If you have friends that have dated long distance, you have friends who have complained about dating long distance.
In long-distance dating, you will not have the regular, everyday time together that same-city relationships will — fewer nights out, fewer errand trips, less time together with mutual friends, fewer shared experiences that feel like normal life.
The hurdles should keep us from hurrying to a decision to marry.
Be skeptical of the romantic euphoria you feel after a month of late-night talks or your first couple of weekends together. Plan for trips to spend time with people in each other’s lives.
If you have friends that have done same-city dating, you likely have friends who have wrestled against sexual impurity.A lot of energy in same-city attractions is expended in the daily fight to restrain the impulses toward sexual intimacy (sex is, after all, the right culmination of all Christian dating when the dating ends in marriage).That fight is much more focused and occasional when the relationship is long-distance.It may not be every couple’s battle, but anyone in premarital counseling will say it’s extremely prevalent.Long-distance dating doesn’t eliminate temptation in this area (presumably you’re spending at least a few weekends in the same town), but it limits it tremendously.