17 perks of a long distance relationship

So close yet so far away. Does distance really make your heart grow fonder?

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  • While not being together as often as you'd like isn't the ideal situation for a relationship, there are some perks to dating someone long distance:

  • 1. You appreciate your time together more

  • Psychologists Crystal Jiang and Jeffrey T. Hancock recently published an article confirming distance, does in fact, make the heart grow fonder. Why? Individuals who spend less time interacting face-to-face tend to idealize their partner, making you more appreciative every time you see them.

  • 2. That "pinch me I'm dreaming kind of feeling"

  • Pinch me... is this real? Do I really feel butterflies every time I see you?

  • 3. Helps develop trust

  • Long distance relationships are the ultimate test of faith and trust in your partner. You choose to be with a person you can't see everyday... that is commitment.

  • 4. Independent Identity

  • You do you and he won't be there to change that.

  • 5. LESS AWKWARD MOMENTS

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  • Lucky you! He's not there to see you trip down the stairs, spill food on your shirt or burp mid-sentence.

  • 6. Hugs become an important thing again

  • Hugs are just another excuse to grab your darling when you see them and not let go. Touch is scarce in long distance relationships... so the more hugs the merrier.

  • 7. Normal activities become special

  • Since when did shopping, movie watching and grocery shopping become special? Oh yeah...Ever since you realized you seldom have the opportunity to do that together anymore.

  • 8. Say hello to being a hopeless romantic

  • Long distance provides the proper setting for you to unleash your inner-romantic. Writing a charming love letter filled with all your deepest darkest feelings is a powerful gift one can provide for their significant other.

  • 9. You have cute fights

  • "I miss you more." "No I miss you more." "OK I miss you most!"

  • 10. Distance makes your heart grow fonder

  • Your absence makes me miss your presence.

  • 11. You don't have to get dolled up every day

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  • Thank you for giving me a reason to wear sweats and baggy t-shirts all the time. I love you.

  • 12. You don't have to plan multiple dates a week

  • Although you would rather be spending time with them, it's a relief not planning dates all the time.

  • 13. Your relationship is stronger if it works out

  • If you can make it through the long tough months spent apart, you can make it through anything.

  • 14. Long lingering kisses

  • Kisses that make you never want to leave their side are swoon worthy.

  • 15. Reason to listen to your song over and over again

  • Your song is on repeat... all the time... and you're not even mad about it.

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Hannah Rose is a content writer for Deseret Digital Media. She loves to run, sing and dance in her spare time.

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