibility tests together. Go over the answers to find out how well you know each other and the things that surprised you. Discover each other’s love language and show your love in the best way possible.

All these can bring in an opportunity to discuss things more casually without disagreements. For instance, if your partner’s love language is words of appreciation, you can shower them with meaningful texts. However, keep in mind that these tools should only be used as guidelines to add value to your relationships.

5. Send Care Packages

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Surprise them by ordering something they had on their wishlist for ages! Pamper each other through gift exchanges that include handwritten notes or gifts of personal value. It is the thought you put into the gift that touches the heart of the person.

You can also include their favorite toy from childhood (that has a sentimental value), comfort food (grandma’s cookies), tidbits like socks, matching pillowcases, customized coffee mugs, hand-knitted blankets in that care package. Avoid packing perishable items.

6. Go On A Video Date

If you have not done this already, you are missing out on an amazing experience! Dress up for a date, order or cook a meal (preferably something you both like), get some wine, and set up a video date with each other. You can FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or use any of the available video chatting services. Plan your video chat activities and Talk to each other like you are on a date! You can even recreate your first date with each other and bask in the nostalgia.

7. Create An Email Time Capsule

Write scheduled emails to each other. These may include simple notes reminding them how much you love them or miss them and how much you long for them. This is particularly helpful in keeping the communication channels open and constant. For example, if you are the kind of person who has trouble remembering birthdays or anniversaries, use this email capsule as a failsafe reminder.

8. Send Your Scent

Many people associate certain scents with certain people. Some even use a particular perfume as their signature scent. Nothing is reminiscent of a person more than scent as it triggers associated memories. Send your partner your favorite perfume or cologne to remind them of you. Both of you can spritz some on your pillow before sleeping.

9. Read A Book Together

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If both of you love reading, you can start reading the same book. Take turns reading aloud on the phone or video call. Make sure you pick a book from a familiar genre you both like. You can join virtual book clubs, listen to audiobooks together or read a chapter and discuss it later. Dedicate a specific time every day to read to each other. It is a great way to connect.

10. Send “Open When” Letters

There is a romantic charm to handwritten letters! Try writing simple encouraging notes. You can label them like “read this when sad,” “read this when happy,” or “read this when lonely.” They are instant stress busters that lift the mood of your loved one and especially useful when you are far apart.

11. Send Them Flowers

Flowers can cheer you up and brighten the spaces around you. Moreover, they also have associated meanings. For instance, chrysanthemum stands for loyalty and love, orchids denote admiration, and peony symbolizes romance. You can even pick their favorite or customize a bouquet through an online flower delivery service to spruce up their day.

12. Share A Journal

There is nothing more intimate than journaling your thoughts. You can try sharing a journal (blogging works too!). Add entries about your day, your thoughts, ideas, and share them with your partner. Read each other’s entries and respond to them. You can use different writing prompts if you run out of ideas. This is also an amazing ice breaker if you had a tiff and don’t know how to start a conversation. Use this as a scrapbook of your memories.

13. Pamper Each Other With Virtual Hugs And Kisses

Various websites help you send virtual hugs to people across the globe. This might sound creepy or corny to some, but they can help cheer you up on a bad day. Some devices can emulate the experience of a virtual hug by using pillows. Hugging reduces stress and makes the person feel secure. Similarly, you can use a kiss phone to kiss your significant other across the distance or send an e-kiss.

14. Share Your Spotify Or Apple Playlists

Sharing playlists is a personal experience, especially when you have memories and meanings attached to particular songs. So, go ahead and share your Spotify or Apple Music playlists with your partner. You can dedicate songs that remind you of them or important dates or milestones in your life.

15. Workout Together

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Why not work on your health goals together? Use different apps to keep track of your daily step count or calories burned. You can work out with each other through video calls, follow online workout routines and programs, or join live classes together and participate in competitive fitness challenges. This not only helps you stay in shape but also encourages your partner.

