End Your Long Distance Romance, Save the Planet


We predict that this SLATE piece making the environmental case against long distance relationships will get heavily forwarded — hopefully not in lieu of actually breaking up with someone. Our favorite part is the call to action for lauching “a robust Date Local movement.”

We have but one question for the author, Barron YoungSmith (aside from, why is your last name spelled like that). Have you seen the new release from indie filmmaker JOE SWANBERG, a low-budget movie called NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS? It’s about a couple struggling to make their miserable New York/Chicago relationship work, and helps prove your point too.

There must be something in the cultural zeitgeist — maybe LTRs are this year’s pregnancy.