Long distant relationships and online dating..

Australia
November 12, 2010 10:13pm CST
I'm pretty much just putting this one out there out of curiosity to see peoples general opinions.. I kno alot of people who go to online dating sites and use them just for hook-us or one night stands and i know thats not what majority of them intended. It makes me wonder if people use them for actual dating and long term relationships and how many people actually suceed in finding their "soul mate" and while im on the topic of internet dating has anyone been in a long distance relationship that was actually worth their while? Any responses are appreciated
7 responses
• United States
13 Nov 10
well lets see.. i did meet my man on a dating website i met him in a yahoo chat room. he live god over 80miles or more away from me but we accomplished that feet he use to come and see me on the weekends and than he would stay longer and i would go to his place sometimes. now we live together and we have a beautiful little girl and we are planning on getting married when he can find a job.. but it does have the internet isnt all bad... u can work out relationships on the internet
• Australia
13 Nov 10
glad to hear things worked out for you :) and congrats on your little girl and good luck with your wedding
@stevecsh (49)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 10
In my opinion, I personally do not think long distance relationship will work. Yes there are certain that works, but the possibility is very low. Yes it is debatable, that we can webcam, online chatting, send email and call. But this is not important because they are lack of something which is the time to be together. A relationship without intimate body contact, no, its not making love. I mean, in the sense of holding hands, hugging each other, sitting down and talking together, chilling out together, and etc. Plus you can't be there when your partner is sad, and need you to be there with him/her to console her. to listen to her. These are just some of the minor examples which I conclude long distance relationship rarely will have a good ending. Speaking bout online dating, this is actually not logic at all. Try imagine, can you really love someone whom you have never see before? I mean you love her/him by looking at the picture display or through webcam or by online chatting. This does not make sense. and in a certain point of time, you must. you will doubt that, how much you actually understand this person. or maybe in real life, when someone appears and treat you really good. you might change your heart. so what's the point going online dating?
• Philippines
14 Nov 10
I have been corresponding with a guy for five years now through email. We are living miles apart and still i can say that the bonds of friendship is great but still it cannot replace the physical presence that most relationship have. But if you just ever wanted to have a connection of people outside your realm then i can say it is good way to start but meeting your soul mate in the internet is not just my line. People you meet online for casual dating sounds a little bit odd for me. I am still on the traditional side.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
13 Nov 10
I dont understand how people do such things. I cant manage to have a long distance relationship especially if i found the person online to begin with. For me to have a long distance relationship i would have to have a short distance one lasting over a year. I had to get that bond first. Online dating now. I dont think i would ever stoop to that level.
@Diddaka (90)
13 Nov 10
And a both things are not good for me.Especially online dating.If you can`t see who is form the other side of computer.May be a man(in my case).Long distance relationships are also bad.You can`t understand a lot of things in life on your soulmate if you didn`t know hers style of life.That becomes to many problems between you and ruins relationship between you.
@vicereine (458)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I personally actually met someone online and did have a great time with him for a while but we did understand it was not a serious thing. That is the problem with internet dating sites and such not many people are serious. Then I did find someone who said they were serious and we did get married but then five years later we divorced. His reasoning was that he found another woman online who he loved more than me:-( So in my opinion I advice much caution and don't be foolish like me and let someone in so close to your heart while meeting online. Take their words like a grain of salt and put a close guard on your feelings because in the end long distance relationships and online dating leads to sad results for many people.
13 Nov 10
Not every on find soulmate in the net the real thing relation ship is very important cause it my depend in the other people think about it