Date Night When You Are In A Long Distance Relationship

Sometimes I miss going on dates since I’m in a LDR.   Particularly, I miss going to the movies together–sharing popcorn and having a shoulder to rest my head on or hide behind.  It’s Oscar season and we are both into movies, so we started the plan of watching movies separately and then discussing them later.  I know it doesn’t lend to hand holding during the movie but at least it gives us a similar experience and something to discuss after. It also actually makes us find even more time for each other, which is something we would need to do in person, so it’s yet another cool way to strengthen our time together and apart.

Last week, we even took it a step further and turned on our Skype (again, thank goodness for technology!), and while I watched The Hurt Locker on On Demand, he watched the same flick on his computer.  Since he has two computers, he used one to watch me watching the movie and I turned my computer around to face me on the couch watching the TV.  This was a fun experience for us, but I think was a little more distracting for me because I spent some time trying to sync up our movies as much as possible.  The problem with our sync issues ended up being that while I was watching a NTSC version, he was watching the PAL version (so his version was faster).  So quick note to any of you in a long distance relationship who want to try this date at home, make sure that you have the same standards while enjoying your Skype date.

Since time and access to movies is a little more flexible for him (95% of all DVDs for sale in Kenya are bootlegs so you can get any new movie in the markets at any time), I am now behind on my movie watching.  So far, he is ahead by three movies, and by tomorrow I’m sure it will be four.   Which means, I should really get off this blog and go to the movies so I can participate in our next LDR date tonight or tomorrow.