I'm in a long distance relationship. I think its a lot easier for us though because we're completely and totally in love. We met online, and then we met in person and it was all history. When we met online, I was even dating someone fairly local at the time and I wanted to be with my current SO more. I just kind of knew she was it for me, in the end. She's actually coming to visit me in 23 days! ( yay! ) I think that its much easier to maintain a long distance relationship now than it was 10 years ago. Instead of just phone there's texting, picture texts, (sexting
not to mention glorious phone sex ;p) Skype .. You can play online games together, watch movies together.. read books together. If there is a ton of love and communication, its completely valid to say that LDRs work.