Perhaps a repeat...looking outside your geography?


  • Jul 16, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Has anyone established a successful relationship, that started off as long distance? I'm not talking, a situation where you both started, continued, and still do, live in completely different parts of the country. I'm talking more so, you met either online, or while one of you were visiting somewhere from out of town, made a connection, did the long distance thing for a small amount of time, and then made a change to make sure you were both in the same place? And if so, was it a success?

    I've lived in Virginia for most of my adult life, with 2 year-long stints in Boston (once for work, and once because I wanted to just go back) and a short term in Charleston, SC (I wanted to be closer to my parents). But something has kept drawing me back to Virginia. Yet, even coming back this past time, I KNEW that the dating scene here was going to be miserable, but coming back here wasn't about that, it was about work.

    The people are pretty much the same that have always been here. The dating scene is very...incestuous. And I know the only way to find something good, is to look outside of my area. I've let my career dictate where I've lived several times in my life, so I figure, why not for once, let something more important dictate that.

    I just want to know, if I'm going to open myself up to this, is it worth the time and effort?

    Thoughts? Advice?
  • HapaDude

    Posts: 35

    Jul 16, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    I'm sorry I don't have any advice to provide. But I just wanted to bump the topic up because I, too, would really like to read some of these stories or pieces of advice. I'm still a college student so when it comes to the future, I'm scared as all hell and don't always think positively. But nonetheless, I put school and work at the top of my priorities.

    And well, with student loans and all, I am quite certain that work will dictate my life after I graduate for a good amount of time. This leaves me with the feeling that a sort of relationship that begins long distance is going to be my best bet, especially if work is going to have me moving around.

    Great topic icon_smile.gif