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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