We met and we spent 2 fabulous weeks together during which I met some close family and she asked me to visit again soon. Loving young couple walking together in city. He asked me if I would come visit him and the rest is history.
Your best bet is to look for someone new and local to date and let him go because this looks like an uphill battle. It also helps us to manage time, because he is not just waiting around for me to get home, and I never feel bad about working late. I tried my best to keep up communication and brought up that his lack of contact hurt me.