16. Plan On Pinterest

Another great activity for people in long-distance relationships is to create inspiration boards on Pinterest. This aids in learning more about each other’s choices, mutual interests, and goals. Put up boards to gather ideas about planning future visits or trips, future dream homes, décor, wedding themes, and more!

17. Do Skin Care Together

Dedicate time for your skin care routine, ideally before you sleep. You can CTM together over FaceTime or check up on each other. This makes you accountable to each other, and it is great for your skin. A little mask time together as you listen to your favorite song is a great way to unwind after a hectic schedule.

18. Have Fun With Karaoke

Bring out your fun side by joining each other in virtual karaoke rooms or bars. Sing with and for each other. Let go of your inhibitions and enjoy the music. You can also remix reels over Instagram as you sing duets together.

19. Get Crafty

Get your hands dirty, try a few DIY projects. You can mail them to each other or swap them when you meet in person. From handmade cards, woodwork, knitted sweaters, and crochet dolls to upscaling the home decor and embroidered handkerchiefs – the list is endless. Get creative and customize them to your partner’s liking or include something meaningful and significant to you both as a couple.

20. Binge Watch YouTube

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How about syncing videos to binge on YouTube? Create private rooms for each other where you can watch documentaries, conspiracy theories, or the latest gossip about your favorite celebrity. From mukbang, ASMR videos, and travelogs to animal rescue videos and the latest movie trailers – YouTube is a treasure trove of entertainment, and you will never get bored of it.

21. Send Personalized Messages And Doodles

Apart from sending handwritten letters and notes, use different apps to send personalized messages and doodles to your partner. It’s fun to complete a doodle together or add in little details with inside jokes and secrets. You can use your imagination and get a little naughty.

22. Stargaze Together

You can stargaze and look up different constellations. Take a screenshot of the sky on the night you met or any important date in your relationship. Another fun activity is to make up names for stars in your favorite constellation.

23. Go On A Virtual Vacation Together

Sounds crazy? Several pages on social networking sites like Facebook take you on virtual museum or art gallery tours or tours of different cities and countries. All you need to do is register for the event and be online on the given date and time.

You can also use Google Earth to check out your favorite tourist destinations and explore the areas. You can revisit the places you visited together on your first date, anniversary, or birthday. Reliving memories together can keep you connected even when you are far away from each other.

24. Write A Song Or Poem

If you are musically inclined, you can write a song for your partner, record it, and send them. To amp up the romance, call them and sing over the phone. Similarly, you can pen your thoughts into a poem for your loved one.

25. Take A Free Class Together

From art and language classes to programming and coding, do free online courses together. This is the best way to learn something together, build skills, develop expertise, and spend time. The options are unlimited as most reputed universities and platforms like Coursera and Udemy offer online certifications. For free language classes, you can check Duolingo.

26. Find Out What The Stars Have To Say About Your Relationship.

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You may or may not believe in astrology, tarot cards, and numerology, but they make for a fun conversation. Look up your zodiac compatibility or match your natal chartsi  A horoscope or star chart used to predict one’s character, fate, or future events based on the date, time, and location of their birth. . Discuss what predictions or character traits describe your personality and whether you agree or disagree with it. You can also go for online free tarot readings.

27. Color Together

If you thought coloring is for kindergarten kids, you are mistaken. Coloring books for adults have become extremely popular as they help reduce stress and anxiety and boost creativity. You can also download coloring apps and use them together.

28. Check How Your Babies Might Look

When you are in a serious relationship, there might be fun conversations around your future kids. Some websites morph the images of the parents to generate an image of how their baby might look. Similarly, you have websites that generate unique names for your future kids by mixing up the parent’s names. These are fun activities to share a laugh over.

29. Cook The Same Meal

Look up recipe websites, online cooking or baking videos, and YouTube tutorials, pick a recipe you both want to try, buy the groceries, and cook it at a scheduled time. You can send pictures or FaceTime as you cook. Just browsing through the beautiful videos is a fun activity. You can pretend to be food critics or food bloggers and rate the food you prepared.

