Without the ability to reach out and touch your love interest, be intentional about sharing your feelings for him/her. And finally, Skype in the nude might sound appealing to some, be warned that your partner has the ability to capture a screen shot at any moment without you knowing it.
It will get harder and harder to maintain regular Skype dates if there’s no possibility of closing the distance gap in the near future.
The best lighting setup is to have two light sources, one coming from behind your monitor, another coming from the side. You’ll look distracted and noncommittal to the conversation. You don’t need to wear a shirt and tie, but looking like you just rolled out of bed — in a sloppy way, not a sexy one — seems lazy and disrespectful.
Wear color if you want to stand out from your backdrop.
It’s also hard to sustain an online-only relationship, so consider the consequences of Skyping over the long haul.
Online chemistry is no guarantee of real-world chemistry, so be careful about any emotional attachment that develops before you meet in person.
Few things are more stressful than a Skype conversation that gets frozen and cut off over and over again. Some couples need to schedule a defined Skype-date window that has an end time, too, as chatting online can someone go on without end. Consider where you’re going to be when chatting over Skype. If you’re in a long-term, long-distance relationship, Skype is a way to introduce your partner to the things and people in your life that matter.
Once scheduled, treat the online date with the same respect you would an in-person one and be ready to chat on time. A private location is often best, as your significant other might be self conscious about being seen and heard by strangers in a coffee shop. (Sipping a beverage is fine, but chewing on camera is rarely appealing.) Refrain from Googling witty responses. Give your date your undivided attention, as you would on a dinner date.