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Going Virtual: How To Keep In Touch With Your College Boo At Home

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Fairfield chapter.

Having a boyfriend/girlfriend at the same college as you seriously feels like the best-case scenario. I mean, it is so great to be able to see each other whenever you want, go on dates, do homework together, even just say hi between classes. However, it is all fun and games until school vacations, post-grad life, or in our case, a global pandemic sends your college experience virtual! Here are 4 ways to keep in touch with your college boo at home: 



An obvious one, but a good one! FaceTime is the closest thing you’re going to get when it comes to socializing with your significant other from a distance. It is so nice to be able to see each other while you catch up!


2.Netflix Party!

A new feature that lets you watch TV shows and movies with friends while chatting with each other at the same time! It even pauses the other person’s TV when you pause yours! Seriously, the best method for a virtual movie date, grab the popcorn!


3.Write Letters

Why text when you can kick it old school and handwrite a letter to your boy/girlfriend? Everyone loves receiving mail and a letter from a significant other – it is something you can treasure forever! Surprise them with a cute note in the mail, and it will totally make their day. Maybe even include pictures of the two of you!


4.Have date nights!

Just because you can’t see each other in person doesn’t mean you can’t have date nights! Pick a night where you both order pizza to your own houses and enjoy it together on Facetime or Zoom! Even pour some wine! 


Communication is key when it comes to going long distances with your relationship! Utilize these ideas to keep in touch when you can’t be together!

Katie Mazzotta

Fairfield '21

Katie Mazzotta, from Massachusetts, studies marketing and finance at Fairfield University. She is the campus correspondent for Fairfield's Her Campus chapter. Her creativity and marketing skills provide a beneficial influence on the chapter's event planning and social media accounts. In her free time, she loves the beach and spending time with friends and family.