Yes. If your partner is your intellectual equal and you don't want to let her go, it can definitely work. You can bang other girls on the side to satisfy your physical needs during the time that you're apart.
Started long distance thing with Italian girl 2 years ago, after like few months ago she moved here and we live together and it works great atm. You just need to be patient like hell and smart, and ofc satisfy your needs until you 2 live start living together or see eachother often, few months w.o sex is hard to handle
. No matter how much u think u can love some girl/guy that is 1000 miles away and it works great like that its not easy. Atleast wasnt for me, but it was worth waiting