This year’s Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Most couples (specifically the men) are already planning out what they are going to do on that day. They’re probably thinking of doing popular activities like going to a fancy restaurant, preparing gifts like flowers, or going on a weekend vacation to somewhere.
V-day is simply a great time for couples who are together but what about long-distance couples? They, who are miles away and are dating over the internet, can’t do these activities because they can only be together virtually. It’s not the end of the world, however, because virtual couples can still do a few things together during Valentine’s despite the distance. Here are 4 ways to date virtually this Valentine’s day (gentlemen, take note):
Video Conferencing and a Restaurant
Do you have Skype on your phone? Or, better yet, have you uploaded the video conferencing app your dating site has? If yes, then go ahead and call for a reservation in a nice restaurant. It doesn’t have to be fancy but it does have to be a bit quiet. Set a date with your overseas sweetheart on V-day. Agree to meet during a specific time. When V-day hits, go to the restaurant and simply video conference the love of your life while having dinner.
Video Conferencing and a DIY Dinner
If going to a restaurant and talking to your phone isn’t your thing, you can do something similar but this time. Instruct your partner to make his or her own dinner. Both of you should have dinner while video conferencing. It’s just like going on a date! You can even spruce your table setting up by lighting candles and pouring yourselves a glass of wine.
Audio Messages of Love
Most may not have the time to do a video conference, call for a reservation or even cook dinner. If this sounds like you, what you can do on V-day (even if you don’t have the time) is to leave a few messages of appreciation and love. Since you don’t have the time, you still have to make sure that your partner knows how much he or she means to you. You can do emails in this instance but it’s more personal when audio (and even video) is used. Your partner will feel like you’re in front of him or her while saying the sweet and kind words. That’s always better than reading a boring email.
The great thing with long-distance relationships is the element of surprise. Before V-day (or a little after V-day if you’re busy), send a parcel for your loved one to receive. It’ll be a surprise for sure! Make sure that you check your dating website if they have a gifting service that you can avail. This way, you don’t have to search for a gift and then send it by yourself. It will also have lesser chances of getting lost. Through a dating company’s gifting service, you can also trust that your loved one will receive the gift in one piece.
You see, even if a couple is only seeing each other virtually, they can still do a whole bunch of things during Valentine’s day. All that’s needed is to think outside of the box.