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OneLastTime4Me 63M  
7 posts
3/19/2017 8:54 pm
How far is too far - distance

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OneLastTime4Me 63M  
7 posts
3/20/2017 7:29 am

It seems that I may have discovered how far is too far or more to the point, what is NOT too far. If a plane can get your there without leaving the country, it is not too far.


heartofmush 48F  
3795 posts
3/20/2017 8:31 am

i once was in a relationship with a fellow from New Zealand, and I am in Canada. Yes, we did also meet. Now that was way tooooooooooooooo far, and yet we kept communication often.

It is a hard thing to sustain, for eventually, if it to work out, one must make the move. I know some people are okay with long distance. I guess it is a subjective thing at times, it works for some, and for others it it terrible. I think in truly getting to know someone, you have to spend time with them, in person, but even then, people have these complex layers, but they are usually easier to suss out, than if the relationship is long distance.

Some would consider long distance driving an hour to get to the person. I think that is crazy, but as I said, it is subjective.

We seem to all have our limits of what defines long distance and what we will put into it, and tolerate to find that special someone. Some have found each other, across the miles, and for it work, one of them made the move, and got together for keeps.

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OneLastTime4Me 63M  
7 posts
3/20/2017 1:21 pm

I think it seems that a short plane ride is ok, but international is too far. Again, it is all about the chemistry as if there is a will, there can be a way.

Limits are ALWAYS an interesting discussion, thanks for your in put heartofmush


sub_nouveau 47F  
2137 posts
3/20/2017 2:28 pm

For me, its all about the "return on investment" and quality vs quantity.

Quality: If you find someone extremely compatible; someone you connect with deeply & your feelings are reciprocated; and the time you spend together transports you to your own little piece of Nirvana, is there such a thing as too far? Wouldn't we travel to the ends of the earth to enjoy that experience?

Quantity: If you're seeking some slap & tickle, then convenience is extremely important... Don't want to be wasting too much mileage for that.

Let's talk. It's how we learn about yesterday and comprehend today.


lastguymn 49M
7754 posts
3/20/2017 4:42 pm

It really depends on what you want from a relationship. If you are a busy person who likes their space and likes to compartmentalize your relationships, long distance can be ideal (especially if your long-distance partner is of a similar mind).

But...if you are looking for a relationship of true connectedness where you hope to weave the fabric of two lives together, from my experience, I would caution you to keep your search as local as possible.

Distance can be a heavy burden to shoulder. When your partner is having a rough day (or worse, a major tragedy) nothing will tear you apart more than the inability to be there for her/him when they need you the most. Phone calls and Skype and all our other communication technologies are great, but there are moments where they simply don't cut it.

Another problem I've encountered with distance is, when you are together, you are never really seeing the real person. When visits together are infrequent, they can turn into vacations or extended dates...you take off work, dress up special, basically clear your calendar of all of your obligations, so you can spend every possible precious moment together. The problem is, you can end up getting to know idealized versions of each other, not necessarily the versions of each other that trudge along tediously fighting the dragons of everyday life.

Infrequent meetings also come with a lot of pressure to make things go well. If you have a little disagreement or someone isn't feeling well or plans just go sideways (a problem that can be greatly amplified whenever kink or airlines are involved), it can completely ruin a rare opportunity to be together, and that's incredibly deflating. When you live close, "do overs" are much easier to pull off.

That said, if you find someone amazing who lives a distance away, don't let me dissuade you from possibly walking away from a great match, but it's good to think through all the complications. And get involved with your local kink community if there is one. I always thought I would have to travel far and wide to find a suitable partner, but I've since discovered there are many, many lovely kinky people living practically in my own backyard. Good luck!

~LastGuy

"It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere." -- Keith Richards

"There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities." -- Ray Charles


frankief_56 60M  
7764 posts
3/20/2017 6:54 pm

I'm in midst of a 9 year relationship with a woman who spends 10 months a year teaching in Asia. When She's"home" were only 1700 miles apart. These days with skype and such, staying in touch is easy enough and if mental stimulation's your thing, great. Most of it depends on what you want. Some want someone to come home to Others (possibly me ) know if there was someone to come home to every night, it wouldn't last nearly as long.

It all depends OLT4M, Are you as emotionally stunted as I am? @grin@

Good luck to you, Friend, hope you find your woman...


OneLastTime4Me 63M  
7 posts
3/21/2017 5:29 pm

I believe that quality is better than quantity and truthfully, the more time between sessions, the better it is, up to a point of course. The all day, every day is NOT sustainable at the level of intensity I enjoy when involved.

I thing at least monthly needs to the the timing, but I could l stretch to 6 weeks... but it would the Intense at the time length.

A minimum of two weeks seems to work the best for me in terms of being able to deliver the intensity and passion that the moment requires... others habits differ.

Thanks for your input!



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