Long Distance Relationship Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Miss Your Mate, Loving From A Distance, IVillage
Research Date: March 18th, 2015

A long-distance 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 non-marital long-distance relationship.

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Long Distance Relationship Statistics
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 break-up 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
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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