After searching high and low, I am slowly coming to a realization that there are very few women, if any, that I seem to be even partially compatible with close to me. And by close I mean within 100 miles.
I am becoming more open to the idea of a long distance relationship. At least a temporary one.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I would say go for it. I was in a LD relationship for 2 years and it was great. (It stopped because of my atheism, not the distance).
The key to a LD relationship is communication. You and your other have to make habits of being honest, trusting, and willing to talk about whatever is on your mind.
It is hard, but definitely doable. You get to really know a person because all you have is talking, and when you do get to see them, you don't really fight about the small things. You just enjoy your time together :)
It all depends on your ability to relocate. Or hers. One or the other.
Hell, I know a couple that got together after the one moved from England to America. They were talking online for something like a year, before he moved here. There are many obstacles, but it can work.
Hmm, not half as weird as I was expecting.
7 hours isn't even all that bad. You can make a weekend of it and see her on a regular basis, once you get to the point of the relationship where you're sleeping over at each other's place. Heck, I'm nearly an hour from my girlfriend. What's kind of screwed up is that I work in the city she lives in and she works in the city I live in.
I'm sure the distance will seem closer as we get used to traveling it.
At least you or the other can just stay put after work to see each other. I'm still saving up for a jet. :P
I was in a long-distance relationship until just a couple weeks ago, actually. While it didn't end as a direct result of the distance, the distance did put a strain on our relationship, as it's really hard to communicate effectively and feel a sense of intimacy when you are so far from the other person and largely communicate through text.
I think that a major problem was that we did communicate primarily through text. I think that if you want a long-distance relationship to be successful, you should take advantage of things like Skype or other video chat services. Being able to see and hear the other person makes the relationship feel far more intimate, and it's just easier to communicate when you're able to pick up non-verbal cues and such.
Or use your cell phone and talk after your nights and weekends kick in. Surely one person on either side of the relationship must have a cell phone.
I can see how video can be beneficial at times, though, yeah.