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?
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.
But at the end of the day, as lovely as conversation can be...
Nothing will ever top the close intimate connection you feel just sitting near the person you care for. Long-distance relationships are hard, not impossible... but hard. And I don't think they can last long-term, eventually it will either end, or one of the pair will move to be closer to maintain the connection.
The best relationship I've had so far (I'm 40) was when I fell for a man from overseas when I was 18. We 'dated' for 2 1/2 years, mostly when he came to New York on business. It was hot! I eventually moved in with him overseas and then it quickly became a sick situation, though.
I think a long-distance relationship with someone who is a great fit for you is much better than settling for some clod who is local and convenient! I've done that, too. Talk about lowered expectations!
Yeah, definitely not a real option, when you're a teenager. At best, you'll keep it going for a few months, in most cases. When you're a teenager, a year is a long damned time, and to go that long without even basic physical contact ...
The idea of keeping a relationship going until you're done with high school and can get together in person is ludicrous at best. Perhaps when you're most of the way done with your senior year, it will become a more viable possibility. You could aim for going to a university somewhere near the girl (assuming you're straight; I've never asked), or the two of you could pick the same university or two universities near each other.