When looking for a relationship you may wonder whether you should stick to looking for love locally or from around a larger area. There are some benefits to both but which works out better in the long run?
Short distance relationships vs long distance
Dating can feel daunting at the best of times. I mean searching for your potential soul mate isn’t always particularly easy is it! You may feel like there is a lot of pressure to impress possible suiters. This pressure may encourage you to spend more money or time, both of which you may not have a lot to spend.
You may be wondering if you are even looking in the right place for a relationship. Should you be looking close to home or should you be opening up to a further area? Here we will take a look at the benefits of both.
Why dating locally could work better for you
Dating locally may be a better fit for you if you have money or time restraints. You will save money on dates and travel for a start. You will also save time on travel to the dates as well as the increases on planning for the dates.
If you’re sat wondering how you could find someone to date in your local area then you could try a local dating site such as Love Manchester Singles or Love Cambridgeshire Singles. Alternatively you could do a Google search and type in keywords like Manchester dating site or Cambridge dating. These should come up with some great local websites for you to try.
The thing with local dating is it is great for anyone with current commitments. If you currently work long hours or have a career that keeps you at home a lot you could fit in local dates a lot easier. If you are a parent or carer for a loved one then keeping your dates local will increase your chances of getting to dates more regularly. This will decrease stress and pressures on any relationship right from the start. Meaning that you can both spend more time enjoying yourselves together while getting to know each other better. In my opinion any relationship that starts like this is more likely to go the distance.
Long distance relationship benefits and down sides
There are however some benefits to looking further afield for love such as a ‘bigger pool’. Essentially by looking for love in a larger area you’re able to cast out your net further and bring in a bigger variety of catch.
The downsides to long distance dating are that dates and travel costs can increase greatly depending on how far apart you both are. If you don’t have a ton of money in the first place then this can cause a strain from the get go.
The other downside to long distance dating is that you will need to put extra time into your dates. This may not be practical if you work long hours, have caring responsibilities for someone or you have pets etc.