For all intents and purposes I will mention that I dated this guy for a brief six months while we were both travelling and now we're both back at home for work. We decided that it's impractical to be doing long distance relationship (more of his idea - at one point I became willing to do the LDR) and so we broke it off, but still kept in touch. It's about two months now since we "broke up".
I live in Asia and he lives in Africa, and both of us are starting our own new jobs. I am considering visiting him in October 2015 (his 27th birthday) - but also quite concerned as the flights will cost a bomb where I need to fork out a pretty substantial sum.
Welcoming all opinions and have a happy new year everyone!
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A few years back I met a girl while traveling and we dated for six months (ldr at that time). I went back to see her and we got her a visa to come see my home, meet my family etc. While she was here we got engaged and then our relationship went bad. Culture differences started tearing us apart and we had a harder time communicating. Finally we postponed the wedding she went back to her country and we tried to work it out. I went to specialists for relationship advice. I applied their advice to no avail. We finally broke everything off.
I learned a lot about relationships that have made me a better spouse today. But, I wouldn't advise learning the hard way like I did. If you feel that he is deeply compatible with you then take a chance but make sure you understand what culture differences there are and see if you two compliment each other in those differences.0