Date night from a distance

date night when you're long distance

Date night from a distance

Being in an LDR doesn’t mean you have to stick to only Skype calls, why not mix things up with our date night ideas?

Wine and dine

You might not be able to meet up right now and go to a swanky Italian restaurant, but you can cook dinner for one another - sort of. Why not text out a grocery list for one another and video chat while you cook something new! Sharing recipes from one another’s culture is a fantastic way to enjoy food and learn about your backgrounds. Why not treat yourself and light a few candles too. As Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well”.

Movie magic

Thanks to technology, you can watch a film while video calling your partner. So, grab a bowl of popcorn, cosy up in bed, hit play, and get ready for a cinema date without even having to the leave the house.

A cup of happiness

Most of us cannot get through the day without a coffee; so, whether you’re at home, work, or a coffee shop, why not sit down with a cappuccino and take time out of your day and take things easy. It's a great idea if you're in different time zones; one of you might be drinking a breakfast coffee while the other drinks a bedtime hot chocolate. There’s even an app you can download to find the best coffee shops around the world!


If you didn’t already know, we love to sing with one another. Smule brought us together and helps keep us together. Sing until your heart’s content and show off your air guitar skills (it’s a pretty good icebreaker). You might even find out one another’s musical guilty pleasures!


Work up a sweat together by hitting the gym. What better motivation is there to smash your fitness goal. In fact, couples who work out together increase their relationship happiness. Why not download a fitness app so that you can make the most of your fitness routines and diet.

Plan together

If you love a to-do list or mood board, planning your next trip together is the perfect date night activity. Why not set up a joint Pinterest board and plan where to go, what to do, and what to eat and drink the next time you’re together.  

When we have the time, a fun multiplayer video game is a brilliant date night activity to get stuck into from the comfort of your beds; check out our game recommendations in our last blog!

Want to stay up to date with our latest LDR tips and tricks? Whether you live 3 hours away or 3 plane journeys apart, we all need a little guidance. Join us on our journey in navigating the highs and lows of distance by checking out our blogs.