Whether you meet them while you’re on your trip abroad or indeed if your paths cross while they’re visiting your home country, some of the best connections are made between likeminded people whose subsequent friendship is then otherwise doomed by the vast distance between their home countries. Trust me though, if you had a connection with someone you met while out hiking or something along those lines, it’s a connection worth keeping alive and there are some great ways to endeavour to do so.
Connect on Social Media
It seems like a no-brainer, but connecting with your international buddies via social media is indeed a great way to keep in touch, if only just to let each other know that you’re still alive and that you still enjoy doing some of the things which brought the two of you together in the first place.
What social media connections do is that they also bring you closer to each other in more of a literal sense. It happens quite a lot, that being how you decide to visit someplace, only to find that your buddy from across the world is very close by, in which case making arrangements to meet up further adds fuel to the fire that is the growing friendship.
Connect via Online Activities
Okay, so it’s one thing promising to keep in touch through social media and even via more traditional communication channels such as having exchanged email addresses and even phone numbers, but just like even the most romantic of relationships, life happens to your new relationship – you both get very busy and any communication you may resolve to keep going may fizzle out into what can feel like forced small-talk and some awkward back-and-forth messaging.
Nobody should feel bad about this – it’s just the way it is, but that still doesn’t make it any more bearable.
It doesn’t have to be accepted as is though, because just as was the case when you first met, engaging in some fun activities together will do nothing but remind each of you just why you connected in the first place. Except this time the fun should be taken online through something like playing poker online.
It’s up to you whether you want to play for fun or for real money, but I’d say preferably play for real money because it creates that much more engagement and commitment on both your parts.
Some of the best in online gaming platforms of this nature are more than just poker sites. They recreate the entire casino experience and every element which comes together to make up all the entertainment of being in a physical casino. The online support and chat element recreates the camaraderie akin to sitting down at the Blackjack or Roulette table, etc, alongside your new friend and other likeminded individuals, enjoying all the fun on offer.
This way your interactions with your buddy from across the world will always be associated with some fun times to be had together, and when you next meet in person again, the fun will continue!