What is the difference between the relations we enjoy on NET than on real life?

November 21, 2007 9:52pm CST
I think all of the youth today enjoys life on internet with a lot of virtual relationship on internet with lots of boys and girls or even elder one are also engaged in this.I think the internet relations are making our real life relations more complex as we assume the person chating is perfect for us?And we tend to ignore our family ,friends etc.This is not way to treat virtual people so lively and real people so virtually!
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
9 Dec 07
I am one of the older people who is on the internet a lot. I don't let it interfere with my personal life. I have a family and I have a few good friends. I have a good relationship with them all and spend a lot of quality time with them. But I like to also be on the computer and make friends online as well. I don't do any other thing to make friends, just here in mylot. I have made some friends that I like to chat back and forth with and then I have friends, like you, that I only respond to. I find it easier to tell, of some things in my life, to mylot members, because they don't know me and I don't know them, offline. So I think it is okay to have online friends but not if it interferes with your offline life.
• United States
23 Nov 07
If we are in a close relationship that we live with we have to make sure that we keep giving that relationship what it deserves to. On line relations we can just turn off the computer and get out without even thinking about it. I prefer the live relationships but value online relationships also. As was stated , we do not know the online person as well as the person that we know in the flesh.
@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
22 Nov 07
I don't really see any difference between relationships online and offline for me. They are all real people. It is true that some people lie about themselves online, but there are also many people who lie about themselves in everyday life. I don't always assume someone I am chatting with is perfect. If they present themselves to me as perfect, I will know they are a liar and move on. Of course, I am the same way with people I meet offline as well. So I just don't see any difference at all. I value my online friendships very much, and I'm very grateful for them.