Do you think it's crazy to have internet relationships?

@kittles (156)
March 1, 2007 10:22am CST
Do you think it is? My husband thinks it's totally silly and stupid and why would anyone seriously fall in love with someone they have never met or seen in real life before. I know people who have seriously fallen for people on the internet so I don't think it's stupid but what does everyone else think?
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@beaniegdi (1966)
1 Mar 07
The problem with chatting to someone online is that you have no way of knowing if anything that person says is true. I remember years ago at college they had set up an internet connection between our college and another - the funny thing was it had been set up to share academic ideas etc but all the posts where how fantastic looking people were and all the partying they were doing. It was obviously all lies. If you chat to someone online yu can be anyone, you can say you are young and good looking even if you are old and wrinkly - you can say whatever you think the other person wants to hear. I'm sure people have lots of fun this way but I think it can cause heartache for some.
@kittles (156)
2 Mar 07
I agree to this but I guess if your willing to take this risk it might be worth it! I didn't realise this many people meet their partners on the internet, it's not just my friend!
@redfang (969)
1 Mar 07
why on earth would it be silly to have a relationship over the internet, i met my current partner on the net on yahoo games actually and now we live together how can that be silly?
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@hezoid (2147)
1 Mar 07
It depends on whether the two people do actually end up meeting. You see i met my partner on the internet, through ICQ, and really liked him, but didn't actually fall in love with him or have any real relationdship with him untill we met in real life. Since then it's been 6 years and we're engaged to be married. I do think it's a bit risky to have a relationshi with someone completely through the internet, as you can't 100% trust that what they tell you is true.
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• Philippines
1 Mar 07
it's not crazy at all. because i, too, have my experience in finding the person i love and we've been happy for 8 months now. it's just a matter of chance. and also, i was able to find great friends too over the net through friendster. anyhow, if that's your husbands opinion, just respect it.
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
1 Mar 07
We all, men and women, are looking for relationships where ever we can find it. The advantage, or disadvantage, to on-line relationships is that the physical aspect of a relationship does not get in the way. You actualy have a chance to know someone through the written word before you ever even see each other. Some...and you housband is one...beleive that it is quicksand. You may not be able to tell the solid ground from what is not because you only have what you are told to go by. In that case he is right. To fall in love with someone sight unseen is foolish and you set yourself up for a major disappointment. But it is a great way to meet people and that is often the hard thing for many of us to do. But for meeting and getting to know someone prior to meeting it can't be beat.
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@haissam (93)
• Pakistan
1 Mar 07
This is a difficult query. It may b silly or may not b. This is life and u can expact every thing here
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• Norway
1 Mar 07
I don't think relationships in the internet are crazy..it's just like any other relationships outthere.A lot of couples have successful marriage and they started in the internet..so it's not crazy at all.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
1 Mar 07
It isnt to fall in love anonymously it is to get the chance to meet and know something beforehand to weed out the ones you dont want to waste time with. I think it is good but you still have to wade through a bunch of people. I have found good and bad here.
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@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I don't think relationships built up through internet is something silly. I even have a colleague in my previous job who is now in Scotland after she got married to her fiance whom she met online, on one of the dating sites she signed up for. And now they're happily married and expecting to have a baby by May of this year. Things happen in different ways, and for love to come true, internet could be one of the ways designed to bridge people from different sides of the world.