Not anymore. Unless I get to actually meet the girlfriend first and then have it progress to LDR (for whatever reason, but it would have to be temporary) then yeah. But LDR right of the bat? No. Been there, done that. Didn't works - especially since we were in different hemispheres.
I don't think it's a good idea unless you can make plans to see each other on a somewhat regular basis. There are just too many problems that arise from distance and too many issues that could be easily resolved in person that end up becoming big problems. Personal experience says, been there, done that, never again.