When you first hear the words “Long Distance” you may think of complicated relationships – endless phone calls, expensive visits, and miscommunication. What a daunting task “long distance” can be.
But what if we told you that “long distance” on Stitch means something different?
It means exciting travels, great conversation, and unexpected surprises.
One of the most attractive features of Stitch is that you can find companions close to your location. But while we continue to gain more users and open up local browsing in other areas across the globe, we want all adults over 50 to have the opportunity to meet potential companions on our website today.
That’s why we created our Long-Distance Stitching feature which allows everyone to get Stitched with companions over 100 miles from their location.
But why would anyone want to find companions at a distance, you ask?
Yes, long-distance relationships and companionships are not always easy. Sometimes the distance can take away time and energy. But a little distance isn’t always such a bad thing. At least, that’s what plenty of Stitchers have told us.
Truth be told, Long-Distance Stitching is a more attractive idea than you may think. And we’ve got stories to prove it.
Take Joyce for example.
Joyce lives in Minnesota and has been looking for just the right companion for a long time. She met a few men here and there on other online dating websites, but never the right one. Feeling a bit discouraged, she thought she might try out the long-distance feature on Stitch. To Joyce’s surprise, she stitched with a man in Pennsylvania. Of course, Pennsylvania is a long way from California, but Susie visits her family often in Pittsburg and has a flexible work schedule. Needless to say, it seemed like fate.
Roger, a fellow Stitcher from Oregon, spends half the year at home and the other half in the Hamptons in New York. So finding a companion in New York was a very reasonable idea for Roger. After stitching at a distance, he was able to find a friend in the Hamptons who was just as passionate about art collecting and boating as he is. Since getting long-distance Stitched, Roger admits that his time spent in the Hamptons has been enhanced and he has made additional travel plans with his new companion.
And then there’s Betty.
Betty’s husband has early onset dementia, and his mind is slowly deteriorating. Like many adults, Betty just wants someone to talk to, someone to share ideas with. But not just any sort of jibber jabber. No, Betty wants intellectual conversation – someone to talk to about the latest political debate, cultural and world events, the arts. Since Betty is constantly taking care of her husband and going in and out of the house for doctors appointments, it’s much easier for her to spend time speaking over the phone.
Frankly, distance doesn’t matter to Betty; she doesn’t mind making a long phone call to the right intellectually stimulating person on the other line, no matter where he or she may be. That’s why when she got Stitched with a former politician a few states away, she was more than satisfied. Now, Betty can spend time with her husband and also talk about current events and politics with her new Stitch companion.
These users are just a few examples of the countless success stories we have received since we opened up Long-Distance Stitching. We are confident we will continue to hear of many more stories from other Stitchers. Who knows, maybe you’ll be one of them!
*Note: We do not use the real names of our Stitchers for their privacy.