online dating

Australia
November 15, 2006 7:02am CST
do you believe that you can fall in love, and feel the same feelings as a 'real life' relationship, online? i believe so because often people reveal more of themselves online as opposed to real life and you also get to see their personality and emotional side without the hinderances of annoying habits etc....of course one would hope for it to turn into a real life thing (if you are single of course)
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13 responses
@kyliepops (269)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
well i do think that its possible, i was in a relationship for about 2 years from a person i met online and i really did know him more than if i had met him at the pub. we talked online for ages before meeting and then straight away we knew we wanted to be together, it didnt work out in the end but then neither do some real life ones! I found my now hubby online after we lost contact for about 3 years and we were lucky enough to reunite and have now married. I think that the net is a fantastic way to network and broaden our circles of friends and or relationships!
• Australia
8 Jan 07
lovely story hon...i wish u both years and years of happiness
• Australia
10 Jan 07
thaks i hope so too. we definetly have the strong foundations there so im sure thats a great start!
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
10 Jan 07
I don´t thin that I could ever fall truly inlove with someone I have never met coz I would always doubt if he was telling the trth or not and if it´s just a scam. also i do belive that u also need to meet to feel chemistry. But that´s just me =)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
you can give your all but yes there is often a niggling doubt that things arent real as so many people lie online....but i always have the view of giving the benefit of the doubt and that there is also the risk of not getting along rl...so its just like a stepping stone i guess...
@anoop27 (146)
• India
10 Jan 07
yes i believe much in these relatiions and i can love and go on date and even marry her if she is really faithful.so after long chatting and meeting if i found everything fine than really its good.
• Australia
10 Jan 07
faithfulness and trust is a two way street...
@Shar11 (419)
• United States
10 Jan 07
ooooh yes I do and DID.. I moved to a new area and didnt know anyone...I was single at the time and really interested in meeting someone cool to hang out with and or date.. I tossed around the idea of joining on of those local online dating sites..I was apprehensive about it but boredom got the best of me and I gave it a try...right away I had messages pouring in from available guys in my area and it seemed promising...But quickly I realized most of these guys were total perverts lol..I was just about to delete the membership I had when I got a letter from a guy that literally made me fall on the floor laughing..He had a great sense of humor and his intelligence shined through as well...We emailed back and forth for a few months and I became more and more curious... We did exchange photos and to be honest he wasn't my type physically but never had I met a guy that kept me so interested in discussion!! To make a long story short, we met as friends and began hanging out..Each day I fell more in love with him.. To be honest he I may not have noticed him passing on the street..but because I got to explore his inner being and personality first I realized this was a person I needed to keep knowing... We have been together 4 years now and he is the love of my life...I fell in love with this man inside out and what intense experience that was... To further my point you can meet a potential mate online, I can tell you my sister is married now 6 years to a man she first met online... I think its the new dating scene of our generation...and you know what? it's a hell of a lot better than a smokey bar!!
• Australia
10 Jan 07
another beautiful story...i do like that we can delve into the inner person more online....and we kinda miss the lil habits that may turn us off at first meeting rl because we have already gotten close...course if the rl meet doesnt go so well its no real difference to not getting along with any person u meet rl.... i only hope my online relationship turns out to be so wonderful as all these ones you all have been sharing
• China
21 Nov 06
I believe you can get to know a side of a person online, but never the whole person. There is a side of people that we get to know by hanging out with them and interacting with them, and a side we get to know by speaking with them. Both are very important and by speaking on over the internet or on the telephone you are missing one of those vital pieces. Meeting online initially and getting to know each other that way can be a good way to meet someone. However, without spending quality time with one another there is no way to truly and completely know the person.
• Australia
21 Nov 06
that is true and yes the face to face time spent is the only way to be able to read the person and see if you get along as well in person as you do online but unfortunately even in person you dont always get to know the true person.
@firelight (1859)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
Yes I do, I met my husband online. I found that we were able to talk more and get to know each other a lot better personally than we would have in real life. Of course this also relis on the person you are talking to , to be honest, but in reality some people lie to your face as well anyway!
• Australia
21 Nov 06
thats what my thought has always been. you can get hurt online but its no different to getting lied to or hurt from someone in person. congratulations on finding your one online :)
@mitra8801 (268)
• India
22 Nov 06
i dont believe in online love
@shrys03 (1016)
• Philippines
22 Nov 06
yes, i believe u can fall in love, the problem is that you are falling inlove with just a tiny portion of the person. *__*
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
I met my husband in real life, long before there was such a thing as the internet. LOL However, I have seen a couple of responses and discussions here where people have met their soul mate online and they do seem to be extremely happy.
@zgb_0001 (1384)
• Pakistan
21 Nov 06
A girl cheated me a few years ago.
@ddnj2006 (401)
• Philippines
21 Nov 06
Nope, i don't agree. Maybe the bonding will be quite strong when done with meeting in personal. it's so easy to get out when online. So how can you say you're inlove? even we know being inlove is no getting out?
@fl0urish (5387)
• India
15 Nov 06
no not atall
• Nigeria
15 Nov 06
I don't really know how possible taht is because I've not tried it before. Anyway, in this world of ours, anything could be poissibel. So pray luck comes your way. The only disadvantage is that you don't know the person you are rolling with and this could be very dangerous. It's not just falling in love, it's falling in love with the right person. Kudos.