what do you think about 'online' relationships?

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what do you think about 'online' relationships?

T E S K I ℉ T E S K I ℉
Would you ever date someone you met online? Do you think differently about relationships that start out of the blue between online-friends and those seeking relationships on the internet? explain please.
10/29/2011
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I have a good number of friends that I have met online, and I absolutely can see the possibility of an online romantic relationship working. I don't really see a huge difference in how the relationship starts though it's obviously a little different context if you are actively vs. passively seeking a partner, but I am sure if I were single, especially living the the relatively rural small town that I do I might consider online relationships as a good starting point for finding a new partner.

Luckily I'm happily partnered as is!
10/29/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
My current partner and I met online "out of the blue" as you say. It was curious, though, as the website we met on was fairly random and caters to a national base. And yet, we were in the same state, had grown up about 30 minutes away from each other, and had several mutual acquaintances.

It took a while for us to discover all of that, as we were doing that whole trying to stay as anonymous as possible on the internet thing. But it definitely helped when we met in person for the first time. It allowed me to feel pretty confident that he wasn't actually some creepy old perv planning to kidnap me or something lol. It also lessened the perceived taboo of starting a relationship with a "someone you met on the internet" because we were able to reason that it was just as likely, if not more likely, that we could have bumped into each other at one of the many local shows or sporting events we both frequented.

I tend to think it's a little ironic, because we seriously must have been within 100 feet of each other a million times in the years before we actually met. But where do we "run into each other" first? A random national website as strangers talking shit. The cosmos is a silly place.
10/30/2011
Peggi Peggi
My guy and I met online, actually. And it was totally by accident! A friend of mine wanted to meet some hot guys so I allowed him to get on an account of mine so he could view people's profiles on a site called VampireFreaks. Well, he found a profile belonging to a guy who he thought was super hot but it didn't look like he was even interested in guys so he showed me, and I added him! Well, a day later he messaged me thanking me for friend requesting him and we started chatting. I'm not one to give out much info like phone number and all to strangers online but he asked for my # to text me...and I gave it to him anyway (WHAT?! You heard me before HE-WAS-HOT!!!)

So, we texted all night and turns out he is this HUGE computer nerd who does nothing but play PC video games and drink rum lol. So, he is super sweet and adorable. Well the next day I'm driving to work and I'll be damned if he doesn't text me good morning! I'm driving and get that and I was shocked he remembered me at all (not used to sweet hot guys talking to me for more than an evening) and it just clicked!

Less than a week later, I drive a damn 2 hours away by myself to his parents house where he lived (another thing I've NEVER EVER done for fear of being killed!) and that was it!

Inseparable ever since! He wasn't used to women treating him right and I wasn't used to guys not smacking me around so we still have our issues, but hey, never been happier! He moved into my house which is now ours, 2 months after meeting. Sure, he forgets to rinse out the tub after use and drives me nuts by being a typical guy but I love him
10/30/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I have kinda tried it, but it doesn't work for me. I need in person contact - the net isn't enough and I end up getting bored.

If I knew there could be something between us if we lived close by, then I could probably give it a shot for awhile. But I'd much rather meet someone online initally, who lived within a reasonable distance. Even if that was 2 - 3hrs trip each way.
10/30/2011
Ghost Ghost
I would. I met my husband online, four years ago.
10/30/2011
Girly Girl Girly Girl
me and my partner meet online ,,,
10/30/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
only if it's through facebook and if we have mutual friends. otherwise, I'm not really interested. I agree with Shellz, I gotta have some human contact first.
10/30/2011
Vanille Vanille
Master & I met online 8 years ago. We'll be short-distance hopefully in a few years.
10/30/2011
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I am cautious about meeting people after only knowing them online, I feel like they are all out to kill or rape me. Paranoid I know.
10/30/2011
Rarity Rarity
My partner and I met online a few years ago. We played a game together so it wasn't on a dating site. While I was nervous at first about meeting him, he turned out to be perfectly nice.

It would be incredibly hypocritical of me to think less of a relationship that has started online. These things can work out and those who don't think so are wrong to make such assumptions since there are so many people who have met their mates online with successful relationships.
10/30/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by T E S K I ℉
Would you ever date someone you met online? Do you think differently about relationships that start out of the blue between online-friends and those seeking relationships on the internet? explain please.
i had an online boyfriend for about a day when i was 12. other than that, no i personally would never. i'm honestly not even online but to do eden stuff and online chats are not my forte'. they were, like i said, when i was a kid.

there're too many boys in my own town to develop something online which honestly would not be able to hold my interest. i don't even really like talking on the phone. i prefer face to face contact over everything. i dont even have a facebook anymore. i guess me i'm pretty lowtech compared to alot of folks these days.


although i do know some folks who have online relationships. i just don't get it. the person could be anyone, ANYONE. you could be talking to some creepy old guy masturbating in germany when you think it's a hot 22 year old blonde chick. ya know?
10/30/2011
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