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17 Ways To Spice Up Your Long Distance Relationship

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Anyone who is in a long distance relationship knows that it sucks. You’re more celibate than a nun when you’re apart, you barely see each other, and even when you do it’s only for a weekend. Texting gets monotonous. Jealousy can run rampant if you let it. Obviously it’s not an ideal situation. During those times apart, you want to keep the magic in your relationship alive. Boys are like puppies; you have to keep their attention otherwise they’ll get bored and chew on something they aren’t supposed to. Follow these tips and tricks and I guarantee you’ll have your man wrapped around your pretty little finger. Or he’ll break up with you. I guarantee it will be one or the other.

  1. Making time for date nights is so important when you only get to have a real date every other month. Netflix a super cheesy romantic movie like “Sleepless in Seattle” and watch it together via FaceTime. He might fall asleep. It’s almost like you’re actually together!
  2. Intimacy is nonexistent. Don’t feel obligated to shave your legs–like, ever. It shows how committed you are to the relationship.
  3. Communication is key in any LDR, which is why you should text him everything that happens throughout your day, starting with what you had for breakfast and ending with the temperature of your shower that night.
  4. Read “Fifty Shades of Grey” aloud while on the phone. It’s basically the same thing as having sex.
  5. Snapchatting nudes gets old really quick. Instead, snapchat him your face as soon as you wake up so he doesn’t forget how strikingly beautiful you are first thing in the morning.
  6. Excessive babe-ing is annoying. Come up with new nicknames for each other, like “fluffy butt” or “pumpkin face.”
  7. Text him the poop emoji every time you go to the bathroom. You don’t want him to miss ANYTHING going on in your life.
  8. Sometimes couples fight about nothing. It’s completely healthy. Ignore his calls and texts and act really cryptic until he asks you what’s wrong. Then say, “nothing,” but act really passive-aggressive. You know he misses this cute little quirk of yours.
  9. Care packages are the key to his heart. Send him cute things like freshly baked cookies, locks of your hair, your saved teardrops from missing him, etc.
  10. FaceTime him during really important moments, like when you’re puking after a long night of drinking. It’s almost like he never left!
  11. Get him excited about the day when you finally live in the same zip code by telling him about all the fights you’ll have about nothing.
  12. If he’s watching a sports game, text him constantly, about nothing in particular. Get mad when he doesn’t text you back right away.
  13. Tag him in every tweet about couples or relationships with a bunch of heart emojis, just to show you care.
  14. Whenever you do visit each other, make time for fighting. It’s an important part of any relationship, and there’s something about hearing a guy say “I’m sorry” when you honestly don’t know what he did wrong. That feeling makes me devilishly happy.
  15. Encourage him to participate in No-Shave November, because you know he looks like a homeless man going through puberty with a beard and it will make him less attractive to other girls.
  16. #MCM him every single Monday, using pictures you took together where you happen to look really fucking good. It’s a win-win situation for the both of you.
  17. Occasionally do cute things, like order him and his friends a round of drinks at the bar you know he’s always at. But don’t let him forget the crazy part of you that you know he secretly loves.

 

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Cristina Montemayor

Cristina is a Grandex Writer and Content Manager. She was an intern for over two years before she graduated a semester early to write about college full time, which makes absolutely no sense. She regretfully considers herself a Carrie, but is first and foremost a Rory. She tends to draw strong reactions from people. They are occasionally positive. You can find her in a bar as you're bending down to tie your shoes, drinking Dos XX and drunk crying to Elton John. Email her: cristina@grandex.co (not .com).

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