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Author: Steph Royalty

Relationships are difficult enough, but long distance relationships can be extremely trying and easily unsuccessful. Importantly, long distance relationships require consistent work on keeping the fire going. Actually, you have to work overtime compared to a regular relationship. Social media has allowed us to connect with people all over the world for a multitude of reasons. It's not uncommon for people to find themselves dating long distance now more than ever. So, here are some ways to keep your long distance loving fresh and full of adventure! 


1. Communication


This is the number one key to making any relationship successful! Your communication has to be consistent! You don't get to see your significant other as often as you wish you could, so keeping in touch with them on a consistent basis is what will keep your relationship alive. It's really all you have until you see each other again. Open lines of communication will help your partner feel secure even with the hundreds, even thousands, of miles between you. Check up on your partner throughout the day, listen intently when they complain about work, hell even FaceTime as often as you can! Just make sure that you're staying in touch with your beloved. Phones, Facetime, Skype… there’s no reason that communication can’t be consistent and ongoing!

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2. Spontaneity


Thanks to companies like Noirbnb, you can be as spontaneous as you want! Instead of taking that costly flight every other week to see your lover, have you ever thought about meeting in the middle? It might be cheaper to fly somewhere between the two of you, that way you can save some money! It also provides the awesome opportunity to have a mini vacation: explore a new area together, create new memories and, more importantly, spend some quality time together. Noirbnb offers a vast variety of affordable places for you to stay all over the world! Call him/her up and suggest a random romantic weekend getaway, or even show up for a surprise visit (this can go very good or very bad. Fly out at your own risk).


3. Confidence!


No one wants to date someone who is insecure. You have to remember that he/she also has a life outside of you, so don't take him/her texting you back late as an automatic sign that they're cheating or are losing interest. Maybe they're at Chipotle trying to get some free guac and couldn't answer at the moment. If you have insecurities and/or don't trust your partner, long distance relationships are not for you. Noirbnb is suppose to be used for fun getaways, not to find a place close to your partners’ house to stalk them down with binoculars in the window! 


4. Keep it Spicy


You don't see your partner as much, which means you don't get that intimacy we all need as often as you would like. It is VITAL to keep things spicy! What's that old saying? "Out of sight, out of mind...". Yeah, no, you want to always be a lingering thought in his mind throughout the day. Send each other sexy photos, and I don't know about you guys but, some sexy texts always make my workday go by faster. My girlfriend is actually dating someone long distance, and one day, she booked a dance studio and Facetimed him while she did a pole dancing routine for him. Just a suggestion, -wink-.


Long distance relationships can absolutely work, you just need to put in the time and effort! Be confident in your relationship, communicate well, add some spontaneity and keep it spicy!


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I'm a 20-something blogger and freelance writer from NYC. I'm known for writing about my comedic dating life and giving relationship advice on my blog. Catch me on any of my social media sites, let's connect!