Well, what do you consider a foreign boyfriend? I live in the US, but my boyfriend lives in Canada. We have been together for more than 3 years, and are still fine as ever. =) It is "long-distance", but we see each other sometimes. I don't know if you consider us as "foreign" to each other or not (we both speak English, and our cultures are similar.) Either way, I believe that they can work if you are truly in love. But if not, then it probably will not work. Long-distance is difficult. If there are other languages and cultures to learn, then it is even harder. You have to truly be committed.
I am sorry that yours did not work out well. But you don't have to give up. While the different cultures may make it harder, it also makes it more interesting. It depends on how you look at it. And if you are fine and the relationship is definitely over, I wish you luck for the future. =)
As pop227001 (are you an agent? ) puts it in her "advise" such relations are pragmatic more than romantic. I found my soulmate through a website but we had the hopes for touching each other although we were in different cities then. And things have turned out as we both expected. She won the university exam and then enrolled in one in the same city that I was living for my own education. We spent two years together and a quite long period of separation awaits us again (due to my military conscription and maybe a china travel is to follow next).
Anyway… My situation is like that of Kappamaki so we made it work. Otherwise it would totally be a platonic love involving dreams and fantasies… That would be painful for sure coz the one you dream about is too real!
I think no matter how much you love each other,a "long-distance"love is a real challenge to your relationship.As far as I am concerned,I have been through this with a guy however,we broke up within one year.The tough time of missing each other seems to kill you and your lover.Thus,I recommend that try your best to avoid the "long-distance"relationship.
but i am a chinese girl,i don't know the feel and i don't know how to saty with foreign boy ,but i think him can help you to learn his language and cultures,it can imporve your english. if have a chance you can try,maybe you are love each other and forever. i hope you can
oh.. i think I had a phobia on long distance relationship (online rapport).. Invest feeling, do everything to fall for him and yet he just leave..without saying even a single word and keeps me hangin'...