So, you have met a great chick. She’s perfect, gorgeous, and you look perfect together. You have never met anyone like this, not even your buddies. There’s just one problem – she lives clear across the country, or even worse, across the border.
In this age, online dating sites are a great way to chat up tons of eligible singles, no matter where they are. And long-distance relationships don’t mean you can never see each other’s face or hear her voice, but those candlelit Skype chats are getting a little bit old, and you’re feeling the distance more than ever. Try out some of the below ideas to keep the romance alive:
Dinner and a Movie, 1,000 Miles Apart
Who says you can’t have a romantic dinner together when your date lives in another province? Find out her favorite restaurant in her city, and have dinner delivered right to her door. Decide on a movie to stream on Netflix, and have a cozy night together. Not feeling up to a movie, or can’t agree on one? Spend a night laughing over Chinese food and exchanging funny YouTube links. They say you can tell a lot about a girl by what cat videos she likes.
(For the truly determined marathon dater, try streaming a full television series with your lady. It’s sure to be a memorable weekend.)
Ladies love a guy who’s well-read, and what better way to really get to know someone than to read their favorite books? eReaders have lending capabilities. Even if you don’t want the hassle of snail mail, don’t ignore this idea completely. Try tucking a handwritten note into a physical copy of the book to send, and watch her swoon.
Set up a night each week to talk about what you’ve read so far – don’t be too formal about it; this isn’t a school book report. If you just can’t get into the book she suggested, don’t bother bullshitting about it. If she likes it enough to lend it to you, she’ll know if you’re making stuff up. But, don’t shit all over it either. That’s not something a fan wants to hear. Try reading some online summaries if you can’t get through it, so you have some talking points. You’ll find something about it to enjoy together.
If you’re a lucky guy, you can snag a lady who’s down with spending a romantic evening racking up headshots in your favorite MMO. But even if she’s not a big gamer, there are still plenty of great date ideas with online gaming elements that could appeal to her. If you’re tired of modern online games like Words with Friends then try some classic board game which can be found online for free. Challenge her to a game like checkers, chess, Scrabble. Loser pays for the next dinner night.
Long-distance relationships take work, and can be a strain, but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can reduce that thousand miles between you and your potential soulmate.