Furthermore, if children are involved, one partner shoulders almost the entire burden of raising them.Still, "Commuter marriages are becoming a little more commonplace because people are willing to try them," Guldner says. People think that what's out there now -- email and Internet and so forth -- makes it easier." Is the office romance still taboo?
On February 14, 2012, Barry Diller introduced Aereo, an Internet television service.
But you may very well find your mate through the Internet or in a neighboring cubicle. Now, according to experts who spoke to Web MD, a 21st century union may involve a couple that falls in love at work, now that the office romance is losing its stigma.
Or a couple might be in a commuter marriage, conducting their long-distance relationship through phone calls and web cams.
Compared to generations past, today's lovers are more likely to meet while crisscrossing the country or globe, he says.
"People travel for their work, they commute farther, they generally travel more than we did just a few decades ago.
All of these things make it more likely that they'll fall for someone who doesn't live nearby." The web fuels the trend, too.