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LDR Couple: Duyen & Khang

We discovered a super cute LoveByte couple, Duyen and Khang, who are in a long-distance relationship.


How did you both meet?

We first met when we were really young, about 5-6 years ago. I was 14 and he was 18 then. He said I caught his attention at first sight when he saw me in a dancing class.

We started to keep in touch again 3 or 4 years later after little contact. At that time, he was living in USA, and we used Skype to chat. I could still recall being in the library when we had our first call and the first thing he mentioned was him missing the sunlight in Ho Chi Minh city. We kept talking for months and months and I can’t remember what we talked about either or understand why we always have so much things to discuss, but we just enjoyed talking to each other. We were close and he was always around to provide a listening ear and advice.

In summer on July 7th 2014, on one of our Skype video calls, I told him that I wanted to be with him. It was an awkward moment because he was just staring back at me in front of the screen and finally he said: “Did i hear something?”

I was expecting him to reject me, but he said yes and I could feel joy from his heart. At that time I’ve known that I would waiting for his return would be such a long wait. I understood that choosing him meant a lot of waiting. My friends advised me not to sacrifice my youth and time. But deep down, I always knew he is the one for me and he’s someone worth waiting for.

What’s one challenge you have overcome as a couple?
He always try to call me as much as he could, he bought iPhones for both of us so we could Facetime for better video calls. People would ask me if I feel sad or lonely, as much as I hate to admit it, it does feel so sometimes.

How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?

Whenever we argued, he is usually the one who will apologise no matter who was in the wrong. Usually, we use Notes on LoveByte to express our feelings and apologies, as it is sometimes too hard to say them by mouth.

Unfortunately we even don’t have a picture together yet but I look forward to the day we can meet up! He promised me that he will come back next summer and I’m very touched knowing that he’s working very hard to save up to make it happen.

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?

For long distance couples, loving someone living so far away is such a challenge. Always appreciate your partner’s effort to spend his time to make calls. Despite not being physically together, we choose to believe and trust each other.

The key to relationships is trust, respect, and patience.

How do you know he’s “the one”?
I know he’s the one because I have come across many guys and even though they take care of me well, I have no feelings for them. I’m always reminded about my partner no matter their advances.
Despite facing much skepticism from friends, we believe our feelings for each other is real, as we are putting in effort and doing things together to get closer with each other everyday.

Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: http://lovebyte.us/getapp.

Stay Connected: Tips to Conquer Long Distance Relationships

Due to various circumstances, many couples find themselves in long distance relationships (LDR). A statistic report released in March 2015 revealed there are 14 million people in the United States alone that claim to be in a LDR, where 3.75 million of them led to marriage. With the abundance of communication platforms such as mobile devices and emails, staying in touch is no longer that difficult for couples living apart from each other.

Long distance love

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In a previous post, we have mentioned that LDR work successfully when built around commitment and trust. But, apart from these two important ingredients, there are ways on how can retain a strong relationship even when it’s put to the test by the distance you’re apart from one another. Here’s some effective ways to keep the flame going between you and your lover:

Play online games together
Keeping the fun in the relationship is vital for it to grow. But, how can you have fun when you are miles apart from each other? Thankfully, the Internet and computers made it easier for LDR couples to still be together in the digital world by offering online games that they can play as a team. Virtual reality games such as SIMS and Second Life are great platforms to show your closeness and desire for one another in the digital world. There are other multi-player games for couples that you can try if you can really work as a team even when you are under pressure. Loving From A Distance suggest the following games:

  • Monkey Snowfight
  • Moon Base
  • Tank Ball 2

What’s your favorite game to play with your loved ones?

Keep the communication open
If there’s one important special ingredient for any relationship to work – it’s COMMUNICATION. With the help of technology, being in a LDR is no longer that difficult. Years ago, couples had to write letters to each other to stay connected. Nowadays, smartphones allow us to be closer to our loved ones even when we are miles apart. There are top messaging apps like LoveByte, video calling features, and even social media platforms that you can use to stay connected. By keeping your communications open and almost in real-time with your partner, it’s like distance doesn’t even exist as it feels like its bringing you closer together.

Patty & Ben

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Celebrate like never before
You will only feel the distance if you allow it to take over your relationship. Forget about how far you are from each other and enjoy the good times like never before. Celebrate small or big occasions together, even if it’s only via video calling. Cook together, prepare candlelight dinners, and even add wine or champagne. Show that you can enjoy and celebrate like the old times. If it’s your anniversary and you can’t be together, prepare special gifts that you can send to each other ahead of them. Life is short. Enjoy the simple things and celebrate together as a loving couple would.

