Many couples even still write letters to each other, and on average this can be about three times a month.
There are also other tactics those in long distance relationships need to take in order to make the relationship work.
In fact, nearly a third of all people who claim they are in this type of relationship say these are college relationships.
Non-marital relationships are not the only ones in which long distance may be a factor.
Online dating has made many more willing to give a long distance union a chance.
Virtual relationships do indeed let people forge real connections even if they live on opposite ends of the country.
For instance, the overwhelming majority of long distance relationships, more than two-thirds end when the couple does not plan for changes in the relationship.