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.
With this app you can video chat, phone chat, text, send voice clips, send photos, “thumbkiss”, 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
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!).
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.
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!
Happy Couple is a quiz game for couples to learn more about one another. The quiz is just 10 questions each day (5 about you, 5 about your partner) – so it’s not too time consuming but you still learn 10 new things about your partner!
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?
About Sarah O'Leary
Currently enrolled in the master's program for marriage and family therapy at USD, I am captivated most by the importance of relationships and emotions and their impact on 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.