Londoner living in South Kensington asks if it's 'too far' to date someone 6 miles away in Hoxton - and the replies are hilarious

It’s typical, after endless dating merry-go-rounds you finally meet someone you like romantically only to discover that they live the other side of London.

The capital may have one of the best transport networks in the world but it can’t perform miracles and sometimes Londoners will be left facing journeys over an hour.

While this may be acceptable once in a while to meet friends one Reddit user isn’t so sure the travel time is worth it for their new blossoming relationship.

Clearly finding themselves in a pickle this Londoner turned to social media to get people’s thoughts on whether their new love interest lived to far away to bother.

They wrote: “How distant in London do you consider too far for a real chance at a relationship?”

Londoner living in South Kensington asks if it's 'too far' to date someone 6 miles away in Hoxton - and the replies are hilarious
© Malc McDonald /Creative Commons Hoxton station in Shoreditch

According to the post the Londoner lives in South Kensington but the love interest is all the way over in Hoxton, part of Shoreditch which would involve getting the Tube, a bus and walking.

“I am dating this girl who lives in Hoxton and I live in South Kensington. Hoxton is not near any tube line and the nearest station is an overground one,” he wrote.

Adding: “I got to take the Circle Line all the way down to Liverpool St (12 stops) get out, take a bus and then walk. All in all I reckon it takes around just over an hour to get there.”

Understandably many of the responding comments mocked the original poster and argued that they probably weren’t that into her.

One person commented: “I once broke up with a girl because I had to take two buses to see her. Then I got into a long distant relationship with someone 4000 miles away and now we’re married, so…”

Another joked: “Bloody hell, my now wife lived in Newcastle upon Tyne and I was living in Worcester when we started dating. An hour across the city makes my 6 hour train ride sound like a walk in the park.”

A third person wrote: “And millennials wonder why they get branded as ‘snowflakes’….”

While a fourth person added: “Basically, it pretty much takes an hour to get door to door anywhere in London but, it sounds like you’re asking everyone else what travel time you think is reasonable to pursue a relationship and I’m not sure most people operate that way.

“I think 97% of people here would consider the South Ken / Hoxton “Grind” very reasonable. Talk to us when you’re dating someone in Luton.”

There was support for their dilemma though with one person agreeing with the original poster.

They wrote: “For someone you’re casually dating I’d say an hour is a fair amount. A proper relationship, no that’s fine, but if you’re only a few dates in (and you were dating pretty actively and tend to have lots of options) I think it’s not necessarily over the top to see it as too much.”

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