You’ve met someone online, but they live a continent away.You don’t know what the chances are of meeting them in reality, but you’ve fallen for them, and you don’t want to let them go.
But, can a relationship that with distance grow into a solid relationship at home?
Some say this is unlikely because you need "real" in-person time together to know if you're truly compatible, but a number of couples that started their relationships this way disagree.
This can help set realistic expectations and avoid some miscommunications, frustration, and anxiety.
It can take real effort to rearrange schedules and make time to talk, especially when things get busy or there is a time difference involved.
However, if you can’t consistently make talking with your partner a priority, reconsider whether you should be in the relationship.
When you’re in a long distance relationship it’s easier to hide your weaknesses and put your best foot forward.
During the early days (the first couple of months, at least) don’t rush into vulnerability, set a pattern of talking for hours every day, or make serious commitments.
There are all sorts of things you can only learn about someone face to face, but the initial reason why it’s a good idea to meet in person ASAP is simple: You may have great chemistry on paper or over the phone, and absolutely none in person. Discuss some of your communication basics as a couple–how you generally prefer to connect (phone, Vo IP, text), what times, and for how long.
What are the protocols for tips to see where to go from here.
Meet Online You may speak to dozens of interesting people (and several dozen uninteresting ones) before you meet that person who you’re willing to start a long distance online relationship with.
Make a Connection Once you’ve got a conversation going, make a connection. Writing – especially behind the safety of a computer screen – allows people to be more open and vulnerable than they may let themselves be in reality.