28 Empowering Long Distance Relationship Apps You Should Download!
Communication is a HUGE aspect of long distance relationships, and as we go about our days separately, our phones tend to become the lifeline between us.
Luckily, we live in a time where modern tech allows us to stay connected, making the distance that much easier to deal with.
To show just how good we have it, we’ve put together a list of some of the best long distance relationship apps to keep it fun, strong, and exciting. From unique ways to communicate, secret ways to remain intimate and the best travel apps to help you see each other, there’s bound to be an app that will help your LDR.
Touchnote is a great way to keep the communication in your LDR fun and tangible. This app allows you to create digital postcards, which are then printed into actual postcards and sent to the person of your choosing. Texts and Snapchats from your boyfriend or girlfriend are nice, but there’s something so special about receiving an actual piece of mail. The app is free, and the postcards only cost around $2 to $4.
Couple is the ultimate app for long-distance relationship. Its most widely-known for its “thumb kiss”, which allows you to feel your significant other’s touch when you both touch your screens at the same time. The app also allows you to doodle together, send voice messages, and video chat within the app.
Between allows for completely private communication between you and your love. No need to worry about friends reading your personal messages… everything is encrypted and password protected. You can use the chat feature to send messages you don’t want saved on your phone, or you can build a secret photo album of your relationship.
Avocado is another great app that helps you stay connected with your significant other in a private way. You can send private messages, share photos, and even sketch or create lists together. Super cool feature? The app lets you know when your SO’s phone is dying. No more worrying why they stopped texting back! Avocado keeps everything private and encrypted, so everything stays between the two of you.
HeyTell is the perfect app to use when you just need to hear your love’s voice. It allows for voice messages that send and receive much more quickly than typical SMS text messages. The great thing about this app is that you don’t need an account to use it. Just click your significant other’s name in your contacts, and you can instantly begin recording your message.
Without is a simple way to let your significant other know you’re thinking about them. Send a quick selfie or short note, or look up the weather and happenings near their current location. If you hate opening apps each time you want to check something, you’re in luck. You can add Without to your “Today” view so you can see a selfie or message in a matter of seconds.
Expedia is the ultimate travel app. Planning your next visit to your significant other? Expedia offers tons of options for airfare, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages. If your visit is already booked, plan your dream vacation to go on together. We can’t pretend we’ve never done that. After all, there might just be a sale on cruises we’ve been looking into!
Let’s be honest… most of us in LDRs look up airfare on a pretty regular basis. After all, how are we going to pass up half-priced airfare to our boyfriend or girlfriend’s area?! Hopper keeps an eye on prices from your current location to destination of interest, and it lets you know if there are any good deals on a flight. No more missing out on a visit because of astronomical flight prices!
If the Expedia and Hopper apps had a baby, the result would be Skyscanner. Skyscanner allows you to look at and compare airfare, hotels, and car rentals, but it also notifies you when flight prices go down. If you don’t have set travel dates in mind, you can look at their color-coded calendar to see which days offer the cheapest flights.
Fun & Entertainment
Rabb.it takes your video chat dates to the next level. No more fumbling back and forth between Skype and Netflix. This app allows you to watch movies with your significant other while video chatting! It makes for a perfect date night for long distance couples, and it definitely helps make the distance a bit more bearable.
Rave allows you to watch videos and listen to music with your significant other at the same time. You can watch videos on Reddit, YouTube, and more, and be able to message back and forth in real time. Why worry about a delay when you’re trying to watch a funny video together? Rave takes the guessing out of the equation!
Love Notes is an app that’s tons of fun to use and a great way to make your boyfriend or girlfriend smile. It allows you to create virtual heart-shaped “sticky notes” to send, either with your own personal message or a famous quote about love. You can even add an image from their gallery to your message!
- N/A on iOS
- Get it on Google Play
Couplete is like a private social media site just for you and your significant other. You can add to a couple calendar, send love letters, and even create a wish box with things you want to do or buy. This app is the perfect combination of communication, fun, and functionality, and the design is absolutely stunning.
Who says you can’t be intimate from hundreds or thousands of miles apart? We-Connect allows you and your significant other to control vibrations of vibrating sex toys for one another. You can create your own vibe, based on intensity, duration, and vibration type. Compatible vibrators can be found in stores across the world, or you can opt to purchase right from their website.
