Atlas of long distance relationship

Atlas of long distance relationship

Interesting facts:
- The longest clocked in at 44 years, but there were five relationships reported over 30 years and at least a dozen more that lasted over a 10 years.
- Three people conducted relationships from Antarctica.
- Of the 595 total relationships we counted, only 117 said that they had broken up.
- Longest distance: 12,371 miles (Santiago, Chile<–>Xi'an, China). At least 17 people were separated by over 10,000 miles.
- Shortest distance: 41 miles (Hempstead, NY<–>Haskell, NJ). At least 6 relationships were clocked at under 100 miles apart.
- Work was the most common reason given for being apart.
- Planes were the most common mode of transit.
- Many of you were kept apart for long periods by visas.
- A significant number of respondents kept the flame alive without meeting in person for many years, and in 17 cases, not ever.

Via atlasobscura.com
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