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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The LDR Docu-Series You Can Apply To Be In (Casting Call!)

Hey LDD fam! Our team has an exciting opportunity for you. Sharp Entertainment is casting for the second season of their LDR docu-series! Here's a little information from the Casting Director: "A little about the project - Right now, we’re casting for our 2nd season of the docu-series where we follow Americans who are in online relationships with someone overseas and planning to travel and meet them for the FIRST TIME! Anyone who is interested can email in to our casting account - k1showcasting@gmail.com (include contact information, pictures and a brief summary about their love story) Our casting process begins...

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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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30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 3

So, here we go, it's time for the final Long Distance Diaries Challenge piece, and this time we are focusing on Days 21-30 - and we will also be revealing the winner of our $50 Etsy Gift Card. We hope you enjoy some of our favourite responses below and feel free to continue the challenge here in our forum! Day 21 - Do you plan on getting any pets together? If so, which ones? Angel-of-the-uss-enterprise - Oh my god, so many! We HAVE to get a corgi called Dumpling, and then we’re going to basically go to get a pack...

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30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 2

It's time for the second of our three posts featuring some of the brilliant answers from our 30 Day Long Distance Diaries Challenge! This time we're focusing on Days 11-20, so we hope you enjoy some of the responses we received below. Day 11 -  What’s the most favourite thing/gift you’ve given each other? 641milesbetweenus - Last winter I was dealing with the stress of finals season and I hadn’t been feeling my best. Being the adorable boyfriend that he is, Ale wanted to send me a Cadbury Dark Chocolate bar to cheer me up and get me through it all....

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30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 1

Although we are allowing you until the end of today to get all your answers in and put yourself in contention for our big voucher prize, we thought we'd start sharing some of our favourite answers from you all! Now we have had a lot of answers (we'll share some impressive numbers with you next week), so we're going to break this down into 3 separate posts, and this one is going to focus on Days 1-10!  Now, we received a HUGE amount of answers, and we cannot possibly post them all, so here are some of our favourites...  ...

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Intra-national LDR: Amanda & Richard

"People will try to break you up and tear you apart but, as long as you have trust, love, loyalty and, the moral support of each other, nothing can tear you apart. It will be difficult and the nights will get lonely but, in the end, it’s worth every mile." Tell us a little bit about yourselves! A: I’m Amanda, I am 20 years old and I’m from a small town in Washington State! Starting this winter I will begin to study for my AA (Associates Degree) in education at Everett Community College here in WA so that I can become...

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LDR Gift Idea: Custom Deck of Cards (with unique ideas!)

Struggling to come up with some new homemade gifts? Sometimes the classics are the best. One of my favourites is the ’52 Reasons I Love You’, because it’s a simple way of communicating how you feel to your partner, allows your creative side to flourish, and can be used on its own, or even incorporated into many other gift ideas. So, what do you need? A pack of cards Coloured Pens Other Decorations (stickers, pictures, etc.) Scissors & Glue It’s as simple as that! Now, you need to find some content for those cards… which is harder than you’d think....

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LGBTQAI+ LDR: Sam & Garrette

"We may have to spend months away from our loved ones but in return, each reunion is like the first." Tell us a little bit about yourselves! S: Well I (Sam) am a barista for Starbucks, I have a huge heart, and love art and music! Music festivals are the best too! G: My name is Garrette. I'm 23 years old and I live in Juneau, Alaska. I'm an optimistic person who loves all and respects all. My favorite things are cars, driving, camping, traveling, music and my boy Sam. :) How did you two meet? How long have you been together?...

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