Your friends are heading to the bars, but you’re staying home tonight. While they’re out trying to chat up every pretty face, you’re hanging with the girl you love best. But there’s a problem: she’s out of town—or doesn’t even live in your town. And while that’s harder than when she’s down the street, the Internet is making it easier. Apps like Skype and FaceTime may not provide the same intimacy as having your favorite lady next to you in bed, but you can still have fun and enhance your relationship. Just try these great Skype and FaceTime dates.
1. Watch a movie together
Our vote for best supporting actor? Nic’s hair.
With Skype and Facetime, you can literally have the same flick playing on your computers and be completely synced up. Only thing missing is your girl on your shoulder. One way to compensate is to pick movies that allow for some degree of interaction. Think cheesy flicks that are begging for a constant soundtrack of wisecracks—depending on your personalities, that means just about anything starring Katherine Heigl or Nicolas Cage. The steady stream of laughter will be well worth it.
2. Go lingerie shopping
This is obviously one of my favorites. Women love shopping for lingerie, and a present for her is a present for you as well. When she brings her phone along, you can get all the fun of watching her pick out sexy underwear, then weigh in with your lascivious opinions. The best part? You don’t have to schlep all over the mall with her Victoria’s Secret bags. That’s what I call a win-win situation.
3. Take her out
Taking your girl out to dinner might come off as a little weird. Talking to an iPad over a plate of pasta is not exactly the best look. Still, you can take her on a tour of your favorite places around a city. Show her some of the coolest buildings, the spookiest graveyards and the goofiest burger stands. She’ll love it, and you’ll feel (almost) like she’s right there with you.