The Chances of Your Long Distance Relationship Surviving

While ideally, a person will fall in love with someone who lives nearby, that isn’t always the case. Many people try to make a long-distance relationship work these days, but, according to a new survey, the chances of that relationship surviving isn’t all that great.

A survey by SexualAlpha finds:

  • 24.5% of those polled have been in a long-distance relationship.
  • Only 31% of those people say their relationship survived being separated.
  • 50.8% were in an LDR for more than a year.
  • 15% of those in a long-distance relationship met online with 11% having ever met in real life.
  • As for what people constitute as a LDR:
    • 51% say it’s living at least two hours away.
    • 50.8% say it’s living in a different state or country.
  • One of the main reasons LDRs don’t work out is bad or not enough communication (40.2%), followed by
    • Jealousy (287%)
    • Cheating (17.5%)
  • Overall 22.5% report someone in the LDR was cheating.
  • 71.2% say work or study was the reason they were in an LDR in the first place.
  • Only 32% say they would choose to get into another long-distance relationship.


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