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.
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!"