As people’s lives become busier and as careers take off, your priorities shift.
It seems that all the negatives of an LDR in college are now its major selling points.
Prioritizing seeing each other in person when you can while you wait for the day when you can finally live in the same city. You’re not going to casually run into each other or see each other when your social circles overlap, so you need to be even more intentional about dating one another. Make the same recipe and compare notes while you eat “together.” Don’t let dates become an overthought just because you can’t physically go out for dinner together. Don’t limit your long-distance conversations to one medium. Find ways to make your long-distant significant other feel like a greater part of your life far away.
Schedule regular Skype and phone dates — not just ten minutes here or there. Maybe provide them with a cute flowchart of your work colleagues so he/she can follow your work stories better. Try to include your boyfriend/girlfriend in the details of your life.
We tried to make it work as best we could, but ultimately the distance worked against us.
As I watched my own relationship and the long-distance relationships of my friends dissolve around me, I vowed never to embark on a nightmare like that ever again.
In the early stages of dating, it can sometimes be tricky to know what she is looking for in a dating partner.