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 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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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 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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Advice for Those New to Long Distance Relationships

"The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships estimate that roughly 14 million people in the US are in a LDR, and overall, roughly one in 7 couples." So, you’re new to LDRs? Maybe this is your first, or maybe you’ve just entered a new LDR? Or even if you just needed some fresh advice, and new tips, here’s the place for you. I’d imagine it may still feel odd to be in this type of relationship, one where you are so far apart from your significant other; but LDR’s are more common than you might think. The Center...

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How to Survive Long-Haul Flights

"Honestly though, you would be surprised how nice it feels to brush your teeth or even change your shirt during a really long flight!" The general rule of thumb is that any flight that is more than 6 hours can be considered a long-haul flight. Let’s be real, flying for more than 6 hours is killer. If you’re unprepared for the journey it can be even more daunting. Not all long-haul flights have to be miserable and uncomfortable! Between my boyfriend and I, we have experienced 14 long-haul flights combined. They suck, but here are some tips that we both...

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How to: Cope with Distance After a Visit

-Patience is a conquering virtue- There are numerous small villages, that we might never even heard of, situated deep in deserts all over the world. Women who live in those deserts, they all share the same trait. At a very young age, they begin to master a skill that is not at all a physical strength. They are being taught a skill of PATIENCE. Desert women have to say goodbye to their men who often must engage in a dangerous search for supplies in order to provide for the family. Women watch them go, they watch their footprints slowly get...

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Advice for Keeping on Top of the Distance

As we all know, LDR’s rely on many traits such as trust, communication, and commitment; but not only that, sometimes you also need a little bit of luck. What is so great about the LDR community is that we all are involved in our own little unique situations, but are still united in one final goal. However, some of us have also been luckier than others. Some of us are a train away, whereas some are a couple of flights away. Some of us have more time and money at our disposal to go and meet our partners, whereas, unfortunately,...

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International LDR: Meeting Through Gaming

Question: Tell us a little about yourselves. Tammy: "My name is Tammy, I'm a nursing student in Canada, currently in my 3rd year and I guess I can say I used to be really, really shy. I'm surprised I made so many friends online back in the day. I really like reading, writing, cooking and all those adventurey activities like rock-climbing and hiking. One of my favourite hobbies is gaming. i play a lot of Overwatch now, but I used to be really into MMORPGs. I am also 21, currently." Gerald: "My name is Gerald and I am a project manager for...

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