In my history of dating, I’ve accumulated 6 years of experience in the long-distance spectrum. For some people, this is equivalent to dog years. For veterans, it barely scratches the surface. However, in those 6 years, I’ve come to find that there are 5 apps that have helped my relationship blossom.
I can’t promise that they’ll do the same for your own relationship, but trying them won’t hurt, right? Here are 5 to consider using with your long-distance partner.
Discord is a mainstay in my relationship. It’s the primary source of communication between my partner and myself. We were already speaking in Discord as friends, so it only made sense to keep using it once our relationship transitioned.
This chat app is marketed as a place to share video game footage and watch streamers, but it’s evolved into so much more. Roleplaying groups use it to host their campaigns. Brands use it as a place to speak with their customers. Fandoms use it to gush about their favorite actors, movies, or comics.
It’s a great chat app that can make talking with your partner easy and fun.
Thanks to the pandemic, there are a ton of new video call companies. Zoom is one of the most popular now. However, my lady and I still rely on Skype for our video calls. That isn’t to say that Zoom or other video call apps aren’t useful, we just always felt comfortable with Skype. We had no need to try anything else.
Skype is, obviously, a great app to use if you want some face time with your loved one. We always do our best to video call one another as much as we can. Seeing one another’s face makes the relationship feel that much more real and intimate. Since we can’t always be physically with one another, Skype is the next best thing.
I am not an artist. My lady has a few skills — although she refuses to admit it. However, LokLok is a fun app that all long-distance relationship partners should try. It allows you to create doodles, then sends them to your partner. They can use those doodles as their new lock screen on their phone.
It’s a fun way to brighten up your partner’s day. Or, for the friskier-minded individuals out there, a good way to send a few hints.
One big problem that many people in a long-distance relationship have is they’re unable to easily listen to music together or watch movies together. My lady and I love watching TV together. It was always a struggle to ensure we pressed play at the same time to watch the show at the same time.
Rave removed that problem. It allows you to stream music and watch Netflix at the same time. This app can completely change how you and your loved one spend time together.
5. Lovesense Remote
On the adult side of things, nothing can bring more fun to your relationship than the Lovesense Remote. This is an app and toy that syncs together. One person controls the toy while the other person, well, wears it. You can use your imagination as to what happens. I hope.
This app is a great choice for couples that truly want to feel like they’re in the same room together. It’s fun, sexy, and can bring a new level of intimacy to your relationship. I can tell you with certainty that it’s our favorite way to play.
You can read more about my review of the Lovesense Remote here!
Thanks to the Internet and the apps that come with it, being in a long-distance relationship is more manageable than ever. With communication flowing easily across borders, it’s easier than ever to find love with a person in a different country, let alone someone in a different part of the country than yourself. These apps have strengthened my relationship with my long-distance partner. Let me know if you use these apps or if you have any to add to the list!