The view of Manhattan from Kent Ave (where I used to live). Photo: HawkClaw
Anon asks: Hi Isaac, Greetings from SoCal! I was wondering if you've ever been involved in a long distance relationship, and if you could offer any advice at all about it. Thanks for all your help!!
What's good, Cali? I've been in a couple of long distance relationships over the past decade, and they all began the same way — I'd meet a girl while I was travelling (or who was travelling herself), I'd get obsessed, then we'd stay in touch for a really really long time until we were both in the same place again, and then we'd officially be together. It's definitely not the easiest way to start a relationship, and getting to know someone online as opposed to in real life has its fair share of challenges — mainly that you only get to see a tiny snapshot of the person's life before you're physically together, and when you are, tons of unexpected personality quirks can suddenly show up that you weren't initially aware of (and that obviously goes both ways).