Post # 1
I’m curious what sort of things other people in LDR’s do to “bridge the gap” and spend time “together” while you’re apart.
My SO and I have regular date nights. We play games on pogo like battleship or monopoly and watch movies together (that can get kind of tricky to get the hang of, but it’s fun). The distance and not seeing each other often is hard, and while we talk all the time, being able to do things together helps make being apart a little easier.
Post # 3
@MeAndDubby: *sits quietly and listens attentively*
I’m about to enter into a LDR with Mr. Fish, so I’m SUPER curious. How do you watch movies together?
Post # 4
@Miss Fish: Me too!! I hope there’s more responses…
Post # 5
We both rent/download the same movie, and call on skype. Then start the movie about the same time. It’s kind of awkward to do the first couple of times, but you can talk to each other while it’s playing, you just miss the cuddling :/ . My SO and I do it every Friday night. It breaks up the monotony of not having dates.
Post # 6
@MeAndDubby: My fiance and I used to do the same thing! We’d both go to blockbuster and he would call me and we’d walk around and browse movies together and rent the same one. The we’d both go pick up a pizza and jump on the webcam. We became pros at starting the movie at the same time. LOL
Post # 7
we do the same thing too. while our date nights aren’t regular, we do watch movies together and skype a lot. video chatting has made a world of difference because it’s so great to be able to see each other instead of staring at an im box. plus, it’s easier to talk since you don’t have to worry about your fingers keeping up with your brain.
Post # 8
Skype is amazing. I love having video on (when it works…) and being able to just be together, even if we have other things to do, too. We went through a phase of doing crossword puzzles (together and competing against each other) nearly every day. We’ve tried reading the same books, but since I read so much faster, our book club floundered. Music sharing (or really just song title sharing, since we don’t send the files) has worked really well for us, though, as has exchanging articles so that we can stay up on the stories that each other are following and have something in common to talk about.
Post # 9
My SO and I are nerds lol We enjoy watching Anime together and everything related hehe We talk every night and we just do as much “normal” things as we can. I LOVE picture mail lol if I’m shopping or out and see something I txt him and send pictures of whatever it is, food,movies,clothes,animals.. It keeps us close well thats what I feel. We also have different taste in tv, he prefers south park, simpsons, family guy and I enjoy Law and Order, True Crime, CSI, Ghost Hunters hehe
I watch his shows with him and he watches mine with me (when we visit) He even records shows for me to suprise me 🙂 We watch food channel together and travel channel. We also play online games (nerdy) lol
I think it just depends on your hobbies 🙂
Post # 10
We’ve also used screen-sharing on Skype to watch TV together (we watched a lot of How I Met Your Mother like this)- the quality is okay enough to make it feasible.
I guess in general we bridge the gap by being persistent and consistent. We talk every day at an agreed time. It only happens once in a while that we both have such a busy day that we can’t talk. And of course, we talk for hours on weekends. One thing I enjoy is planning food together. Helping him choose a pizza, or coming up with what I should cook myself for dinner… it feels very real.
And I also love sending him surprises in the mail. I usually don’t tell him about it in advance… and every time he opens a box he looks like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. Warms my heart to see him like that. He gets so excited! 🙂