30. Do A Cleaning Spree Together

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If you need an extra push to clean your room or apartment, plan it together. Block a weekend and deep clean your respective spaces. You can use Marie Kondo’s method for decluttering and organizing the space around your home. The extra motivation from your partner can help you get rid of those items you have been hoarding for ages.

31. Create A Shared Digital Photo Album

Treasure all your memories in digital spaces, such as Canva, MyAlbum, Photobooks, and Flippingbooks. You can make photo albums, montages, and cute rewind or flashback videos to remind each other of the good times.

32. Write Your Love Story

Another great way to memorialize your love is to write your story together. You can write a book where you are the main characters. From first impressions and anniversaries to dates gone wrong and first fights – you can spin a wonderful story with all the memories you created. This will give you a chance for introspection and leave behind a memoir for your kids and grandchildren.

33. Take An Online Quiz

Try out different fun online quizzes or trivia games like discovering love languages, Enneagrami  A personality test that describes the human psyche based on nine pre-defined personality types. , personality tests, aptitude tests, compatibility tests, or grammar quizzes. They are fun and educational. Keep tabs on your scores, and the winner gets a treat or a gift.

34. Create A Bucket List Together

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Create a bucket list of places you want to visit and things you want to do. Whether you came across a travel video on Instagram or a detailed tour guide to your favorite destination on Facebook, save them and share them with your partner. You may also include things like cuisines you want to try or rooftop cafes you long to visit – the options are endless.

35. Make Your Own Memes

Hop on to a meme generator or online meme maker and create your own memes. Inside jokes, nicknames, or even popular memes are a few things you can try. If you have short videos and photos of your partner on your phone, use photo editors to add motion to them and make memes. This fun activity is sure to have you in peals of laughter.

36. Wear Couple Tees

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Twinning or wearing matching outfits is a popular way to show that you are in a relationship. Cute graphic tees with cute pairs representing your relationship are fun.

You can try graphics like salt and pepper, fries and ketchup, and coffee and cream. These are easily available online, and some even give you options for customization. Send it to your partner and set up a video call wearing the tees. You can also color coordinate clothes on certain days of the week. Snap a picture, post, and tag each other on social media for loads of hearts and likes!

37. Watch Sunrise Or Sunset Together

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Sharing a moment in time and space is priceless. Schedule your time to catch the sun set or rise. This golden hour is amazing for that perfect selfie. Share the serene experience despite being miles apart.

38. Keep The Snapchat Streak Going

Start a Snapstreak and continue it until you meet again. Keep posting pictures of your day or anything that caught your eye, like the succulents on your work desk or the cute golden retriever you met on the way to the grocery store. This gives a peek into each other’s lives, making it an interesting conversation starter. No more lagging pauses on the phone!

39. Go For A Walk Together

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You can plan to go for a walk at a scheduled time and live stream yourself. Take a stroll through the neighborhood or a brisk walk in the park. Make sure you turn your GPS on if you are trailing through new places. Explore new places in your city together. Take turns to show off your city’s best attractions or your favorite spots.

40. Get Intimate

The internet offers you an option to get naughty, especially if you stay miles apart. You can make things spicy by trying role-playing games through webcam chats, provided you take all the necessary steps to safeguard your privacy.

41. Deepen Your Relationship

Get to know each other by or playing a couple of games like Gottman Card Decks. This app has questions that you may ask your partner. It also has suggestions regarding how to improve your relationship. Such games are great ways to learn new things about each other. You can have heart-to-heart conversations to build up intimacy and develop emotional connections with each other.

42. Plan Your Next Visit

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Nothing excites you more than seeing your loved one in person after a long separation. Plan your visits, discuss what you want to do and places you want to visit, and start saving up for the upcoming trip. The anticipation builds up the excitement and keeps you going on days you miss them too much.

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You can also download a countdown app that will constantly remind you of the date you’ll be back together. There’s nothing sweeter than anticipating the arrival of someone you love.

