Long-Distance Relationships Tend to be More Intimate

Researchers at City University of Hong Kong and Cornell University have found some evidence to back up that old adage that absence makes the heart grow fonder. The psychologists who authored the study, which was recently published in the Journal of Communication, found that long distance couples are more intimate with each other than couples who see their partners every day. As reported by the 63 heterosexual couples in the study, long distance interactions are more meaningful and tend to lead to a higher likelihood of idealization. The study spanned one week, in which the couples were asked to keep a journal of their interactions.

 

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