Valentine’s Day for long distance relationships

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Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day where you show your significant other how much they mean to you. But what happens if it’s not possible to see them at all that day? Valentine’s Day can be tough when you aren’t in the same city as your loved one, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to celebrate the day at all. If you’re in a situation where you can’t spend Valentine’s Day with your person, hopefully you’ll get a few ideas from this article to still make your day special.

Video chat

Distance seems a little bit easier to deal with now even since FaceTime became an option. Even though you might not be able to be together in person, being able to hear and see them can be a pretty good substitution sometimes. Of course it’s not the same feeling as getting to be with them, but it makes not being able to actually spend time with your loved one feel a little less lonely. If you wanted, you could even decide to share a nice romantic dinner in front of your phones/laptops and pretend like you’re at a restaurant together. It’s not ideal, but with the challenges of a long distance relationship sometimes you need to get a little creative in order to make things work. Sharing a dinner, conversation, and just getting to see your loved one, even if it is over FaceTime, is a good way to make the best of your situation on Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate Early/Late

Even though you might not be able to spend the day together, you could plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day the next time you see each other, or even earlier if you plan ahead a little bit. With reading week right around the corner, you’ll likely have a chance to celebrate then and honestly it might end up being a little bit better. Restaurants won’t be as busy, chocolate and flowers will be on sale and you’ll probably get a better seat to whatever cheesy romantic comedy you see that night. I know that Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day when you go above and beyond what your loved one expects, but if February 14 doesn’t work for either of you, there’s no rule that says that you can only celebrate on that day. Make the occasion work for you, even if that means celebrating on a different day.

Send Flowers/Gift

If you’re not sure when you’ll get to see your significant other next, you can always send them some flowers to make sure they still know how much they mean to you on Valentine’s Day. If you do a little bit of research you can find a lot of florists that do deliveries. It might be a bit expensive, but the effort you put in to still try to make the day special is something that won’t go unnoticed.

Text Constantly

We’re all attached to our phones, so why not use yours to make your special someone’s day a little bit better. Wake up a little bit before them to leave them a text to wake up to and even if you don’t get a chance to actually have a conversation during the day, try to send a text to them whenever you can to let them know what you’re up to and that you’re thinking about them. It’s simple but it definitely works, and it can completely change someone’s day. Try to be the first person they hear from in the morning and the last person they talk to at night. Just put in the effort and you’ll be sure to make this Valentine’s Day a special one, even from a distance.

I know it can be tough to not actually spend Valentine’s Day with the one person you want to be with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take part in the day. It doesn’t take much to show that you care, and the effort will definitely go a long way in making the relationship work.

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