43. Fall Asleep Together

Sleep streaming is gaining popularity these days. It is no longer limited to influencers or video bloggers. The sound of listening to your partner while they sleep is comforting and makes for an intimate experience. This is particularly useful when a partner is anxious or lonely.

44. Check In On Your Goals Together

The secret to long-lasting relationships is to have goals that both partners can work towards without any clashes. From choosing your universities to places you want to settle or the lifestyle you aspire to. Having compatible goals is important and needs to be discussed in detail during a relationship – especially if you are serious about each other.

45. Order Each Other Takeout Or Delivery

Surprise your partner with their favorite order! Some days, they may be too busy working or feel lazy to cook. Watching their faces light up as they dig into the food they have been craving is precious. Such happy surprises and gestures help strengthen the bond and bring you closer. It shows how much you care for them even when they are miles away.

46. Play Charades

Playing charades is a fun way to keep yourself entertained. The theme can be to guess the names of the movies, songs, or people you know by miming. You can even play truth or dare and go wild with your imagination.

47. Invest In A Future Together

If you are serious about each other, it is time to invest together. Open a joint account for activities or goals you want to do as a couple. Start saving for that world trip or dream home early. Financial discipline can help you in the long run. It also enables you to understand the spending habits and ideas of financial security.

48. Share Your Spiritual Goals Together

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Meditation, prayers, and reading spiritual texts at ascribed times together can result in spiritual growth. Sending good vibes to people around the globe by praying for them is a good idea. There are wellness apps that can help you through guided meditations.

49. Dance For Each Other

Learn a dance form and perform for each other. If it seems too ambitious, try picking up a few hook steps from popular dance numbers and do it in sync with each other. You can do this during a video call or share videos. Apart from being a great way to burn some calories, you will also feel the rush of endorphins!

50. Ditch Texting, Embrace Voice Memos

Why rely on texts when you can simply send a voice message? It does not take more than a minute. Say sweet nothings or simply send an “I love you” or “I miss you” voice message. Hearing each other’s voices in the middle of a busy day or the first thing after waking up will immediately pep up your mood.

51. Sign Up For A Virtual Wine Tasting

Many companies offer wine-tasting kits that can be delivered to your homes. You can order a kit and then talk while you sip, savor, and discuss the flavors. If that seems like too much, you can simply choose a couple of wines you both like and purchase them individually. Then, you can savor it together and share your thoughts. It’s a relaxed and enjoyable way to connect over a shared interest in wine.

52. Make Cocktails Together

Whether you both have favorite drinks you usually enjoy when you’re together or want to experiment with a new concoction, gather the ingredients for a few cocktails and create them while on a video call. When you’re done, you’ll have some tasty beverages to sip on as you chat! It’s a fun way to add a heady twist to an evening.

53. Play Twenty Questions

You can play this fun and flirty game with your date if you’ve been missing them and haven’t had the chance to see them. Depending on your mood, you can keep it light-hearted or connect with them on a deeper level.

54. Create Vision Boards

It’s important to have shared goals in a relationship. Take some time to create vision boards each. You can listen to music or have a conversation while you cut and craft over a video call, and then showcase your finished projects on the screen.

55. Bake A Tasty Treat

Choose a recipe for homemade cookies or any other treat you both enjoy and schedule a video call to make them simultaneously. If you want to make it a surprise date, you can use an online grocery shopping app to have the ingredients delivered to your significant other as a sweet gesture.

56. Draw A Bubble Bath

If both of you have bathtubs, you can create one of the most romantic experiences with each other virtually. Each of you can draw a bath in your own home, complete with all the essential ingredients, such as bath salts, candles, and perhaps even a glass of champagne. Then, you can relax and unwind while keeping each other company through a video call. It’s a soothing and intimate way to connect, even from a distance.

57. Create A Star Map

For a creative and memorable long-distance activity, consider making a star map that represents the night you first met your partner. You can easily create this map online, and it serves as a beautiful keepsake to cherish those special moments.

