For campus ladies in relationships, Valentine’s Day is definitely an important day in your life. This is the only day you get to flaunt and celebrate your relationship, buy gifts and even get as romantic with your sweetheart as you want. Unfortunately, for those in long distance relationships, this holiday is often bittersweet with lots of uncertainty. However, we are here to make sure that regardless of the distance between you and your sweetheart, you can still have an amazing time on this special day!
Here are some ideas that will help you have an awesome Valentine’s Day regardless of the distance between you and your sweetheart.
1. Mail a Handwritten Love Letter with a Souvenir
Receiving a call from G4S or Mololine on Valentine’s Day is better than getting a Whatsapp Message from your sweetheart. Going old school is considered one of the most romantic gestures. In fact, nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter. Adding there a bit of a souvenir in form of a scarf with your scent allover it; or something that will constantly remind him of you will add to the trick. Once you get yours in the mail and the souvenir the distance between you two might not feel like such a bad thing after all.
2. Get their friends in on it!
Catch your sweetheart off guard by roping their friends into helping you carry out the ultimate Valentine’s Day. Send them gifts and handmade Valentine’s Day cards to hide around your sweetheart’s room and give to them throughout the day.
If you are in Egerton or Kenyatta University, you have the Botanic Garden and Arboretum to your advantage. So, if your sweetheart is more of a hands-on kind of person, get their friends to help you set up a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt. Not only will he be surprised, but it will almost feel like you were right there with them.
3. Have Romantic Dinner Video Chat
If capturing the traditional date night experience is important to you, then planning a romantic dinner on video chat is a great way to channel the romantic vibes. The cool thing about having dinner together is that you won’t feel like you’re missing out on that quintessential lovey-dovey bonding time.
4. Set a Movie Date
Netflix and Chill is just an awesome idea for this Valentine’s Day for every campus lady in a long distance relationship. For a more reserved date night, choose a movie together, curl up in bed and call each other up. With the Airtel and Telkom outdoing each other with regards to low calling rates, this is an amazing plan.
After calling each other up, count down to press play at the same time. One of the hardest things about your LDR is undoubtedly missing experiencing things together. Therefore, being able to laugh, aww or cry over the phone together on your faux movie date is an easy way to feel close.
5. Turn up the heat
Just because there might be a few counties between you two doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a steamy Valentine’s Day. Hello—why do you think Skype and Snapchat were invented? Splurge on some lingerie that you feel like a sexpot in, make sure your roommates are out and brush up on your dirty talk.
Light some candles. It sounds stupid, but it’s just as important to set the mood for Skype. Bonus points if you lead up to the Skype date with some steamy sexts… just as long as you take the necessary precautions when it comes to sexting.
6. Spring on a surprise trip
If reading this list has only made you even more depressed about being in a LDR for the most romantic holiday of the year, it might be time to start planning a visit. But make sure to check with your sweetheart first. Surprises might be fun in the movies, but trust us: you’re better off planning this with your partner, not just for them.
So whether you celebrate the day by sending gifts, sharing memories or simply being comforted by each other’s presence over the phone, don’t let the distance get you down. Not only is a long-distance V-Day a great excuse to flex your creative muscles and reflect on your relationship, but it will also make the day you two finally do get to spend the holiday together that much sweeter.