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Or an Indian engineer in Baltimore may log on to an Indian matrimonial site and find the woman of his dreams -- a dental student in Bangalore.With powerful forces -- such as the Internet and a 24/7 work world -- exerting influence on our passions, surprising trends are springing up on the romance front.But on average, long-distance couples see each other 1.5 times a month, according to center statistics.Such pairs include the two married academics who love their jobs and have lived apart for more than a decade; the spouse who accepted a foreign job assignment but didn't want to uproot the family; the high-powered, dual-career couple constantly on the move to advance in their jobs.On average, couples live 125 miles apart, but some dwell on separate continents.Some visit every weekend, others, every few months.Greg Guldner, MD, the center's director, knows about long-distance relationships firsthand.He was doing a medical residency in Southern California when he met his future wife on a trip to Phoenix.
Or a couple might be in a commuter marriage, conducting their long-distance relationship through phone calls and web cams.The couple survived four years in a two-state relationship before marrying.In a landscape of dual careers, Internet romances, and globalization, the long-distance marriage is growing in numbers. S., long-distance marriages increased by 23% between 20, according to census figures analyzed by the Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships.In 2005, roughly 3.6 million married people in the U. lived apart for reasons other than marital discord, the center estimates.
By Trista Thorp Master this toe-curling, nine-step process and she'll be yours forever.Considering that a massage from our expert, massage therapist Trista Thorp of the Golden Door Spa in California, takes over an hour, there was no way we could capture all of her techniques in the magazine. But in the last half century, we've seen lots of changes: interracial and interfaith couples, gay and lesbian couples, and the older woman with the younger man -- a union that mirrors the older man-younger woman pairing.