6 Valentine's Day Ideas for Long-distance Couples

So what if you're in a long-distance relationship? You can still celebrate the special day of February 14 with the same zestfulness and enthusiasm. This Buzzle article contains 6 amazing ideas for long-distance couples to celebrate Valentine's Day together, irrespective of the fact that one of them stays in another city, country, or continent.
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Idea to celebrate Valentine Day for long-distance couples
"I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance."

♥ ♥ ♥ Steve Maraboli
This much-coveted day brings a great deal of expectations along, where you tend to imagine everything to be simply 'perfect', and when you realize that the one presence you need the most is missing, the whole idea of a so-called celebration appears to be a totally worthless thought. Knock knock, remind yourself that you don't live in the ancient century!

You are blessed with a technologically-advanced environment, where you can get in touch with each other―from any corner of the world―within seconds. With Wi-Fi, internet, mobile phones, messenger apps, and the like, all you need is a bit of planning and creativity to share the specialness of this day with each other. The following section discusses some amazing ideas that can help you.

* Click on the points to read elaborately.
A call early morning
... let it convey your love all day.
Chain of surprises: big and small
... all throughout the day.
Movie date in the evening
... over the telephone.
Candlelight dinner
... over a video chat!
Midnight/morning surprise
... you drop by!
A holiday for gift
... send tickets for a weekend trip!

Well, as you might have gauged, technology has made it so easy for two people to stay close to each other. Though it is not the same as it is when one is physically present, at least you get to see the person through a camera, hear their soothing voice, and make each other feel that if not the body, love, gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, and baked sweets can travel any distance. Have a great Valentine's Day!

6 Creative Ideas for Long-distance Lovers

Begin the day with a heartfelt message and phone call in the morning

Sending heartfelt messages and making phone calls on Valentine's Day

A day that starts well, ends well. So, begin this special day by sending a sweet message in the morning, telling your lover how you wish you were next to him/her this day. However, assure that you've planned a perfect date for the two of you, and the day ahead will be full of sweet surprises.

How to go about it: Your special message has to be the first thing your valentine sees after waking up. If you are using messaging apps such as BlackBerry Messenger and WhatsApp, you will easily know that the message has been read. Once you know that your sweetheart is awake, place a call and say something that leaves him/her wanting for more. We don't need to write a dialog script for you now ... do we?
Surprise your lover with some unexpected gifts during the day

Sending flowers, sweets, and gifts on Valentine's Day

Didn't your morning message say that the day ahead will be full of surprises? And to stand by your word, you must plan the needful way in advance. Have a couple of romantic gifts including flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, or handwritten love letters, lined up evenly throughout the day. A special gift such as a teddy bear, a perfume, or anything that your mate is crazy for, should also be included among the many surprises you have in store for your valentine.

How to go about it: Plan these in such a way that they are evenly distributed throughout the day. For instance, if you are aware of your sweetheart's routine, have a bouquet made from his/her favorite flowers, delivered at the doorstep right in the morning, perhaps when he/she is ready to leave for college or work. How about a handwritten love letter along with the bouquet? While this might seem like an ancient way to send messages, we know for a fact that a lot of lovers still crave for such souvenirs. Gradually, have some sweets (cupcakes, chocolates, cakes) sent at the workplace, or wherever he/she will be during the day. You needn't worry about the distance. With various online vendors such as Bake Me A Wish, 1-800-Flowers, and ProFlowers, your chosen item would be delivered anywhere in the nation, at the time you choose.
How about a movie together in the evening?

Watching a movie over the phone on Valentine's Day

Are you trying to re-read the previous line, for it really didn't make sense as you guys are not physically together? Relax, you read that right! You can have a movie night together, in an unconventional kinda way.

How to go about it: We are sure you guys have a favorite movie, or perhaps, a recent release that you both wish to see? Get the DVD of that movie and plan a fixed time when you both will be free for a good 2 to 3 hours. Prepare some crispy popcorn and dial your sweetheart's number. Enjoy the movie together and share your comments over the phone. PS: If you're using a cell phone, ensure that its battery is charged, and also that you don't run out on the talktime. To make it more special, you can also send him/her a copy of the movie's DVD yourself, to minimize the scope of any delay or trouble.
Book a candlelight dinner over a video chat at night

A candlelight dinner over a video chat on Valentine's Day

After the movie is over, take a break to clean up in the best possible manner because you have a dinner date coming up next. So, yes, you need an ample time to prepare. Among the other things, you need to pay a close attention to your facial makeup. Why? Because you're gonna have dinner over a video chat, darling!

How to go about it: Set up an ambiance of candles, flowers, and the colors red and white―which are like the symbolic colors of this day. Ask your lover to do the same at his/her end. Wear the best cocktail dress, perhaps your lover's favorite one. What we love about this idea is the fact that through video chat, not only can you eat together, but perhaps even cook together. And if you like Indian cuisine while your valentine loves Chinese, you needn't worry about this difference in preferences (as is the case when you go out in a restaurant). Order all that you want, and enjoy together through Skype and other similar apps.
Give a midnight or early morning surprise: Drop by!

Giving your lover a surprise visit on Valentine's Day


This would be the best Valentine's Day gift for anyone who wasn't expecting their valentine around them this day! Now, you might say that this idea could be a little difficult to execute, but hey, where there is a will, there is definitely a way! We don't mean to be too pushy about it, but if you can, try it out.

How to go about it: Just ring the doorbell at midnight, or in the morning when it's time for your dear one to wake up. Imagine the look on his/her face when you smile with a bunch of flowers, or perhaps a gift in your hand, and hug him/her tightly to make him/her believe that it's for real.
If no. 5 isn't possible, plan a holiday together, perhaps next weekend?

Sending tickets of a surprise vacation

Can't make it on February 14th? Why not plan the meeting at a later date, the next weekend, perhaps? If your valentine is really upset about the fact that you wouldn't be around this day, what would be the second-best gift to cheer him/her up?

How to go about it: We love the fact that some airlines offer discounts on their airfare this day. They are not great discounts, but yes, any privilege is better than none. You can send your lover a ticket of a great vacation spot in the near future? Instead of saying it out plainly, you can send a customized e-card, or create a collage with the pictures of the tickets and the place; do this before the tickets get delivered. You guys can spend the day planning about the trip, while enjoying in the aforementioned ways, as well.
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Published: February 7, 2014
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