Long Distance Date Ideas

This blog post offers 15 creative date ideas for couples in long-distance relationships, including virtual movie nights, online games, and virtual tours, to help maintain a strong connection. Each idea provides a fun and meaningful way to bond, keeping the romance alive despite the physical distance.

We were long distance for the first months of our engagement.

LDRs are tough. And finding ways to date and keep the romance alive while you're far apart is even harder.

Here are 12 long distance date ideas. Most of these we did while we were in a long distance relationship!

1. Virtual Movie Night

Pick a movie, grab some snacks, and watch it together via a video call. Use platforms like Teleparty to sync your viewing experience so you can react and laugh together in real time. After the movie, discuss your favorite scenes, characters, and any memorable quotes. This shared experience can make you feel closer, even when you're apart.

2. Online Games

Engage in some friendly competition by playing online games together. Whether it’s a classic board game, a multiplayer video game, or a trivia quiz, playing together can be a lot of fun and bring you closer. Try different types of games to see what you both enjoy the most, and don't forget to celebrate each other's victories and laugh off the losses.

3. Cooking Together

Choose a recipe and cook the same meal together via video call. Share the cooking process, laugh over mishaps, and enjoy your meal together virtually. Exchange recipes and cooking tips, and perhaps even challenge each other to try new ingredients or cooking techniques. Cooking together not only creates a shared experience but also provides a sense of normalcy and routine.

4. Virtual Tours

Explore museums, landmarks, or cities together online. Many places offer virtual tours that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Share your thoughts and experiences as you explore new places together. This can be a fun way to learn something new and create memories, even if you're not physically in the same location.

5. Book Club for Two

Read the same book and discuss it. Set a reading schedule and discussion points. Share your favorite quotes, insights, and how the book makes you feel. It’s a great way to connect on a deeper level and have meaningful conversations. You can also recommend books to each other and expand your reading horizons.

6. Online Classes

Take an online class together. Whether it’s cooking, dancing, or learning a new language, sharing the learning experience can be fun and enriching. It also gives you something new to talk about and practice together. Look for classes that interest both of you and enjoy the process of learning side by side.

7. Music and Karaoke

Create playlists for each other and listen together. Discuss your favorite songs and what they mean to you. For a fun twist, have a karaoke session via video call and sing your hearts out. Music has a way of bringing people together, and sharing your musical tastes can deepen your connection.

8. Exercise Together

Follow the same workout routine via video call. Motivate each other to stay fit and healthy. Share your fitness goals, track your progress, and encourage each other along the way. Whether it's a yoga session, a home workout, or a run in the park, staying active together can boost your mood and strengthen your bond.

9. Virtual Coffee Date

Set a time for a virtual coffee date. Share your favorite beverages and snacks while catching up on each other’s day. It’s a simple yet meaningful way to stay connected. Use this time to talk about your day, share stories, and simply enjoy each other’s company.

10. Watch the Sunrise or Sunset

Experience the beauty of nature together by watching the sunrise or sunset via video call. Share the moment, reflect on your day, and enjoy the peaceful time together, even from afar. This can be a romantic and grounding experience, reminding you of the beauty that exists in the world and your relationship.

11. Take the Love Your First Year Premarital Course

Prepare for marriage taking our premarital course. It’s designed to help engaged Christian couples build a solid foundation for marriage... and we actually created with long distance couples in mind. You can watch the modules separately or together over Zoom/FaceTime and then discuss important topics in the workbook.

12. Virtual Art Night

Get creative and have a virtual art night. Pick a theme, gather your art supplies, and create something together. Share your artwork and discuss your creative process. It’s a fun way to express yourselves and bond over a shared activity. Whether you’re painting, drawing, or crafting, the process can be relaxing and enjoyable.

13. Plan Future Visits

Plan your next visit together. Discuss activities and places you want to explore. Creating a travel itinerary gives you both something exciting to look forward to and helps you stay positive. Planning together can also make the waiting period more bearable and give you a shared goal to work towards.

14. Write Letters to Each Other

Go old-school and write letters to each other. Share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a heartfelt letter. It’s a romantic way to stay connected and create lasting memories. Handwritten letters can be kept and cherished, serving as a tangible reminder of your love and commitment.

15. Virtual Stargazing

Spend an evening stargazing together. Use a stargazing app to identify constellations and share your findings. Discuss your favorite stars and what they mean to you, creating a magical experience even from a distance. Stargazing can be a calming and awe-inspiring activity, perfect for winding down and connecting on a deeper level.


Long-distance relationships require effort and creativity, but they can be just as fulfilling as any other. Try these date ideas to stay connected and make the most of your time apart. Remember, it’s the little things that keep the love alive. Cheering you on as you navigate this journey together!

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