online relationships

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
July 17, 2008 1:51pm CST
this is a very interesting topic to me...i have read before about people finding the ones that they were with for the rest of their life on the internet and it all worked out...so i was just wondering what all of your opinions are whenever you think about online relationships...yes i know that sometimes the person isn't always who they say that they are but at the same time you can meet really good people over the internet...so i was just wondering what your honest opinion is of it...are you for it or against it...please give reasons...thanks for looking at my discussions and hopefully replying! have a great day!
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16 responses
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
I believe in online relationship for there are many of that in my country. I have so many friends who found the love of their lives online but I would say, not 100 percent of them were happy although there are 90 percent who were successful and happy but the real fact is..still risky. You have to know the person really well. Everyday communication and personal meeting is very important. Don't rush.. take time to know each other is the best thing to do in an online relationship.[u][/u]
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
18 Jul 08
The man I am dating now I met online. He was looking for friends in the area via myspace and stumbled upon my page. He liked my music and the things I said via my blog and the such. He extended a hand of friendship and we began talking. Then we met in person and I have been so happy. I have many friendships online and I cherish them. Sometimes my boyfriend and I laugh because we found each other on myspace of all places, but we're both so happy we did. I think you can find love anywhere. You have to be just as careful online as you would offline.
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• United States
18 Jul 08
I think it's entirely possible to find someone online to start a relationship with. I know that I've made some really close friends over the internet; people that I have yet to meet face to face, but who I would trust my life with. It helps when you talk to those people over the phone as well as chatting/email, and share pictures or webcam if you can. It builds trust and lets you see the other person for who they are better.
@Wyldrose (1217)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I met my husband online about 10 years ago. We've been married for 7 of those years. It was wierd at first, but we talked on line then on the phone and then we met. He was everything he said he was and we've been happy for the last ten years. Love CAN happen online, just be careful and use your own good judgement. :)
• India
18 Jul 08
Internet friends only for time being, as per my experience friends come and go, many friends seems to be long life friendship but after few days the speed will become slow, I got many friends in chat room and talked somany days, after few days they gone, some relations may become strong and they may got marriages also and now living with their partners happily, it does'nt mean that happen with every one, it may be may not be.
@shazzies (50)
• Australia
18 Jul 08
Hi I know that good things happen to people who chat online. My cousin met a lovely American guy (we live in Australia)she is now married to him and they are really happy that they met.........
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@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
I have also heard the same stories from people and my friends who experience the magical spell of love online. It is so apparent these days since more and more people use the internet. As long as you keep the relationship healthy, there'll be no problem with it.
@saundyl (9693)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
I don't have any issue with an online relationship...however I personally dont think you can "Count yourselves" as "together" until you really really meet. That way then you know the person and can associate the personality traits and even see if they aren't the person they portray themselves to be online.
@cloooooe (95)
• Romania
18 Jul 08
i dont beleave in such thing :)) theats funny how can they kiss??
• Indonesia
18 Jul 08
I have found some really nice person on the internet, but I must admit they are kind of rare. Most people I met on the net have extra "purposes". I've never really meet anyone I've met online for real, since the nice person on the net I found were mostly out of the country. There are some come from the same city as I do, but I've never really had the courage to actually meet them. A friend of mine from college met her husband on the internet, her husband was from a European country, I forgot where, he came all the way here to meet her and after a long relationship, they got married. That's the closest online relationship example I've got.
@piatos03 (396)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
Spending a lot of time on my computer, I have talked to a lot of different people from different countries. Sometimes, we remain friends and on those other occassions, it turns out to become something more. I never imagined myself to spend the rest of my life with someone who I haven't seen or been with personally. So, I take it one step at a time and meet up with them. On our meet ups, I'm glad that the people I end up talking to are actually who they say they are and non of those fakers and posers. We hit it off well as much as we hit it off in chat, although there are some others that I can never get along with in person. The thing is, I think for a long term relationship to work, both parties should want it as much as the other. It doesn't matter if they met online or at a coffeeshop, it's all about companionship and how you're willing to take in the best and worst of someone.
@cheenlly (3484)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
Personally i can't also believe that it happens to me, i am on my way as i'm already engage with someone miles away. At first i was really skeptical because i don't believe that relationship that started on the internet is impossible and wouldn't work but to my surprise and never thought that i will be meeting the person that i will be with the rest of my life and that's when i'm really thankful that i give it a try and give myself a chance to love again. Like other say, We will never know if we didn't try. Now i am very happy and very excited to start new life and build family with him. What i could only say is that when it comes to online relationship just make sure that you will get to know the person, don't trust easily and be cautious. You will know yourself if the person is the one for you and that it is true because you will just feel it but of course it always important that you have to be cautious until you really meet him/her personally. That's also the time you can really tell that both of your feelings are true or not because it is really different from online and personal meeting.
@n30wing (4771)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
I met my gf on online thing. Until now it still us and I love her more each day! Basically we started hello and hi and started missing her, then I start feeling something and I courted her for a mo. and answered me. The communication did not stop and I decided to see her. I work in the province and she's in Manila so I decided to go to Manila really excited to see her in person and be with her. First she was telling me when I was courting her online oh common your joking your pulling my neck. So I proven myself to her that I really mean good intention.Well you feel it when the person really mean well, their are always exemption to the rule. Not all people doing online are bad guys. Anyway have a nice Day! God bless!
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Well i am about to celebrate my one year aniversary with my hubby and we met online. Although we have only been married one year we have been together for three years. I am so happy I found him online. So I would say yes it can work but you do have to be careful. And well I met a few people online before I found one that I could love.
• United States
17 Jul 08
I don't think that an online relationship will work for me for the simple fact that i am a very clingy person and a jealous type so i would be able to go without seeing the guy that i was talkng too. I would have to see them Now for other people i don't know it depends on how strong both people are, if they can go long periods of time without seeing that person and if they have really good trusting skill which most people don't. You most have great communitcation skills to be able to open up to that person. Where is the relationship going to lead..
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
17 Jul 08
Personally, I prefer meeting somebody in person. You get so much more that way. The net is always what somebody can make it a person to person is more what the person is. No doubt there are successes but those don't have to be you and relationships have so little value these days. Better to do it in person.