29 Awesome Long-Distance Relationship Apps To Bind Couples

Do not let the distance get in the way of your connection; make use of these top tools.

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Things can be tough when you live away from your partner. You feel lonely every day, but it can be particularly difficult on special days like birthdays and anniversaries. The silver lining is that there are long-distance relationship apps to ease your pain and make things a tad easier. You can now show some affection and appreciation for each other in more tender and meaningful ways with the help of technology in this digital dating era. These apps help you feel closer to your partner even if they are not physically near you. Wondering which apps help bridge the gap? Scroll down to check out the 29 incredible apps for your long-distance relationship.

Best 29 Apps For Long-Distance Dating

1. Couple Game

Want to find out how well your bae knows you? This app lets you play couples’ quizzes that range in topics from hobbies, films, music, romance, favorite foods, holidays, and so on. It doesn’t matter whether you are a brand-new couple or you have been together forever, this app will keep you both entertained and help you develop intimacy remotely and get to know each other even better.

2. Rabb.it

Available for both Android and iOS, this app takes your video chat dates to an entirely different level. If you are looking for more varied options of spending quality time with your long-distance partner, Rabb.it is the perfect app for you.

If you both want to watch a movie together, all you need to do is download the app on your phone. You can then watch movies or shows together and respond immediately to your partner – as if they are right there with you! It is a perfect option for date night for couples in long-distance relationships and makes the distance between you two lovebirds a little more bearable.

3. Love Nudge

If both of you are obsessed with love languages, this app is just perfect for you guys. It is based on the theory of love languages and aims to take it to the next level by suggesting love goals for you and your partner to achieve. You can also customize the goals to make them more personal.

For example, if your partner gets confused about your love language, you could coax them by sending a “reminder” to act accordingly. This is so much better than nagging your partner with the regular “Why don’t you compliment me when I am feeling low?” This app makes love fun for you both and enables you to show your adoration for each other in your preferred love languages. The best part is this app is compatible with your Apple Watch.

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The Love Nudge was created by marriage counselor Gary Chapman and is based on his book, “The 5 Love Languages – The Secret To Love That Lasts”, published in 1992.

4. Lovedays: D-Day for Couples

This app is available for both Android and iOS. Lovedays is basically a countdown app. However, it does a lot more than just calculate how many days are left until your partner’s birthday, your anniversary, or the next date. It features a counter that reminds you both of important anniversaries.

It also has a widget that lets you check your special day easily – and in an artistic way. It features the Couple Profile, which lets you both put your pictures and names on the main screen. It lets you change your phone’s background or lock screen to a photo showing the countdown. The best part – the pictures and countdowns are extremely cute, and you can make them personal by customizing the colors, font size, and other details.

5. Without

This app is a boon for those in a long-distance relationship. It tries to make the distance between partners more tolerable by providing localized updates. It also lets you view your boo’s photo. You can easily send selfies, messages, and notes using this app.

The cutest part is it provides updates on your partner’s local weather. So, if you know it is going to rain where your boo lives, you can send him a sweet message reminding him to take an umbrella before going out. Without is made specifically for couples. You can add the app to your ‘Today View’ and see your boo’s pic when you pull down the notifications.

6. Honi

For couples interested in spicing up things in their relationship, Honi is a great app. It uses card decks that include fantasies, dares, positions, would you rather questions, tips, and quizzes. This app will not only get you both to open up more but also be more comfortable around each other. It also has a feature where you can get your relationship to the next “level” by scoring points in areas like romance, communication, and intimacy.

7. WhenDo

Living in different time zones? WhenDo has got your back – or hearts! This app shows your loved one’s local time. Of course, you can always just pull up the world clock on your phone, but that won’t be as cute as the WhenDo app. Plus, no hassles of typing things in again and again! You can view your boo’s pic instead of the boring international analog clock.

8. Between

Between is a highly rated and extremely popular connectivity platform among couples in a long-distance love relationship. It works both as a calendar and a messenger. You can use it to store your photos, chat with each other, save important dates like birthdays and anniversaries, and call each other for free. If you upgrade, you can use the app ad-free and explore other cute features as well.

9. Gottman Card Decks

If you are looking for something that will help you deepen your relationship, there are few apps as popular as the Gottman. Developed by The Gottman Institute, this app uses research-based questions and activities to develop your relationship further. This free app allows you to access 14 card decks containing more than 1,000 flashcards. It offers cute ideas for date night and features Salsa cards that help you improve your intimacy. The app is easy to use and a great favorite of most couples.

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The Gottman card deck was developed by Drs Julie and John Gottman and is based on the “The Sound Relationship House Theory.” The theory states that a solid relationship is like a solid house with great floors and a good foundation.

10. Nujj

Available for both Android and iOS, the Nujj app lets you stay connected with your partner like no other! It makes the distance between both of you a little more tolerable and lets you both “feel” one another. This app lets you send your boo ‘nudges’ or ‘pokes’ by shaking the phone. It is that simple!

