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Do long distance relationships work?

A relationship always requires a constant effort to keep it going, but the endeavour has to be doubled if you are in a long distance relationship...

india Updated: Apr 25, 2010 01:57 IST

A relationship always requires a constant effort to keep it going, but the endeavour has to be doubled if you are in a long distance relationship. Well, instead of whining about it in one part of the world and wondering whether your long-distance lover is serious about you or not, or is fooling around with you, take this quiz to know your long distance relationship’s chances of success.

1. When you leave a message for your partner, does he/she:
Yes, responds every time; Usually responds; Rarely responds.

2. Does your partner indulge or respond to phone sex?
Yes; No; Rarely.

3. How many times do you take the effort to travel the distance to meet?
He/she usually makes the trip; Always; As convenient to both of us.

4. When with friends in the evenings, does your partner take time out and call you up to tell you about the evening?
Yes; No; Sometimes.

5. During discussions, does your partner talk about his or her new interests?
Yes; No; Sometimes.

6. Does (s)he reply to your mails with genuine interest?
Yes; No; Depends on the availability of time and the interest of the topic.

7. Does your partner show an active interest in your daily activities?
Yes; No; Only when it concerns him/her.

8. Does (s)he tell you that he/she is missing you?
Yes, everyday; Several times a week; Never

9. Does your partner speak about his/her colleagues of the opposite sex?
Yes; No; Sometimes.

10. Has the prospect of suspending your union until you’re both in the same location ever been discussed?
Yes; No; There have been subtle hints.

Result:
Give two points for every ‘Yes’ and deduct one point for any other answer
0-10: It’s time to re-consider your relationship, as your partner seems to have no plans to remain committed
10-15: There’s not much to be worried about, but take out time to discuss matters
15-20: You are blessed. Your partner is committed to living a life with you. So enjoy.