It really depends.
On the age you are, the length of relationship so far and the distance.
If you want to avoid a lengthy read then my answer based upon teenage relationships is: No.
Yes, there are always exceptions to the rule, i agree. However, as a majority of posters on this site are predominantly under the age of 25 and even more so under 21. Than for the sake of arguments i will pose this from that perspective.
Yes later on, it may be easier for long distance relationships (LDR) to occur for a number of reasons, be it maturity, strength of relationship, level of actual commitment, and lesser amounts of hormones and therefore lesser likelihood to cheat (yes I realise i am generalising).
From my experience i have had to consider whether or not i should join LDR’s especially in recent times. Whilst it may have been the desirable choice, it is not necessarily the best of choices, my last relationship of just under a year ended because of this very thing.
The reasons i don’t agree with LDR’s is due to their consumptive nature, and for me, a relationship requires, not a huge amount, but time spent with each other on a regular basis (say twice or so a week for teenage relationships). Say you are at school/uni. Providing that you want a good education, you’d study/do assignments, like most of the teenage population who is able to and isnt spoilt you’d have a job, therefore taking up even more time. Its at this point where a LDR of even just one or two hours travel each way is a bit much on a weekly basis.
Then comes the issue of trust, from what I know from speaking to my friends who have partaken in LDR’s trust becomes a huge issue that is quite often challenged. Girls do not trust their Boyfriends and Vice Versa. Arguments often ensue, and there is no face to face resolve. I do not believe in settling arguments or conflicts over Chat, or via text, it needs to be in the presence of one another; tone, emotion and thoughts can only truly be conveyed on a personal basis. We are creatures of face to face communication, its only society and technology that have moved us from that, not without issues.
and dinner interupted my train of thought so i shall leave it at that.
Yes, i am aware i was heavily generalising, but it was needed.
I hope this helps you see what i see. and see where my explanations make sense and apply or don’t apply to you.
If you haven’t caught on, at this time in my life it really wouldn’t work.
For me at least.