Surveys and reports have returned a statistic of over 1.5 million people who are currently fostering a long distance relationships. This is due to the advent of the internet where more and more people meet and find love after online dating. Some other reason may include lovers who have to be separated in distance due to military services, career choices as well as work opportunities. The point is, countless numbers of people are engaged and trying to survive their Long Distance Relationships.
Distance creates a huge gap between two people and you need to be able to fill in that wide space when you are online dating. As men, you need to ensure that your woman feels your full love and care even though you are miles apart. Many online dating relationships suffer because of problems due to their long distance status. To be able to keep the love alight between you and your online dating partner, here are important guidelines to follow:
1. Always Communicate with Each Other. This is the most basic premise when engaging in an online dating or long distance relationship. Always update each other – that means, contact her daily! Make use of your webcam and talk to each other whenever some issues arise in your relationship. Remind your partner that you are always there for her to come home to and discuss all angst and challenges in her daily work.
2. Discover and Improve on Your Interests and Desires. When separated or out of physical contact with your woman, develop your skills and interests. Work hard, be with your friends and family and enhance your interests. Have fun and keep yourself emotionally healthy so you can share the goodness and love that you feel with your online date. A happy and healthy person is basic to a good and stable relationship. Always keep that in mind.
3. Never Discuss Problems Over the Phone. Phone calls are good when sharing experiences and happy situations with your woman. If you are facing problems or major issues then never discuss it over the telephone. Choose a face to face discussion so you can both clarify your points and opinions and work out your problem well. When discussions are only through the phone, never drop or allow the conversation to end without both of you agreeing on an acceptable solution for your issues.
4. Be Loyal. Monogamy is a virtue which will allow you to have a hassle and guilt-free online dating relationship. Honesty starts within yourself and to prevent problems, practice monogamy. Have a serious talk with you partner and agree that both of you will have an exclusive relationship with each other. Agree with each other that both of you will not go dating with others while you are both with each other, although far apart. According to a study conducted by Lyndon et al, “moral commitment” is found to be one of the major key to have a stable and lasting long distance dating relationship.
6. Be Creative. There are a lot of ways to keep your love alive by constantly reminding yourself of her, and she of you. Keep a picture of her and greet it every time you wake up and before you go to sleep. Make a scrap book full of happy pictures with your faces glowing with each other. Keep a handkerchief or shirt, stuffed toy, pillow or anything with her perfume so you could be reminded of her. Make her do that as well. Studies show that 90% of women and 50% men smell the clothes of their partners to feel and establish a sense of closeness.
Aim to foster a good and passionate online dating relationship by employing the techniques mentioned above. Enjoy your long distance dating relationship and make the most out of your lives together.