Dating has changed so much over the last twenty years. The days of meeting someone in a pub or nightclub have become less and less as many local pubs closed their doors for the last time, and lockdown has further decreased the likelihood of this happening. Meeting someone at work was always a possibility, but as more of us work from home, this also becomes something less likely to happen. But as some avenues close, more open up. The world of online dating has grown, with many people finding the love of their life through a dating site. And whilst local area dating sites are popular, many people are choosing to spread the net a little wider and look for love that isn’t on their doorstep.
But can long distance dating ever really work?
The answer is, of course it can. It just takes a little more time and effort, and a lot more imagination.
Here are some of the things you have to consider if you are long distance dating.
Keeping in touch
One of the main things you need to consider is how you are going to keep in touch, and how often. In a local dating scenario you would probably have multiple dates in one week, but this, of course is not possible if you live many miles away. However, the power of Zoom and Skype means you can virtually meet up, maybe to enjoy a meal together, or just a catch and catch up about what has been happening in your life. You can use these online methods to make plans for when you do meet up, or merely to whisper sweet nothings to each other.
And Online is Good for other things too…
We can’t talk about long distance dating without mentioning sex. It is no less than important if you live five minutes from each other, or 500 miles – needs must. But the distance can lead to some exciting encounters which you can enjoy even if you are not together, with the help of Zoom and some sex toys. This has always been a thing for women, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been to an Ann Summers party, or seen the episode of Sex and the City where Samantha takes her…ahem…back massager back, but it is now a thing for men too, with male masturbators being the new thing.
As I said in the introduction, long distance love does need a little more imagination, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be exciting.
Plan Plenty Of In Person Meetings
One of loveliest things about long distance love is when you finally get the opportunity to meet in person and spend some quality time together. Make this time as special as possible with special date nights – go to the movies, enjoy a night at a lovely hotel, maybe try a spa, or eat in a restaurant you’ve been dying to try.
Long distance love is not ideal, but it is certainly not impossible, if just requires a little more effort from both of you.