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7 Romantic Ways to Surprise Your Boyfriend in a Long Distance Relationship

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Making a long distance relationship work requires mutual love and a whole lot of creativity. Maintaining the relationship energy is much harder for couples far away. Luckily, the internet never runs out of romantic ideas for long distance relationships.

Being separated is hard, especially in these moments of the pandemic where we have to stay at home and the ones we love are far away. Date nights and lengthy phone conversations or texting marathons sometimes just aren’t enough to stop LDR loneliness. We need to make up for the time we spend separated from our partner.

What should you not do in a Long distance relationship?

Having said that, before we get into some of the best things to do in a long distance relationship, let’s get one thing straight: What should you not do in a Long distance relationship? Being clingy, sad or desperate is a big no-no! Nobody likes that and it will get you nowhere.

But! When you love someone and go together like Copy and Paste, you should let him know!

Maybe right now you can’t catch 2 trains and a flight to get to him and surprise your love in person, but you can use your imagination to make his day and let him know that he’s the hero of your dreams. 

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What can LDR couples do to make long distance work? 

Everything! And a lot of everything, because falling into a routine without your partner is one of the main reasons for breaking up because of the distance. 

When we say everything, we mean there is an ocean of things to do in a long distance relationship and you should use it and explore it day by day in order to ensure the thriving but also surviving of your long distance relationship. 

Explore things like fun games for long distance couples, frequent LDR couple gifts, creative online dates and above all – romantic ways to surprise your long distance boyfriend!  Let’s face it, nothing stirs up emotions like the unexpected. Especially when it comes from the person you love.

If I know what Love is, it is because of you.

Herman Hesse
Making a long distance relationship work - surprise your boyfriend
Making a Long Distance Relationship Work – Surprise Your Boyfriend

No matter how far away he is, he’s always on your mind. Let him know in a very special way. Add some extra spice to your long distance relationship and surprise your boyfriend with wonderful romantic gestures he doesn’t expect! 

Here is a list of the Romantic ways to Surprise your Boyfriend in a long distance relationship. It has everything – including real-time heartbeat and Pizza!       

7. Long distance relationship Video: tell him what you Love about Him

Making a long distance relationship video is different from the standard video call. It’s like a modern love letter, and history teaches us love letters are champions at making long distance work.

If you’re wondering how can I make my boyfriend a special day, here is your answer. Just record yourself. It doesn’t have to be long, but it has to be from the heart! Boys love romance too! Regardless of how macho, nerdy or quirky they can be. If you smile every time you hear his voice, if everywhere you look, you are reminded of his love – tell him! He will want to hear it, even if he knows it already.

You can record it in your bed, while drinking coffee, looking your best or without makeup at all. You can record it anywhere, anytime. Just say what’s on your mind. Just talk and share how you feel. Share with your partner what you like about his look, what you love about him. Really, just share.

And if you’re not much of a speaker, that’s all right. You didn’t sweet-talk him into loving you. He’ll know what you feel. As Victor Hugo put it, when we hear voices that we love, we need not understand the words they say. 

Long distance relationship video is a modern love letter
Long Distance Relationship Video is a Modern Love Letter

6. Long Distance Pizza! 

Surprise your boyfriend with food! Food goes a long way when it comes to best things to do in a long distance relationship. And pizza is really one of the ideal LDR couple gifts.

How to surprise your boyfriend with food?

Find a Pizza Hut near him and order the pizza he likes around the time when you know he might be hungry. Then call him and hint that he should maybe get some food. 

When he thinks that’s a good idea and he might have a snack, a couple of minutes later – Ta-daa! Pizza! That’s a jaw-dropping-happy-boyfriend moment right there! 

Now, that’s a girlfriend every guy dreams about. When you do it, his soul will have a moment like: “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.” And he won’t be talking about pizza. #Love  

LDR couples: Way to a Man's Heart is Through His Stomach
Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach

Just in case he’s not the pizza type (highly unlikely), you can get him some cupcakes or whatever you know he likes. 

5. Pillow talk – get him a gadget so he can listen to your heartbeat

Pillow talk bracelet is one of the most romantic gadgets ever! This perfect bracelet for long distance couples allows you to listen to each other’s heartbeats in realtime! When it comes to devices for long distance couples, you can’t top Pillow talk! Get one for your boyfriend, have it delivered to his address and surprise him with the sound of your heart.  

