Thinking about dating a man who lives a few cities away? Before you take the plunge, examine yourself. You may not be cut out for a long distance relationship. If so, it’s better to figure this out now than after you’ve broken someone’s heart.
Sign #1: You crave sex.
Women with high sex drives don’t do well in long distance affairs. Why? They usually end up cheating on their man in the name of satisfying a physical urge. Know yourself. If you need to have sex at least three times a week in order to be sane, your best bet is to date a local man who is always accessible.
Sign #2: You’re an extrovert.
A strong desire to be social all of the time is another sign that you’re not cut out for a long distance relationship. You’re the kind of person who probably doesn’t like being alone and enjoys being around other people. As a result, dating a man who lives several miles a way will only frustrate you. You might be all right for a month, but on day thirty-one you’ll be driving your mother, girlfriends and self up a wall.
Sign #3: You can’t sleep alone.
This ‘reality’ is why you’re a serial dater and often argued with your ex-husband before he left on business trips. You’re not hooked on the sex, but the security brought by having another person next to you in bed. Be real with yourself. Avoid being in long distance relationships and get the 8 hours of sleep you need every night. A large pillow and big dog won’t replace human flesh.
Sign #4: You’re the jealous type.
You think your boyfriend is cheating when he’s not with you – even when he isn’t. Guess what? Your suspicious nature is a sure sign that you’re not cut out for a long distance relationship. All you’ll do is worry about him in-between visits. Do yourself a favor. Stick with dating local men; the ones you can keep an eye on.
Sign #5: Your BF doesn’t trust you.
Having a boyfriend who doesn’t trust you is hard enough without adding on distance. Your normally “edgy” lover will get worse and blow up your phone throughout the day, accuse you of more ridiculous stuff and make surprise visits. Save yourself some grief. If he gets a job in another state, dump him. Say it’s you and try to find a man who believes you’re an angel and worthy of his trust.
Sign #6: Other LD relationships failed.
If other long distance relationships you’ve been in failed, this is a major sign that you’re not cut out for one. For whatever reason, you are unable to sustain a healthy bond with someone who doesn’t reside near to you. Don’t keep setting yourself up for disappointment. Instead, understand every woman is unique and find love on terms that work for you.
Have an epiphany? These six signs should have helped you discover whether or not a long distance relationship is for you. Use them and reduce some of the stress you endure over men.