We all know how tough it can be to maintain online relationships. It takes a lot of work and desire to make them last. A lot of couples get discouraged and give up due to the lack of personal intimacy. This, without doubt, can be hard. Although if you genuinely are willing to put in the effort and so is your partner, it is possible to have a healthy online relationship. As a matter of a fact, one of our online dating experts who has had a long history of online dating wanted to share his experience with you.
“Hello, readers. I would like to share my tips with you on how to make online relationships last. Being in one myself, I have learned that not everybody around you will support your choice. After more than one year of being in an online relationship, my friends and some of my family are still doubtful about it and do not fully support it. I always hear people say, ”Online dating sucks!” or “Why are you doing this?” Nevertheless, I choose to follow my heart and not let the others’ opinion get to me. If you believe in yourself and your partner, then go for it. Here is my online dating advice to you guys:”
Pros and cons of online dating
“Before proceeding with my tips, I wanted to talk about all the pros and cons of online dating first. It is important you know what to expect when being in anonline relationship or simply being involved in the online dating culture. I want to make sure you know both sides of online dating.”
Big variety of prospects
“In online dating, you have a lot of people to choose from. You are able to find individuals with similar interests, goals, and beliefs as you. Online dating sites only suggest and match you with the people who are similar to you.
No more clubbing scene
“You no longer have to attend bars and clubs in hopes of finding The One. The nightlife scene is not for everyone and many people who attend these places are not looking for anything serious after all.”
“You can meet people easily at any time of the day without leaving the house. Sounds great, isn’t it?”
“Unfortunately, not everybody is honest on the internet. It is easy to lie about your age, appearance, marital status and many other factors.”
“After talking to someone on the dating site, reading their bio and looking at their photos, it is possible to get a certain image of that person. However, in reality, the person can be quite different and this leads to disappointment.”
Online dating is not easy
“Millions of people all over the world are using online dating services at this very moment. As a result, the competition is fierce it can be quite an exhausting experience.”
Online dating advice
1.Communication is very important
“I understand that life can get busy and you are not always available for a chat. Try to find some time each day and talk to your partner for at least an hour. Update them on how your day is going during your lunch break, bus ride, bedtime, whenever. Without proper communication, it is impossible to make any type of relationship work.”
2.Remember all the important dates
“Keep in mind, or even better, put down your partner’s birthday, anniversary and any other important dates in your calendar. There are also tons of different mobile and computer apps where you can store such information. Remembering this information is crucial and shows that you really care about your partner and your relationship.”
3.Organize Skype or Facetime calls
“Organize a time when the two of you would have a Skype or a Facetime date, any app that allows a video chat option works. In an online relationship, since you cannot see your loved one in real life, it is essential to see each other at least through a video chat. This way you will not forget what the other person looks like :D”.
4.Be there for your partner
“ Life has ups and downs, there will be sad and happy moments in your lives. Make sure you are always there for them when they are going through a difficult time. Even if there are hundreds of miles between you two, a simple call will show your partner that you care and want to help. Do not forget to congratulate your loved one on their achievements either. By being there for one another, your relationship will become stronger and happier.”
5. Be romantic
“Send your loved one a bouquet of flowers or a cute gift. Do not wait for a special occasion, just send it on a random day to make them smile. It is the little things in life that matter the most.”
6.Do activities together
“Find something both of you like and do it together. It could be watching a movie at the same time on Netflix or playing an online game together. Doing some activities together will make you closer and also gives a lot of topics to talk about it. I and my girlfriend enjoy cooking the same recipe and updating each other on our progress. Afterwards, we have a romantic dinner over Skype”.
7.Talk about future
“Talk about your future with your partner. Depending on the stage of your relationship, it can be anything for the first visit to moving in together. Let them know that you want them in your life in the future.This way, your partner will know that your intentions are serious and will motivate both of you to continue dating.”