do you talk to strangers on the internet?

@jhl930 (3607)
United States
October 2, 2008 6:50pm CST
i have heard of a few people meeting the people that they would marry online and they live very happily ever after and they say that they wouldn't have ever met that person if it had not been for the internet but that is a little dangerous sometimes but then again going out in person for the first time is dangerous too...so i was just wondering if you talk to people online that you don't know or do you just talk to people that you see everyday and which do you think is more dangerous a lot would say internet but like i said you can get hurt or killed by going out with a stranger in everyday life... thanks for taking the time out of your day to stop by and read and review my discussion and hopefully answer, i hope that you all had a great day and that you have a great and safe night tonight, once again thanks for taking the time to come by!
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22 responses
• United States
3 Oct 08
I do talk to strangers, but eventually you'll get to know each other well. But one thing i don't do is meet up with those people... Talking online is good, in my opinion, because it surpasses how people "naturally" judge you when talking to you on your looks, the way you talk, how you dress, etc etc. Basically, I think talking online is a really good way to get your heart out and say what you really want to say and really get your point across. :) But in real life, I never talk to strangers, unless i know that they;re "safe", for example, if they're classmates or a friend's friend...get what i mean? ; )
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
4 Oct 08
Hello jhl. I did talk to strangers for a few times, but that was years ago. I think that it is ok to talk to strangers online, as there is such a long distance between each other and it is safe on my part.
• Morocco
3 Oct 08
I love talking to strangers on the net, because is the only way to do that in our real life!!
@bsa861 (339)
• India
3 Oct 08
Yes I do but it is only for fun and rarely talk to them again !! I don't think its really dangerous to talk to strangers unless you are so naive and give away personal information so that other person could exploit you !! As long it is for fun it is ok !! But getting married on the internet doesn't seem to be a good idea lolz !! After all you will know about a person only after you meet him !!
@belk89 (1104)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
It is ok to talk to strangers online as long as you are aware that some of them might be bad and some are good. It is a matter of being vigilant. Besides bad people is everywhere. Even outside net you will meet bad people that will hurt you or worst kill you. It is just a matter of making the right decision who are those people you should talk online and who are not. As you were talking with a person everyday you will sense it if something strange about the person.I always ignore people before who are crazy and are talking not so nice stuff. If the person started to disrespect you or says something inapropriate then dont talk to the person ever again.
@virinchi (82)
• India
3 Oct 08
I too heard of people who get into ralation through internet....i even have a friend who is abt to marry some unknown person ....she came to know abt her through chatting....These type of relations may be dangerous coz the person other side m8 be a fraud
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Yes, I talk to people all the time thru the internet. I've met many great people, some I've now known for several years. Have met several in person, from all over the country and married one of them. That's how I ended up in Oklahoma from Massachusetts. We've been married almost 5 years now and going great! I think the internet is a great way to meet people both with similar and different backgrounds and interests. Makes for lively discussions. It's not a lot different than the old penpal system, and a lot quicker. BTW - did I know you thru Boomertowne?
@rajueie (204)
• India
3 Oct 08
hi frends....u shud talk to the strangers...bcos.. this is the internet age....and we shud cultivate the habbit of speaking to strangers....speak to a strnager...then u will come to know that how are human beings are around u....how to talk wid people.. if u talk wid strangers than ...u can improve ur skills....u can get to know different kind of people in this worls....u can improve somany skills....if strangers are gud enoough then u can believe in every aspect....so be wise...and happy mylotting
@rickiely (257)
• Australia
3 Oct 08
Well instant messaging (eg. msn) i do not talk to strangers but forums like this, i do as you realize. I wouldn't create any sort of close relationship with a stranger as we hear those scary stories told by our parents.
@4my1nonly (352)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
hmmm...actually we are all strangers to other people before we getting to know them or each other, like you and me...we're both strangers...but as time past or days if you finally know them friends build, not just friends can be more...Yes, i really talk to strangers ^__^, want to know other kind of people, i'm a friendly kind of person and i really want to know something to my friend...but if strangers as in a stranger kind of people, who look bad kind of person...say ah ah...we also need to be careful...^__^
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
That is very risky. it's alright to talk to some one in the internet. as lone as your in a phase that you are friends only in the net. it can risky too because some one can pretend to be somebody.
• China
3 Oct 08
Actually,I seldom talked with strangers onlie.Because it was unpredictable.But sometimes when I was very free,I talked.Most of them were college students.We talked about our school life in each school.It seemed that we communciated each other very happily.But I never let out my address and my true name.
@dhalev78 (104)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
yes, i talk to strangers here on internet, because here they cannot harm you, unless you will meet, you've got to know your limits here so you won't get harmed by them. read some safety rules and obey them... happy mylotting...
@rowe0525 (677)
• China
3 Oct 08
yeah ,,i like it a lot ,though we are not know each other well,,but i can say samething about my life ,,share our opinion about the world,the people,the life,etc in a word ,,i like to chat with stranger o nthe internet and you ,,,?do you see eye to eye with me?? ?
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Yes, I do. Theres no way to be scared in talking to strangers from the internet. Except you decided to meet him/her in person. By talking in online is safe because you know that no harm will be done.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Of course, I'm really good friends with people here and in various online communities. If I didn't speak to strangers and I would've have never become good friends with them and my life would be sadder as a result.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I chat with people all over the world, and have done so for many years now. I've also dated off the net, and the 10th guy I met was the charm. We have been together 8 years now. When dating from online or meeting someone you have to be very careful. I always gave the person's name, address and phone number to my family so they knew who I was meeting. Also, I always agreed to meet them in a very public place that I was comfortable with and familiar with. A few of the guys I met were jerks, several just weren't my type. I find it fascinating to chat with people online and learn about their lives or their countries.
3 Oct 08
I don't generally, although occasionally, for Craigslist, or something similar, I may. But usually, no, I don't meet people over the internet, just because in today's world, you can nevre truly expect someone to like you just because you met them over the internet.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Before I used to but I guess I have out grown that habit of mine. I used to have a chat IRC and another one and would hang around net cafe just doing that. But now I am contented to chat with loved ones and friends. I think sometime ago, most of my family were not into the net yet that is why I chose to chat with stranger. Nowadays even my father can do it on his own already so there is really no need to chat with others anymore plus the security of net has just been so fragile this days that is why chatting with strangers can be very dangerous nowadays.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Yes, I do talk to strangers and meet them in person. To tell you I'm married now and I got married through online dating. We are very far from each other. I am from the Philippines and he is from Florida. But before we got married, we've been chatting for three years. He came here last July and we immediately got married. Although you said that if it's not dangerous to meet the person whom you just met online, yes it's dangerous, but before i picked him up at the airport, I make sure I have someone with me and not to be alone with him, and after talking to him and see that i'll be safe, i let my sister go home and we spent time together alone. And now we are happily married. so if you want to meet someone whom you don't know, don't meet him alone because not everybody is as lucky as I am. Be careful. There's nothing bad about dating online sites as long you're cautious.