I think it all depends on how much you both address and accept reality versus romantic dreams.
Off-topic side note: LDR is also an acronym for a particular kind of radiation therapy treatment that's done in my field. When I saw people using that acronym in this thread, I thought for a split-second that's what everyone was talking about for some reason. :)
The challenge here in the Midwest (I live 2 hours from Chicago on Lake Michigan) is that most everyone I have met wants to date someone who lives no more than 15 minutes away and that more than 25 miles is an LDR. There then seems to be a common perception that LDR's are "too much work or too difficult."
What are your opinions?
I've done a long distance relationship before - twice, and once with a Catholic Match guy. Part of the reason we didn't work out is because he (and after I thought about it a while, I admit its part of my concerns too) needs to be actually near the person he's with. When you're in a relationship, and you're big on the physical touch (one of the 5 Love Languages) and you've had a bad day and just want a hug from your significant other, LDR are incredibly difficult. I'm big on Quality Time and Words of Affirmation, with Physical Touch ranked as my third - so, in other words, I do alright with getting quality conversation, and uplifting words (including when some of my ex-boyfriends help bring me closer to God by reminding me of a Scripture passage!) with someone I'm in a relationship with. It was how I survived a year and half long distance at one point.
I think LDR's work - though I acknowledge there are a lot of challenges with them. It's about you - and the person you are in the relationship with - that matters the most.