58. Have A Pajama Party

Wear your favorite pajamas, grab your favorite snacks, and hop on a video call to chat with your partner until the early hours of the morning. It’s a relaxed way of having fun and spending time with each other even when you are apart.

59. Indulge In A Spa Night

Everyone could use a bit of pampering. Send your partner a box of spa goodies, such as face and hair masks, luxurious lotions, and a fresh robe. Then, pick a convenient time for a video call, so you can both enjoy these spa treats together.

60. Share Updates From Your Loved Ones

It’s a thoughtful and caring gesture to keep your partner updated about your family and folks. This act of sharing updates allows your partner to feel connected to the important aspects of your life, even from a distance. It also brings a sense of inclusion and warmth to your relationship, making your partner feel closer to you and your loved ones.

61. Send A Gift To Their Workplace

You can send a surprise gift to your partner’s office to show how much you care about them. You might consider classic choices, such as flowers or chocolates. Alternatively, you can opt for a personalized gift to brighten their day.

62. Help Them Pick New Clothes

Sometimes, when you’re with a new partner, your style might change a bit, especially if you’re not particularly into clothing and fashion. Try on different outfits for your partner and see what they think. If they’re not a fan, it might be time to consider trying something new. But ultimately, the choice is yours. This can be a great bonding experience and make the chore of cleaning out your closet a bit more enjoyable.

63. Wear Matching Jewelry

You can wear matching bracelets or two-part chains as a reminder to stay strong when you and your partner are apart. It’s a beautiful way of carrying them with you, and it can also be a great conversation starter at gatherings.

64. Send An E-card

Consider sending your partner an e-card. You don’t always need a special occasion. Sometimes, a thoughtful e-card can brighten up their inbox, especially when they’re missing you. It’s a quick and heartfelt way to let them know you’re thinking of them and can bring a smile to their face, even from a distance.

65. Give Them A Scavenger Hunt

Send them clues via text messages and guide them to places that hold special memories for both of you. It’s a creative and engaging way to connect and reminisce about your shared experiences even when you’re apart.

66. Try Lucid Dreaming

Give lucid dreaming a try! Before you both go to sleep at night, tell each other, “I’ll dream of you.” Lucid dreaming involves training yourself to become aware that you’re dreaming within your dream, giving you some control over what happens. By simply telling yourselves that you’ll dream of each other, you can practice techniques to enhance your chances of dreaming about one another. It’s a unique and imaginative way to feel more connected even when you’re not physically together.

67. Set Reminders

Maintaining a long-distance relationship can be challenging as both of you are living separate lives. It’s important to make an effort to keep the connection strong. This includes remembering significant moments in each other’s lives, such as job interviews. It’s a good idea to jot them down on a calendar. Then, you can send a thoughtful text message to remind your partner that you’re thinking of them during a crucial moment.

68. Personalize Your Ringtones

Receiving an unexpected call from your loved one can be a delightful surprise. It’s even more special when you know it’s them calling. Consider setting a personalized ringtone that reminds you of your partner, such as a song that’s meaningful to both of you. When your phone rings, it can instantly bring a smile to your face and evoke fond memories of your relationship.

69. Spend Time With Their Family And Friends

If you can’t physically be there with your significant other, connecting with the people they hold dear can help you feel closer. Spending time with your partner’s family and friends, even if it’s through video calls or messages, allows you to share experiences. It’s a way to become more acquainted with people who are important in your partner’s life, fostering a deeper connection and understanding of their world.

70. Jot Down Your Feelings During A Fight

In the heat of an argument, especially in a long-distance relationship, it’s easy to say things you don’t really mean. Try writing down your feelings. You can use this as a way to compose a letter to your partner to express your emotions or simply as a means to vent and process your thoughts. It’s a helpful tool to maintain open communication and resolve conflicts more thoughtfully.

