ONE OF THE BEST LONG DISTANCE GIFTS YOU CAN DO TOGETHER IS AN ONLINE COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS! IT CAN MAKE SOCIALLY DISTANCED DATE NIGHTS ALL THE MORE SPECIAL AND GO SOME WAY TO RECAPTURING THAT WARM AND FUZZY FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU ARE TOGETHER IN PERSON.
If you’ve been apart from your partner for a while then you know how hard long distance relationships can be. And lockdown hasn’t made things any easier. Especially if you’re on one side of the world and they are on the other.
Regular phone calls and infinite texts are just fine, but on special occasions and Valentine’s Day in particular (when you are ‘officially’ meant to declare your love for one another) giving your virtual meetups a purpose can really help deepen the connection between you both.
1. MAKING COCKTAILS TOGETHER BUILDS INTIMACY
Drinking is a shared experience that can make you feel like you are in the same room but there is so much more to it than just getting tipsy together. Whether with or without alcohol, the little ritual of following the same step by step instructions and learning new skills as you shake the same cocktail together is a bonding experience that builds intimacy between you and your partner, lending a much-needed break to a routine drinking sesh.
2. LAUGHTER IS ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS FOR LONG DISTANCE COUPLES
Laughing your way around the recipes is only one way you’ll build a connection with each other and get those endorphins flowing. Why not turn your party of two into a double or triple or quadruple date – the more the merrier, right? Inviting your clan to join you can help boost the lols. Not only do you get to have a laugh when someone in your squad inevitably messes up, but your drinks will be ready at exactly the same time.
3. FRIENDLY COMPETITION CAN HELP YOU GET EACH OTHER’S PULSES RACING
Who’s the better mixologist? There is nothing like a bit of friendly competition to raise your relationship stakes and boost the passion. Relationship experts claim that competition can encourage playfulness (which is linked to high relationship satisfaction) and this leads to you getting closer physically and emotionally. By gamifying your relationship you ultimately end up focusing even more on each other.
All this means that you’ve then got something amazing to look forward to when you are reunited with your partner IRL. Imagine how special it’s going to be when you can be in the same room together and put the new tricks you’ve learnt in your online cocktail classes to use to shake up an amazing cocktail or two for your partner and have them actually taste what you’ve made! Where you take things from there is entirely up to you…