What do you do when you can’t see your boo?
It’s the worst thing ever when you can’t be in the same place as the person you love (or even like-like). And it doesn’t even have to be while there’s a pandemic – maybe you’re in different cities, or they’ve gone away for while and you miss them with allllll yourrrrrr heart. Well, nothing beats being together for realsies, but these tips can help bridge the distance.
Use different ways to communicate
It shouldn’t just be WhatsApp or Kik. Mix things up – sometimesyou want a video chat, other times you want to share memes or send a few emojisthat’ll have them replying with “CUTE IT”. Sometimes you might want to send a voicemessage that doesn’t require a response, and other times you’ll want to lie onthe floor and stare at the ceiling while having a convo about nothing muchreally.
Share activities while you’re apart
Recently wetalked about Netflix Party, which is a convenient way to watch a movie orshow together. But you can also ready-set-GO a podcast at the same time,texting each other with live commentary while listening. Or make a sharedplaylist to listen to while you’re doing whatever. Or fire up one of thoseonline whiteboards and doodle on the same virtual page. Or play online gamesagainst each other. Or turn on Zoom and have it running while you both study.
Going lo-fi is an option
A million years ago, before the internet, people used to go off to war and write letters and stuff. If you’ve got plenty of time, it can be nice to write longer-form things about what you’ve been up to, adding drawings or whatever, and actually mailing them to your loverrrrrr. Then they have something to keep, and look back on when they’re 40 and all those digital messages have disappeared.
If it’s someone new…
Keep things light, especially if you’ve never met them inreal life. You can talk about what you’ll do once iso lifts and you can hangout in actual venues, but don’t make marriage plans or anything, no matter howbored you get. And you know we’re gonna say it: careful with those nudes andsexts, too – you never know where they’ll end up.
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