Tips to keeping a healthy relationship in the digital age

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — It is no secret that however committed to a relationship you are, sustaining one is a challenging task.

Luckily, technology helps keep the romance alive.

Here are five ways to utilize technology to help build healthy relationships.

1. Keep in touch

A basic rule in relationships -- open communication.

With text messaging and calling, connecting with your significant can happen with tap or a swipe.

There's Facebook Messenger, Viber, Whatsapp, and Skype -- all for free.

2. Find new ways to spend time

Tired of the same old dinner date with your loved one? Why not spice things up by checking out the hottest party place near you?

The Internet has become an information highway that offers almost limitless date ideas.

With a few clicks and effortless searching, you can take a tour around that museum you've been wanting to visit, or go to that mountain you've been itching to climb -- all from the comfort of your couch!

3. Learn new things

You can also get new skills by enrolling in free or low-cost tutorials.

Learn how to play your special someone's favorite song with a guitar or piano in a matter of weeks.

Impress them with their favorite meal you learned to cook through instructional videos.

What could be more exciting than promoting self-growth while gaining the affection of your loved one?

4. Save time and money

If you're on a tight budget and date night is coming up, worry no more as there are several apps that provide discounts and coupons for even the fanciest restaurants in the metro.

You can also avoid the hassle of lining up for that in-demand diner by booking a table ahead of your romantic night.

5. Always be there

Missed a big celebration due to a prior commitment and you wish you knew what happened? Well, photos and videos are almost always accessible through your friends' or partner's Facebook and Instagram feeds to see what transpired during that night you missed.

If you're lucky, someone in your circle might even tweet memorable, even embarrassing moments live!

To know more about this topic, join Mitzi Borromeo on DigiPinoy, only here on CNN Philippines.