As young idealists trying to claw our way through the ambiguous and confusing (but exciting!) trenches of the post-dating world, we Millennials are always on the lookout for new role models in the realms of love, marriage and passion.Perhaps most impressively, I've met couples that started off long-distance, meeting when they already lived apart and then cultivating strong, committed relationships from miles away.And how are most, if not all, of these successful long-distance couples making it work? Dating digitally can be one of the best ways to nurture a budding relationship and hence, a lot of people nowadays are resorting to online dating to find their true love.We all know that the very foundation of a good relationship is good communication, and Skype definitely gives us a good venue on which to find true love. There are many reasons to be in a long-distance relationship.Maybe you met the man of your dreams on spring break in Mexico, and he happens to live in Seattle while you live in Atlanta.
Couples are making it work every day, mostly thanks to techno-romance. But technology has blessed us with endless -- seriously, -- ways to explore and deepen our love, at a time when professional, personal and familial obligations often have us traveling the globe and landing in new places for significant periods of time.I've met non-profit volunteer workers who have lived on different continents, pursuing their passions while maintaining a relationship.I've met countless pairs who temporarily went their separate geographical ways for graduate school or professional opportunities, only to beat the distance and reconvene at some later point.They are trusting their love and, in the case of burgeoning relationships, their early connections, and they are defying the conventional wisdom and building strong partnerships anyway. We're lucky to now have all these tools at our fingertips.Just ask Billy, Chynna and their Internet service provider.
They form "book clubs" over email and Facebook, reading the same books and discussing them at regular intervals. They communicate constantly via Black Berry Messenger.