Dating someone from the same city can be hard, Dating someone from across the globe can be virtually impossible if you’re not careful.
Long distance dating is not as difficult as many people think and while the official success numbers are a bit murky.
Below are 6 things no one will tell you about being in a long-distance relationship, except for someone who has already done it.
1. There will be a lot of tough choices to make
So where are we heading? How do we see our future together? Should I leave everything and move to you? Is it worth it? Who will come and visit? When? Get used to the endless swirl of complicated questions you both need to answer honestly.
2. Your laptop is your real significant other
At least for now. You will fall asleep with your beloved’s face on the screen. The first thing you’ll grab in the morning is your laptop to check if they’ve already sent you a sweet “Morning, sunshine!” email. You’ll put your laptop next to your plate so you can have dinner together.
3. Time will be your main enemy
When you are together, you’ll savor each and every moment. You’ll plan to do all those amazing super-romantic couple things, or simply enjoy the warmth of actual hugs as long as possible. Yet, you will never get enough time. But once apart again, you’ll simply wish the clock ran faster: “Is it Friday already? So, there’s just 24 days left until I visit.
4. You will get more creative trying to fill up your time
Always wanted to learn French? How about play tennis, or master ink drawing? This is a high time to find new hobbies and try new things. Keep your mind engaged and let it focus on learning new skills. Besides, isn’t it an awesome way to impress your partner when you finally catch up again?
5. It won’t get easier in time
Even if you think you can get used to being apart and are now stoically waiting for when things get easier, they won’t. No matter how long you are in a long-distance relationship, you always miss your significant other like crazy.
6. You learn to live in a twisted reality
They’re never there, but they’re all yours. You spend too much time inside your head replaying all those sweet moments spent together, having all those daydreams and conversations. That’s odd. I know.