Did you date someone you met on the internet?

@meeoww (1174)
United States
November 2, 2006 8:36pm CST
How did you meet? Did you feel safe meeting them? What precautions did you take? And would you recommend it to others?
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@keriwebb (294)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I met my fiancee online. I had met a few others before him. I have always considered myself to be a good judge of character. Thankfully nothing ever happened to me. It is very risky and I don't know what tips I can give. It never hurts to be too careful.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Yeah, I'm too generous in giving people the benefit of the doubt so I get abused alot. Not physically, just mentally & being asked for favors & such. I should probably stick to internet FRIENDING. HaHa! Best wishes for a happy life together! Thanks! Aloha!
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• United States
4 Nov 06
keriwebb, That's great! I also met my fiancee online. I had chatted online with several others before her, and met some of them in real life. I met some decent people, but also me some weirdos, so when I met my fiancee, I was pretty good at judging people. I agree that it is very risky, but I didn't take any precautions meeting her, because with her it was sooo different that I knew everything was going to work out fine. It worked out great!
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Yep, even bad experience counts as experience so it eventually makes us better at something, eh? Congratulations and best wishes for your future together. Aloha!
@wetness24 (320)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Actually it is a fact that more and more couples are now meeting online. And its not so weird ne more.. because the internet gives you more of a variety of girls and it helps find the right girl for you. Sure from time to time you will come along a bad meet up or what not but i actually found the girl i am gonna marry online so i cant say anything bad about it. So i recommend it .
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
This is true, too. The biggest problem is that it's easier for alot of people to lie when they're anonymous (or relatively) and not face-to-face. So one good thing is to try to ask the right questions BEFORE you even meet them. Congratulations on your success, and I wish for you that it continues! Aloha!
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thank you very much and the funny thing is my girlfriend responded to you like 5 minutes before i did and i didnt even know it :) .. katabongaz.. i love her :)
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Way too funny! Bless her heart. Goes to show how similar you two are....like, in sych, ya know? Cool. ALOHA!!
• United States
3 Nov 06
No I didn't. But, my sister did, and they got married.
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Wow! Was she scared the first time she was to meet him?
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@2855994 (127)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I met a lot of people from the internet. Since, I am a married woman, I did not "Date" any of them. But, I met a few of my online friends for dinner in another state. I have met some of the nicest people online.
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Wow. Quite adventurous you are! That's great. Thanks. Aloha!
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
6 Nov 06
yes when i was 16 or 17. and it was the BIGGEST mistake i ever made. he could have kidnapped me or raped me. he was the biggest jerk i ever met too. he was cool over the phone but once we met he turned into an a**hole. i vowed never to do that ever again.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I'm very glad that you're here to tell your story with us. Thank you. Aloha!
@doctorul (1063)
• Romania
6 Nov 06
Yes! It's funny! I love taking a litle bit of risk! Do you?
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Oh, risk can be fun. Exhilarating, in fact! And QUITE humorous! But not when it involves your life. Just be careful and stay smart about it. I like you guys giving input on these converstions, not being the subject of a news story. Thanks! Aloha!
• United States
6 Nov 06
I have met someone I chatted with for a couple months or so. I met him in a restaurant where I knew the staff, for lunch, in the middle of the day. I was glad I had made the arrangements I did, because he turned out to be nothing like the person on the computer and creeped me out! I wouldn't recommend meeting a chat room 'friend' until and unless you have checked them out thoroughly.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
B-I-N-G-O!!! EXACTLY what I'm talking about how people fabricate a great person to assume. Oh, their intention is not always to do evil things to you, but nonetheless, even if it's not dangerous, it can be quite stressful and just a B-A-A-A-A-D experience that you could've done without! Thanks so much for sharing! Aloha!
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• United States
4 Nov 06
I did, twice. wiered experience. I probably would still be dating the first girl but it was just wiered for me.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Hmmm...I guess something subliminal just didn't agree with it. Thanks for replying. Aloha!
• United States
4 Nov 06
I tried it and met about 3 or 4 women locally and ended up having dates with two of them. Then I met a woman in Russia and we hit it off right away. After about 5 months of emails, phone calls and a few packages and cards, I flew to Russia and spent two wonderful weeks with her. It took about a year for the bureaucrats to process her visa but she moved here and we got married. We have been married for three years and they have been some of the happiest times in my life. I found the perfect woman and got two more wonderful children as well. I would definately recommend it - it worked for me.
