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I'm here to meet girls from 24 to 45 years old for dating, friendship, serious relationship and networking.
I like travelling, exercise, good health and I detest smoking.
Life is not a bed of roses, anyone that believes that is living in a fairy tale book or has been watching too much drama TV. There is no such thing as a perfect person or a perfect or easy life, because everyone has their faults and most people have obstacles to encounter in life, it is important to be able to accept those things.
Interests include travel, exercise, reading, news, politics, music, movies, sport, documentaries, food, cooking.
Long-distance relationships can lead to couples becoming closer and developing stronger bonds than normal relationships, a study has found.
The findings contradict the commonly-held belief that long-distance relationships do not work due to the strain they place on couples.
The new research on romantic couples has revealed that those who lived apart and rarely saw each other tended to feel more intimate towards each other.
These couples also tended to disclose more about their feelings to each other than couples who met regularly face to face, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The researchers behind the study said that modern forms of communication such as video chat, instant messenger, text messages and email had all helped long distance couples to be closer.
Dr Crystal Jiang, from the department of communication at the City University of Hong Kong, said: “People don’t have to be so pessimistic about long-distance romance.
“Long-distance couples try harder than geographically close couples in communicating affection and intimacy, and their efforts do pay back.”
The scientists asked 63 heterosexual couples from Cornell University in Ithaca, around half of whom were in long distance relationships and had been apart for around 17 months.
While some lived just 37 miles from their partners, others lived nearly 4,000 miles. Most saw each other once a month or less.
Over the course of a week, the couples were asked to complete diaries of their communication and were also asked to complete questionnaires about their relationships.
While the couples in a normal relationship had more interactions with their partner each day, those in long distance relationships tended to have longer conversations.
They also had longer encounters when they did meet face to face.
Those in long distance relationships also reported feeling that their partners shared more of their thoughts, feelings and emotions, while also reported feeling a stronger bond.
The scientist’s claim that communicating over long distances rather than face to face forced couples to talk more and reveal more about how they felt.
This helped to improve the bond between partners. However, they said that long distance couples also tended to idealise their partner.
The findings appear to contradict the experience of many couples. Louise Mensch, the former Conservative MP for Corby, resigned after struggling to deal with the distance between London, where she worked, and New York, where her husband Peter Mensch lived.
However, David Beckham and his wife Victoria have spoken in the past about how their long distance relationship while he was playing for LA Galaxy - during which time she split her time between London and Los Angeles - may explain “why we’re not bored with each other after 11 years”.
Dr Jiang, whose study is published in the Journal of Communication, added: “Many people assume that it is challenging to maintain the intimacy of a long-distance relationship.
“Recent research suggests that long distance romantic relationships are of equal or even more trust and satisfaction than their geographically close counterparts.
“This work helps map out the nuances of mixed-mode, everyday communication at a time when more of our relationships are at a distance.”
A non smoker who is interested in travel, exercise, & maybe some sports and definitely music. Someone that is interested in food and health and likes being near the water, and is understanding & has empathy, and can discuss problems and not hide them. Communication is the key to any relationship.
No obnoxious, rude, or impolite people. Also, people who think they will never be old or grow old, think again, life consists of life and death, it happens to all of us and that is something you can't change, instead of being complicated make the most of your time here.
Anyone that thinks there is such a thing as Mr Right or Miss Perfect, is wrong, because humans all make mistakes, it's a fact of life, God made it that way. No pretentious people, or people that are full of themselves and their heads can't fit through the doorway, down to earth people are the best, and if you think you are are too good looking enter Miss Universe, or if you're too serious or complicated and have no sense of humour at all and you're not open minded forget it.
Furthermore. if you get a message from someone that you think is not interesting have the decency to send a reply, it is called courtesy and manners, but of course in this day and age who would expect manners and having the decency to reply, rude behaviour is the norm at times. If you can't show your face on cam, then possibly the profile is fake, or maybe you're a scammer. Last but not least, girls can lie, not just guys