internet relationships

Canada
March 18, 2007 9:23am CST
we all know the internet has opened the doors wide open to the world of dating but there are down sides too...have you or your partner been invovled in an online affair that seemed to consume your life???? how did it work out? Cheryl
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Well, I suppose... in a manner of speaking. Four of the last five people I have dated/had a relationship with were people I "met" online, first. For me, it has mostly worked out pretty well. I'm an introvert, and I prefer to get to know people "from the inside out." On occasion, the long distance has been an issue-- makes it challenging to take something from "virtual" to "real" space. On the whole, I'd say the encounters I have had that were "all consuming" were more like quick infatuations, while the ones that "became something" were more like friendships that slowly built.
• Canada
19 Mar 07
I agree but i think the all consuming type of relationships even in the real life forum burn out quickly ..sorta the candle that burns to bright burn to quick saying...thanks so much for responding its nice to hear others experiences cheryl
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
28 Mar 07
My husband and I met online. We started out just friends, and in fact very rarely talked for about a year. We were both dating someone else. We went out on our first date 10 months after we first met in real life. We went out on three dates that week and he went to North Dakota, where he is stationed in the AF. Four months later he came home and we got engaged. Five more months went by and we were married. I guess in some ways our relationship was all consuming. But it worked out fine. We've been married almost two years now, and have a beautiful baby boy.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
oh thats such a beautiful story,,I met my second husband on line John.we met in msn crib he moved 2000 miles left his family to be here with me..and he has been here and doing so incredibly well it amazes me .he runs the most popular restaurant in our city.his parents come out for about 4 months of the year now to stay with us and his brother just stayed for a month..its nice for him to have his family come here and we try to get back one a year but with john's work its difficult.. thanks for sharing have a great day hon Cheryl
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
well, i've never been on any online relationships, but i have friends who have, and there have always been mixed reactions. some relationships could end in marriage, but many internet relationships are practically just 'virtual', so they usually just end up in heartbreaks.
• Canada
18 Mar 07
i agree, a lot due stay virtual but I have met some awesome people and relationships didn't develop but wow i made some awesome friends and we stay in touch till this day..and i have seen some great parts of the world and have had the opportunity to show Cape Breton to many who had never even heard of it lol..thanks so much for your comment have a wonderful day Cheryl
• United States
28 Mar 07
I met my hubby online. We chatted on ICQ for a long time and it took off from there. We have been together 9 years.
• Canada
28 Mar 07
wow thats inspiring to know hon its so amazing to me to see all the success stories off intetnet relationships. I wish you many more happy years hugs Cheryl
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