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Wow, what a fairytale! Congratulations and best wishes for all the happiness in the world! Thanks for sharing! Aloha!
• United States
3 Nov 06
I met my current girlfriend on myspace. she went to my college, so I just found her there one day after we had been chatting online for a while. We've been together for eight months now.
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Hey, that's pretty cool! Thanks for replying. Aloha!
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• Philippines
6 Nov 06
I have not dated with my chatmate. I believe it is not safe to meet someone who you only knew thru internet. Most likely, the projected image via internet is not the true person, in case you are really excited to meet your chatmate, you should be with chaperone and be sure you only go to safe places.
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
See response #27 above. She had a great idea to get prepaid phones so they could communicate more personally, be safe, and still not give out any of the vitals. I agree about not seeing the true person. Thanks for replying. Aloha!
• United States
6 Nov 06
I disagree... it's safe if you get to know the person enough in advance. I talked to my husband (who i met online) for about a year before we actually met in person. WE talked on the phone and online so I got to know him pretty well before we met in person. I also took my dad with me when I met him just as a precaution. You just have to be careful.
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6 Nov 06
i totaly disagree too I met my currant b/f and also my last one. I am a single mum of 2 and the internet is just the same as meeting in a club or a bar or even a supermarket. You do not know them until you talk to them the same as not knowing meeting someone from the internet and talking to them. The internet is just a introduction tool, it helps you to meet people but it is really upto you on what happens once you have made the introduction in what the internet helps with.
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@haxor111 (2232)
• India
7 Nov 06
yes ~greetz~ ? RAJ ?
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
And it sounds like you enjoyed it! Thanks for replying. Aloha!
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
And it sounds like you enjoyed it! Thanks for replying. Aloha!
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
And it sounds like you enjoyed it! Thanks for replying. Aloha!
• United States
3 Nov 06
I never have and probably never will!!!! It seems like all the guys on the internet are weird or ugly!!!
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
3 Nov 06
ROFL! But, yep, ya gotta wonder, huh? Thanks for replying! Aloha!
• United States
6 Nov 06
well i have met one man online i met in person but i made sure it was in a very pubblic place.. n he turned out to be one of the nicest men i have ever met... n yes we did go out as friends n i mean friends not one of theses lets go out n jump in b-e-d i m not that way i have to many morals n it is not just guys that r weired n ugly or fake girls r to but everyone has bueaty in them
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Amen! To ALL of that, frogger! Thank you for being one of those beautiful people in this world! Aloha!
@magnel (2263)
• India
4 Nov 06
Rose - Rose for the girl who want to meet me...
didn't meet anyone locally yet... but want to meet someone here in Mumbai...
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
And I wish you the best of luck. We all need that when it comes to meeting our special person. Aloha!
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
6 Nov 06
By the way, is that rose for me? In that case, I think you'll do well with the ladies! Aloha!
• China
7 Nov 06
I want but I can't!
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Why can't you? Are you afraid? or are you married? ;-) Just kidding. But please do share if it's okay with you. Thanks anyways for responding. Aloha!
• Philippines
7 Nov 06
yep. and we;r still together. :) geting stronger. i know a lot of people who had met their honey throught net. :)
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Good for you! And your friends! Aloha!
@ability (692)
• China
7 Nov 06
Yes I did. I met them in some public places , so I don't think it's too dangerous.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yes, you did it safely. Thanks for sharing. Aloha!
7 Nov 06
i did, not intentionally though.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Oh, well that's intriguing. Care to elaborate? Thanks for replying! Aloha!
• India
7 Nov 06
Never
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Me either. I think it would probably be scary. I don't do chatrooms so I'll probably never get the opportunity. Thanks! Aloha!
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yes I met someone on the internet (Match.com) about 3 years ago and we are still dating soon to be engaged. We talked online for about a month before we met. We met in a public place. I would recommend it to others.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Well that's great for you! Thanks for sharing! Aloha!
• United States
7 Nov 06
yes but he turned out to be very abusive after being with him for year.
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Oh my gosh. Well I'm glad that you got out of it. Too many women get trapped in that situation. Thanks for replying. Aloha!