Long-distance relationships have a shelf life, and the key factor that makes this type of arrangement work is having an end goal or date in mind when it will be possible for the two of you to be in the same place together — whether that means one of you eventually leaves your place of work, or school or tries to look for work in the place you are relocating to, or whatever circumstance it is the main disruptor that is keeping you from being together is removed.
The goal is to be with the person you love. So it naturally follows that in order to maintain a long-distance relationship there has to be a ‘light at
the end of the tunnel.’ In other words, there must be a date established for when someone will be relocating to have a shot at lasting together. Without a light at the end of the tunnel it is only natural for couples to drift apart.
It is the counting down of the months, weeks and days until one is nally done with the inconvenience of being in a long-distance relationship that keeps it strong.
If you begin an online dating relationship and know in your heart you will never relocate or your partner leaves the country for example and you are certain you do not want to move with them, there is a good chance you have already determined the outcome of the relationship — especially if she or he has solidly established themselves as well.
To make sure that the motivation behind agreeing to get involved in a long-distance relationship are because you are sure this person is — or could be — the person you end up with.
The only reason for being in a long-distance relationship is because you believe he or she is ‘the one’ and vice versa, mean- ing that if you are just simply ‘dating someone’ you might as well do that locally.