Long Distance Relationship Statistics  Data 
Total percentage of U.S. marriages that are considered long distance relationships  2.9% 
Average amount of time for long distance relationship to break up if it’s not going to work  4.5 months 
Total percentage of long distance relationships that fail when changes aren’t planned for  70% 
Total amount of couple who claim they’re in a long distance relationship  14 million 
Total percentage of marriages in U.S. that start as a long distance relationship  10% 
Total percentage of college relationships that are long distance  32.5% 
Total percent of long distance relationships that breakup  40% 
Total percentage of engaged couples that have been in a long distance relationship  75% 
Total amount of marriages that are long distance relationships  3.75 million 

Long Distance Time Averages  Time 
The following shows both the average (median) response and the range of 95% of LDRs from a sample of over 200  
Average distance couple in LDR lived from each other  125 miles 
Average times couple visited each other per month  1.5 
Average amount of time in between phone calls  2.7 days 
Average amount of letters written to each other per month  3 
Average amount of time expected to be separated before LDR couple can move closer together  14 months 
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A longdistance relationship (LDR) is typically an intimate relationship that takes place when the partners are separated by a considerable distance. An estimated 4 to 4.5 million college couples in the US are in nonmarital longdistance relationship. 
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Statistic Verification 
Source: Miss Your Mate, Loving From A Distance, IVillage 
Research Date: January 25th, 2016 
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