Making the Digital Romantic...
Yes, that's right, you can still be romantic online! You might not be able to buy flowers, chocolates, perfume etc, but there are a few things you can do to impress your date…
And hey, since you met on Planet Rock, why not start with music?
Share a Playlist
Spotify has a great function where you can share a playlist with another member. You and your date can exchange new music that you've heard, or that you think they might like. It's a fun way to learn about your date and to discover new music.
Pinterest is fantastic for logging ideas and making ‘to do' lists. You can create boards with different themes, so you and your date can make a note of all the bands that you want to see live together, all the pubs you want to try out and all the places you want to visit. So, especially if you're doing this long distance, you can use your time apart to plan your time together.
Instead of talking on the phone, exchanging a ton of emails and trying to fit in contact around your busy day – arrange a Skype date. An hour of no distractions, just you and your date, (and a computer screen!). Take some time out to chat and enjoy your date's company.
It's difficult to conduct a conversation by text – which is why they should only be used when you have something to say. A little ‘good morning' text is always nice to wake up to, whereas an ‘I've just had soup and a roll for lunch' text, is not so great.
Share a mid-morning joke to make them smile, or wish them goodnight before they go to bed. Little things like that, let your date know you're thinking about them.
BUT REMEMBER....These little things can help to keep the romance, but don't get too caught up in the digital. No matter how busy we are, it's important to make that time for a loved one. And of course the whole point of online dating is to find someone to share your time with – not to share emails with!