There are only so many times you can talk, Skype, and watch Netflix together over the phone before you start to wish for something more.
Sometimes seeing your love’s face, hearing his or her voice or doing something fun together is all you need to quell your loneliness.
Recruit some friends, family members or co-workers and you can pull off some pretty romantic and special dates that are arguably more romantic than dates with someone you live close to.
Your significant other might feel trapped, and the game will suddenly be way less fun. You can play pretty much any board game online now – not to mention the thousands of games that exist only on the internet or mobile devices.
It’s a rainy Friday night, and you and your lover are both curled up at home, ready for some quality time and a cozy, low-key evening in. Try the ever-addictive Dots from Betaworks, Words With Friends, or play a few games of Hangman and Tic Tac Toe on Couple’s “Live Sketch” function.
But in the age of omnipresent internet connectivity, living apart from your partner doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t go on dates with them.
Thanks to the ubiquity of video chat programs, including Face Time, Skype, and Google hangouts, staying in close touch has never been easier.Pocket has a great in-app share feature if your selected material is a magazine article or other internet-centric publication.Finally, if you’re reading a classic that’s in the public domain — Women in Love, anyone?It’s a great way to learn the little things about each other — first pets, favorite books, most embarrassing moments – while changing up the routine phone call format.Word to the wise: Don’t try to sneak in serious questions that deserve their own, separate conversations. Sure, you may live on different continents, but no distance will prevent you from ginning up a good, old-fashioned competitive game night rivalry.One way to have a little fun is a light and breezy game of 20 questions, wherein you and your partner each write out a list of 20 things you don’t know about the other and then take turns asking them in a phone or video calls.