Guest Post: 6 Online Dating Tips No One Told You Before

Warning: In this article I am going to be very honest and straightforward. You have been on an online dating site like some other singles with little success. Or, you just found one amazing site and would love to get some surefire online dating tips that will guarantee you instant success. There is a very high increase in the number of new members on online dating sites. And being such a competitive dating arena, for example interracial dating, these sites have an international membership. So you definitely need to follow a few tips to up your game and make you stand...

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Meeting for the First Time: How to Cope with Nerves

One of the most frequent questions we get is, how do I cope with nerves before our first meet? And let me tell you, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes those nerves become impossible to shake until you're finally together. But the best thing about them is that this particular event that's making your heart beat out of your chest, is something that's important and special to you and it's worth the jittery, sometimes aggressive butterflies. Possible causes for nerves: Are they going to like me in real life? Am I going to like them in real life? Is our online compatibility going...

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Are Online Relationships “In Real Life”?

  Ask yourself, are online relationships in real life relationships? The answer is yes, and I’m going to tell you why.   My partner and I met online in 2011. We would stay up late messaging each other, sharing jokes, video chatting – you name it. We had fun together and every moment between us, on the phone, over video calls or over text, made the butterflies in my stomach go nuts. So when someone told me my relationship wasn’t real because we hadn’t met in person yet, it confused me. We had met, we had spent time together. It...

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How to: Look Great on Webcam on any Occasion

LDR Skype-Date Series How to look good on webcam on any occasion Even if we know that it's not just the physical aspect that matters, we want to look good when we are talking to someone we care about. Especially on those cute LDR date nights, like on anniversaries or birthdays. Improving how you look on webcam is actually pretty simple, and we've laid out some great tips for you to try. We promise it'll improve your webcam experience and help boost your confidence so you don't have to keep checking that little window in the corner (we've all been...

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How to Deal with Arguments in a Long Distance Relationship

Let’s be real; no one likes to argue. It’s the worst 😩 Unfortunately in any relationship arguments are bound to happen. I feel they are even more common in long distance relationships because miscommunication is much more common, ugh! So after six years in an ldr I feel like I've mastered the art of long-distance arguing. It’s important to try to argue mindfully, to improve the communication and have the conversation be effective and not harmful. In other words, fight fair and for a reason. Know what the issue is, and stick to that subject. Don’t let it escalate and bring...

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How to Solve Miscommunication in a Long Distance Relationship

How many times have you been misunderstood in a conversation? Simple conversation suddenly becomes heated argument and it seems as if the person you are talking to has a completely different point of view. We have all been there.   But now imagine this scenario: instead of talking face to face, two people are typing on social media instead of their mother tongue, they might be speaking the only common language for them, maybe english (and neither one of them is an expert in that language)   Now brace yourselves and add to the picture: some cultural differences different time...

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How to Effectively Save Money in Your LDR

We’ve all felt the effects of the major challenges in LDR’s: the distance, the loneliness, the lack of physical contact. But arguably the most forgotten challenge is the cost of it all. Flights, trains, gifts, postage and packaging, phone bills, the list is endless. Saving up for the next visit can be a daunting task, and often feels endless. Below are some ways to help make saving up easier, and ways to make your LDR more cost effective. Set up a Fund We don't mean a GoFundMe; more so a personal fund. In LDR’s, most of the time there’s something...

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Long Distance Relationship Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

  So we all know there are movies out there where the plot revolves around a long-distance relationship, and those movies are totally cute and relatable! But some of us in long-distance relationship met our partners online, and finding movies that relate to that specific aspect of our romantic journey in a positive way can be hard to find. Personally, I can’t stand watching a movie that highlights the worst scenarios, or the negative stereotypes of meeting someone online. It’s not like there is anything wrong with these movies per say, but they just get old. And I’m not saying...

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Balancing a Social Life in a Long Distance Relationship

Previous Post: Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Long Distance Relationship For the LDR community, weekends often involve staring into the pixelated abyss of your partners face and finding ways to entertain yourself on the technological platform. No matter how little or long your relationship has existed, it’s extremely important to understand that while you’re apart, you must take care of yourself. Your own physical, mental and emotional health is always number one. From there, you can build a relationship build on the best parts of yourself including mutual happiness, trust and confidence.  Taking care of yourself sometimes means...

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Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Long Distance Relationship

Being in a long-distance relationship already sucks, but you just get reminded of that every time a possibly well-intentioned (but mostly insensitive) comment is thrown your way. These comments get real old, real fast. Here are just some of the top offenders I’ve heard over the past six years my partner and I have been together. (Caution this article contains serious attitude)! [caption id="attachment_1326" align="aligncenter" width="500"] F. B. Productions, 20th Century Fox, H. Entertainment / GIPHY[/caption] “Why are you on your phone so much?” How else do you communicate with someone that’s not in the room? “Is it even worth...

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