How does this champion of long distance couples toys work?

Each of you has a wristband you wear to bed and a small speaker to place under your pillow. The wristband picks up your realtime heartbeat and sends it to your boyfriend’s pillow.

The Perfect Bracelet for Long Distance Couples

In your own pillow, you can hear the heartbeat of your loved one, wherever they are in the world.

Pefect Bracelet for long distance couples.
Bracelet for long distance couples – Photo by: Littleriot.com

When he is sitting alone, listening to the beating of your heart, he will feel just how sacred and blessed the two of you are with each other.

 I smile whenever I get a message from you!

4. Send him a Hand Written Love Letter via snail-mail

Handwritten love letters will never go out of style. The lines and curves imprinted by ink on paper carry with it the emotions of the person writing it. Making long distance work is a craft of romance. That’s why love letters always were and always will be among the best romantic ideas for long distance relationships.

Modern LDR couples don’t write as much. That’s precisely why you should do it to stir things. Just imagine his surprise when he gets the letter with your letters, formed into sentences, which carry your thoughts all the way to his address. Nothing says I love you like a handwritten letter. 

He will carry that moment with him always. No matter what happens or where the paths take you in the future, that moment will always remain as something special that happened between you and him. 

Romantic Ways to Surprise Your Boyfriend in a Long Distance Relationship
Romantic Ways to Surprise Your Boyfriend in a Long Distance Relationship

3. Start a Countdown for your Reunion!

Nothing is sweeter for LDR couples than a constant reminder of the two of you finally getting back together! Time away can be hard and cause you both a lot of anxiety. But knowing that you will meet is that magic sauce that makes a long distance relationship work!

Download a countdown app and talk to your boyfriend about the possible time you could reunite. Then customize everything together. The customizing alone should be included in the list of fun games for long distance couples. And for the cherry at the top, you can both put the countdown on your home screen.  

“I love you ~ those three words have my life in them.” 

Tsarina Alexandra to the emperor Nicholas III

But, where is the surprise factor? 

This one is subtle! 

LDR couples surprise – the afterthought of love!

It’s in the fact that every time he looks at his phone, he’ll be thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence and feeling the scent of your lover after a long time. And time will work in your favor!

Fun games for long distance couples.
Check these Perfect Long Distance Relationship Games for LDR Couples

2. LDR couple gifts: A Photo per day 

Send him a photo per day! This romantic surprise idea is among the best LDR couple gifts you can give to your loved one.

Print out some photos of the two of you – or some of your favorite texts you exchanged. Put one photo in the envelope, put a stamp on it and send it to him every day that you’re apart. A photo is worth a thousand words of love and romance you have for him.

If you don’t have enough photos, you can send handwritten messages, instead of texts. You can find the inspiration in these LDR magical good morning messages for him. Or these 275 Good night messages for him. Or find some quotes that will make his day. They don’t have to be long. Just remember Tsarina Alexandra that put her entire soul in one single sentence to the emperor Nicholas III: “I love you ~ those three words have my life in them.” 

Live well, Love a Lot, Laugh much!

1. Make him laugh day after day  

Out of 7 billion smiles – his is your favorite! The perfect reason to surprise him with something funny! Making him laugh is always among the best romantic ideas for your long distance relationship. Use it! Here is one idea how!

Add your face into a funny e-card and send it to your partner, dancing away! JibJab is perfect for goofy and romantic e-cards for all occasions. Most of them are so funny, your boyfriend will be bursting in laughter.

Even if you bring out just a little smile, it’s worth it, because you’ll be in that smile as you are in his heart. 

Long distance relationships make both partners feel like they need more romantic contact with each other. Use that energy for a romantic surprise and make your long distance relationship work.

long distance relationship: LDR couples - love concors all
LDR couples: Love Concors All

Long Distance Relationship Quiz

Before you go, have a go at our Long Distance Relationship Quiz. See what our algorithm thinks on how strong is your love and will your long distance relationship last?

QUIZ: Will Your Long Distance Relationship Last?

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