Dating books for college students
Newlyweds have an even greater chance of being long-distance early in their marriage with one study of 600 couples showing 1 in 10 were long-distance during some portion of their first 3 years.Pre-marital couples are harder to study though research shows an estimated 4.4 million college students (20-40% of all students in some studies) are in LDRs.All of these things make it more likely that they’ll fall for someone who doesn’t live nearby,” says Dr. The rise of Internet dating services predictably contributes to “coast-to-coast couples” – those who live on opposite ends of the nation and met on the web, but have a real, not just a virtual, relationship.
Extrapolating from census data it is likely that 3.5 million dating couples are long-distance.
Think of intimacy as requiring two components: 1) the sharing of emotions, and 2) inter-relatedness of daily activities.
Couples in long distance relationships (LDRs) usually do a great job of sharing the emotions that they have for one another.
Multiple studies comparing LDRs to geographically close couples find the same rates of breaking up over time.
Rates of Break-up for LDRs Versus Proximal (Close) Relationships (PR) from 5 Studies Multiple studies have measured relationship quality and compared couples in LDRs to those in geographically close relationships.