In this post I will be looking into if long distance relationships work, and why they do or do not. I will be providing personal experiences I have had, and other stories from friends and family. So I will not have to really have to do much research on the topic since it is all first hand information.
Over the years I have had the experience to jump into the online dating and meeting people through friends, but out of social media places, I met the love of my life on a site which only allows you to write only with 150 characters. Yup, you’ve guessed it. Twitter!
A lot of people are skeptical about dating people online because they’re afraid of not being able to trust the other person in most cases. I honestly think at the beginning of my relationships I have had trust issues, because you’re not always with that person and you don’t know how loyal they are. But after a while you figure out the kind of person and it is well worth it.
I have a couple of friends who met their husbands online through video games, out of all places you would think. One of my friends met her husband on World of Warcraft and my other friend met her husband over Halo. I was honored to be able to go to their weddings.
I messaged Rachel one day after she posted a picture of her dressed up as a character from Archer (cartoon). I creeped her a little I guess you can say and took a look at her online portfolio (she’s a graphics designer). I messaged her the same evening after looking and when Twitter only allowed 150 characters being sent over private messages made things awkward, so she suggested we moved our conversation to Facebook messages. I think it was a day later she gave me her number and we were talking over iMessage, and then we talked over Facetime. The months flew by and in June we finally met when she came all the way from Iowa to come see me for my birthday. Since the first time in June, she has came back to see me every month in person and we talk on Facetime all the time. She’s coming back in less than a week, and I’m going to finally make my trip back with her to Iowa.
So my advice if you want to try a long distance relationship is to NEVER give up on it. Even when you miss talking to them, or seeing them in person, it will work out in the end! (Well for most of the time anyways)