Long distance and online dating not real?
Being an online dating world, its not surprising that most couples find themselves in long distance relationships. However people still question the validity of these relationships.
Like the other day, some relationship 'guru' while dishing his two cents of advice said long-distance relationships aren't real dating. Its just like online dating... its not real dating. Long-distance relationships only become real when the two individuals meet or meet again.
So does this mean that when a married couple get separated by work, the validity of their marriage suddenly becomes questionable; like they are on some sort of break?
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Here is someone else's opinion on all this:
"What would be the point of getting to know someone you met online that does not live anywhere near you. If its more than a 2 hour drive is it even worth the time getting to know them. I think the people who are really open to finding a mate are looking for someone they can spend quality time with and you cant do that with just online conversation. I am not trying to go broke flying across the states to spend time with someone I met online."
I know people who have made it work. And as much as face-to-face communication is believed to help foster and maintain most romantic relationships because couples get to display their emotions and affection on contact, some long distance relationships tend to last. Some online long-distance relationships have translated to blissful marriages.
If you ask me, I think long-distance relationships could be at an advantage. And according to some research, they tend to last because "they are prone to 'romantic idealizations'... the tendency to describe their relationship in unrealistically positive terms... reminisce about their partner in a more positive way... have the advantage of always 'putting their best foot forward'"
But since long distance relationships create an overly positive impression about the other person, most couples get disappointed when they get back together. Well maybe that is what the relationship 'guru' mentioned above was getting at... I don't know.
What do you guys think about all this?
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