(Quote) Clarissa-945304 said: So, I am new to Catholic Match, and new to an online dating in general. I was curious what you all considere...
(Quote) Clarissa-945304 said:
So, I am new to Catholic Match, and new to an online dating in general. I was curious what you all considered a "long distance" relationship and driving distance? If I understand correctly I am assuming driving distance is less than a days drive? This is very vague to me and I was just curious what others thought about this?
I was dating someone about 70 miles away, who didn't drive and didn't like mass transit. That 70 miles was a minimum of 90 minutes and occasionally ran to 3 hours (depending on traffic). While that does not sound bad, if both people either drive or are comfortable on the mass transit of the area, it becomes troublesome if there is one driver in the pair. there were some weekends where I would drive down, pick her up, bring her to my area for afew hours, and return her home. 3-4 hours in travel time, 3-4 hour date, 3-4 hour travel time. While two hours, one way, is not bad, it gets tiresome, on a regular basis, to be the only one doing the driving. Particularly every weekend.
So, when someone says 8-10 hours driving is reasonable, I wonder if that is the round trip time, includes hotel stays. I would get concerned with doing an 8 hour workday on a Friday, driving 4-6 hours and hitting up a hotel, for a date the next day, with a 4-6 hour return. Gas, and hotel bills do add up. "long distance" is not an easy relationship. Travel costs, phone calls cost. The lack of phyisically being in the same room on a regular basis also is a bit of a strain.