Long Distance/Online Relationship - Does it Work?

@markdan (127)
Philippines
February 4, 2007 5:37am CST
Is there any possibility that it will work? Can it grow?
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5 responses
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
4 Feb 07
It does work and happens all the time. However it should be looked at as only an introduction tool. It can never replace the real world face to face encounter. For a relationship to work and be long lasting there has to be honesty on both sides. There also has to be the possibility you will meet some day. If that is not possible then you can only truly be friends. I married my wife whom I met on-line. We were about 300 miles apart. But I traveled to see her on the weekends. Following the end of my contract I moved to her city. We went with each other for many months and then married. I truly do not know how it could work any other way. You must be togeather to really know one another. But on-line dating is a very big thing now and it will not go away. You have so many more people that you can interact with and can be a lot of fun. But your relationship can only grow with complete honesty between you both.
@markdan (127)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Yah, I certainly agree on that. Trust to each other and being loyal to your mate. In your way on the relationship have you ever think of what if she or he betrayed you because its just an online realtionship? or I mean you cant see her/him and he/she can lie things or make some sort of alibi.
@kool78 (490)
• India
4 Feb 07
it depends upon person to person. it may work if u are areally in love with the person. both the person must love each other equally. there should be trust in the relationship.
@markdan (127)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Yah, thats true Bro, It trust and love must go hand in hand.
@imrajesh (1967)
• India
4 Feb 07
it works. well it depends on the basic purpose involved in making the relationships. if you are interested in making the relationship then it may not be a better idea. if you are just trying to make friendships then it is the best idea as you can share whatever you want as there is no fear of betrayal. if someone betrays you on net then it is not going to harm you emotionally whereas in actual life you are cheated emotinoally. so i like the online relationships. have a nice day.
@markdan (127)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Thanks for that. But most people especially at my place are looking for someone special, so they go on Online, and hope to find a guy for him/her self. And basically starting out a relationship.
@seemared (771)
18 Jan 12
Nope!! It doesn't work for me.. I need the physical companionship... it is something I can never put down for.. never.. some might be able too and I know a few use online chatting and web cams for the purpose but I rather take a leave from my work and go and travel the distance and stay with him for a day or so..
@michan (212)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
I believe so. I'm an socially active online person and I've had friends who have come and gone through the years. Some I have lost communication with, and some I'm still in touch with, and still talk with them regularly after 9 years. Through the years, you live some, love some, hate some, care some. :) It's not much different from real life, except you don't physically SEE each other. About lies and deception, even people in real life can well do that. It's actually more painful if you get betrayed in real life.