Things to Do in Long Distance Relationship – 5 Creative Ways to Spend Quality Time

Things to Do in Long Distance Relationship – 5 Creative Ways to Spend Quality Time

Spending quality time with the person you love is very important regardless whether you’re in a long or close distance relationship.

Although the choice of things you can do together in a long distance relationship is a little more limited than a close distance ones, there are still many ways that you can spend your quality time together and deepened your bond. Thanks to the current advance technology!

Here are 5 things to do in long distance relationship: (will update more in the future!)

1) Play Online Game

This is my personal favorite to spend quality time together because it engages you two to do some actions together and grow together as a couple.

There are many games out there that the two of you can choose, depending on what kind of game theme do you prefer. If you prefer a mellow game that can challenge each other like Scrabble by Electronic Arts.

Personally, I prefer games like:

  • PUBG (Player’s Unknown Battleground) by Tencent
  • Heroes Evolved by Reality Squared Games

and other MOBA games like Mobile legend and AOV because it is more engaging, like the two of you would have to work together as a team to win the game. Thus, it makes quality time more meaningful and fun! At the same time, you can also play this game together with your friends. Making the two of you have social life too instead of just being dependent to one another which is no good in long term run.

If you two have more spare times, then you can go for a MMORPG or RPG games too where the two of you can create your own character, grind to level up and do team quest together. Some of the latest game now can allow your character to marry in-game too and have couple quest to achieve.

We used to go for MMORPG or RPG games but we stop this for now since we’re both busy with life in general.

2) Text

This one may sound simple things but it is actually very important for you two to deepen your bond as a couple.

Doing things together doesn’t just mean it has to be action pack only. You have to talk with each other so you can get to know more with each other.

Ask each other meaningful questions like:

  • Life goal – Like do you have a goal that you want to achieve?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Like do you plan to get promoted in your work or expand your business or achieve in some charity event.
  • What is your view about family? Since this is about relationship, are the two of you ready to go to the next step.

(I will update more about meaningful questions to ask your partner in upcoming future post!)

3) Video Call / Call

This may sounds typical things that you can do together in a long distance relationship but instead of just calling each other just to talk and see each other faces. The two of you can get creative like:

  • One person plays the guitar, piano or other musical instrument and sing a romantic song or favorite song to the other. You can even sing together!
  • Watch a movie together at the same time while video calling
  • Exercise together to keep each other fit and in check. Do a simple one like challenge each other how many sets of jumping jacks, push up, sit up that he or she has to do.

Basically, when the two of you call each other, don’t limit yourself. Think outside the box like even showing each other the beautiful city you live in and weather!

4) Achieve a Couple Goal in Long Distance Way

Challenge each other in daily life routine or in anything that you two want to achieve. Instead of telling your partner what he should do to improve himself with life or health, why not do it together so both of you can improve as a duo and keep each other accountable. This is one of the subtle way to improve the bond between each other.

Things that you two can achieve in a long distance way can be like:

  • Create an exercise plan together that both of you can do together to keep healthy or lose a certain amount of weight.
  • Do a good deed challenge like going to do charity work at the same time in your respective cities.

Being a couple doesn’t mean that it only have to be about the two of you. Pushing each other to become a better person and contributing to the community together will make you two feel that there is a better purpose in life.

5) Plan a Meet Up and Travel Together

This is one of my personal favorite in things that you can do as a long distance relationship couple. It is fun and you get to meet your love one again physically and not just from your computer or phone screen.

Spend a time together to talk about this like where would you want to go and how many days can you travel together. Plan it out properly so it won’t be a disaster when the meet-up date arrive!

Things you should consider in planning a meet up are:

  • Budget: like how much can the two of you afford for the trip.
  • Where to go? Depending on your budget, you can narrow the places that you two can travel and explore together.
  • When and how many days? If the two or either of you are working, then you should consider how many days of leave can you take, or if you are student, when will be the holiday that you two can meet.
  • What do you want to do in the meet up? Do you want it to be an adventurous or explore the nature or the romantic style in the city with candle light dinner?

Plan properly several months ahead so the two of you can start saving up every month if you need to make this trip work.

For me personally, I would prefer a trip where we travel to a smaller city and explore the beauty of the nature like the beach, ocean or green floral view.


The most important note in what are the things to do in a long distance relationship is that make sure that the two of you do things together to spend your precious quality time as a couple. The things that are listed here like play the same game together, text, video call, set a goal to achieve together and plan a meet up and travel together. All of these of the element of not leaving the other behind and regardless of the distance, you can still do thing together.

I hope this post helps you! If you have any experience and things you personally do together with your partner, feel free to drop it at the comment section below.

You can also comment a suggestion that you would like me to write. I will gladly do so if it can help those who needs it!







10 thoughts on “Things to Do in Long Distance Relationship – 5 Creative Ways to Spend Quality Time

  1. Thanks for sharing Alicia! Since you and your husband are from different countries, is there a big culture difference?

    1. We are both from different country but its still within South-east Asia region. There are some cultural difference but not too extreme. I’ll write more about this in the future.
      Thanks for dropping by a comment. I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. I met my now husband online back in the early 90s and we had a long-distance relationship for a few years. It was tough, but we made it work!

    What’s awesome now is all the technology that’s available. We basically only had email and actual letter writing.

    As you’ve pointed out, now you have texting and video calls too. It makes it much more bearable, I think.

    1. Wow! I’m really glad that you and your husband made it through especially back in the early 90s where things are really much more limited.
      Thank you for dropping by and share a little story about yourself. I really appreciate it 🙂

  3. Great ideas on how to make a long distance relationship work. They can be tough, but they can work. Todays technology can really be helpful as well.

    Thanks for the great information.

  4. I enjoyed reading this article! Brought back a few memories! I had started dating my husband about 6 years ago and we lived on opposite sides of the US. We used to watch movies or TV shows at the same time, but talking on the phone at the same time so we could hear each others laugh or comments. He took the initiative to visit my a couple of times before we had actually took a big leap to move in together. It all truly worked out for the better in the end.

    1. I’m glad that you and your husband made it through the hardship and it worked out for the better in the end! You must have knew he is a keeper when he took the initiative to visit you 🙂
      Anyway thank you for dropping by a comment, I really appreciate it!

  5. Hi Alicia,
    I think I can relate your post to myself as I had a long distance relationship with my husband for almost a year.
    And by long distance, I mean very long, across the Atlantic ocean 😀
    Anyways, I agree that there is certain stuff you can do to keep yourself connected with your partner. And we did all 5 of your tips 😀
    We played on skype, we had every evening skype calls, we were texting each other through the day through messenger. We were also planning our wedding that happened to be in a third country 😀 And we also met for vacation in a third country:D
    We are now together and has been together for over 5 years. So yes, long distance relationship is possible 🙂

    1. Wow, your story with your husband is fantastic! I’m glad that you two made it through this hardship!
      And thank you for dropping by and share your story here. I really appreciate it 🙂

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