For many young couples on Valentine’s day, the pandemic might have forced you to be in a long-distance relationship (I can relate!), and you may be confused about how to show your S/O (significant other) that you care from X miles away. Here are some ways to Valentine up your quarantine with little gestures when you can’t meet your partner.
Record yourself singing their favourite song, write them a poem, draw or paint them something, or maybe compile a playlist of all your favourite songs. There is a lot that you can do depending on what your partner enjoys. It doesn’t necessarily have to perfect, because it will be made with love. (Valentine’s Day also allows you to be 30% more cheesy than other days.)
Okay, technically handwritten letters should come under ‘make them something’, but there is just something so special about a simple handwritten love-letter. Maybe it’s just me being a sucker for old-school romance, but there is just something about getting a letter in the mail from your S/O.
Going beyond all the cheesy romance, sometimes food is simply the key to a good time. Even the pandemic, pampering your S/O is still possible through the varieties of online options that you have. Nothing beats some flowers and a box of brownies. (please send me flowers and a box of brownies).
With the powers of Netflix Party, Google Meet, Zoom, and the like, you can literally do anything with your S/O. Eat a romantic candle-lit meal together, pour a glass of wine, and watch a few movies together.
You can also send thoughtful gifts via the internet. IG stores, smaller bookshops, and other stores all available online let you pick out something that you won’t be able to get off big conglomerates. A personal favourite of mine is basement books on IG that sells vintage books from all the way back to the 1920s.
Videogames are a great way to connect and bond with your partner in long-distance. Sometimes, long-distance can be monotonous with just texting and calls, and videogames offer an amazing breath of fresh air. They allow both of you to be together while also putting less pressure on finding new things to talk about, which might be difficult in the quarantine.
The pandemic has thrown everything into uncertainty and made many relationships long-distance with no clarity about when you can meet your S/O. This was also the case for me, and I know that it is hard, but one can only do little things and come out of it stronger.