6 Apps to Make Long Distance Relationships a Little Bit Easier

Keeping up with a long distance relationship can be hard, and sometimes the distance can feel like an impossibly large hurdle. These apps will help you and your partner stay connected when you are miles apart.

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Before we dive into our recommended long distance relationship apps, have you checked out our long distance tips? If you haven’t, you can click for some tips on keeping up connection, romance, and intimacy in long distance relationships.


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With this app you can video chat, phone chat, text, send voice clips, send photos, and draw together (or draw separately and send each other the drawings). It also has a calendar to keep up with important dates. Couple keeps track of you and your partner’s timeline so you can go back and look at your communication when you’re feeling apart



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This app has messenger, wishbox, timeline, and calendar features. The messenger includes both text and photo messages. Wishbox connects things you want to do/see with your partner – date night spots you want to try, shopping items you are interested in, movies you want to watch, bands you want to listen to. Couplete also keeps your timeline alive and has a calendar so you won’t forget any important dates (like birthdays and anniversaries – where the wishbox lists will come in handy if you’re looking to send a gift!).

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Pillow is great for people who feel like they are pressed for time – but still want to keep the intimacy alive. It makes couples stop and take a moment out of their day to set aside for connection. There are “intimacy exercises” that are just 5 minutes long.

However this app is NOT free, but there is a 2 week trial, so you can give it a test and see if it’s something you want to commit money to.

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This app lets you watch movies, stream music, and play games while video chatting. This is a great way to keep up with date night! (And a great app to use with friends!)




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Couple Game

Couple Game is a quiz game for couples to learn more about one another. You both get prompts of the same questions, and then you quiz each other to see who gets more correct! No matter what, you get to learn some fun facts, favourites, and preferences of your partner’s!



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Paired: Couples & Relationship

Paired is a couples and relationship app helping couples connect, play, and learn together. This app has daily questions for you and your partner to answer, once both partners answer you get to see the results! There are also couple quizzes and games for couples.


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This app was built to go hand-in-hand with Vibease vibrators. Your partner can activate your vibrate long distance with the option to chat while this is happening. You can also share photos and videos with your partner through this app, and download romantic audiobooks to listen to together.


What apps help keep the intimacy alive and your relationship thrive?

Check out our blog post for our top apps for improving self-esteem.

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Article by Sarah O’Leary, AMFT#123449 (supervised by Jennine Estes, LMFT#47653)

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Sarah O'Leary

I am captivated most by the importance of relationships and emotions and how they impact our everyday lives. Both relationships and our emotions help shape who we are as a person. "Relationship" doesn't just mean partner, but rather connections of all kinds. This means everything from strangers, to friends, to partners, and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself. Emotions are what underlies our thoughts and behaviors, they are the key to understanding ourselves.