When you shake your cell phone, your partner’s phone will start vibrating as well. Nujj app lets your partner know that you are thinking of them in the cutest way possible. But that’s not all! This app also offers other cool features. You can send photos, audio, and messages, add a timeline, set a reminder for special dates, and send your location using this app. No matter how far you may be, you will be able to remind your significant other about any task they need to complete.

11. Rave

Rave not only lets you binge-watch Netflix together but also watch videos on YouTube. You can use this app to listen to music or roam on Reddit while messaging back and forth in real-time. It will be almost like they are right there with you! You can use the RaveDJ feature to create your own music mashups and upload your videos to Google Drive and Dropbox for movie nights. You can even create a song for your bae using this super cool app! Rave is available on both Android and iOS.

12. iPassion

Available for both Android and iOS users, iPassion is a regular trivia game – but with a twist! All the questions are intimate and, sometimes, downright dirty! It provides a great prelude to a hot video chat date.

For obvious reasons, it is hard to get hot and heavy when in a long-distance relationship. But don’t lose hope! This is the next best thing to do. It also lets your partner discover your likes and dislikes and vice versa. You can also take it a step further by customizing the quizzes. iPassion is easy to play and a great option for date nights.

13. MyLove

One of the best long-distance relationship apps, MyLove is a very easy-to-use and fun app. It lets you know exactly how long you and boo have been courting – it actually counts in seconds! You can see the days, weeks, and months on your screen.

When the distance is breaking your heart, it’s nice to see the timer and remind yourself how far you both have come. This app is available for both Android and iOS users. You can customize this app with a picture of you both. You can also enable push notifications, so it can remind you of special dates.

14. Gyft

WhatsApp messages or video chats never get old, but sometimes, you may feel like showing some TLC to your partner. Gyft is a great app for showering your loved one with simple luxuries. It lets you send gift cards from a wide variety of restaurants, stores, and websites to your bae. Is your boo having a tough day? Send him a Starbucks gift card, so he can enjoy some hot and comforting coffee. It is like treating your significant other from miles away. The app is a great way to show you care about your partner– and it is so easy to use as well! However, it is available just for iOS currently.

15. Cupla

The Cupla app offers a shared calendar that is specially designed for long-distance couples. It lets them sync their calendars together. This instantly helps plan romantic getaways or date nights that are suitable for both you and your partner, so you won’t have to worry about any schedule crashes.
The in-app reminders along with the facility to create a shared list makes your planning so much easier and hassle-free! So, why keep wondering and constantly checking with your partner what day is best for them when you can simply let the app figure it out for you!

16. Locket

Who doesn’t miss their partner’s adorable face every single day? With the help of Locket, you can receive and send them pictures that will appear on their homepage whenever they check their phone. It is a really sweet and easy way to update your partner about your day whether you wish to send them a snap of a cheesecake that you both love, or a quick running photo to remind them of their workout as well, or simply send some flying kisses.

17. TouchNote

Are you and your partner the type who still believes in old-school love? Well, then TouchNote would be the perfect app for you! It helps you send virtual postcards by converting your personal photographs into a form of postcard with a hand-crafted message. It is perfect for birthday wishes, anniversaries, special occasions, or simply when you are thinking of your partner.

18. We-Vibe

Every relationship craves intimacy. With your partner being miles away from you, you are bound to yearn for their touch, gentle kisses, and so much more. The app is here to help you with exactly that! It provides a way to keep your keep your physical connection strong despite the distance.
It works with compatible sex toys that can be connected to the app and allows your partner to control their level of intensity and duration. It makes all your naughty chats and spicy video calls come to life and lets you have some fun. With the help of the app, you won’t have to worry about your relationship taking a boring turn and can easily spice things up whenever you and your partner are in the right mood.

19. Journey

The app is compatible with both Android and iOS and allows you to keep a journal where you can write down all your thoughts and emotions. It lets you vent your frustrations and sadness which is often followed by a long-distance relationship. With the help of the app, you can remember the things you are grateful for and how much the relationship matters to you. This allows you to sort things out from your end and have a calm conversation with your partner, which only goes on to further strengthen your bond.

20. Desire

The app has numerous games you can play with your partner and create fun moments. The games are available in various categories, such as roleplay, fantasy, dress code, and more. You can give your partner a dare, make them send you some intimate photos, dress up in something hilarious, and even plan dates together. All in all, it is an extremely fun app to use as a couple!

21. Dreamdays

This countdown app helps you keep track of your special dates, anniversaries, events, and other things you plan. You can add all those things and the app notifies you of the total number of days left until a certain event is supposed to take place. It is perfect for long-distance couples whose busy schedules can often make it hard for them to coordinate.

