Before Getting Into A Long-Distance Relationship, Check This Out!

Before Getting Into A Long-Distance Relationship, Check This Out!

Guess what? Apparently, there are so many people in dating relationships that there’s a site devoted to providing statistics on the topic. It’s called and according to it, approximately 3.5 dating couples are involved in one.

We thought that was enough to explore things further, for a few reasons.

1) If you’ve met someone while traveling or even online and you’ve been wondering if you should explore being in a dating relationship, this article is for you.

2) If you really like someone who lives out of town, they’ve been pursuing you and you’ve been keeping a safe---pardon the pun---distance because you’ve always heard that “long-distance relationships don’t work”, this article is for you.

3) If you’re pretty much over your local dating scene and you’ve quietly wondered if you should try a long-distance relationship, this article is also for you.

It can work. Millions of people do it. But before jumping in with both feet and all of your heart, ask yourself---and the one you’re thinking about dating---the following questions. We're pretty sure that the answers will reveal if a long-distance relationship is what you're ready to take on right now.

1. Do You Have The Time?

All relationships require time. But long-distance ones? They require it in a different kind of way. You’ve both got to get on a workable schedule. If you work from 9-5 and they work a night shift, when would you talk? Or, if their downtime is on the weekends but you have a child, you’re probably going to always be on the go then. A lot of long-distance relationships end up not working out, not because the two people don’t care about each other, but because they can never find the time to really connect. At least when you live in the same city, you can drive over when you have a quick moment. Time is a doozy. Ask yourself if you have enough of it to make a long-distance relationship work. And last.

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