Meeting People Throught The Internet

United States
December 29, 2008 5:05am CST
Like the title says: what do you think of meeting people through the internet? As in, someone you meet, form an emotional attachment with, and possibly develop deeper feelings for. Do you think it's possible for online relationships to work out, or do you think it's a bad idea to even try something like that? I'm just curious what people's opinions are.
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@4ftfingers (1314)
29 Dec 08
do, I've seen it happen. A friend of a friend met his girlfriend on the internet about two years ago and now they're engaged. It's really hard meeting people out, I find I tend to always see the same faces wherever I go, if I do talk to new people it's not ioften that I see them again. With internet sdating you can make a profile and list everything that you're into and everything you don't like. The old saying goes 'don't judge a book by it's cover', but I think that's something we are all guilty of. Offline, when you see someone in a bar or whatever, yuo may juge them before you have even spoken to them, and miss out on a relationship with someone really great. With internet dating they have a picture of what they look like and a little explaination about them and what they're into, and you might find that you like these things too. I didn't really think much of them before but I joined one the other week and it's going pretty well so far.
• Singapore
29 Dec 08
I have been dating and meeting guys online for the past few years and to be honest, knowing someone through the internet is not a good idea for me. Somehow, the guys tend to be really nice and sweet. They even claim to have the same mentality as you like for example, if I don't club, they don't club either. They are jus trying too hard to impress me and to portray a good image of themselves. Most of the time, I just fall into their trap and well it turns out to be a different thing when I really get to know them. They are just a different person when I am in a relationship with them. None of my relationships work out and I am always getting heartbroken again and again. Well, I never want to fall in love with someone I met online again. I'd prefer knowing someone in person because its easier to tell and you can read their body moves. Also, when knowing someone in person, you tend to know how the person behaves around people which helps you to understand them more. This is just my opinion though. I did heard a few cases where people meet online and work it out. It really depedns I guess? Hmmm
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
There are some people who succeeded in finding romantic relationship via the internet...Like my aunt, she got married with someone she use to chat with. However some are not so lucky. I guess it depends on how compatible you are and how you would keep the relationship going.
• India
29 Dec 08
Oh, in my opinion it is a great idea because here you don't owe anything to anyone. You just share your feelings and there are genuine internet friends who will ease your tension. Through internet you meet lots of people and it is not necessary that you will find a good friend immediately. It takes time and when one become friends it is like a complete relaxation and refreshment for me at least. There are times and topics you cannot share with anyone but you can share with your internet friend and i find it completely harmless. I have seen lots of people find their soul mates here. Now what do you want? Even if not married or have any relationship, there are many friends who share like interests and hobbies and enjoy spending time on internet with their friends.
@sivanj (1263)
• India
29 Dec 08
well there are people who have got successful relations by starting with online activities. i know a friend of mine who even used to receive gifts fro his birthday from his online friend. but they have not seen each other in person. the relation is still developing.