It’s no secret that maintaining a relationship takes hard work and dedication from both parties.But, when a couple lives hundreds or thousands of miles apart, keeping a romance going becomes even more difficult.According to the Center for the Study of Long-Distance Relationships (who knew such a thing existed?!), more than two million couples in the United States are in LDRs—including three percent of the country’s married couples.You can do almost anything online these days: Check a bank balance, buy shoes, choose a mattress, order a cab.
If you hate phone calls and your partner prefers to chat that way, you may set yourself up for disagreements if you don’t work it out ahead of time.
But can a formula determine whether two people will have a successful long-term relationship? According to market research company IBISWorld, the online dating industry made 3 million in Canada in 2014.
Services like e Harmony and promise to find you the best potential matches based on complex and tightly guarded algorithms.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
Just look at how many people seeking dates or mates are flocking to matchmaking sites and apps.