"If your boyfriend or girlfriend who lives 3,000 miles away is worth dating, it
better be high-quality because you might as well have no boyfriend or girlfriend
than a low-quality boyfriend or girlfriend who lives 3,000 miles away," says Mr.
Harford. "If you're going to visit for a weekend, you want a high-quality
weekend. You don't want to arrive and crack open a beer. You want lobsters, you want Champagne."
And they don't even talk about the phone bills. All-Purpose Economics once more comes to the rescue.It's also pretty amusing to find out that there's such a thing as the Institute of Long Distance Relationships. I wonder if they get their funding from Hallmark cards and such-like.