Do you think internet is encouraging too much flirting?
May 6, 2007 1:47am CST
i enjoy that too Lol!i have no problems with that, but then this came in my mind that everyone is flirting with many other people because of the privacy and the easy availability. im not saying that its wrong. but then one should not play with the emotions of a person who might be seriously attached to you. it is difficult to knpow, but if u know it, even then do u carry on with flirting or do u start ignoring the person? but anyway, i personally feel that everyone is really having a nice time here, and noone is seriously involved with others, except for instant crushes Lol! i love it when im chatting with four guys simultaneously in seperate private chat boxes Lol!!...and to each one of them, i dont forget saying"ur the only one!!" hehehehe!! and im sure they also must be chatting with dozens of other girls too saying the same lines over and over again! and the best part is everytime the chatting session ends with a proposal from them and a "yes" from me:Dhahaha!!
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6 May 07
Yes,internet does encourage flirting because of the anonimity of the person and it could be hurtful when just one person is seriously involved while the other does it for fun.I used to frequent some chatrooms when I was introduced to them ,but now I have moved on and only chat with my friends or for work on messengers.
6 May 07
You are right.at first we all fall prey to this don't we.it's very hurting.good that we have many many other good things inour lives than just chatting senselessly.yea,when you are free and getting bored then its a good time pass.but now we all are careful. i find mylot better because it doesn't encourage this.:)
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6 May 07
Flirting is fun, and I agree as long as everyone knows that it is just fun it's OK. I don't do chat rooms and stuff myself but I can see where the fun would come in. For myself I would be worried if things got serious with the other perosn and back off.
23 May 07
Both YES and NO. the reason being YES is that, in internet we have the advantage of anonymity and many flirtious ppl are actually reclusive in personal life!! but then, its not only the internet. i will blame it to the TIME and AGE. we are living in a time where we are more open, boisterous, apparently educated and the gender distinction has been narrowed considerably. so, its not just the internet. i feel, internet has serious realtionships going simultaneously aswell. isn't it? i have some friends who have tied knots through chatrooms and internet and it's been quite some time now and most importantly, very happy and settled.
24 May 07
Yes,mimpi.That's a very true positive aspect of internet.Your friends who got married must be adults and having a carrer.They must be seriously looking for their partner and were lucky to find them through internet.Thanks for showing the brighter side.:)
1 Jun 07
It depends upon the person. For some people flirting is unimaginable without personal contact, touching, holding etc. While for others, exchange of thoughts is enough. So, if we consider strictly the persons for whom mere exchange of thoughts is enough, then yes Internet encourages flirting because its so easy, fast and anonymous. But then again, it depends upon the nature of the person, and what use you make of what. Its not true that most people don't take it seriously. I personally know 3 couples in 3 different countries who first met online, fell in love and are happily married now. I'm sure that if I know 3, there must be several hundred of such couples. When I was new to the internet I had fallen in love with a girl from US and we were pretty serious. A few months later she cheated me for a guy in her school. I don't know if she was only flirting with me and lied that she was serious, but I was seriously hurt, heartborken and depressed for more than a year.
1 Jun 07
Its in the way we take.Nothing will go wrong as long as we are in our control.Its to be taken a fun when you chat with strangers and under certain limitations.Too much disclosure of our personals will give place for problems. I dont find internet is encouraging flirting.It has both good and bads.One shuold know the proper usuage to make it a happy session.
23 May 07
I think flirting online just occasionally is ok.But always flirting for fun is really a bad thing. Even though you think it is ok,but there are some people who take it very seriously.So what if the guy chatting with you is such a man.You will hurt the poor man's heart. I do not do this kind thing for fun.
23 May 07
well indeed a good topic , but then i dont blame the internet for that. If people dont understand the true value opf love and wants to play with another persons life, internets presence or absence cannot make a difference. I would also say, maybe we all like flirting a bit, but we must not hurt another person emotionally. just being friends and having some fun is the max limit in case of flirting.
22 May 07
Maybe the fact that you can be anonymous and people don't think of it as proper cheating (as it's not in person) and that they won't get caught that it's ok? I'm not sure if it encourages flirting as simply makes it easy for people to flirt who would do it given half the chance anyway.
5 Jul 07
2 a certain extent it dus bcus u dnt no wat they look like & u dnt no how they usually act nor do they no that about u... but i guess it can giv u friends around the world @ the same time & i think that emo factor has gone way out of hand & that the internet isnt the only reason ppl turn emo especially myspace i mean 1 site cant b the only reason 4 the emo "sub-culture" if u can evn call it that...
4 Jul 07
well i had to say that i had fun a quite a lot times like this but i am pretty sure noine oof them was ever more serious then me : D heheh but now there is some one who us serious i jus don wan him to get hurt coz he also is my best friend so i m confused about what shud i do? do u have any gud suggestions for me
22 Jun 07
LOL!I guess everyone out here is like that,flirting with a handful of people.Its easier for shy people to flirt here under the shelter of a fake id.Even I used to flirt a lot here.And I did land up in a few troubles here and there,ended up hurting a few feelings and breaking a few hearts,because I didnt realize I was going overboard with the flirting.And now my present boyfriend is also a net friend of mine!And all my friends keep asking,how can you trsut someone over the net.All I can say is I love him!I trust him!