How many of you are willing to date long distance if you know the Person on the other end is genuine?
Nope. I don't entertain it at all. If I can't touch someone, feel them, look into their eyes, feel that spark... I'm out. There's 7 and a half million people in my state, 700,000 just in Seattle. I'm sure there's someone around here I could meet and get along with
I'm too old and set in my ways and have no intention of ever moving from this beautiful hollow. Best I can do is someone within a four-drive and I'm doing that now. If it were to get serious and the distance become too much for us to deal with, then I guess either we'll have to part company or he'll have to move here.
I did this a decade ago in courting my now-wife. We met online (not on a dating site though, on a writer's site). We were 2200 miles apart. After each of us traveled to see the other, with her permission I just removed that obstacle and took up in a nearby Residence Inn to give us a chance to explore the relationship seriously, put her in the driver's seat as to when I would meet her children (then HS age), etc. I was able to do this because I'm a 100% telecommute worker. Job portability goes very well with LDRs.
I am currently in a long distance relationship. I know the other person is real because we meet as much as we can and have a great interest in each other. Now the fact we are a long distance apart does make it difficult - but it can be done and be very rewarding. The hope is of course - that it won't be "long distance" for a long time
I am willing to date long distance, but I would not relocate but for very exceptional circumstances. My blood family are already all dead, and I have 3 children. The family of friends that I have built over the years are invaluable to me. I am a very affectionate person and quality time is my second biggest love language, so I would have to live at least in the same city as the person that has my heart. I feel a little trepidation about the issue, actually because the members here are so far and wide.
I said I am not.
However, if money was no issue and either of us could afford the time and expense of FREQUENT travel, I could see it working for a while. I think eventually, if the relationship were to be headed toward Foreversville, the long distance factor would have to be removed.
My other half and I were together for several years before he took a job that required him to move cross country. At the time I was taking care of my disabled father and could not follow. We texted constantly and visited each other frequently, but it was damned hard. I sometimes don't even understand how we ended up making it work.
I was able to move to be with him after two years, and things were good again immediately. I admit I wondered if that would even be the case, if perhaps we'd grown in different directions and that was why those two years had been so difficult. Nope, it was just the distance - we're as close now as we ever were. We will not be attempting long distance ever, ever again. Where he goes, I will follow.