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Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship, guys? If so, how did that work out for you? 

For those who have yet to experience it, would you enter into a long-distance relationship? If yes, what do you think are the things that you can do to make it work? On the other hand, if your answer is no, then why not?

Some gay men think long-distance relationships are not for them. A gay man on Reddit, for instance, said, “Honestly? I hate long distance, so I don’t think it’s worth it. That said, it becomes more tolerable if you’re not monogamous.” 

Conversely, another user thinks that distance is not a hindrance when it comes to love. He said, “Think about it, if you love someone distance is never a problem. Love is Love.”

Meanwhile, another user advised: 

Hi, you mentioned you love him, so that is a strong motivator to consider the idea of long distance. When I was early 20s, I dated a guy for several years long distance because I was finishing up grad school and couldn’t move. During the time we were dating, we always had a plan for how we would eventually move closer to one another. IMO, it’s important to think about the reality of how / when you can eventually be closer to one another. Given that reality, think about if you are willing to make that sacrifice. Good luck.

Going back to our initial question, can long-distance relationships work?

The answer is yes, though of course, like any other kind of relationships, it requires hard work. Time Magazine interviewed several experts who dished out secrets about how to make relationships go the distance. 

Some of the factors they cited included: being committed to the relationship, staying connected with the help of the technology, doing stuff together even though you’re apart, and setting an end date to name a few. The last one meant it is imperative the couple understands that their long-distance setup is temporary. They must have an understanding that “eventually you probably want to be in the same place as your partner.” Read the article in full here.

Having said all that, would you enter a long-distance relationship? Why or why not? Perhaps you have already tried it? Whatever the case is, please share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below.

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