Oh the long distance relationship. If you haven’t been there before, let me tell you, it’s an adventure. Much like with any relationship, one separated by a reasonable distance can be quite challenging. The difference is that you may not get to see that special someone as often as you like.
I have been in a long distance relationship across Arizona for just about three years now; Phoenix to Tucson. Could be much further, so I am thankful that it’s only a little over an hour drive. My girlfriend means the world to me, so I’m always searching for ways to be there for her even if I can’t actually be there with her.
I’ve found the most effective way to stay happy in long distance is in keeping that personal feel when we’re in two different cities. Do everything possible to maintain that togetherness.
When I discovered the Capsule app after a friend showed it to me, using it to better my relationship wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. However, the more I used it, the more I realized it could be a really simple way to stay connected with her in between visits.
Capsule allows users to create a message now and choose the exact date and time it will be received. It comes in as a regular text, and syncs with your existing contacts. It helps that it’s free and no one has to have the app in order to receive capsules.
I use it to send my girlfriend messages for days, weeks, or months in advance, while we’re still hanging out. We took a picture in front of a Christmas tree, and I sent her that picture for her to get exactly one year from that day. Next holiday season, she will be looking at a cherished memory from the previous year. We recorded a video together on New Year’s Eve and she sent it to me while I was at work the other day. Knowing that we were together when she scheduled the message makes it that much more fun when I get it later.
That personal touch can be tricky when there’s 100 miles between you. Capsule can be a great reminders app between friends and it has a ton of use, but I’ve found that it’s a unique way to leave your loved ones cute little surprises. Anyone dating long distance knows the hardest part is that time you can’t be together, and this app really helps pass that time.
Check out the app on: www.buildacapsule.com/app