107 Long Distance Relationship Activities for Couples To Do While Apart (2023)

Not your typical list of long distance activities...

People in long distance relationships can have a hard time staying connected, because couples are limited in what they can do together. Many are limited to phone calls, emails, instant messaging, and texting which can become a bit humdrum over time, if you ask me. It is important to keep things interesting. Here is a list of things you can do with your boyfriend/girlfriend as well as things you can do for them from a distance. The ideas get more interesting as you go through the list!

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~ Michelle & Frank

1. Watch movies or TV shows simultaneously together!

This activity takes the #1 spot on our list because it is the activity that Frank and I LOVED TO DO THE MOST whenever we were apart. There are various ways of doing this. Most couples like to have contact while watching a movie together and do so over the phone and/or instant messenger and/or on their webcams 🙂 You can each go out and physically rent the same movie and watch it together or you can access a streaming movie online.

Frank and I used to both have subscriptions to Netflix. I bought Frank a subscription as a gift when I got one for myself.

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Here's a show about a long distance relationship you can watch together!

Some other places you can watch movies and television shows online:

  • YouTube and Amazon both offer movies you can rent online. Use the links to be taken directly to their online movie rental/video on demand pages. Frank and I have tried both and they work awesome 😀
  • Hulu.com

2. Send your boyfriend/girlfriend flowers!

There are lots of websites that will deliver flowers for you, but if you don't want to spend money sending a real bouquet, you can send a virtual bouquet using this website. I just got done sending Frank some roses myself 🙂 Virtualflowers.com

Want to send real flowers? ProFlowers has affordable prices. Click here to see pictures of the flowers Frank got me from Proflowers.com

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3. Learn new things about each other with 1000 Questions!

Think you have run out of everything you could say to each other? Try this.... When it's one of those days where you guys just can't think of anything to talk about, try asking questions. Here's a list of 100 questions to ask your love: 100 Questions to Ask Your Partner. These questions are great discussion starters.

For even more questions check out 1,000 Questions For Couples. I got this e-book myself and Frank during a rough time in our relationship. We were running out of things to say, and we were arguing a lot, mainly because we had nothing else to talk about. So I got this book and Frank and I spent hours one night asking each other the questions. It was so memorable, and we had more fun than what we had in a long time. The questions are split up into categories such as Attractions, Past & Future, Money, Pets, Sex, and tons more. You'll learn so much about each other, stuff you never knew and/or never thought to ask. On a side note, by going through this e-book together, it will make it easy to bring up difficult questions you may have wanted to ask your boyfriend/girlfriend but were afraid to ask.

4. Share LDR bracelets.

Love knows no distanceTM bracelets were created by Frank and I for long distance couples. We started offering them in 2009 and couples all over the world wear them as a reminder to stay strong while they are apart. We ship them ourselves and our order form includes an option to add a printed gift message with a photo for free! 🙂 If you take a look at our bracelet page, you can see photos couples have submitted of them and their significant other wearing the bracelets (both together and apart). If you don't like wearing bracelets, there is a keychain option as well!

  • To check them out go here: Long Distance Relationship Bracelets
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5. Send an e-card!

E-cards are virtual cards, usually with animation and sound. They can be funny, romantic, and cheesy, so what's not to love?

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6. HoochyMail!

HoochyMail is a website where you enter information and it automatically generates a story with your names in a MadLib type fashion. You choose the story level: sexy, x-rated, or off the wall. I did this for Frank, and cried laughing reading the story the website generated.

7. Say cheese!

This dates us a little bit (we were long distance between 2006-2011) but before Frank and I had webcams and smartphones, I would occasionally take a picture and email it to him so he could see me. He always loved it 🙂 If he was having a bad day they would cheer him up. Of course, now we are in a world where you can share photos instantly via text, messengers like Facebook Messenger, and photo sharing apps like Snapchat and Instagram. I keep this idea here as a reminder for couples to share photos with each other - fun selfies and moments from your day that you want to share with just him/her that you don't post to everyone on your public newsfeeds.

Here are some other picture related ideas:

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  • WordFoto.com has an "app that turns your photos and words into amazing typographic works of art."
  • Rollip.com will help you transform your pictures into classic photographs!
  • BeFunky Collage Maker put your photos together to make a story.

You can also shake things up and send photos and photo gifts via snail mail:

Shutterfly in addition to prints, Shutterfly lets you create photobooks, cards, and countless other products with your photos. When you visit Shutterfly via Loving From A Distance you can get 50 Free 4x6 Prints, One Free Magnet, and One Free Set of Address Labels!

  • Woodsnap prints your photos on beautiful maple and birch wood. We especially love their personalized wood boxes that are perfect for storing love letters and other keepsakes. They also make wood prints in any size and even different shapes (hexagons and hearts!)
  • 12" Heart Shaped Wood Print
  • Personalized Wood Gift Box

8. Share a journal.

I wanted to do this with Frank, but he's lazy. I had this brilliant idea for us to share a journal. I would keep it for a couple weeks or so, and write in it everyday with my thoughts, and then mail it to Frank, and he could keep the journal and write in it, and it would just keep going back and forth. I thought it was a good idea. Maybe your boyfriends/girlfriends will be more willing participants than Frank! Other journal ideas? You could also each have your own journals that you can exchange. Or have an online journal. Here are a couple sites: Xanga.com and LiveJournal.com. These both have privacy controls so you can control who sees your journal.

9. Video chat!

For most couples, this is an obvious "thing to do," but for those that have met online and maybe have only seen pics of each other, seeing each other face-to-face on a webcam or FaceTime for the first time can be a little daunting. But trust me, after you get over the hurdle of having your first video chat, you'll realize it's not such a big deal! There are many ways to video chat - via phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, and ooVoo.

10. Play a game together.

Frank and I just love playing multiplayer games together online. Check out our list of multiplayer games that you can play with your boyfriend/girlfriend here:

Multiplayer Games for LDR Couples

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  2. 2 Text him things that remind you of him.
  3. 3 Be positive and upbeat when you two chat.
  4. 4 Support him from afar.
  5. 5 Flirt with him over text.
  6. 6 Send him a spicy selfie.
  7. 7 Try sexting or having phone sex.
  8. 8 Let him text or call you first.

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