do you consider a relationship ONLINE as a REAL relationship?

@makaira (1159)
Philippines
February 11, 2007 6:52am CST
do you consider your online relationship as real? how can you be sure that the party is also considering it to be true?
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@nishanity (1651)
• India
11 Feb 07
it will be like any other online relationship.... even in normal relationships one can never know if the other party is serious abiut the relation or not... only prob with online relationship is that the other party is so so far away! i am in am online relationship for 2 years now... i have no complaints so far and i believe that my bf is quite qerious about us
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
yeah, i think the distance would be a very factor on this kind of relationship and also trust. but hey, love moves in mysterious ways right? you might evern marry him. by the way, how do you cope up with the distance? do you chat regularly, make phone calls every now and then?
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Feb 07
i do consider it to be true just as i would if i met a stranger through any other medium. Of course there are going to be insencere people but thats the same anywhere. I really think we face the same problems wherever we meet, on or off line. Blessed be
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
dont you think it's harder to have an online relationship that an "offline" (is this the right word?) relationship?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Feb 07
it really depends upon the people involved i have great online relationships but i must admit im very choosy who i engage with , lol
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
i think being choosy is one way to be prevent bad things from happening. i agree with you. it really depends on the parties involve. how sincere they are and all.
• India
12 Feb 07
It is like any other relationship. If both the parties are loyal to each other, then it is a real relationship. Even in face to face relationship, if there is no love between them, then it cannot be called a real relationship. I am having an Online Relationship right now. And it works really well for me. We are thinking about meeting sometime in the near future, but before that we are getting to know each other. And let me tell you, it is very very real.
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
congratulations. well i think it will really depend on the personw who are involve with the relationship. and im thinkinng now,base on what i've read, that online relationships are really real and that it would be a nice way to meet your future partner. goodlcuk with your relationship. hopw it goes on smoothly and that you will your partner soon! cheers!
@silentwill (1685)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Yes I do, I'm in one and we're serious about each other. I guess some people will not take the risk or would simply think the idea is crazy, but I believe that you can find true love regardless of how you meet your partner.
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
and im one of those who is not willing to take the risk. but i do admire people, who despite the odds, can fight for their online relationship and really make it a "real one" through marriage. i wish you all the luck silentwill.
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
No. You won't know that the other party is really sincere until you meet. It takes time to really know the other party.
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
so you need to meet this person eventually. but what if you cant afford to travle to his place and vice versa? i think the relationship will not work if you cant do this.
@sizzle3000 (3038)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I think that relationships are something that have to be worked on on a regular basis. I also think that if you have never met the person you are having this relationship with online you have know idea what that person is really like. The best part about the internet is that you can be anyone you want and say anything. The person on the other end has never met you so it is easy to take on a new identity. Even a picture can be false when you are dealing stricktly online. Perhaps if you have met this person in person and talk to him or her and looked into their eyes you can determind fact from fiction. If this person is someone you dated and liked and moved far away and you wish to try and keep up the relationship, it may work. The whole thing depends on people being honest and honesty is something that not many people are good at. I wish all with internet relationships good luck and I truly hope they work out for you.
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
i actually dont have any online relationship i just thought this topic because many of my friends have some online relationship. they usually chat for hours and usually they use a web camera so that they can view their gf/bf. but i really find online relationship to hard and a little bit weird (no offenses meant).
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@9676276 (264)
• Pakistan
11 Feb 07
Well! it really depends on da ppl.i mean if da persons chatting online r a mems of a good society then they will make a strong relationship but if they r not then u know dat it,s juz disgusting...
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
it really is disgusting when people are just trying to fool somebody online. i have some friends who cried over their relationships online because the party wasnt serious at all.
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
well it depends to the parties involve...No matter what kind of relationship you have whether online or in natural way... the parties involve are responsible in making the relationship REAL. Though there are greater chances of illusions in online relationship since you can easily fabricate stories and information about yourself.
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
i totally agree with you. you can even say single online even if your not. it's easy to make things up online.
• Morocco
11 Feb 07
yes i really consider a relationship online as a real o ne!my friend was in relationship with a girl from poland and they loved eachother very very much ,and now they are married..so in my opinion a relationship online is real
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
i see. it's nice to hear this. congratulations to your friend!