Long distance dating: pros and cons

Long distance relationships are becoming more and more common. We now have apps, chats, texts, emails, video-calls – it seems so easy to connect with someone who lives miles away from you.

But is it really that easy?

Distance can make your connection look and feel real, when actually it’s not so. We get attached easily to someone who writes nice texts, and it’s much harder to be sure if they actually mean it if we don’t see them very often.

Well, sometimes we don’t know that even when we see our partner every day, but still – distance makes things even more challenging.

If you decide to go for long distance dating, here are the things you should be mindful of:



Are you (or have you been) in a long distance relationship?
What are the biggest issues you are facing?
What are the good things about it?

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6 Responses

  1. I am currently in a sort of long distance relationship with my fiance. He lives in a different city but we are in the same state and its tough not being able to see each other on a regular basis. I’d say a good thing from it is being able to come together and talk about our lives and catch up. it’s exciting that way because there’s always something new we can talk about. i think as long as you have plans to live closer/together like you said its okay but if it will continue to be long distance with no progression it can eventually fizzle out.

  2. Ohh, I was hoping this was an article. It’s a video! I’m in an LD relationship. iSo far, so good.

    • Petra says:

      Hey glad to hear from you! I remember you were one of the first people who ever visited and commented on my blog, glad you’re still around 🙂 Yes I’ve started doing video blogs recently, hope you like that too. Wish you all the best in your relationship, it can absolutely work out if you’re both in it for the right reasons. Take care.

      • Hi! And I remember you telling me to take my time! I did. Thanks. Well in 3.5 years of dating, he’s the best one yet. Follows thru on everything he says, flies to see me often, and compatible. We shall see!

  3. irina says:

    Hi all! I am dating online with one guy. It started 2 years ago when we met online. First I didn’t consider him as a partner and was chatting just for fun. But then I realised that I fell in love with him into ears. He came to my city, we had a great time together. I really have feelings to this man, I’m happy with him, but the problem is that he comes to me too rarely. That’s so frustrating, because I can’t move to him. I have a good work here. Same with him. I don’t know what to do. I want to be with him, but in real life, not online anymore.

    • Petra says:

      If you are both serious – you should talk about your relationship and its future. Jobs are important, but that shouldn’t be an obstacle, if you really want to be together.

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