I am in a long distance relationship, my gf lives about an hour and a half away, but I still find the time to visit her every weekend. My guess is that even if we don't see each other on a daily basis, we actually spend more time each other than couples that live togheter ! And I have no qualms about it since I love spending time with her: she's funny and cute, what's not to like ? But spending tiem on the freaking phone, not so much. I'm kind of a loner. I'll never strike up a conversation with anyone unless face to face. The phone or AIM are idiosyncracies that I will probably never understand or enjoy. They are tools to me. I guess that most phonecalls I make to friends last 25 seconds. This sure causes problems in a long distance relationship as you might guess. Even though we chat every night (mostly about her day at work), she always wants more. Calls me 4 times a night. At 20 minutes a pop. And she gets mad (in a passive agressive way) when I'm at rehearsals or with friends. This is really driving me nuts. We have a very nice thing going but I'm getting fed up of the whole "why don't you call more ?". I've made this clear in the past that I don't like the long silences or going hmm-hmm for an hour every day on the freaking phone. I've gone a year or so without one for Pete's sake ! Yet she still bugs me that I'm dreading answering the phone.