Online relationships : series of fun questions.
February 10, 2009 6:10am CST
I labeled the discussion fun questions as I do believe that these are very thought provoking and good questions. Ofcourse everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so if you don't think their fun I understand and apologize if I made you believe they were. To get on with the discussion I will first state a belief that many people have in regards to online dating. Online dating is dangerous. That isn't to say that I believe that, as I don't. However I have dated someone online before, two people infact and the first person turned out to be a bad person. The first one I had only known, no one else I knew knew him. The second one however, is my fiance, and I met him through a friend, and I am so glad that I did. In any case, the questions I would like to ask are in regards to how you would defend your partner or friend (online) towards your family or friends who are skeptical about the relationship? What arguments would you make in regards to their feelings and your feelings about the person (male or female, friend or partner)? Is there anything else you'd like to say in regards to dating, relationships, and online relationships? I appreciate and look forward to the many views this discussion will illicit. Remember that this is for fun, and no hostility will be appreciated.
• United States
10 Feb 09
Yeah I agree with a lot of what razcal said. Online dating carries the same risks as going to a party or going to the bar to meet someone. online dating may even be considered safer by some people because at least you can get to know them before you meet them in person. I am dating someone online right now. She is the best person I have ever met, but she lives in another country so we can only talk right now, and we hope to meet around next christmas. But i would guess that I am a little younger than razcal, im 18 and i havent told my parents too much about our relationship. they know i talk to her but they dont know the extent of our relationship. I dont think i have to defend our relationship though, i should be able to tell them and they can make their own choices about it, but I am at an age that i can make decisions for myself. It would make everything easier if they accepted it and were happy that i found someone, but thats their choice. The only feelings that really matter are the feelings of love between me and my gf
• United States
10 Feb 09
Some people do think that it's better to know the person first online before meeting them. I did that on both of my online relationships, but the second one I guess you could say I wanted to bite the bullet before I actually did. The second one (my fiance) I knew of from talking to friends. I wish the best for you and your gf. I appreciate the response.