Internet Relationships?

Jaeger

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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.
 
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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.
 

spyrde

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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.
 

Super_Lilith

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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.
 
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[QUOTE="Jaeger, post: 5137619]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.[/QUOTE]

Is this relevant to the discussion we had last night? :|
 

Jaeger

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[QUOTE="welshfrankie, post: 5137670]Is this relevant to the discussion we had last night? :|[/QUOTE]
I knew that's what you'd think but, no, nothing to do with last night.
 

Tyrien

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Without going into the painfully regretful details:

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

[QUOTE="Super_Lilith, post: 5137661]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.[/QUOTE]

Fixed for accuracy. You're over exaggerating.
 

Naxi

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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/2009/02/14/2009-02-14_study_online_dating_a_good_way_to_meet_y.html#ixzz0wh2MqiYM
 

Tyrien

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[QUOTE="LibertyCap89, post: 5137878]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. :)[/QUOTE]
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.
 

Bigdoggy

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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
 

Tribunal

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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.
 
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[QUOTE="Jaeger, post: 5137619]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.[/QUOTE]

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.
 
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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
 

Jaeger

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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.
 

Tutankhamun

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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.
 

Tyrien

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[QUOTE="Tutankhamun, post: 5137933]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.[/QUOTE]
To be fair I'd just call the two different stages of the same thing.
 

iplayonlysony

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[QUOTE="Jaeger, post: 5137954]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.[/QUOTE]

You totally lost me with that part. What did that have to do with internet dating?
 

Jaeger

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[QUOTE="iplayonlysony, post: 5137986]You totally lost me with that part. What did that have to do with internet dating?[/QUOTE]
Because I met her through the internet, perhaps?
 

Tribunal

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[QUOTE="Jaeger, post: 5137989]Because I met her through the internet, perhaps?[/QUOTE]

I was so close to saying exactly that... but then I realized there was a second page... so I couldn't come to your Defense Jaeger. *tear*
 

Jaeger

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[QUOTE="iplayonlysony, post: 5138017]Lol, ok. But that could happen without the internet too. Sounds like just bad luck.[/QUOTE]
Maybe, but the internet is to blame for all our problems. Thats for another day though.
 

Tyrien

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[QUOTE="Jaeger, post: 5138025]Maybe, but the internet is to blame for all our problems. Thats for another day though.[/QUOTE]

are you trying to suggest that humanity was free from both social, and relationship issues prior to the internet?