#7 - 10% of all marriages in the U.S. begin as long-distance relationships. Thats a massive number considering the fact that there are over two million marriages every year. Couple that with the other LDR statistics and youve got yourself a winner!
What percentage of couples make it through long-distance?
About 75% of couples in long-distance relationships end up being engaged at some point in the relationship. Around 10% of couples still maintain a long-distance relationship after marriage. About 3.75 million married couples are in a long-distance relationship in the US alone.
Do people in long-distance relationships cheat?
In a long-distance relationship, the person who has stronger unfulfilled needs is more likely to cheat. For example, you might be okay to go without sex for a few weeks, while your partner may start craving sex after one week. In this case, they are more likely to cheat than you.
How difficult is LDR?
LDRs require a huge amount of open, straight-forward communication to properly work, and this can often be difficult to manage over the phone. Heck, its hard to manage in person! It can also be hard to establish boundaries and the right amount of communication if youre doing long distance for the first time.