Perhaps you have met someone while on your travels, or made a connection (although long distance) with someone online; relationships can be hard to make and maintain when you are not together so here are a few tips to help you keep the flame going.
Obviously in person time with your new interest is going to be limited in long distance relationships so you need to stay in touch; try some extra time talking on the phone, texting or even video chatting. Make sure to ask plenty of questions so that you can get to know more about their interests, work, friends, travels and their life in general and then be sure to share your details as well so that you will have things to talk about.
Body language, what the other person doesn’t say, is a big part of relationships; since this is absent most of the time in a long distance romance you will have to depend on reading between the lines so to speak. This means paying attention to those slight nuances in the other forms of communication that you are using; like pay attention to the way that they phrase things, the inflection of their voice when on the phone and try to determine what their mood is as well as what they are trying to say.
During a persons travels it is very easy for things to become misconstrued as it is very hard to really gauge someone’s emotions and intentions from behind the computer screen or over the telephone which is one reason that you should opt for video chatting as much as possible. If something seems to produce and emotional response in you be sure to ask for clarification before you jump to any conclusions. Texting and chatting definitely help keep relationships going but they can leave the inflections and emotion behind.
If you are like most people that are in relationships the more that you like someone the more time that you want to spend with them; however, depending upon your travels and budget it is not always possible to get together. Try to make plans as often as you can to get together, considering both of your schedules and budget; long distance romances can quickly extinguish so keep the sparks going by getting together as much as possible.