Even if you’re familiar with the struggles of a long-distance relationship, this article might give you some new ideas on how to celebrate the dreaded February 14th— Valentine’s Day.

When you’re together in person it’s more than easy to come up with staple ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For example you can: go to the movies, the arcade, or go for a three-course meal that’ll leave your wallet crying. But these go-to choices for Valentine’s are not available for all of us. Therefore, I have put together a list of ideas of what you and your partner can do when you’re miles away from each other.

#1 Double up on Netflix
I’m not going to lie. I spend about 40% of my week watching Netflix and I’m sure many of you do the same. So, why not double up on Netflix for Valentine’s with your partner? Simply decide on a movie or show to watch and start it at the same time. This experience is more fun when you’re also on Skype or Discord, so you can talk to each other when something funny or interesting happens.

#2 Play Games Online
Maybe you’re a gamer couple, maybe you’re not. Either way, there is no harm in playing a couple turns of Battleship (for free) on your web browser, or maybe a couple of your favourite games. Facing-off against each other or team working to get through a tough course in Portal (1&2) can be something super fun and casual for you to do. It can take some time to set up, and you might have to buy some games, but it’s a thing you can make a night of and you’ll probably have fun throughout.

#3 Send or Make a Gift
Sending a gift via Amazon or any other service can get quite expensive, but if you look for gifts way ahead of time, you might be able to snap up some winter sales from products that didn’t sell this Christmas. Places like Hotel Chocolat and Debenhams have pretty good offers post-Christmas. Or, if you’re short on money, try making a Valentine’s card online for free. There are a couple of websites where you can design a thoughtful card and download it to your computer. You can then send it to your partner along with maybe a drawing you’ve done or a poem you’ve written.

#4 Virtual Dinner Experience
The heading might sound quite fancy but idea number four on the list boils down to both of you making food and webcamming while you eat. It can seem quite ridiculous but add a glass of wine and a candle on each side of the online call and you have yourselves a not-so-lonely dinner with a romantic atmosphere. I mean, it’s a day to celebrate love, so why shouldn’t we at least try new things!


  1. Absolutely love this article! Me and my boyfriend are in a long-distance relationship (I’m in Wales, he’s in Spain) and for Valentine’s Day we had a Netflix date, something we do every Thursday. Love these tips and will try some others out!


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