A recent survey suggests that only 31% of long-distance relationships succeed in closing the distance. The study in question was conducted during 2021, when a lot of long-distance couples were separated due to travel restrictions.
Contrary to what was previously believed, long-distance relationships seem to be much less common. As much as 76% of participants stated that they were never in a long-distance relationship.
A more detailed look into these relationships discovered that around 22% of participants experienced some form of cheating. This level corresponds to the one couples see in proximal relationships (those that are not long-distance).
The rarest form of long-distance relationships were open relationships. Only 5.1% of couples agreed to be in an open long-distance relationship.
Regardless of this, 32% of participants said they would not enter a long-distance relationship again. Still, most of them stated that career and education were the reason they found themselves in a long-distance relationship in the first place.