Page 1 of 6 1 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 137
  1. #1
    Master Sage
    Jaeger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    14,339
    Rep Power
    127

    Internet Relationships?

    What are your views on internet relationships? Would you ever get into one and, if so, how far would you be prepared to travel to see said internet lover?

    I've had a couple of 'online' relationships but they've both been near. One was in the next town and one was thirty miles away. Wouldn't do it again.

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.


  2. #2
    Forum Sage
    Galvanise_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    8,100
    Rep Power
    112
    I don't think I'd ever get into one, but they will be becoming more prevalent. The next step up from Facebook and Twitter are fully realised 3D worlds such as Playstation Home and Second Life. As more people play Facebook games, gradually they'll want a consistent avatar in a fully realised world that is linked together. In these spaces new internet relationships will bloom.

  3. #3
    Master Guru
    spyrde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,794
    Rep Power
    115
    Dont really think they work out too well. Its totally different seeing them in person. I've chatted with several girls after meeting them somewhere, and after some signals via MSN etc. and finally meeting, its been completely different. Sometimes even awkward.

    Learn to do signatures here



  4. #4
    El Presidente
    podsaurus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    in a box
    Age
    26
    Posts
    4,463
    Rep Power
    99
    Noo. Not seeing someone just wouldn't work for me.

    Focus. Control. Conviction. Resolve. A true ace lacks none of these attributes. Nothing can deter you from the task at hand except your own fears. This is your sky.

  5. #5
    Power Member
    Dave-The-Rave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    PSN ID
    Dave-The-Rave
    Age
    28
    Posts
    17,133
    Rep Power
    150
    Nah, Im fine with having friends online..but a proper relationship just wouldn't work.
    Trophy-licious!


    3DS: 3754-7606-9595

  6. #6
    Elite Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,724
    Rep Power
    88
    There have been success stories of people who first met each other on the internets. But it is dodgy business. For every one good thing that has happened from internet relationships, there are about a hundred other involving pedo, murders, money scams and rape.

  7. #7
    Master Guru
    welshfrankie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    6,815
    Rep Power
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    What are your views on internet relationships? Would you ever get into one and, if so, how far would you be prepared to travel to see said internet lover?

    I've had a couple of 'online' relationships but they've both been near. One was in the next town and one was thirty miles away. Wouldn't do it again.
    Is this relevant to the discussion we had last night?

  8. #8
    Veteran
    Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Age
    27
    Posts
    4,232
    Rep Power
    96

  9. #9
    Master Sage
    Jaeger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    14,339
    Rep Power
    127
    Quote Originally Posted by welshfrankie View Post
    Is this relevant to the discussion we had last night?
    I knew that's what you'd think but, no, nothing to do with last night.

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.


  10. #10
    Master Guru
    welshfrankie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    6,815
    Rep Power
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    I knew that's what you'd think but, no, nothing to do with last night.
    Good.

  11. #11
    I'm a real boy!
    Tyrien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    29
    Posts
    12,496
    Rep Power
    130
    Without going into the painfully regretful details:

    No, it's a bad idea. Proceed with caution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Super_Lilith View Post
    There have been success stories of people who first met each other on the internets. But it is dodgy business. For every one good thing that has happened from internet relationships, there are about a hundred other involving pedo, murders, money scams or rape.
    Fixed for accuracy. You're over exaggerating.

  12. #12
    Dedicated Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    CUNTFUCKSHITPORNTWATMINGEBUKKAKENIGGERBALLS
    Posts
    1,326
    Rep Power
    0
    My girlfriends brother was dared to go on a dating website by his mates or something, he's a clever guy not ******ed or anything. Met a girl on there and now he's 27 and their engaged with a kid an they run a business an stuff.

    So it can work for some.

  13. #13
    The Dawkness!
    Naxi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    UK
    PSN ID
    ElNaxi
    Age
    26
    Posts
    11,550
    Rep Power
    131
    Here's some uplifting news for you singletons this Valentine's Day - online dating sites are a good way to meet your mate.

    A new study finds that about one in five people who have used online dating sites have gone on to marry someone they met via the Web, the Daily Mail reported.

    The Daily Mail also reported:

    The study, conducted by consumer group Which?, found that more than 50 percent of people who used online dating sites had gone on a date with someone they met in cyberspace. Sixty-two percent said it was easier to meet someone on an online dating site than in other ways.

    'Online dating is revolutionizing the way people meet each other. Switching the computer on could be the first step to success,' Jess Ross, editor of which.co.uk, told the Daily Mail.

    A Bath University study revealed that people who met on dating sites were 94 percent more likely to go on a second date than those who met in other ways. Men were more likely to find true love than women.

    More than 22 million people visited online dating sites in 2007, and these numbers appear to be growing.

    The Daily News spoke to Paul Breton, the Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at eHarmony, who said they've seen an increase in memberships recently. Statistics from Perfectmatch.com showed a spike in new members of 47% in 2008.

    So ladies and gentleman, if you're looking for your one true love, you might want to look online. It seems to be a good way to meet your match, and more and more people are turning to the Web to find love.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/money/200...#ixzz0wh2MqiYM

    My name isn't a misspelled Nazi,god****.

