'''Basic Trope''': Two halves of a couple live far away from one another.
* '''Straight''': AliceAndBob are a couple, but Alice lives in [[HollywoodNewEngland Massachusetts]] and Bob lives in [[HollywoodCalifornia California.]]
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice lives in Massachusetts, and Bob lives on the moon.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice and Bob live an hour apart by car, and communicate by email and phone between visits.
* '''Justified''':
** AliceAndBob started dating when they did live in the same area, but one of them had to move.
** AliceAndBob met at a FanConvention of some sort and only get to see each other in person once a year at the convention.
** AliceAndBob met on an online dating service or through a "pen-pal finder club" or something.
** One of them is in the military, and is on active duty.
** For whatever reason(s), AliceAndBob have to [[SecretRelationship keep their relationship a secret]].
* '''Inverted''': AliceAndBob live in the same town or city.
* '''Subverted''':
** AliceAndBob start dating in the same city.
** AliceAndBob decide that because of the distance, they are going to have an [[{{Polyamory}} open relationship]]
** AliceAndBob don't live ''that'' far from one another.
** AliceAndBob are not a couple, but just really good friends.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But then it turns out that Alice is a foreign exchange student from England and has to go back there at the end of the semester. And Bob doesn't want to break up simply because of that.
** But then decide later that they can make it work and close the relationship, or simply end up not seeing other people anyway.
** But they live about an hour or two away.
** They really miss and/or want to see each other in-person, though.
* '''Parodied''': AliceAndBob live in completely different universes!
* '''Zig Zagged''': Either Alice or Bob is constantly moving, and thus moves either significantly closer or further away from their partner.
* '''Averted''':
** AliceAndBob live in the same town or city.
** AliceAndBob are not a couple.
* '''Enforced''': "Hmm...let's see. Last season, Alice was PutOnABus, but we want her to get together with Bob without too much ContinuitySnarl...I know! We'll make them have a LongDistanceRelationship!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "My girlfriend lives in Boston, so I only get to see her a couple times a year...thank God for the Internet!"
* '''Invoked''': Alice meets Bob through an online forum.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': AliceAndBob decide that warm, fuzzy feelings to the contrary, an [[FunWithAcronyms LDR]] is just too stressful and inconvenient. They decide to be JustFriends.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': The long distance can put strain on the relationship: there's {{UST}} and the fact that the other person is missed but not there, and it can lead to [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]]...or [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and [[MistakenForCheating suspicion of cheating]].
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob agree to spend time talking to one another and invest in webcams, and they make the most of the time they do get to spend together in person. They also agree to be faithful to one another and stick to that.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob comes over... And turns out to be a [[StarfishAliens Starfish Alien]]
* '''Played For Drama''': AliceAndBob miss each other so much, and get jealous...the relationship becomes an emotional rollercoaster. Can they overcome their problems? Or will they end up breaking up?
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