3. The Physical Aspect

I'm stating it like this because the lack of physical contact in an internet-only or internet-mostly relationship is a two-edged sword.

On one hand, a computer can't keep you warm at night or give you a hug after a hard day.

We all need that sometimes.

Without physical contact, though, you also don't have the hormone rush that can distract you from your real issues.

I've known several people who have stayed in a bad relationship for the sex and been worse off for it.

If you're just out for fun this might not apply, but taking sex (“in-person” sex, anyway) off the table gives you a chance to get to know someone on a different level.

Plus, there's no chance of being used without knowing it.

The Truth Factor

Comments:

Sophia
I've personally had great experience with online dating. Still with my guy 2 years strong. In different states, we chose to meet 3 months after calling, texting, & skyping. He flew to meet me & we spent only 4 days together. We didn't get to see each other for 7 months after that but we spoke every day &I skyped when our schedules allowed us to. I then moved to where he was. He was literally everything he claimed to be, a complete open book &I I would recommend online dating to anyone. Just don't rush, give it time, and ALWAYS do your digging aka google searching.
xxPeppermintKissesxx
This is great
Rougevalentinez
And this guy who I wanted to meet rushed the meet up day on month 5 without even saying anything to me to arrange where he was going. So no there was not communication whatsoever.
Rougevalentinez
but there's so many red flags that can be brought up, and it's hard to tell the difference between truth or lie on the Internet. I have multiple experiences with online dating. And I've stopped today.
Rougevalentinez
There was a situation where I've met this guy online, he claims to being single for 4 years straight. Him and I had a few things in common and I approached him and started dating in a slow pace. Him and I talked about meeting up, he said in a year cuz rushing things can do damage to the relationship. So I took his word for it. Never brought up the subject cuz I promised a year so I did. The only problem about online relationships is the non-physical factor… there has been multiple situations where my ex and I argued about how I would treat him in person and expects me to be with him when he's sick while being miles away?… it's the problems with these factors that when it becomes a serious relationship in a short time things will NOT work out. The guy who I was with was cheating on a friend of mine who I've just recently talked to, she experienced the same pain and abuse I have. I was not impressed when I found out he was in a relationship with her while he was hanging out with me then dumps her. It's that vicious cycle I've experienced before he started hanging out with his new friend who is a girl more often trying to message me to see how I was doing. I've dumped him with a bunch of reasons: Too insecure making assumptions, accusing me for cheating, getting into fights about minor things, forcing me to say "I love you", hanging around with this other chick for hours non-stop, not believing my words, and zero trust, and refused to buy a webcam so I can see him while he sees me on the cam. It's nice to meet somebody online
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