knowing there's another trip around the corner and knowing that because we don't have as much time as others, that the trip is going to be full of romance," said Whitfield, who attends law school in St. "We are always trying to figure out how to see each other," added Thomas, a freelance journalist in Atlanta. Department of State, which sends its workers all over the world, calls such lovers "geographic singles." Another label that has stuck is the "commuter marriage," in which nonseparated spouses maintain households in different cities, often for job reasons.
So how do I know if it’s worth it or if it’s all gonna be like a giant bomb exploding around me because what we have online or the phone just can’t be sustained “in real life.” I would like to know what to look for.It becomes even more tiresome when your friends accuse your relationship of being “imaginary,” since there’s usually very little physical evidence to back up your partner’s actual existence.Or, maybe, your friends are just a bunch of smartasses (like mine). As someone currently in a long-distance relationship, I get severe indigestion just thinking about it.I have probably dated three or four men who live on different sides of the world.Each relationship had its good sides and bad sides. This is the guy who would constantly think that it is never going to work out if you just stay in an LDR for a long time.But long-distance relationships are also big among young people: up to half of college students are dating from afar and as many as three-quarters will be at some point in time, according to a study published last year in the journal Communication Research.