7 Creative Ways Long Distance Couples Can Spend Valentine's Day Together

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Long distance dating can take a real toll on you. Take it from me, I did it for six years —before realizing that it was harder than I thought.

Yes, I might have thrown in the towel, but I'm not here to rain on your parade. In fact, I'm here to encourage you with tips on how to nail this long distance dating thing. Again, I did it for six years, and it was totally doable while it lasted.

With that said, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, here are some friendly tips on how you can spend the romantic holiday with your loved one despite the miles in between.

1. Make it a date via video call.

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Don't be bummed if you couldn't visit each other. Make it a priority to spend time with them and give them your full attention even if it's through video call. Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Facetime... there's literally no excuse!

2. You can still "Netflix and chill."

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Seriously. Don't let distance get the best of you. Instead, watch the same movie together from the comfort of your own place. If you want to go that extra mile, then "chill" via webcam (if you know what I mean *wink, wink*).

3. Just get to the nitty-gritty.

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Forget the movies. Just go ahead and get to the point—via web cam or phone, of course. Role play. Strip tease. The options are endless!

4. Get creative AF!

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Plan something cute ahead of time. Perhaps make dinner reservations. Perhaps buy them concert tickets. Perhaps prepare a staycation just for them. Yes, it'll suck without your company, but it's the thought that counts!

5. You can never go wrong with mariachis!

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There's nothing that Google can't help with, and that includes searching for the nearest Mariachis in town. Call them. Give them a list of love songs ***cough*** Si Nos Dejan by Luis Miguel ***cough***. And send a serenata their way on Valentine's Day.

6. Surprise them with their favorite things.

Do they like Selena Quintanilla? Kittens? Soccer? Oreo cookies? Well, send them gifts of all of their favorite things. Forget cheesy love cards, roses, and teddy bears. Nothing says "I love you" like that Queen of Tejano or Real Madrid shirt they've been eyeing online. When all fails, do edible bouquets!

7. F*ck it, just plan a trip.

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And if you really want to take that extra mile—and earn cookie points while you're at it—plan a surprise trip to their city or country. You will get guaranteed points from la suegra, too!

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