71. Share Pictures Frequently

Share pictures with each other as often as you can to create a sense of closeness. Even simple snapshots from your daily life, like your commute to work, can help your partner see the world through your eyes. Sending a quick photo is often more convenient than arranging a video chat and is a visual way to let your partner know that you’re thinking of them.

72. Stay Connected On Social Media

If you both use social media, it’s a good idea to keep each other updated on your accounts. Post updates on your stories or feed for your partner to see. This is especially useful when you can’t have a video chat. It allows your partner to stay connected with your daily life and feel like they’re right there with you, even from a distance. It’s a way to bridge the physical gap and be together in spirit.

73. Create A Keepsake Box

Consider making a keepsake box where you can store items that hold sentimental value, such as jewelry or little trinkets. This box can be a go-to source of comfort, especially on days when you’re feeling sad, as it allows you to feel connected to your partner through the cherished items within.

74. Try One Of Their Favorite Activities

You don’t have to be engaged in a video call to feel close to your partner. Trying something new, like their favorite sport or activity, can be a great way to connect with them. By exploring their interests, you might discover a newfound passion. It’s a way to share experiences and deepen your bond, even from a distance.

75. Send “Thought Of You” Messages

In a long-distance relationship, it’s the little gestures that matter the most. Even something as simple as a funny meme or a message saying, “Saw this and thought of you” can brighten your partner’s day. It’s a simple way to let them know you’re on their mind.

76. Ask About Their Day

In any long-term relationship, it’s important to maintain the basics. Take the time to ask your partner about their day. Try to do this before launching into your own concerns because you never know if they’ve had a challenging day too. It’s a simple yet effective way to show you care and stay connected.

77. Share Your Feelings

Effective communication is a cornerstone of a long-distance relationship. It’s crucial to be honest about how you’re feeling regarding the setup. These feelings may evolve over time, so it’s essential to keep your loved one informed about your emotional state. Open and honest conversations can help strengthen your bond to a great extent.

78. Share Your New Looks

If you’ve got a fresh haircut or a stylish new outfit, why not give your partner a sneak peek with a quick photo update? Sharing these updates can be an exciting way of making the anticipation of seeing each other in person even more real.

79. Share Your Good News

When you have exciting news to share, whether it’s about landing a new job or acing an exam, make it a point to tell your partner first. They’ll always want to be the first to know about your accomplishments and will be your biggest cheerleader, no matter where they are. Sharing your good news with them creates a sense of togetherness and shows that you value their support and presence in your life.

80. Make A Surprise Visit

Who doesn’t dream of their own romantic movie moment, like a surprise visit? It can be incredibly touching and heartfelt. However, it’s important to remember that real life doesn’t always unfold as smoothly as it does in the movies. Surprise visits can be a wonderful way to demonstrate your care and affection, but they tend to go more smoothly if you’ve coordinated with your partner’s friends and/or family.

81. Swap Clothes

When you visit each other in a long-distance relationship, consider swapping clothing items. This way, you both get to keep a physical reminder of each other once it’s time to say goodbye. It could be their coziest hoodie, a soft t-shirt that carries their scent, or any other piece of clothing that holds sentimental value. It’s a way to bridge the distance and maintain a sense of connection.

82. Watch Each Other’s Favorite TV Series

Perhaps you and your partner have distinct preferences when it comes to TV shows. For example, you might have sworn off reality TV, while your partner avoids crime shows at all costs. However, the idea of watching each other’s favorite TV series isn’t solely about broadening your TV horizons though you might discover something new that you enjoy. The core of this activity is to demonstrate your care and interest in each other.

83. Meditate Together

When you’re in a long-distance relationship, the emotional ups and downs can be challenging. It’s common to constantly look ahead to when you can be together again. Meditation can be a valuable practice to help you both stay grounded, remain present in the moment, and find tranquility during times of stress.

84. Play Drinking Games Together

Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy a virtual drinking game with your partner! It’s a fun way to unwind and share some laughs while you’re apart, but it’s essential to always drink responsibly. For instance, you can play “never have I ever”. This game involves taking turns sharing something you’ve never done. If your partner has done that particular thing, they take a sip of their drink. It’s a great way to learn more about each other’s experiences and enjoy some lighthearted moments.

