Long-distance relationships rarely sound like a good idea. However, when the alternative involves searching, waiting, and a fair bit of loneliness, are they worth considering?
On the vanilla friendship side of things, I have plenty of experience with long-distance relationships. I have long-distance friendships with my parents, my sister, friends from school, and former co-workers. When one moves frequently, one becomes proficient at maintaining contact or loses many close friends. While nothing compares to actually meeting up for a chat, I’d rather have e-mail than an ended friendship.
Similarly, I’d consider several people I’ve met through the spanking blog community to be close friends, even some of those i have never met. Unlike with vanilla friends, however, I’ve found this distance can sometimes be helpful in discussing our mutual interests. It’s much easier to write out feelings on spanking and discipline than to stutter and blush my way through a face-to-face confession.
Could the same logic apply to a relationship with a disciplinarian? I’m not sure, but as an online acquaintance I’ve come to respect has offered his services, I’m more than willing to try.