Vibease is another app that allows you and your significant other to pleasure one another through a vibrator. The app serves as a remote control, allowing you to control the vibrations from anywhere. You can even have a live chat through the app or play an X-rated audio book while getting busy.
iPassion is an average trivia game with a twist—all questions are dirty and intimate. Questions, which are multiple choice, include sexual preferences, likes and dislikes, turn-ons, and more. This is great as foreplay to use with We-Connect or Vibease, or just on its own for a sexy video chat date. A possible question could be, “The biggest turn-off is…” with the answer options as, “Nail biting”, “Hairy armpits”, “Hairy legs”, and “Greasy hair”.
This is just a fun little app to put into context how long you and your significant other have been in a relationship. It counts in seconds, minutes, days, weeks, and months, offering a unique perspective. When the distance seems tough, it’s nice to be able to open up an app and remind yourself that you’ve already conquered 377 days of distance.
LoveByte is simply an adorable app. It allows you and your boyfriend or girlfriend to send secret messages to one another, and you can also share lists of your favorite date nights, activities, and more. On the app, you can add photos of your relationship on your couple timeline, as well. For the forgetful folks, you can add anniversaries and special occasions into your LoveByte calendar.
Happy Couple is a quiz game for couples to learn more about one another. It’s perfect for long-distance relationships, as it can be hard at times to learn new things about somebody from miles apart. The daily quiz features 10 new questions each day—a perfect amount for some relationship-focused time, without being too time-consuming.
Though Intimacy Builder may sound like it’s completely sex-centered, the quiz app is about so much more than that. Questions are focused on helping you learn more about your significant other, and topics include childhood, marriage, work, morals, appearance, and more. Of course, there are also some more intimate questions, but it is a great way for you and your boyfriend or girlfriend learn new things about each other in all facets.
Desire is an app that allows you and your partner to give each other dirty dares from a premade list of hundreds of possible dares. The categories include dress code, roleplay and fantasy, and more. This is a great app to use before a visit, as you can “cash in” on some of your dares when the other person least expects it.
Truth or Dare: Adult Couples
This app combines the dares that so many other apps incorporate, with truth questions that allow you to learn more about your significant other. The great thing about this app is that you can select from four levels—classic, dirty, couple, and hardcore. In other words, if you only have a few minutes to play, and you don’t feel like getting all revved up right before bed, you can choose from classic truths and dares. On the flip side, if you want to add a touch of naughtiness to your Skype date, you can choose dares from the “hardcore” list. There are over 10,000 questions, so you’ll never be bored!
Honi centers around dares and challenges for couples. It’s tons of fun, and it’s made with LDR couples in mind. There are over 500 challenges, with varying levels of difficulty, for a truly unique date night. Some challenges can be simple and clean, such as telling a favorite joke, while others can be more complex and raunchy. You can even create your own challenges based on your unique relationship!
The Countdown app is just what it sounds like… a way to count down the days until a milestone. This can be the next time you see your boyfriend or girlfriend, your anniversary, or one of your birthdays. You can select music or photos for the background of a particular countdown! This app is easy to use, and it’s the perfect way to get pumped up for your next visit or anniversary celebration!
Lovedays refers to their app as “D-Day for couples.” It’s a countdown app, but it does so much more than just show you how many days are left until your next date or anniversary. It even allows you to change your phone’s lock screen or background to a photo with how many days are left in your countdown. Don’t worry… no awkward boxes or unnecessary details on this app. The countdowns and pictures are actually really aesthetically-appealing.
A text message or Skype date is never a bad thing, but sometimes it’s nice to find different ways to show your significant other you’re thinking of them. Gyft allows you to send gift cards to a wide variety of stores, restaurants, and internet sites, from Starbucks to iTunes. Boyfriend having a tough day? Send him a $10 Chipotle gift card so he can enjoy his favorite burrito bowl. The app is super easy to use, and it’s a great way to show you care!
Twyxt is like a secret journal just for you and your boyfriend or girlfriend. You can share your calendars and lists of favorite foods, activities, and date nights. For a way of feeling connected despite the distance, the app allows you to “send” spanks, kisses, and endless selfies. It’s an app made to be a diary of your relationship that you can enjoy together.
- N/A on iOS
- Get it on Google Play
Gifts.com by Sincerely
Who doesn’t love receiving surprise gifts in the mail? Keep this app on your phone for the times you feel like sending a gift to let your significant other know you’re thinking of them. It’s perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just because! Gifts.com by Sincerely offers tons of present options, from flowers to cake pops. You can’t go wrong with a thoughtful gift!
We’ve searched far and wide for the best apps to help make your long-distance relationship a bit easier. Which apps do you love to use? Let us know in the comments below!