Valentine’s Day for Long Distance Relationships

By: Emilia (Welcome to the team! Watch out for her articles this year!)   Being away from your partner can be super hard, and seeing couples holding hands and spending time together can make you want to hop on a plane and visit your partner ASAP. This gets worse when it comes to holidays and special dates like Valentine’s Day. But even though you’ll be miles away from your partner you can always make the most of it and have a romantic 14th of February. Here are 6 ideas to celebrate this special day: 💕 SEND A CARE PACKAGE [caption id=""...

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5 Things to Know BEFORE Starting a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are challenging, and they take investments such as sleep deprivation because of time differences, being constantly in phase of money saving, or saying -no- to your friend's party because of your Skype date. Despite this, long distance relationship can be as fulfilling as any romantic relationship, but before you decide to rush into one, there are several topics you could definitely consider discussing with your current or potential partner, and finding your own answers as well :)   1. Trust issues How can I trust you? In long distance relationship shared understanding is crucial to a relationship's success....

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How to Celebrate the Holidays Online

It's the most beautiful time of the year. Time to spend with your loved ones, family, friends and that special someone. But there’s just a little inconvenient: miles between you and your darling. Holidays in long distance relationships can be hard if you’re not able to see one another, but instead of diving in a sea of sadness there are a few ways to share with him/her and make sweet memories during Christmas or New Year’s Eve. However, instead of dwelling on what we can’t have, today we’d talk about ways to celebrate Christmas over the internet. FaceTime/Skype Finding time...

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How to Send Gifts Without A Mailing Address

There is a stage in long distance relationships where you exchange addresses. Maybe you and your partner aren’t at that stage of your relationship yet, and that’s totally OK! However that doesn’t mean that you can’t get them a gift to open on that special occasion or just because. There are still ways to send your partner a gift without knowing their address, so don’t worry! In my opinion, gifting from one’s Amazon wish list is the best option in this situation. In order to be able to gift from your partner’s Amazon wish list, you’ll both need to follow...

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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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