Average time dating before relationship
Researchers have examined whether couples in long distance relationships have more affairs than geographically close couples. The good news is that all three studies showed that couples in long distance relationships had no greater risk of having an affair than geographically close couples.
It seems that the risk of having an affair is related more to the quality of the relationship between the couple, and the personalities involved, than on mere opportunity.
Extrapolating from census data it is likely that 3.5 million dating couples are long-distance.So not only are there more long-distance sparks flying these days but people are far more likely to fan the flames of these romances rather than assume they would never work.Back to top, click here Despite what many people believe, LDRs do not break up at any greater rate than more traditional, geographically close, couples.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.Now for the bad news: despite what the statistics say, those in long distance relationships worry much more about affairs than those in geographically close relationships.