Current Long Distance Relationships Statistics are Truly Impressive.

Long distance relationships statistics indicate that the number of people in LDR (long distance relationships) is constantly growing.

Modern technology enables partners to communicate from anywhere around the world, and is one of the main reasons why long distance relationships are booming.

Here are some statistics based on 200 people from different countries:

  • On average, they live 125 miles apart.
  • They visit each other 1-2 times a month.
  • They call one another by phone once every 2-3 days.
  • They talk on the phone for an average of 30 minutes.
  • They write letters (not emails) to one another three times a month.
  • They will have to live separately for 14 months on average.
  • In the United States alone, over three million people are in long distance marriages.

    It's estimated that over four million US college couples are in non marital long distance relationships.

    The frequency of breakups in long distance relationships is approximately the same as that of proximal relationships (PR).

    LDR breakups are higher than PR breakups within the first 3-6 months, while lower within the first 8-12 months.

    Similar statistical numbers stand for Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and some other countries.

    Due to the rapid growth of globalization, long distance relationships statistics get outdated quite fast.

    Compatibility and Trust

    The key to any relationship (long distance or not) is true compatibility between the two partners.

    However, now we can easier communicate with our loved ones, and sustain better relationships regardless of the physical separation.

    Today, people in long distance relationships can email/phone/text each other, use web cams, send flowers from one part of the world to another, etc.

    New technologies help LDR couples maintain their relationship until they start living together.

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