Skype Calls Tips For Long Distance Relationships
What would a long distance relationship do without Skype? Well, it probably wouldn’t last as long!
Skype calls have made long distance relationships a lot easier to be in. Communication is key in any relationship and Skype makes those 2 hour conversations a possibility. And the best part is, it’s free!
Long Skype calls are definitely the way to go in any long distance relationship as they will help you to get to know each other more, keep up-to-date with each other’s lives, and spend some special alone time together even though you’re miles apart.
How to use Skype
So how can you use Skype? The first thing that springs to mind when anyone hears the name Skype is video calls. But, Skype can also be used for instant messaging and the Skype app on your phone makes this super easy to do throughout the day. You can also use Skype to make cheap international phone calls.
Fun Skype conversation topics
If you don’t have a good imagination these calls can sometimes become routine very quickly. Who wants to be bored in any conversation? No one! So it’s always important to think of new and exciting topics to discuss on your calls. Having subjects to discuss can be very fun and it can also help you to get to know each other even more than you thought you did already.
Here are some great conversation ideas for a long distance Skype call:
- If you had $100 000 right now, what would you do with it? And, why?
- What magical power would you chose to have if you could? What would you use your magical powers for?
- If you could choose one famous person to have dinner with, who would it be?
- If you were stuck on a deserted island that only had one type of food on the whole Island, what would you want it to be?
- If you could eat a specific food without putting on weight, what would you choose?
- You’re in an accident and you lose one of your senses. Which sense would you prefer to lose? Sight, Smell, Hearing. Why would you give this sense up?
- If money wasn’t an issue, what would you love to do in life?
The above questions are all hypothetical. It’s a great way to bring some light hearted fun into a long Skype call and often people’s answers are driven by previous circumstances and personality, so you also learn a lot about your partner.
Some tips when it comes to using Skype in a long distance relationship
#1. Skype as often as needed
Skype is convenient and helpful for a long distance relationship, but only if you make use of it. Try to Skype at least once a day, if not twice. This will mean your Skype call lengths will be a lot less (because you get to chat more often) and you will most probably have less fights thanks to constant communication.
#2. Turn off anything that could distract you
Turn off the tv, radio, and cell phone if you feel like they may distract you during the call.
#3. Mix it up by creating a group chat every now and then or by doing a different activity.
Invite your family and friends to join in on the Skype call. This one will make you and them very happy!
#4. Watch movies and tv shows together while chatting on Skype
By watching your favourite movies together you keep each others huh?
#5. Send video messages
If you and your partner’s time differences differ hugely, and you often miss their Skype calls, leave each other video messages.
#6. Eat a romantic dinner together a few times a week.
Even if it’s just once a week.
#7. Have Skype date nights
Make time for you and your partner.
Long distance relationship Skype date night ideas
- Get take-out
- Visit a museum
- Movie night
- Romantic dinner
- Watch your favourite shows together
- Games night
- Watch the sunset or sunrise
- Book Club
- Read to each other
Skype can be a great help to a long distance relationship and there are so many different ways that you can make use of Skype. Always try to keep things new and fresh by constantly changing things up by using the ideas in this article.
To learn more about long distance relationship and how to make it work, read our story here!