Just like the famous quote goes: absence makes the heart grow fonder. Even if distance exists between you and your special someone, with the right amount of trust, commitment, and the rest of the items in this list – love can grow and blossom. What’s your secret ingredient(s) to keep a LDR successful? Share your experiences and tips with us below.

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Love Happens #2 – “I’d walk to you if I had no other way.”

“I’d walk to you if I had no other way.” – ‘Hey There Delilah’ by the Plain White T’s

“We met on Facebook in 2010, and were in a long-distance relationship for 1.5 years. Because he is from Paris, and me Dubai, there were issues with VISA but we didn’t let that stop us. We both decided to relocate so we could be together, and decided that Singapore was the place. In 2011, we got married here and we’re as happy as can be…”

“We met on Facebook in 2010, and were in a long-distance relationship for 1.5 years.
Because he is from Paris, and me Dubai, there were issues with VISA but we didn’t let that stop us.
We both decided to relocate so we could be together, and decided that Singapore was the place.
In 2011, we got married here and we’re as happy as can be…”

Featured in this photograph is Joy and Jerome, a couple whose story is testament to how Long-Distance Relationships (LDRs) do not just work out in the fictional world of Hollywood movies. For them to have gotten to the married life they share today, it took much effort, patience and understanding. In LDRs, you cannot always demand your loved one be there when you want it. In my opinion, the challenges faced can simply be summarized by Simple Plan’s ‘Jet Lag’

“You say good morning when it’s midnight,

going out of my head, alone in this bed.

I wake up to your sunset and it’s driving me mad,

I miss you so bad.”

But let’s not be all sulky and pessimistic. Adopting a less-taken perspective on LDRs, we see how LDRs really aren’t that different from other relationships. We’ve already established that LDRs require effort, patience and understanding – but don’t all relationships do? And that applies not just between lovers, but between friends and within families too. So my point is, hang in there. Yes, it is tough, but don’t forget that with every relationship comes its unique set of problems, long-distance or not. Always make the best out of every situation and remember that physical separation should never mean emotional distance.

Here, I’d like to take the opportunity to share with you one of my favourite movies that has a unique take on LDRs. In this movie, distance isn’t what separates the lovers, but time. Starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, ‘The Lake House’ is one movie that you could watch with your loved one, snuggled up on the sofa for a cozy stay-in Movie Night together this cool December. (: For those of you who are in LDRs, I recommend a Movie-Night, where you two hit the ‘play’ button at the same time. Come across an interesting scene that you just have to comment on? Share it with your partner over chat. If you happen to be a LoveByte user, you could record this as your first (and truly memorable) long-distance movie date in the Timeline! (: (I love how the Timeline serves as a bank of memories, it makes writing anniversary cards so much easier!)

Of course, this movie is just a recommendation of mine, but there are so many other awesome movies out there that will do just fine too. (: This Christmas season, maybe stop to reflect on whether your other half has always been giving in to you – like watching movies which he/she does not enjoy as much, but he/she watched them anyway because he/she just wants to make you happy? Well, if this sounds familiar, then you’re one lucky girl/guy. (: Why not watch something else for a change, another genre perhaps, that you know your other half would love? Here’s when you realize that enjoying the movie isn’t about the movie itself – it’s about the shared experience. (: And really, isn’t that what love is about?

So, all of you out there in LDRs, chin up and embrace the experience because getting through tough times like this can only serve to strengthen your relationship. All the best to our audience in LDRs reading this! Keep Joy and Jerome in mind – and one day soon, you’d get there. (:

With Christmas Love,

LoveByte Cupid :3

PS: LoveByte wishes Joy and Jerome a wonderful Christmas season of bountiful joy, warmth and love! <3

20 Inspirational Quotes for Couples in a Long Distance Relationship

LoveByte is NOW officially in its Beta phase! A huge thank you to all our Beta users! We really value your feedbacks so do not hesitate to let us know what you think about LoveByte! We aim to make LoveByte an awesome experience.

LoveByte started out initially with the idea of helping couples in long-distance relationships to communicate better and to enrich their life. As such, we are dedicating this post to all the brave couples out there in a long-distance relationship. We understand how difficult it is, and so we roamed the internet and found some inspirational quotes for you. To all our Beta users, you could also leave little notes on LoveByte’s memo function with these quotes for that special one in your life. The notes will definitely brighten his or her day!

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