85. Play Board Games Online

Many classic board games that you’d typically enjoy in person can also be played virtually. This opens up a world of fun possibilities for you and your partner, even when you’re apart. Consider scheduling a virtual game night with your partner. Choose from games such as checkers, scrabble, or clue, and enjoy some friendly competition. The loser of the game gets the honor of planning the next visit.

86. Answer Riddles

You can explore a riddle generator, which provides a selection of brain teasers and puzzles. It’s an exciting way to engage in a friendly battle of wits with your partner. Riddles offer a unique and entertaining challenge that can spark interesting conversations and laughter, making your interactions more memorable and enjoyable.

87. An Immersive Virtual Date

If your regular online date nights are starting to feel a bit routine, consider taking your virtual dates to the next level by creating an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience. You can both rent a VR headset, and you’ll be all set to go. With VR, you’ll feel like you’re almost physically next to each other!

88. Keep A Thoughts Jar

Consider this playful twist to staying connected and sharing your innermost thoughts. Here’s how it works: Whenever you have a thought or reflection about your relationship or your partner, write it down on a piece of paper, along with the date and time, and collect these notes in a “thoughts jar.”

89. Get Coffee Together

If you and your partner are in the same time zone, one of the delightful activities for a long-distance relationship is sharing a morning coffee. Every morning, before you start your day, hop on a call with your partner and enjoy your morning coffee together, which instills a sense of togetherness.

90. Roleplay Each Other’s Fave Celebs

Here’s a fun webcam date idea where you and your partner can engage in roleplay. Both of you can dress up as each other’s favorite celebrities, and the challenge is for the other person to guess who you’re pretending to be. It’s a great way to express your creativity, make each other laugh, and create memorable moments together even when you’re apart.

91. Attend A Virtual Concert Together

Choose a band or artist that both you and your partner adore and watch their live show online. Many musicians stream their performances on platforms like YouTube, allowing you and your significant other to enjoy the concert while video chatting.

92. Guess The Drawing

This activity can be done through various online platforms or apps designed for drawing and guessing games. You can start by drawing something related to shared memory, an inside joke, or any theme of your choice. They have a limited time to complete the drawing. The other person, your partner, then has to guess what the drawing represents within the same time frame. This game not only sparks your creativity but also fosters a connection based on shared experiences and humor.

93. Do Chores Together

Set a time on the weekend when both you and your partner are available. Hop on a video call and start doing your respective household tasks together. Whether it’s cleaning, cooking, organizing, or even simple DIY projects, having your partner on the call with you can make the chores feel less tedious and more enjoyable.

94. Create A Collage Of Memories

Gather mementos from your shared experiences, such as movie tickets, concert stubs, restaurant receipts, or gift wrappers from presents you’ve exchanged. These could be tokens from your previous visits or items that hold special meaning to both of you. You can arrange them in a visually appealing way, adding notes or captions to explain their significance. This collage serves as a physical reminder of your time together and the love you share.

95. Create A Booklet Of Funny Inside Jokes

Over the course of your relationship, collect quotes from your partner that have resonated with you or influenced your life in a meaningful way. These quotes can be funny anecdotes, heartfelt wisdom, or moments of insight that have left a lasting impression on you. Compile these quotes into a booklet and add illustrations or photographs. It’s a beautiful way to express how they’ve enriched your life and become an integral part of your journey.

96. Order Dessert For Your Partner

This thoughtful act is not only a treat for your partner’s taste buds but also a heartwarming reminder of your care and affection. Simply order their preferred dessert from a local bakery or delivery service and attach a heartfelt message to it. Whether it’s a classic slice of cake, a box of delectable cookies, or a special pastry, this small gesture can have a big impact. It’s one of those sweet things to do in a long-distance relationship that shows your partner you’re thinking of them.

