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Long Distance Love

M.I.S.S. Long Distance Love

If you are like me, almost any romantic relationship may qualify as a long distance one since I am traveling on planes, trains, and automobiles about 90% of my time. I don’t have a problem with this, and in terms of dating, I figure I will either a) meet someone with a similar lifestyle, b) meet someone at one of my many stops and then regularly stop back there, or c) find my hometown squeeze and stay in touch via technology these days. However, a quote from a dating man recently got me thinking more people than I thought would not agree.

From this man’s dating profile:

Please have a schedule conducive to a real relationship -i. e. not so busy after work or weekends that you never have more than a couple of days a week to share together.

No problem, to each their own. But reading this really hit me because even when not extra busy, I only have a couple days a week to share together with a romantic prospect. Sure, if I’m into this person, I will make time. But I have not yet figured out how to manufacture and distribute time, so good luck for creating something out of thin air, or me changing my entire life to date.

Am I reading too much into that quote? Possible. Is this just a sore spot for me? Perhaps. However, I am very intrigued where everyone else stands. The idea of long distance dating came up with a group I was with last week, too, and the jury was split on if it was favorable or not.

Thoughts? Does technology ease the distance of daters and make it more conducive to more spread out relationships? Or is it just a last resort when you and your main squeeze must be far apart? Let me know what you think.

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3 Responses to “Long Distance Love”

  1. Sofie says:

    I think it really depends on how strong of a connection you feel for a person. I went through it for nearly four years, and I was okay with it. I never had the desire to cheat, and we trusted each other completely. We saw each other at most about every 3 months, and the longest we were apart was about 5 months. Technology does definitely ease the loneliness. The use of webcams, and even now with iPhones face feature, works wonders with long distance love. The way I see it, if there’s a connection there, the distance is well worth it. I wouldn’t want to do it forever, and I’d like to know that eventually it wouldn’t be long distance, but relationships are made of two separate people, two distinct lives, and we do what we have to do to fulfill our passions, even if it is without the ones beside us (physically).

  2. Don’t even sweat it. That guy’s quote might as well read, “Please don’t be ambitious or have a life/career of your own.” He sounds needy and like he’s looking for a housewife. Mr. Right is supportive and cherishes the couple days a week, which are not only enough to maintain a “real” relationship, but keep it fresh and exciting.

  3. Thank you, ladies. Those are some awesome words and really do help me put perspective on it. I appreciate you weighing in. <3


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