23 Ways Long-Distance BFFs Survive

Skype date ASAP, please.

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3. You've started to get creative with meet-up spots since you've been back and forth to each other's hometowns so many times.

7. And you recognize that Skype is the next best thing, as far as friendship-saving innovations go.

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8. Every now and then you promise to start writing real, actual letters, but one of you inevitably drops off after the first few.

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9. Of course, the letters you DO have are saved in a box with various mementos from different visits.

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11. You'll pick up a book, snack, or random trinket while shopping because it reminds you of her, but it takes you weeks to actually ship it.

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13. You immediately hit it off with her local friends because you just happen to know everything about them already.

14. You know her love interests by stories instead of names, because it's hard to keep track when you only get to meet one or two.

21. You've gotten used to sending and receiving non sequitur texts about outfits, favorite bands of the moment, or randomly remembered inside jokes.