I do agree with you. I am experiencing a long distance relationship.
If people truly love each other, distance never change their mind, or even affect them, no matter how far they are. The only crucial thing in their life is that they love each other through the bottom of their heart.
Often we may forget, it has been less than 15 years since the establishment of internet and powerful informatic devices have demolished the global walls of communication and eliminated distance. 15 years for a human race which has been using written word for at least 5000 years. Isn't that an abrupt change?
A young european may spend a few minutes in the evening writing a couple of lines to a good friend in Eastern Asia and sending his love and thoughts instantly by pressing a button on his laptop device. Isn't that a change? Isn't that an innovation?
Keeping a discrete distance from a person you admire, for a reasonable amount of time, will undoubtedly make a weak affair collapse where as it will probably give vital room for a serious relationship to grow and flourish. Somehow, a fulfilled desire that has no tomorrow is a dead wish, where as a desire for fulfilment and perfection in a relationship is a newly sprouted field of promise ready to flourish.
In a century where partnership is not obliged by the instinctive urge to reproduction, a time where communication is not technically restricted by distance, a society where access to information and knowledge is not a privilege of a patrician elite but instead a priviledge for anyone of those who seek and need to find within themselves the "better man", in our time, discrete distance from a person we desire may serve as precious spice in a worthy realationship; or even a precious friendship.