While most people know the old saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” they still prefer to be with their loved ones in person. However, with more and more people meeting via online dating each year, long distance dating is becoming a reality. Email, texting and social media have given plenty of people greater opportunity to find true love – there’s not much that can’t happen online these days! Hollywood has given long-distance dating a brief exposure in the limelight and showed how true love can overcome time and great distances. Included here are a few hollywood movie romances that happened long-distance.
Sleepless In Seattle
When Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks team up, you know it is going to be a tearjerker. Sleepless in Seattle consists of Hanks’ young son putting him on the air with a radio psychiatrist as he is failing to sleep and mourning the loss of his wife. While millions of women contact Hanks following the broadcast, only one stands out to him. He eventually travels to meet her in Baltimore, and their connection proved deeper than the airwaves.
You’ve Got Mail
While this classic romance starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks did not technically take place over a huge physical distance, their relationship was different from conventional standards. Meeting online, Ryan and Hanks build a relationship through email, all while their businesses begin to go to war on each other. In the end, their love was strong enough to overcome their business differences and electronic distance.
The Lake House
While the Lake House did not actually cross a physical distance, it did cross the distance of time. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are living two years apart in the same home and the constraints of time keep them from meeting each other. Their relationship consists of letters left in the mailbox at the Lake House where they both lived and attempts to find each other through the loopholes in time.
A more recent movie, this all-star cast of Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried show the tangled journey true love can take. Falling in love during a leave from military service and a school break, Tatum and Seyfried begin a bond that seems unbreakable; until Tatum is forced to continue serving in the military and Seyfried has changed obligations at home. After a long journey to be together, it seems that Tatum and Seyfried finally find each other after many years.
Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this outrageous romantic comedy about crossing great distances. Barrymore and Long meet in New York, six weeks before she moves to San Francisco. They decide to try to make the long distance relationship work and overcome real trust issues, jealousy and insecurities to be together.