Would you meet somebody from the internet?

computer - computer
United States
December 8, 2006 1:02pm CST
I have met some really nice people from online over the years. Some of them I have spoken with on the phone, exchanged snail mail with, sent presents to, and even met in person. Heck.. I married one! But there are a lot of nuts online. I would not encourage anybody I know to meet somebody they met in a chat room, because you just don't know who is on the other end of the computer. It could be a harmless person, but it could also be a predator. Do you think you have good judgment? If you have met somebody from the internet, and it worked out, how do you think you got so lucky? (And if it didn't turn out good, what advice can you give to others who are thinking about meeting somebody?)
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@humaaaa (1387)
• Pakistan
8 Dec 06
is not good to meet any one from internet, because it could be anyone at the other end, its risky.
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• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
I think its not really right. Some of my friends got their wifes or husbands from the internet. But you must very selective to find out any one.
• India
9 Dec 06
it's not right to say that net meeting is bad.if u be aware oand make a good use u can find some decent persons.
• Austria
19 Dec 06
it really does not matter where you meet people bad is bad and good is good
@pamknows (33)
• United States
10 Dec 06
i have met several people off the internet and made some great friends but before i would meet them i did a check to see if they really were who they said and made sure no crimminal history and when you talk to people you can usually tell if the given you a line or not you just need to listen and to be safe always meet in public places for a while and have own transportation in case you want to leave
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• India
19 Dec 06
You r absolutely right.. Whatever people u meet through internet,actually u don't know whether they really exist or not.. So u need to first check them,then only u can make friendship.....
@nkviji (70)
• India
9 Dec 06
ya i like this.. bcz many frd i got chating funs thanks for yr discussion.. advance very very happy new year... have a nice day....
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• United States
19 Dec 06
you too!
• India
9 Dec 06
hi there iam new can u help me with some friends
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Just be true to yourself and hang out in places online where you think you fit in.. where other people share common interests with you. Then you can make friends easier.
@visiaa (64)
• India
9 Dec 06
I love to and telling you I met lot of them in real life, they are girls and boys both from different states and different countries even, its really nice feeling to meet new people whom you never able to know if there was no internet in this world.
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• United States
28 Dec 06
It's neat that you can enjoy meeting so many interesting people from all over the world!
@moneytree (188)
• India
8 Dec 06
Well as of me, all relations stand on one foundation stone called TRUST, If the person we meet online is a lier which is very common then where is the friendship or relation? We need to ensure and verify all details of the people we meet online only if we are looking to take things ahead, and yes never ever give your financial details to anyone online. And hey if we have good souls like you on the net who would send people gifts then can i say something. KEEP ME ON THE GIFT LIST TOO! LoL, Take Care, Regards, Clement.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Thanks for your comment, clement. Trust is definitely important!
• United States
8 Dec 06
Well, I do everything else on the internet so why not dating. I would feel kinda dorky about it I think. And it is not a very good how we met story.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
It might not be a "good" story, but it's an "interesting" story. I feel wierd sometimes telling people how my husband and I met, because most people think it's crazy. However, the fact we've made it this long is enough to make them realize it isn't all bad.
@k3tk3t (3128)
• Philippines
10 Dec 06
i already did..
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I haven't met anyone from online before and if I did, I would be very nervous. And it wouldn't matter whether it was in a chat room or anywhere else, they could still be a preditor and that's just too big of chance for me to take! I have babies I want to live for, lol. I'm glad to hear that you've had good experiences! Good Luck and Best Wishes!
• India
9 Dec 06
yah even i have met people from internet in real life.... I was lucky that they were all nice fellows and we had some real good time together.... What i did was i called all my online buddies whomever i had not met together one day and had some good time together.... i was a very good experiance. The main point in doing it this way is that noone gets a chance to be bad... then after i had seen them and known them better and i chose from them some friends whom i still have in my good books... we are like minded and gets along well ... we discuss things over net itself. This is a better method than just meeting one person alone.... but this wont work if you want to meet a female on whom you have a crush or to whom you want to speak your heart... then the only way is to think if it is worth the risk. The world we live in is a very dangerous one and we should be aware of our life and our problems... WE should take care of ourselves... noone else will do it for you !! no one else can do it for you. that is they way to put it... who ever you are boy or girl or women or aged you are the first one responsible for your safety so it better if you restrict yourselves from meeting everyone you meet online...
@milestone (787)
• India
9 Dec 06
Well you should took same good precautionary steps.I think it is not good to meet any one from internet, because it could be anyone at the other end, its risky. Antywayz you can take your own decision
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@vipul20044 (5796)
• India
9 Dec 06
Ofcourse i have met up with many and then i found my gf via internet only It isnt like there are stalkers sitting around waiting for victims In reality too, you cannot judge a person without meeting him/her So internet isnt stranger than fiction You meet and you decide seeing is believing no? So what is the harm
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• United States
9 Dec 06
as long as you have good judgement are are almost too careful. its dangerous but i think if done right it is good.
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@Talianna (85)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I've met one guy from the internet. At first we talked on the phone for a while, then we met. Other people I have sent mail to. There is one person I'd like to meet in person from the net, I've known her for like... a couple of years. She's cool. And Nice... I wouldn't mind meeting her.
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• United States
9 Dec 06
Yes, I think I have good judgement. I met the love of my life on the internet and we have been married for almost five years now. My friends and family thought that I had lost my mind at the time, though. You're right! There are a lot of nut cases and predators online. You just have to be very careful.
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@palliyath (122)
• India
9 Dec 06
Yes i do,i got some good friends. I got a good judgement,so that is not a problem for me.
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• India
9 Dec 06
I've not really met any from the net,basically because,i've got to say that i'm kinda not confident if i'd hit upon the right person or not....Just like u mentioned,predators cud be dangerous....and chat rooms are completely unreliable... But if i do get to meet someone,i guess i'll know..!
@yuki87 (607)
• Italy
9 Dec 06
I met some people from the internet, one of them is my current best friend, and now we're in the same University so we see each other often. :)
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@blueman (16513)
• India
9 Dec 06
not much interested in online meeting, or online dating but if i do have to meet someone i do not have any problem.
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@spooman (76)
• India
9 Dec 06
i met a gurl once.. it was wierd!! she turned out to be very different than i thot she would be!! i hope to meet sumone nice yea!?
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