As Valentines Day approaches, there are many of people who are lucky to be celebrating with a special someone/s and others who are single this year. But a new problem arising within the current generation of people is those in long-distance relationships. These are people who are dating others who may live in another town, across the country or even across the world. Valentines Day is tough for them, because physical contact is impossible meaning text and video calls is their only source of contact. But there are ways to still have a Valentine date for those in this position!
When I was dating my girlfriend who lived almost on the other side of my country, our main source of hanging out was through video games. This mainly consisted of multiplayer games which we played together. There's a huge variety of games you can play, online or on Steam! Whether it's a co-operative game of ‘Don’t Starve Together’ or a challenge of chess. You can also play single player games by screen sharing on Skype – me and my girlfriend got through ‘Undertale’ by her playing and me giving tips.
You could also watch some movies together! Try using rabb.it which will let you watch movies and browse websites together. There are a ton of other websites like this, but I would definitely recommend rabb.it.
There are also long-distance dating apps you can use, such as Couple. It gives you a private messaging service, as well as cute (and corny) features such as a drawing app and a “thumb-kiss”. There's a lot of other apps out there too, so have a look around!
For those in long-distance relationships, here's my advice: it's hard to maintain, but communication is key! Keep hard at your relationship.