The Love Central - 7 Social Media Features You Need To Navigate Long-Distance Relationships

7 Social Media Features You Need To Navigate Long-Distance Relationships

The share screen feature allows either you or your partner, whoever isn’t sharing their screen at the moment, to be involved with the other person in real time.
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At least one in five couples found themselves in a long-distance relationship that kicked off their through an online app.

Though online dating was and still is considered an out-of-question approach to meeting one’s partner, we’ve observed its rise in the last five years, thereby increasing the percentage of couples in long-distance relationships.

The pandemic, which rocked the world in 2019/20, pushed this number up a notch. This has also increased the number of people who are into long-distance relationships. Since technology has bridged the gap between partners, it has been the superhero they did not realize they needed.

While physical contact between partners cannot be substituted with anything, we wouldn’t water down the benefits social media has provided long-distance couples. Over the years, more ways in which a bond can be built between couples have been invented with technology, completely bypassing the thousands of miles between partners.

Social media activities to help you cope with long-distance relationships 

These are but a few social media activities that can help strengthen connections and keep the spark for couples in long-distance relationships. If you’ve never tried any or some of them, you probably should.

The Love Central - 7 Social Media Features You Need To Navigate Long-Distance Relationships
Couples on a video chat<br>Image credit freepik

Send love letters via email

This approach to reaffirming one’s love for their partner isn’t talked about enough. Picture a love note sitting pretty on a platform that’s considered and mostly used to send out and receive work-related information.

When an email is mentioned, there’s a subtle undertone of seriousness attached to it, and we unconsciously shy away from utilizing it for casual purposes. I love to think that emailing is a perfect vintage love stunt in these times when sending handwritten letters using mailmen or birds is no longer in fashion.

Another beautiful aspect of it is how easily accessible these emails would be to your partner in the future. They could make a unique label for every one of your love emails and refer back to it occasionally to swoon over the words.

Never tried this? Then I think you should; you wouldn’t miss the glint in their eyes or the tone of excitement in their voice when they talk about it.

Share screen

The “share screen,” I love to think, was also created with couples in long-distance relationships in mind. Though a feature mostly used and considered useful for only presentations during serious business meetings, your relationship is serious business, too—no?

The share screen feature allows either you or your partner, whoever isn’t sharing their screen at the moment, to be involved with the other person in real time.

You get to watch as they scroll on various social media apps while having small talks. You can also play your favourite games with them, albeit as an instructor.

The Love Central - 7 Social Media Features You Need To Navigate Long-Distance Relationships
Social media features that you need to navigate long distance relationships

Watch together

The “watch together” feature on Facebook Messenger makes it easy to catch a great deal of virtual fun with your partner.

We have reels scattered everywhere on different social media platforms that either make you swoon, laugh, or just excite you. And sometimes, you want to do all of these with your partner.

Instead of sharing the links to these reels with your partner or tagging them to these short clips, you could get on a Messenger call with them and activate the “watch together” feature that’s displayed at the bottom of your screen. That way, you get to share hearty jokes and laughter with your partner and also hear their thoughts.

Play games

Numerous real-time multiplayer games are available on the internet for two or more players to play at once. Aside from the option the “share screen” feature offers, you and your partner get at each other by connecting to games of your choice and taking scores.

Virtual dates

Playing dress-up and going out on dates would never go out of style for couples. However, the distance between partners might spoil the fun.

The good news is that technology is the superhero you didn’t think you needed. You and your partner could decide to organize candlelit dinners on both ends, curate a special menu for yourselves, dress up, and jump on a video call to revel in the moment.

The Love Central - 7 Social Media Features You Need To Navigate Long-Distance Relationships
Couple on a virtual date<br>Image credit freepik

Instead of clinking glasses, you could both raise your glasses and instead of taking bites of each other’s meals, you could talk about how both your meals taste and make you feel.

You could also sip and paint over a video call or stargaze together while sharing heartfelt conversations.

Karaoke

Karaoke with one’s partner has been one of the ways to be in one’s element. One aspect of being in a relationship is trading goofiness with your partner and guffawing or snorting with no care in the world.

Technology makes achieving this as a long-distance couple an attainable experience. With apps like Moises, with which you can extract instrumentals of your favorite songs, or Smule, which allows you and your partner to jump on a song and just goof around, you’re in for as much fun as you’d experience if distance didn’t keep you apart.

Google Photo Sharing

One amazing feature long-distance couples shouldn’t sleep on is photo-sharing on Google Photos. This feature allows you to share all your pictures and videos from time immemorial with your partner without going through the stress of sending them one after the other. 

All you’ll need to do is add their email address to your Google Photos, and you’re in for a ride. This feature has proven to virtually take couples through memory lanes, their hands clasped in each other’s.

Conclusion on Social Media Features You Need To Navigate Long-Distance Relationships

Long-distance relationships are very difficult to navigate, even though both partners might have an understanding. The constant need to be held, seen, and in the same space as one’s partner poses it as an impossible process.

However, these social media features make it easy to share a bond with your partner while making plans to close the gap soon. I hope you try them and also enjoy them.

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Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
2 months ago

Reading this served as a gentle reminder to me that LDRs, in spite of the disadvantages, still could be fun, thanks to technology.

I hope to try the karaoke thing with mine someday.