Long distance relationships

Pud,

Is it possible for long-distance relationships to work? Or are they all just doomed to failure?

Brad

Brad,

Sure, you’ll miss your girlfriend and won’t get sex as often. But those drawbacks pale in comparison to the benefits of a long distance relationship.

Behold.

The single man. You’re constantly under pressure to go out and meet girls. Every time the opportunity comes up to do something social, you know that if you don’t participate, you’re missing out on possible sex (or future-girlfriend/wife or whatever). Life is constant want.

The in-a-relationship man. Every night is couples night. Saturday night? Couples night. Want to work late on Wednesday night? Can’t, must entertain girlfriend. Sure you love her an all, but wouldn’t it be nice to just do whatever you want to every now and then, without discussing it with her? Life is constrained.

The long-distance-relationship man. Want to stay in Saturday night, order a pizza and play Warcraft? Go for it! Work late? No sweat! There’s no pressure to go out and meet girls, and you make the schedule. Everyone should try it, total freedom.

8 Responses to “Long distance relationships”


  1. 1 Jane Poe (aka Deborah) November 11, 2006 at 1:51 am

    LDR’s = have your cake and eat it too?? grin …congrats on the “Blogs of Note” plug on Blogger. cheers, JP

  2. 2 Anonymous November 11, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    you are genious…
    if you want to be married come to my big fat greek wedding site.
    http://www.perigamou.gr

    hehe…

  3. 3 Anonymous November 11, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    i think long ditance relationships are hard cuz u nee to commit n ban urself from other attractions.. and can u really trust her/him that he/she would be faithful to u no matter how far u are and how much time has passed since u ever shared a bed, a kiss, a movie, or even a phone call?! i think it needs a lot of will power and certanity that he/ she is the one and no one else.. good luck with that and try to be patient reaallllyyyyy patient

  4. 4 Tricia November 11, 2006 at 11:28 pm

    You make it sound so easy.

  5. 5 Anonymous November 13, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    I married my long distance relationship. One of the pluses, we both still value our time alone with our own friends. In fact, some of our friends think it’s weird that we go out without each other all the time. I like it! I never worry about the trust issue, we’ve definitely settled that a looong time ago!

  6. 6 Anonymous November 15, 2006 at 9:15 pm

    yep. gives a lot of space for the guy to be a complete dick too… hmm, imagine that.

  7. 7 Anonymous November 22, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    i’m actually in a long distance relationship now. My boyfriend lives in Ma while I live in NJ. oddly enough, your description is actually quite accurate. He DOES stay in and play warcraft, and i have the opportunity to go out with my girls. While this may sound awesome, there are some drawbacks. We don’t get to interact with eachother like “normal couples” do, meaning that we’ve never really had the opportunity of having a real date, or any of the other things that come with the beginnings of dating someone. (even though this does make our time together awesome!) If you want to make it work though it does, and if it’s meant to be then the pay-off is great.

    and p.s.: to annonymous above… if you need to “ban yourself from other attractions” then you probably shouldn’t be in that relationship to being with.

  8. 8 Eugene April 10, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Psychologically, when people are in long-distance relationships, they tend to idealize each other, since they don’t see each other everyday. This results in increased trust, increased attraction toward one another…

    Long distance relationships involve a lot of communication. If there is bad communication, the relationship usually dies off… which basically means that if you’ve been in a long-distance relationship for a while… you must be having good communication.

    According to Plato’s Phaedrus, love = an abundance of trust, which involves a strong base of communication.

    In essence, long distance relationships are cool. I like em~ They give you room to breathe.


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