Well we’ve talked about the Choosey Lover and the Computer Love, but what about the Distant Love? In this age of ‘weisure’, online dating and social networking sites it isn’t altogether impossible to imagine being in love with Aidan from France or Charlie from Charlotte (I live in neither place).
In fact, perhaps the long distance partnership is better than the one where you can see your partner everyday. Jac…why would you say that you might ask? Well there are a few simple reasons.
1. You can still “do you”. This is a very important factor. Not everyone is going to be all out at the club doing them BUT they could be more active at work trying to collect those dollars or perhaps your sweetie is out there trying to see the world and help people. Either way, you don’t feel stiffed with one call and some text per day because hey, you’ve got your own thing going anyway.
2. There’s not the threat of giving away all the benefits immediately. This weekend one of my girls excitedly told me that she’d met a man on eHarmony. Apparently he’s celibate and that’s cool with me (cause it’s cool with her), but I digress…anyways…since she’s one place and he’s another she doesn’t have to worry about having the goodies clouding the judgment-he can learn her for her and vice versa.
3. Multi-tasking made easier. This is pretty self-explanatory. It gives you more to do than twiddle your thumbs waiting on Joey to call…especially if you can call Timothy. This brings me to my family pro!
4. TRAVELLING! You can always go visit…and who doesn’t want that.
Now there are some cons to it…and I might have to go into those in the comments later…but how do you feel about long distance relationships? Can you make them work or have you sworn them off? For those who are in them (Palin wink wk cite V) how’s that working out for you?