Have you ever had one? Did it work out for you?
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I'm going to give a more optimistic answer here than the others I'm reading...
The long distance relationships that I've seen work actually work really really well!
I know a couple who started off long distance while still in high school. They lived thousands of miles away and met at a summer camp. They were long distance for 2-3 years. Even when they went away to college, they were still long distance for a while, although they eventually ended up transferring to be in the same college. They've been together ever since. It's been years now, and they're the closest cutest couple you've ever met. They are now married.
Of course, long distance relationships require a lot of patience and can be emotionally straining after a while!
And most don't work, which is why all the other responses are negative. However, most regular relationships don't work either. It's just that most people don't care that their regular relationships don't work, because regular relationships are relatively easy and enjoyable for a lot of people even when they eventually end in a break up. The long distance relationship is going to feel harder to begin with... and for a lot of people, hard is not good.
If you are one of those people who only lives in the moment, then a long distance relationship is probably not for you.
However, from my personal experience, there are definitely good reasons to consider long distance relationships, one being that it opens you up to a wider selection of people to date, which increases the chances of finding someone who is truly compatible with you.
If you're one of those people who believes in soul mates, consider that they could live anywhere on the planet. Who knows when and where you'll met them if you ever do, but if you limit yourself to only dating people who are living in the same place as you, then your chances of ever getting to ever be with your soulmate goes down quite a bit.1