97. Exploring Random Online Searches Together

If you’re in the mood for some lighthearted entertainment during your virtual time together, why not embark on a playful adventure through the world of random online searches? It’s a great way to inject fun and humor into your long-distance relationship. Simply fire up your web browsers and take turns entering the quirkiest, most unexpected search queries into Google. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the bizarre and amusing results that can pop up!

98. Draw Each Other

One artistic way to bond during a long-distance relationship is to have fun drawing each other. No need to be a professional artist, the goal here is to embrace creativity and playfulness. You can opt for various approaches, such as sending doodles, creating caricatures, or sketching each other’s portraits. It’s a charming way to ignite your imagination, share laughter, and create keepsakes that capture your love, even from a distance.

99. 30 Days Challenge

In this activity you have to take a photo of yourself every day, each time with a different object, but always with a common purpose in mind: to help your partner learn more about you and encourage meaningful conversations. Whether you choose a beloved childhood toy, a cherished book, or even a quirky item from your daily routine, each photo becomes a piece of your personal story. Sharing these snapshots and the stories behind them not only deepens your emotional connection but also fosters a sense of intimacy.

100. Twinning

Choose a matching outfit for a special occasion. You might decide to wear the same color, coordinate your styles, or perhaps choose outfits that hold special meaning for both of you. It’s a charming reminder that even in the routine aspects of life, you’re each other’s companions.

101. An Endless List Of Love

Expressing your love in a long-distance relationship can be incredibly meaningful, and creating a list of reasons why you love your partner is a beautiful way to do so. Whether you compile 10, 20, 50, or even a staggering 946364 reasons, each one becomes a testament to your affection. You can write down qualities you adore, memorable moments you’ve shared, or the way they make your heart skip a beat. This list serves as a digital treasure trove of love that you can share during your online dates, adding a layer of depth to your bond.

Jaynie Mack, a blogger, shares her personal experience of maintaining her long-distance relationship and how she keeps the fun and spark alive. She lists some unique activities such as writing letters and traveling notebooks that couples can try to retain the love and joy, even with the physical distance between them. She and her partner work on travel notebook exchanges as their way of showing love, “It was then my turn so I wrote in it for a number of months and then sent it back to him. We did this a number of times and we are now on notebook number two…(i).”

Infographic: 8 Long-Distance Activities For Couples To Stay Connected

You might have heard people say that long-distance relationships are difficult to maintain. While that is true, giving a little more time and putting in the extra effort can make a difference. Also, it’s hard to stay apart from each other when you miss your partner. So, check out the infographic below to learn about the fun activities you can do to make your long-distance relationship work.

8 longdistance activities for couples to stay connected (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Long-distance relationships can be challenging, but they can develop and grow like wildfires and reach true depths of connection between partners with a little extra effort. And that is where these fun long-distance relationship activities and virtual date ideas come in! Playing, reading, and language learning together, writing letters or emails, and sending care packages and ’open when’ letters are some of the wonderful ways to share great times and remind each other of how dearly they are loved and valued. Even though you cannot physically be together as much as you want, don’t let the distance rob you of wonderful moments of emotional intimacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is important in a long-distance relationship?

Trust and honest communication are important for a long-distance relationship to work.

What is the hardest part of a long-distance relationship?

A long-distance relationship may be challenging due to a lack of physical intimacy, difficulty in bonding or sharing experiences, miscommunication, or difficulty in setting aside time for catching up.

Should long-distance couples talk everyday?

Not necessarily. Communicate with your partner as you would if they were nearby. Create clear boundaries or times for both of you so that you can catch up.

Key Takeaways

  • Effective and constant communication is crucial for long-distance relationships to stay afloat.
  • Getting engrossed in certain fun-filled activities can help the couple stay connected and strengthen the bond.
  • Activities like going on a video date, working out together, sharing a journal can be super fun and engaging. Select the right ones that excite your partner.

Long-distance relationships can be tough but there are ways to keep the spark alive. Check out this video to explore various cute ideas to maintain excitement in the relationship!

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