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Stats of our lives: The commuter marriage

The rising number of U.S. couples with long-distance marriages — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

1.7 millionU.S. couples who lived apart in 1990

3.5 million U.S. couples who live apart in 2013

3.1Percent of U.S. marriages that are long distance. Chalk up this trend to the economy, online dating, and a relaxing of social norms, sociologists say.

Source: USA Today