22. Kast

This Android-based app lets you and your partner enjoy music and videos together while video chatting with each other. It is super easy to use and effortlessly syncs anything you wish to watch with your partner. Apart from songs and movies, you can also play games together or check out live streams. Give this fun app a try!

23. LokLok

This creative app is ideal for long-distance lovers who like to stay connected but in a fun way. It allows you to send messages to your partner using sketches that you can create. Doodles you make will then appear on your partner’s lock screen, which is guaranteed to bring an instant smile to their face! The application can also be used to share reminders with your partner. Want to tell them to stay hydrated or ensure to do their workout? Just draw it and let them know!

24. Happy Couple

This creative app allows you to quiz your partner, which is a fun way to learn new things about each other, spend some quality time, and even strengthen your relationship. You can answer up to five questions daily and then discuss each other’s responses. This will not only help you learn more about your partner but also let you have more meaningful conversations about the future and each other’s wants and needs.

25. HeyTell

How often does it happen that you want to talk to your partner but are too tired to text them? This simple app is here in your aid. Use it to send quick videos and voice messages to your partner and stay connected whenever you wish!
Further, one of the best features of the app is that you are not required to create a profile. You can simply click on the name of the receiver and send them anything you wish.

26. Tinkovu

Constantly thinking about your lover? Now, let them know they have been running through your mind by sending them a Tink! It is a simple messaging app that allows you to exchange your thoughts on the go. This is especially crucial when you are in a long-distance relationship so that your partner can feel your presence and support even when you are not physically around.

27. Wefeel

The app is available on both Android and iOS and is ideal for long-distance couples who have recently started dating. It offers numerous questions that you can ask your partner, which help you know them better. You can play games on the app as well as a way of strengthening your relationship and ensuring the distance between you both is never felt.

28. Been Together

Maintain a record of your relationship’s duration, be it days, weeks, months, or years with the help of this countdown app. It sends a gentle reminder to you and lets you know when the moment calls for a celebration. Not to mention that the app is compatible with both Android and iOS systems, so everyone can enjoy it!

29. Idealationship For Couples

This simple app is designed to help discover areas that are often overlooked in a long-distance relationship, address problems that might hinder it, and strengthen the bond with your partner. Smooth communication is usually tough in a long-distance relationship and the app helps you with exactly that. Try it to see the results!

Jeremy, a blogger, shared how he made an app to make the long-distance relationship with his girlfriend bearable. He explained, “Maybe no app will ever come close to saying ‘I love you’ convincingly, but this one did an excellent job of letting her know I was thinking of her. Plus, it was fast and it made being away from her tolerable (i).”

Infographic: 6 Must-Download Apps For Long-Distance Couples

Whether you are separated by a few miles, borders, or even oceans, communication is the soul of your long-distance relationship. But such a relationship can pose its own communication challenges. This is where long-distance relationship apps for couples come in handy. They let you share your emotions and thoughts with your partner in a fun way and help you both understand each other better. In the infographic below, we have listed 6 such amazing apps. Check them out now.

6 must download apps for long distance couples (infographic)

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One cannot stress enough the importance of constant and even obsessive communication between a couple in a long-distance relationship. You have no other way of feeling close to your partner than engaging in conversations, virtual games, or other online activities. In such cases, various long-distance relationship apps can come to your rescue to keep the spark alive and make you feel connected to your partner. For instance, apps like Love Nudge, Honi, iPassion, and even Nujj app help you feel closer to them through various games, reminder options, or messaging features. Moreover, apps like Rabb.it helps you watch videos and movies together, making them perfect for a virtual romance or date night.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do couples do in long-distance relationships?

Since the physical distance acts as a barrier, a healthy emotional connection and communication system has to be built by the couple. Relationship management apps and online couple games are a good way for couples to stay connected in a lighthearted manner. You can also have video call dates.

Why do long-distance relationships fail?

In this fast-paced world, a physical connection and reassurance is very important in a relationship. They let you connect mentally and emotionally to your partner. However in LDRs, it is difficult to have a physical connection with your partner. And you may not always be there for them due to time and schedule differences. People in LDRs must be emotionally secure and willing to put in the extra mile for their relationships to thrive.

Is space healthy in a long-distance relationship?

Space is always healthy in any relationship. In relationships, the concept of space isn’t just physical, but also mental. Of course, there is a lot of physical space in an LDR already, but with that comes a big responsibility of being able to trust your partner. Constantly trying to get in contact, and not letting the partner have their space to sort their stuff out, will only work against the relationship.

Key Takeaways

  • Long-distance relationship apps are great tools for couples to stay connected. They offer creative ways to maintain meaningful communication and intimacy.
  • Popular long-distance relationships apps include Couple Game, Love Nudge, Nujj, Honi, etc. These apps let you bond over things that you would otherwise be doing together.
  • They feature video call options, shared calendars, messaging, and games that help couples overcome challenges posed by physical separation.

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