online romances....

@mzz663 (2773)
United States
April 8, 2007 3:47pm CST
getting to know someone online seems to have it's advantages. I get alot of comments from people when I say I met someone from online and they're usually pretty negative. One person I had talked to I finally met after almost two years and it was great! Before I went to meet him I had people saying I was crazy, I could get killed among other things..... My reply was that I could go to the mall and attract a stalker, go to the grocery store and attract a serial killer and gonig on a blind date, you know initially know nothing about that person (same with someone you meet in a bar) Are there any of you that have met someone online and ended up together and think it's a better relationship than a traditional courtship/relationship?
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Well, I met someone from online. Had known him online for a year, and went to his place to meet him. We'd talked via IM for a long time, then started talking on the phone, too. We got to know each other, and there really weren't any expectations when we met, but there was a lot of nervousness. My roommate of the time had kept telling me that I was being stupid, saying that I cared so deeply for someone I'd never met, and that because it was an online relationship, I could never trust what the guy had to say, and that he was most likely stringing me along and that nothing would ever come of it. I proved her wrong, and she's been jealous ever since. Even after he and I met, she was trying to insert doubts in my mind about him and I, trying to say that he was just using me and things like that. Well, he came out here to my place recently to visit. If what she'd been saying were the case, do you really think he'd have done that? We're planning on seeing each other more often, and doing what we can to maintain the long distance relationship, which is currently open due to the distance. I love the guy with all my heart, and wouldn't change anything but the distance and the type. We're talking about making things a bit more permanent when he's done with his first degree, but only time is going to tell what happens. I don't knock meeting someone online anymore, not now that I've done it myself. You're very right, it's just like meeting someone face to face, but you have more of an opportunity to get to know the person online before deciding if it's worth making the next step.
@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
9 Apr 07
sounds kind of familiar! Right now it's the distance thing that's the problem. we both have our reasons right now and can't leave the area(s) that we live in. ....and yeah, three or four years ago, I would've told someone they were half crazy, too! *funny how opinions change, eh?
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
Actually here in the Philippines a lot of things like this happend. People started chating with people from the US or in Europe. after years of chating one visit the other and that is the start of their relationship.
@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
9 Apr 07
....and I thought 1200 miles was long distance!
• India
9 Apr 07
Ya dude you are right. I also propose to my girl friend by cheating. So i think online relationship is the best.
• United States
8 Apr 07
I met my husband online. I think it's a great way to get to know someone, since a you get to know them based on the important things; their views, values, outlook, and general personality, all before seeing them in person. In my case, that was a very good thing, because my husband would probably not have gotten a second glance from me if we'd met elsewhere first. It was only after I got to know him as a person that he became more attractive to me.