Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder: How to Enjoy a Long Distance Valentine's Day

Everybody knows it’s never an easy thing to be separated from the person who has stolen your heart. As one could imagine, it’s even more challenging to be apart during one of the most anticipated and romantic holidays of the year. While you watch other couples hold hands and share a candle-lit dinner, laughing and acting all cute, you wistfully fantasize about sharing the special day with your partner.

If you cannot be together on Valentine’s Day, the most important thing you can do is make your partner feel as close to you as possible. The worst things to do is ignore Valentine’s Day as if it weren’t happening, sulking as you sit in your room and eat all the heart shaped sweets you can get your hands on. So what if you can't cuddle up and watch a movie? You may just have to be a little more creative in the way you choose to celebrate! No matter the distance, you must make sure your man knows just how special he is to you! I was fortunate enough to interview sophomore Dora Kikianis, who shared her ideas and tips on how to help you look forward to February 14th. 

Her Campus: How far away are you and your boyfriend?

Dora Kikianis: Our schools are about 85 miles away. It is an hour and a half car ride but because I don’t have a car, the train takes about 3 hours.

HC: How often do you guys see each other?

DK: We try to make time to see one another every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how busy we are that month.

HC: What’s your best advice to those who wont be able to be with their significant other on Valentines Day?

DK: To those who won’t be able to spend Valentine’s Day with their significant other, still try to make the day special for one another. The next time you see each other I would say to make a special date to show that you care about your significant other.

HC: How do you recommend they spend it?

DK: I would take some time to talk to your significant other, whether it is on the phone or on Skype. Or you could even watch your favorite movie and text or Skype while watching it. Just because you guys are miles apart, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a movie together. Show them that they are an important part of your life.

HC: Do you have any ideas to still make the day special?

DK: I would say to send them their favorite candy or even just a card to show them that they are on your mind. 

Although being separated on Valentines Day may seem like the worst possible scenario, I promise there are ways to make it better than you expect.  It is said that distance makes the heart grow fonder and what greater way to prove just how strong your relationship is than two lovers enjoying Valentine’s Day miles apart?