5. Cheeky FaceTime with Sex Toys
Don’t be fooled, this is not your average FaceTime call, as previously mentioned. In fact, you may find that adding err…”friends” to help you both out when physical intimacy is missed is exhilarating. Studies show that masturbation can relieve stress and boost confidence, among other health benefits. So, send a flirty text before your video call with your SO, whip out your trusty toy and throw on your favorite lingerie for a risqué surprise. And whether you’ve already ranked your top ten vibrators or you’re not quite sure where to buy sex toys in the first place, using a toy during a spicy evening a la video can help keep that spark alive. Oh, yes please!
6. Create a Bucket List
Listen up! You don’t have to be living with each other to map out your future. Dedicate some together time to intentionally dream up wild adventures, must-see sights and purchases you’re obsessed with. What do you want your future house to look like? What’s one country you must visit before you die? Are you itching to create a vintage-inspired couple’s photoshoot you saw on Pinterest? The act of writing down your shared list of desires can be an eye-opening catalyst for excitement and anticipation—plus, it can even spark ideas for future dates for when you’re together IRL.
7. Send a Care Package
In LDRs, gone are the words, “I brought you some flowers!” Or so you thought. Sending a care package to your partner is a sweet way to say, “I miss you” and “I’m thinking of you.” Not to mention, it’s fairly simple thanks to delivery services that make it simple to ship sweet-smelling flowers or rich chocolates to your lover’s doorstep.
If you’re looking for a unique gift that feels handpicked for your love story, websites like Uncommon Goods and Knack give you the freedom of sifting through irreplaceable items with meaning behind them, like a sleek record player for your guitar-playing boyfriend or a spa gift box to pamper your girlfriend after a tough week at work. Nothing reads “I can’t stop thinking about you,” like a curated care package.
8. Snuggle Up for a Screen Sharing Movie Night
Break out the popcorn and grab a box of cookie dough bites for a (movie) night in. Many streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ make it easy to sync up your movie-of-choice with multiple computer screen and have live discussions with watch party features. And as it turns out, science suggests that watching movies with your partner can improve your relationship. Hit that ‘play’ button.