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9-26-2011 @ 2:06PM
A word of caution to the OP...Bare in mind how much anonymity has played a part in your budding relationship. How much do you really know? The truth of the matter is you've engaged in a slightly more complicated form of instant messenger dating. While we're all rooting for you, remember to keep your expectations grounded and be open minded. My own comparable experience ended rather poorly. The person I met, while wonderful in many ways, held no self respect in terms of their health. I gave things a fair shot but the relationship had to end.One final word of advice...have some courage. Even if things don't go the way you hope, you'll always be able to pick yourself up and move forward. Eventually someone will enter your life and the wisdom you've gained will help you recognize why it never worked out with anyone else.
9-26-2011 @ 2:52PM
"My own comparable experience ended rather poorly. The person I met, while wonderful in many ways, held no self respect in terms of their health. I gave things a fair shot but the relationship had to end."To be fair, you never really know someone's health habits until you really get to know them for a while. So this can easily happen whether you met online, at a coffee shop, at a concert, in school...The point is I don't think it's fair to label things as cautionary solely based on the manner of how people meet. The only time I think it's fair to criticize online dating is when it's a skeevy dude trying to get with a very young person, because that is how it's easiest for those guys to get access to those youths. For normal, adult relations, in my experience meeting someone online is no different than if you had met them in real life first.
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