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

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