Online dating?

@winky73 (1396)
United States
January 29, 2007 7:24am CST
How do you feel about online dating?Have you or would you do it? If you met someone online....would you admitt to your friends and family about where you met the person? I have no problems with it myself...was just wondering what others thought about it.
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@mbarryton (1873)
• United States
29 Jan 07
i met my hubby online back in 2005 my mom and my sister knew it they just warned me to becareful and i was i met him in person jan of 2006 we moved in together that may and was married that june and we are very happy i dont hide it from anyone im proud of him and the way he came to me so why hide
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Thank's for sharing....I feel the same way....I met my bf online.
• India
8 Feb 07
Old word is marriages are made in heven. The new word is Marriages will be made from internet. Thanks for sharing your experiences
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@baby88 (696)
• Singapore
2 Feb 07
i hv not try b4..but if i really does that i will sure admit it to my friends or family as i think it is not something shameful or wat right?
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of.
• Oman
8 Feb 07
I dont have any problem with online dating. I would have loved to try it but i cant do it now because it would be cheating on my boyfriend. it wasnt such a big thing 6 years back before i met him otherwise i would have surely tried it. i know so many girls nowadays whove met their boyfriends online so its no longer a big deal. i think everyone has started to accept it.
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@ginny36 (267)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I met my boyfriend online, so I'm obviously in favor of it! That said, I did have reservations about meeting people online. I'd heard so many stories about people falling for someone over the net, or even just being mildly interesting in meeting them, but then it turned out the person they were communicating with had made up almost everything he or she had shared, or was married or otherwise unavailable and just amusing themselves online. But when you think about it, doesn't the same thing have the potential to happen when you meet strangers in person? I do think you should be careful when you advance to a face-to-face meeting with someone you've met online. Meet in a public place, let your friends know where you are and what you are doing, keep your cell phone on, etc. But again, I think you should do the same thing when getting together with a relative stranger you've just met somewhere. Getting to know people online, when both people are being honest, is a great way to get to know someones interests, thoughts and feelings before you know for sure whether or not there will be a physical attraction. It's kind of doing things in reverse. I think it's a great resource for people who are looking to date again later in life too. Once most of your friends have settled down and you aren't involved with school or something like that, your chances to meet new people can be limited to the workplace (which comes with its own set of issues!) or bars (where you are just as likely to meet a weirdo as you are online).
@kitakitts (188)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
have i been into one.. hmm, no. no matter how long i've chatted with the person (the longest was a decade ago already) i never crossed the line of friendly conversation and never hinted any romantic stuffs. ok, ok.. sometimes there's too much sweetness in our hellos and goodbyes, exchanging virtual hugs and kisses but it never really progressed into the next level. maybe it scared me to actually fall in love over the net, didn't take it seriously, so it never really stood a chance. i got married, he got married, we still chat. yes true, your future partner can be found even in chatrooms or through online dating sites. however, online relationships can only get you so far. nothing beats intimacy, to smell his unique scent, to feel the beating of his heart, to kiss his warm lips. you get the drift. for some it may seem real but not real enough for me without satisfying all senses. as with most of us, the net provides a safe place where we can alter or project a different personality or shield a part of us from which can be good or bad, depending on the situation. online dating requires a lot of trust. too risky for me to invest into. however, it does sound romantic whenever you share your lovestory and say, your husband flew thousands of miles just to meet you. suweet!
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Just something not less than entertainment.I think that internet is a source of this also.It is easy on internet to share ideas.Online dating is just the developed form of offline calling and talking.This is helpfull for making common people together.I like to share my view also with some sites like myspace and orkut.I think that are also a type of online date dating.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
2 Feb 07
Well, I have never participated in online dating - I'm not sure it was invented back in the "good old days" when I was dating - LOL! But I have met many friends of both sexes through the Internet. I am a big tennis fan, and belong to a couple of tennis chat forums, and I have often met up with other fans when we have been going to the same tournaments. It is a pretty safe place to meet up for the first time, as there are always hunderds of other people around, and it is outside in broad daylight! I have no onjection to online dating though. I think it is a great way of meeting new people with shared interests, as long as you are careful at first. And I certainly wouldn't be embarrassed about telling anyone else. It is my life!!
@eunixia (387)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Dating I need help with that. I know i'm 28 and should be confident about myself but 5 years living in a world where i have to pretend to be someone to accommodate my ex and his family made me so unconfident about myself. I really should be happy. because i've met great friends from a year ago. and still keep in touch with them. They make me feel like i'm myself. but i haven't been able to step out and go on dates. I guess i just don't want to hurt no more. That's why dating isn't in my book. but i am lonely. Sometimes i feel alone. and that it seems all i have are my closest friends, family, and grandparents who really cares for me. but having that someone beside me is hard to find because of so many expectations. What am i to do?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
2 Feb 07
Hi winky73, There does seem to be a stigma attached to people who date online, not sure why but personaly I don't think there is much wrong with it and good luck to anyone who finds their soulmate online. A lot of my friends have done online dating and have done so a couple of times myself.
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