Dating someone who does not live near you can be very difficult to manage. Even so, there are ways to make long-distance relationships work.
Make sure you keep in contact with your significant other, but also do not overdo it. Everyone needs their alone time and that includes people you are dating. Allow space in the relationship for you to miss each other.
Schedule a time when you are both able to see each other in-person. Online relationships can work, but it is best to also see one another in person so you are able to build a stronger connection.
Try to meet up at least a few times a year to get to know your partner better.
If money is a problem, save up for a few months to travel to see your significant other. You could also meet halfway with them to make it easier.
Social media is a good way to keep in contact with a long-distance partner. Video chat and talk on the phone often to lessen the space between you. If you cannot be in the same place, you can at least make it feel as if you are.
Make friendships so you are not alone all the time. Long-distance relationships can often leave people feeling lonely and left out. Spending time with friends will hopefully alleviate some of those feelings.
People can be very opinionated so do not let others tell you long-distance relationships are a waste of time because they are not. Every relationship is different and while distance might not work for everybody, for some people it will.
Long-distance relationships are hard work but putting the effort in will make them easier and less stressful. Do not let distance get in the way of what could possibly be your future.