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Indian couples share how they maintained their relationship while being separated during the lockdown

While the Internet is buzzing with tips for lovers to make this time of self-quarantine or separation more bearable, it’s quite heartwarming to see couples share their stories on different social media platforms about how they are keeping the spark alive even while being apart for days now. Under normal circumstances, being separated from a lover may not be so challenging but these are not ordinary days. As per reports, people are spending sleepless nights, work pressure is mounting and without the support of the loved one, facing such challenging time becomes even more difficult So, let’s read about how Indian couples are maintaining their relationship while being separated during the lockdown.
Having virtual or online dinner together
“People might have heard about online or virtual dating; virtual dinner is a similar concept. Since my boyfriend and I are working from home, we hardly get time to catch up with each other. So what we do is we have an online video call and have dinner while talking to each other. It almost feels like those days when we used to go out for dinner dates. We also talk about how the day went by and have conversations like we do while having dinner. This makes us feel the distance a little less,” shared Anika Datta.
We play online games “For those who think online games are only for children, they haven’t played it during the lockdown! There is nothing as exciting as pairing up with your partner to chase a target or eliminate enemies together. We play a lot of online games, where we team up with each other. This not only helps us stay connected but makes us work as a team. If you haven’t tried playing some online games with your partner, give it a try. You won’t regret it!” said Antarik Jain.
The old charm of talking over the phone is back
“I am not a person who is very comfortable using social media. I use WhatsApp and other platforms only for work. And there are so many groups on WhatsApp related to office work that I no longer want to respond to WhatsApp or any other text messages after I am done with work. This has made me and my boyfriend fall back on the old habit of talking over the phone. We are, what most people refer to as, school sweethearts. So, we do remember the good old days of telephones. These days talking over the phone makes us feel so good and it helps us stay connected. I believe that reading a message cannot give you that feeling when you hear your lover’s voice,” shared Surabhi Rana.
Video calls are the saviour
“Whoever underestimated the power of video calls, will now understand how wrong they were. Earlier, whenever I used to request my girlfriend for a video chat or talk, she used to refuse saying she finds it very annoying. Now the only thing that is keeping us happy and connected is video calls. We also have date nights on video calls where we watch movies together or eat dinner while having a video talk,” said Rajesh Tiwari.