Talk:Long-distance relationship

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this is an "article"?? HAave you SEEN what Missing Each Other Greatly links to? that tells you all you need to know about whether this thing should be considered encyclopedic -- where are the admins?

This will help: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:54, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

What is the point of this page? It doesn't say anything that isn't obvious. dpen2000 22:21, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I agree, but think it has some potential to expand into a more interesting article. Perhaps it might talk about the increasing prevelance of long-distance relationships throughout history or cite some famous examples. For now it's just a stubby definition, not exciting but useful for someone who had never heard the term before. --Jwanders 09:05, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I'm with you on the potential bit, but -- well, frankly I was surprised to find an entry, since the whole of the phrase really does equal the sum of its parts. --♥ «Charles A. L.» 19:49, May 9, 2005 (UTC)
I think this should either be signifidently improved upon, or deleted.

An idea for strengthening the page[edit]

This article could be strengthened with some statistical information of the chance of success of a long distance relationship. I assume many will visit this page seeking that sort of information before pursuing a long distance relationship.


Long distance relationships survive like all other relationships: communication and shared experience.

NPOV concerns and article improvement[edit]

The topic of this stub has potential, but it needs to be written with neutrality toward the subject of long-distance relationships. The tone of this stub, as it is currently written, reads like a subtle self-help guide for people who may be doubtful of long-distance relationships. For example, instead of identifying communication as essential to keeping a long-distance relationship, it would be helpful to discuss how others have used communication in these circumstances and what the results were. Statistics on issues related to long-distance relationships would help provide a factual basis for the article also.

I’ll see what I can do to improve this article. In the meantime, perhaps other editors can also take these suggestions, make their own suggestions, and expand the article. -- backburner001 06:24, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I finally added a {{POV}} template to this article. -- backburner001 02:55, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, this is a good article, but the people that add information should do it from an unbiased veiwpoint.

I agree with the above posts. The most questionable part of this stub would have to be the second and third sections. I am at odds about how to expand the stub, however some of the "subtle self-help guide" things should be kept, but moved. I believe that information is applicable but not on Wikipedia. Possibly on a how-to guide on Wikihow, where information of that sort is the basis of content. I will look into statistical information jipiop
Something to possibly include is the social perception of LDRs-- where I am, admitting to being to a long-distance-relationship is a serious faux-pas if you're looking for student share accomodation: no-one wants to live with someone with a bad case of monomania. I've witnessed several cases of College-age people being 'so far gone', they made marriage arrangements with someone before they've even met in person. 19:44, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

I think the article looked much better about a day ago... I had added a link to my site as it provides relevant, unique content that can support this article. To this could be added: gift ideas, reasons why people are in LDRs, statistics. (talk) 14:28, 11 October 2008 (UTC)