A Thousand Miles Away: How Music Can Deepen Long-Distance Relationships
No relationship is easy to maintain, and long-distance relationships can be especially difficult; however, a meaningful gift can help keep the romance alive even if you’re miles apart from the one you love.
According to studies by Statistic Brain Research Institute, approximately 14 million couples define their love affairs as long-distance relationships, a growing trend as the fluctuating economy pushes Millennials to every corner of the country for employment opportunities and evolving technology provides couples with creative ways to stay connected.
Nevertheless, it’s no easy task to keep the flame of romance ablaze while so far apart, and every act of love helps fan those fires of desire.
In a new survey of long-distance relationships conducted by the romantics at KIIROO, long-distance relationships have only a 58% success rate, with top challenges including a lack of physical intimacy, feelings of loneliness, and a sense of growing apart.
These are difficult enough to combat when living close to each other, or even in the same home, but every mile seems to exacerbate the trouble, until many couples question if their relationship is worth the daily heartache caused by the distance.
Despite the challenges inherent in long-distance relationships, there are several silver linings that make it all worthwhile. According to the survey, over 50% of respondents said that their time apart actually made them feel closer to their partner in the long run.
As the adage goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” and through a strong long-distance relationship, many feel more affection for the ones they love because of the time and miles that separated them. Many couples find that they’ve grown more comfortable with themselves as individuals due to their independence, so that when they finally do reunite with their partner, their relationship is healthier, stronger, and more promising than ever.
According to KIIROO, the hardest hump to overcome in long-distance relationships is around the 6-month mark, making a personalized gift for a 6-month anniversary especially important for couples apart.
Long-distance relationships are tough, but well worth the wait for the patient pair. By leveraging technology that lets you show your love in meaningful ways, you can alleviate some of the lovesickness and bolster the bonds between you and your partner.
“As the world becomes more and more digitally connected and we see ourselves drifting further and further apart, the adoption of technology to forge new and better ways to communicate has become imminent,” said Toon Timmermans, CEO of KIIROO.
“From the results of this study, we see that technology in any shape or form is being used by long-distance relationships to feel closer, to feel loved and to attempt help ease romantic tensions that may arise due to the distance.”
Send Your Feelings In A New Way
Songfinch gives you the opportunity to express your deepest emotions and favorite memories through a one-of-a-kind gift that your partner can enjoy over and over: a personalized song created just for them. Music often holds much more emotion that text messages, emails or letters.
Bring your love story to life with a custom song, expertly written and professionally recorded, that your partner can listen to throughout the day — as their alarm in the morning, during their daily commute, and whenever they miss you — to keep the love alive.
Some of our favorite love songs
There’s nothing like music to bring two people together, no matter how far apart you may be.