10 Ways To Make The Best Of Your Long Distance (6/25)
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

10 Secrets To surviving The Long Distance Summer Blues

The tale of every modern day college version of "Romeo and Juliet"

10 Secrets To surviving The Long Distance Summer Blues

You just finished your last final and are taking that first shot of summer freedom. You and your friends are celebrating not having to spend another moment in the library (until the brutal realization of September returns), and then the summer reality of love hits you. Every modern day Romeo and Juliet's worse nightmare: long distance.

You thought you were safe dating in college. The dating pool was filled with more intellectually driven creatures compared to the same old people you spent K-12 with. No more movie dates with the boy who used to eat paste in the first grade. You may have thought to yourself, "Finally, I can put on my grown-up dating shoes. It is time to try out a real relationship." Except, then you get to university and realize that nobody really wants to be settling down at age 18. So after playing your fair game of Tinder and the multiple Chads and Brads, you finally meet someone who shares similar ideas as you. And like the never-ending load of reading you receive, your love takes off.

The terms pass and you to fall deeper in love as the week progress to the final deadlines of the year. And next thing you know, you are at that summer BBQ taking a shot of freedom and then realizing what summer really means in college terms.

Summer. Goodbye relationship. Goodbye midnight Dairy Queen runs. Hello rude awakening of long distance. God, help us.

Soon, you find yourself back in your own hometown watching all the high school couples wondering around at events, and you wish you had your college love bird singing the song of summer romance beside you.

There is no bandage to cover the broken heart that long distance leaves you with. Despite the miles between you two, you can still live the summer of romance with these 10 tips.

1. Good morning texts

Remind your significant other that you care by sending them a sweet morning text to wake up to. During long distance, it is easy to get swept off in your own world. Remind your love that they are still on your mind by showing that first thing in the morning.

2. Pizza delivery

If your partner is having a bad day, find a pizza place close by and pay to have a pizza delivered to them. It is a cute, sneaky way to surprise your love on a bad day.

3. The halfway point

Depending on where you two live, this may work. Find somewhere in between where both of you live, and plan to make a mini road trip vacation to visit them there. For instance, if you both live a ten-hour drive away, meet up somewhere that is five away and spend the weekend together and discover a new town.

4. Movie dates

I practically went through all of Netflix during one of my extensive long distance relationships. Set up Skype, pop some popcorn, and find a movie that both of you want to watch. Then count to three and press play. It sucks that they are not there beside you, but at least you still can hear each other's commentary on the movie. And if all fails, cuddle up with one of their sweaters.

5. Surprises

Scavenge those couch cushions for any extra change. Go and gather recyclable cans and cash them in for money. Instead of going out for an extra coffee run during the week, save up your money to buy a ticket to see your love.

6. Play a video game together

Ready...set...go. Find a video game you both enjoy and play it together.

7. Skype

​Take the time to schedule a Skype date between the two of you. It is vital to show your significant other that no matter the distance, you still are willing to put time aside for them.

8. Playlist

Make a music playlist of all your guys' favorite songs. No matter where you go, you will always have a part of them with you.

9. "I Love You Because..."

A cute, quick and easy gift you can make your partner. Write them a tiny note about why you think they are the bee's knees and have them open up one each day you are apart. When they reach the end it will be the day you two are finally reuniting.

10. Be faithful and respectful

Know that you each have your own life away from college. Just because they are not texting you all day does not mean they don't care. However, if you feel like the relationship is not working at any point, talk to your significant other. It is better to be told the truth then to be cheated on.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments