Cleveland!!! I'm from Medina! I think the crop up there is worse than it is down here. Anyways...
I think LDRs can work for the right people. I know that I would not be one of those people. I'd have to see a guy no less than like every other day.
For example, I don't think I could date someone farther than Columbus of Cincinnati, even that's pushing it.
Better pick of dudes.
Home away from home.
Variety of things to do or see (traveling to each other's cities).
Reputation unknown (for some people :lol
Insecurity, trust, faithfulness during time apart.
Finding someone closer to home (develop feelings, easier to see this person).
Not seeing him often.
Many more that I can't think of.