“Oh those summer nights”, sang Olivia Newton John and John Travolta in ‘Grease’, as they lived their very own strong summer romance. And there really is nothing like falling head over heels with a stranger under the scorching sun on a breezy Mediterranean beach. The question is: how can you make it last?
A Summer Romance Can Become A Lasting Kind Of Love
The warm sun will go and the beautiful Med island will be a beautiful memory soon, as you sit by your office window wrapped in your woolly jumper and watching the autumn leaves fall. But that warm, fuzzy feeling inside doesn’t have to go with them. This is how.
Make Beautiful Memories
The number one thing to do once you realize you’d like that girl to stay in your life come September is to make sure to have as much fun as you can during your time together. Live for the moment, get a little crazy, and create exciting memories you can get back to when you’re far away and thinking of each other.
Other than your favorite cocktail, if you want to lay the foundations for a deeper relationship, you need to connect with your girl on a deeper level. You may not want to share your darkest secrets and fears with her, but make the effort to share a little about yourself and let her be vulnerable and open up to you too.
Quick judgments are a real threat when it comes to a summer romance. You may see a person who’s looser and acts more freely than she does in her everyday life, for example. Just because you’ve spent 5 minutes together, don’t fool yourself thinking you know her well enough to pass judgment. It may feel like you’ve known her for years, but it’s probably been something closer to a week.
Arrange Your Next IRL Date
The best way to keep your girl close is to plan a long-term date with her. Is your favorite band playing in her city in October? Buy tickets for it and make sure you stick to your plan to see her again soon. Or you can arrange a trip together, even if you’re on a budget. This is the way to keep things hot, even when the temperatures start to drop.
Don’t Dwell On The Summer Experience
It may be tempting to keep referring to the summer you spent together, but it’s not the best way to move forward with your relationship. We’re not saying that you should never refer to it – by all means, it’s where it all began and you should cherish it, but dwelling on it too much is a little sad and a sign your relationship is stuck in the past. It’s far better to talk about what the future holds, and share your present any way you can.
Use Any And Every Way To Connect
Thank goodness, modern technology is a real savior when it comes to long-distance relationships. Use the Anastasia Date chat app, use your camera, write letters; any way you can effectively communicate with her should be employed for your higher cause of keeping the fire alive.
Don’t be afraid to share your feelings and thoughts. Be honest, show her you mean business and make her understand you’re not deterred by distance and that she is your priority. Don’t be shy about being as expressive as you like, as long as she’s into it too. Make your chats as saucy as you both feel like.
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and there is bound to be some of that after your summer romance. But that doesn’t mean you should let your feelings (and hers) wither away as the summer holidays become a fading memory. A summer romance can be a solid winter relationship if you really want it to.