  14. #14
    I'm a real boy!
    Tyrien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    29
    Posts
    12,496
    Rep Power
    130
    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyCap89 View Post
    My girlfriends brother was dared to go on a dating website by his mates or something, he's a clever guy not ******ed or anything. Met a girl on there and now he's 27 and their engaged with a kid an they run a business an stuff.

    So it can work for some.
    I'd like to say that a dating website is a much different case than "internet relationships".

    Dating websites are designed for matching up two "compatible" people within close geographical proximity of one another.

    Just based on my experience I'd never call dating websites an internet relationship, or even online dating. Dating websites will have you send a few emails or texts back and forth then you two meet. It's just a dating service.

    Meeting someone online and falling in love with their personality is a much different case. Especially when you're ignorant enough to think there's a realistic chance of it working.

    Forgive me for being bitter.

    The OP appears to be speaking of online relationships where both parties meet each other through other venues. Examples I can think of would be MMOs, chat rooms, forums such as this one, etc.

  15. #15
    Master Guru
    Bigdoggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Age
    37
    Posts
    7,250
    Rep Power
    97
    oh geezes, don't even remind me. I use to play EQ quite a bit and I have seen marriages fall apart in real life from that game. My friends wife was addicted to it, and threw that game she met someone. She was telling her husband "nothing is going on" then phone calls started, after that they got a divorce and she moved in with the other guy that lived in the next state over. Their relationship didn't work out and she tried crawling back to the man she divorced over an avatar character on a game. he obviously said no and when I was over at his house i witnessed it all. then he just said something to her before telling her to leave, which was "get some ****in therapy". LOL

  16. #16
    Forum Sage
    Tribunal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    9,171
    Rep Power
    154
    I wouldn't bother friend, unless they ended up being really close to where you were. That's the only way I could see it working out, assuming neither of you were psychopaths.




  17. #17
    Earthbound
    dc89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Taking my seat at the Fancy Pets Council
    Age
    28
    Posts
    15,694
    Rep Power
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    What are your views on internet relationships? Would you ever get into one and, if so, how far would you be prepared to travel to see said internet lover?

    I've had a couple of 'online' relationships but they've both been near. One was in the next town and one was thirty miles away. Wouldn't do it again.
    I met my GF on the internet. Not on some dodgy dating site I swear but actually in a random chat room called Dubit.

    We've been together over 4 years.

    Fate I guess.
    Quote Originally Posted by neoxthexone View Post
    DC is the hero PSU deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll ban him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a single guardian, a watchful protector. The DC.

  18. #18
    Veteran
    Seahawkk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Age
    26
    Posts
    4,349
    Rep Power
    84
    ive met a few girls while on vacation then talked to them on the computer/ phone and it never works out unless your ugly then maybe it would



  19. #19
    Ultimate Veteran
    Tutankhamun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    27
    Posts
    21,530
    Rep Power
    152
    There's a difference between having a relationship over the Internet and dating over the Internet with the intent to meet. I think the later works but not the former.
    Other opinions are available.

  20. #20
    Earthbound
    dc89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Taking my seat at the Fancy Pets Council
    Age
    28
    Posts
    15,694
    Rep Power
    132
    Yup the later does work.

    Meet on the net by chance or by actively looking, but actually go meet.

    Worked for me but like I said my encounter was purely by chance I guess.
    Quote Originally Posted by neoxthexone View Post
    DC is the hero PSU deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll ban him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a single guardian, a watchful protector. The DC.

  21. #21
    Master Sage
    Jaeger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    14,339
    Rep Power
    127
    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for believing that love can happen over the internet but, from the few experiences I've had, it's just not my style. The first girl I met was awesome but it ended miserably because of the distance and the second girl I met - well, that was just a complete disaster. Then I got talking to Vixen, we hooked up, started dating, moved in together, had a baby and - BAM! - now I'm back home. The internet just doesn't work for me, I'm afraid.

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.


  22. #22
    Ultimate Veteran
    Tutankhamun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    27
    Posts
    21,530
    Rep Power
    152
    Finding a girl over the Internet is like finding a girl anywhere else you just need to find the right one, I don't think it matters if you met a girl over the Internet or in a bar.
    Other opinions are available.

  23. #23
    I'm a real boy!
    Tyrien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    29
    Posts
    12,496
    Rep Power
    130
    Quote Originally Posted by Tutankhamun View Post
    There's a difference between having a relationship over the Internet and dating over the Internet with the intent to meet. I think the later works but not the former.
    To be fair I'd just call the two different stages of the same thing.

  24. #24

    Royals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Florida
    PSN ID
    Royals26
    Age
    23
    Posts
    4,008
    Rep Power
    80
    It seems potentially dangerous so no I wouldn't.

  25. #25
    Master Genshin
    iplayonlysony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Planet Mars
    Posts
    1,108
    Rep Power
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for believing that love can happen over the internet but, from the few experiences I've had, it's just not my style. The first girl I met was awesome but it ended miserably because of the distance and the second girl I met - well, that was just a complete disaster. Then I got talking to Vixen, we hooked up, started dating, moved in together, had a baby and - BAM! - now I'm back home. The internet just doesn't work for me, I'm afraid.
    You totally lost me with that part. What did that have to do with internet dating?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts