Once upon a time, people actually met in real life to date.I know, what an odd and foreign concept…Dating apps have become the norm among Gen-Yers.In the past, my female clients were more likely to ask me how to get male partners to commit to a long-term relationship, while men more often asked for advice as to how they could “score” with a desired woman and rarely asked me how or when they should commit to a long-term involvement.Their early dating experiences took an easy second place to their career development.
From Tinder to Ok Cupid to Grindr, I even formed a sort of obsession at some point.
“Some people really prefer and maybe even feel that they need that codependency, that closeness,” says Fleming.
“If you’re that kind of a person who needs somebody at your hip, a long distance relationship is not really going to meet your needs.” Are You Insanely Busy?
D., we came up with six questions that you can ask yourself as you decide whether to hold tight or let go—plus a few tips for how to make it work if you do take the leap. It may seem like spending a ton of time together is a great sign for your relationship’s viability—after all, that means you really love being around each other, right?
But if you can’t bear to be apart for even just the workday, it doesn’t bode well for being apart for weeks or months at a time.