Being in a long-distance relationship is an exciting journey full of travels and adventures in various places; the sheer anticipation of finally meeting up after a long time is sure to make your heart skip a beat. Under the new norm of social distancing and home confinement, it can be an exhausting process with no end in sight.

What are some common long-distance relationship killers? Lack of communication and trust, lack of physical closeness, diverging expectations … the list goes on. If you face these ‘red flags’ in your relationship under the new norms — don’t worry; technology is your saviour! With the common usage of modern-day technologies and various communication and entertainment apps, there are endless ways to keep your relationship fun. 

Rekindle the spark, often communicate and know your significant other better with the help of technology. Here are some date ideas and activities for long-distance couples out there to try out — virtually.

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Constant Communication is Key

Sharing moments side-by-side and constant communication is the foundation of a strong relationship because it fosters understanding. If physical closeness is not possible during these times, ensure that both of you communicate frequently. Show them you care with minor efforts by calling them or sending messages to talk about your day or interesting happenings around you. Keep them updated about your wellbeing and whereabouts through WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and many more. Give your partner adequate emotional security and constant reassurance — a form of encouragement for when the going gets tough. 

Constant communication is made easier and affordable with redONE’s Amazing Postpaid Plans! Users get to enjoy unlimited free calls to redONE network for the Amazing58 and Amazing38 plan, with Amazing8 users getting unlimited free calls among redONE postpaid users. Additionally, redONE postpaid users also get to enjoy affordable rates for SMS and MMS. As a partner of Celcom Axiata, redONE users also get to leverage on the widest and best network coverage throughout Malaysia. Their voice services are available to 95% of the population, with their 3G and 4G broadband coverage expanding daily. Text or call your loved one anytime and anywhere!

Virtual cafe dates

If you are a social media junkie, you’ve probably come across home cafe videos of people making aesthetically-appealing drinks and beautifully-plated desserts against a backdrop of slow music and a warm atmosphere that resembles the ambient chill of a cafe. If you miss going out on coffee dates with your partner, why not recreate this experience at home? Search simple recipes for desserts and drinks on YouTube, share it with each other to have an online baking session, then have a video call to enjoy your delectable creations together. 

As you enjoy your virtual date, the last thing you want is a patchy internet connection, which can be a real mood killer. redONE Amazing Postpaid Plans provide users with high-speed 4G LTE mobile data for all your video streaming and video call needs; say goodbye to the unstable internet connection that disrupts your virtual dates!

Netflix and Chill — virtually

Watching movies are classic online date activities that most long-distance couples do, especially with restrictive travel measures in place, virtual entertainment provides the excitement and opportunity of seeing the world. With video streaming services like Netflix, Astro GO or Viu, you can have cinema dates from the comfort of your home (minus the queue for cinema tickets!).

Relax and unwind on weekends by streaming movies and watching them together. Pick comedy films for when you need a laugh, or pick thrillers and horror movies if both of you are all about the adrenaline rush. Playing online games is also a good idea for an exciting and challenging ‘date’; crack your heads together to solve a puzzle or a quiz — two heads are better than one. 

The future of video streaming and gaming is defined by high-definition graphics and social networking features, which takes up more internet data. With redONE having access to the widest and best network coverage throughout Malaysia, games and movie nights are bound to be a breeze with a high-speed 4G LTE network and internet data! Worry about running out of data for your binge-watching sessions? Check out redONE Amazing38 and Amazing58 Postpaid Plans that come with bundled VAS, which provides extra internet data for redSOCIAL and redVIDEO, specifically for social media platforms and video streaming applications. 

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Create surprises to keep the spark

If you are a person who expresses feelings better through actions than words, here are some ideas to show your love. Online shopping, sending a surprise handmade gift now and then, or even something as simple as exchanging letters and photos — the personal touch is bound to melt the heart of your significant other. With small businesses mushrooming all over social media platforms, you can also support them through these hard times by purchasing their products to gift your partner.

Online shopping, browsing and parcel tracking made easier with a high-speed internet connection! Enjoy affordable 4G LTE mobile data with redONE Amazing Postpaid Plans for all your shopping and browsing needs — with monthly rates as low as RM8! If you run out of data, simply opt from a wide range of value-added service add-ons that suit your phone needs.

Distance makes the heart grow fonder — with technology doing wonders! Technology fills in the gaps of human connection like never before. From video calls to movie nights and online shopping, redONE postpaid plan lets you do various fun activities with your partner at a distance with affordable phone costs and high-speed internet data. Browse through redONE’s Amazing8, Amazing 38 and Amazing 58 Postpaid Plan to pick a phone plan that helps maintain and elevate your relationship; find out more at https://www.redone.com.my/postpaid/amazing_plan

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