Much is written about the potential harm that too much tech immersion can do, particularly as it applies to our relationships. It’s true. Our addiction to tech can hinder our ability to connect and communicate. At the same time, technology doesn’t get enough credit as a tool to bring us closer together. This is particularly apparent in long-distance relationships. Let’s take a look at how technology can strengthen love from afar.
Messaging And Video Chat
When you and the one you love are separated by hundreds or even thousands of miles, you need something to make up for the lack of in-person communication. Messaging apps and video chat definitely close that gap. There is also a wide range of options you can choose from to stay connected. Think of this as the foundational technology for maintaining open and consistent lines of communication no matter how far apart you are.
Share a Listening Experience
Music brings couples together. Some even have a song that defines their relationship. Good music makes the best moments even more memorable. Simply sitting together and listening to music can be a deeply bonding experience.
Apps like Spotify can be used to create shared listening experiences when both of you are away from each other. The two of you can collaborate on playlists together. Also, try a spin on the old mixtape tradition. Curate a playlist for your romantic partner to let them know you are thinking of them. They will appreciate it, and think of it every time they have a listen.
Bond Through Gaming
Not every connection you make has to be romantic or sentimental. Relationships are also supposed to be fun! Thanks to online gaming you can have a competitive good time challenging your partner to a variety of games.
What’s your pleasure? Do you want to team up to conquer worlds in the latest roleplaying game, go head-to-head on Mario Kart, or take a more chilled approach with an online card game? Maybe you can investigate the latest game offerings together! No matter what you like to play or your preferred platform, you can set up a gaming date with ease.
Plan Vacations Together
Give yourselves something to look forward to! Reward your patience and loyalty to your relationship by planning a fun vacation. This may be a week-long international excursion or a simple camping trip over a couple of days. You’ll be able to arrange the trip of your dreams, and you can do it together online!
Can’t afford to go in the near future? That’s okay! Let your imaginations run wild and work to create the kind of dream vacation that would create amazing memories for both of you. Then, make that a long-term goal. Couples who have something to look forward to can often weather the toughest storms.
Have a Watch Party
Want to go to the movies or binge-watch a great show together? Don’t let distance stand in the way. Virtually every online streaming or video platform has an option to create a group viewing experience. This means you can watch together, chat, and enjoy one another’s company. It’s as close to sharing a couch as you will get.
Bringing Long-Distance Couples Closer Than Ever
It’s easy to romanticize old-fashioned ways of staying connected to someone far away. Certainly, it’s touching to receive a handwritten letter or postcard in the mail even today. That said, this sentiment is more nostalgic than realistic. People crave connection, and often need it with some immediacy. That can’t be achieved without technology. So, embrace what tech can do for your long-distance relationship. You’ll find your bond deepens and your conversations become more authentic when you do so.