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This is all "in theory" but may not necessarily be true.


Someone Younger

  • Less wisdom
  • Should be less mature
  • Expected to be less responsible

Someone Older

  • More wisdom
  • Can be able to support you better financially, emotionally
  • Should be more mature
  • Expected to be more responsible


Short Distance

  • More opportunities to meet each other regularly
  • More chances for passive intimacy

Long Distance

  • Meet more infrequently
  • More expectations each time you meet
  • Allows and requires you to be more independent
  • Harder to physically support each other
  • Naturally gives yourself space from your partner
  • Requires more asynchronous communication
  • Less chances for passive intimacy