My first real love came from the internet. Lasted about 2 years. Any regrets? Just remember it is real easy to deceive and to paly mind games over the internet. Oh yea, the distance is a big burden as well. If you can handle the fact that you don't know what the other is up to at all times, then it might work out.
Your mind is your greatest weapon...
I did it way back in 1993, when it was all bullitin boards. it was fun, but I would not advise it to girls/women, unless the guy is coming to YOUR house, and you have someone with you on the first meeting. The one i hooked up with was just sexual, and only lasted 3 weeks!
This will freak some people out on here considering my recent posts but I am now married to a wonderful man that I met in a chat room just over 5 years ago. We lived about 1,500 miles apart but he came to see me after 4 months of chatting and we've been together ever since. The great part about the internet is that you can fall in love with the real person, not just looks. He told me he loved me before he even saw a picture of me. Yes, you can find true love on the internet.
The year after I graduated high school(1996) I met a guy on the internet, he was a senior in high school, he lived in South Dakota, I lived in ILlinois, I finally went to South dakota the summer he graduated high school and spent a wonderful few days, thena couple weeks later he made the drive to Illinois to see me. He was a wonderful person and will make somebody a wonderful husband someday(if he isn't already married), to make a long story short, I screwed up pretty bad and we don't keep in touch at all....I sometimes regret screwing things up with him, I"m sure we would have been married by now, but if things had worked out I wouldn't have my son, and I wouldn't have my wonderful husband that I am married to now. My sister in law met her fiance over the internet...she lived in New York, he was in either California or Chicago(I can't really remember which) but anyway they're both living in Chicago now and getting married in the Virgin Islands next August. IT can work, just beware of the freaks and weirdos and psychos out there...but you can meet those anywhere.
I believe in internet relationships. I have a friend who has meet a afew guys off the net and date, she has afew regrets about some. As for long term romance shes heading in the right direction ...im also thinking of meeting someone, his sweet, were traded pictures and stuff and i like him and he likes me..only thing is im from up north and he lives down south
Worked for me! I met a girl over the internet and much to my suprise found she only lived 30 miles away! Been dating about two years, discovered that we have many friends in common. We both have older children living at home so we are waiting for the nests to get empty in the next 12 months before we tie the knot.
I like what a previous poster said. With the internet you get a chance to look at the heart before all of the physical stuff clouds the picture!
Here's my story...
My best friend showed me a band's picture in Metal Edge magazine that she thought was cute. She asked me to search online and see if they have a website, if they were touring, etc. So I did and I found their email address and sent an email to the band. The bassist, JC, emailed me back and we started emailing back and forth. Come to find out the band wasn't even together anymore, just distributing old CD's. And JC worked for RCA records. I was living in MT and he was in NY and we became good friends via email and phone calls. This was early 2000, I told him I was moving to Las Vegas in April and he told me he was coming to Vegas the end of April w/ his best friend for vacation, so we figured we'd meet up in person, say hey and have a drink. WELL...we met in person, had instant chemistry, he started flying from NY to Vegas for a four day weekend every month. We did the long distance thing for a year, and in April 2001, he moved to Vegas with me. In Feb. 2002 we bought a house together, and in Sept. 2002 we are getting married. So things CAN work out for the best...when you meet your soulmate, it doesn't matter how it happened or how much distance there is, if it's meant to be, it WILL be!!
I just wanted to add that I too married my internet sweetie. We met in mIRC, I was on the east coast USA and he in the mid-southwest USA. We were both unhappily married to other people. We met on-line in August of 1997 and he packed up and moved here to live with me in 3 months later, in November 1997 (which was the first time we met face to face). We were married in November 1999.
Congrats you guys! You are right about trust...that is the MOST IMPORTANT thing in a long distance relationship. You can't be playing head games and stuff, you have to be able to trust each other implicitly or it will NOT work. To be miles apart, it has to be that way. J and I used to talk on the phone every night for about three hours before he moved here. And I knew I could trust him completely and vice versa. You can't be sitting across the country thinking "Hmm..what is he/she doing and who with?" LOL!
I met the love of my life on the internet. We knew after a few days that we had something special. The bad part is the 600+ miles apart we are. The good news is that we are making it work and we are very much in love. We have been together several times now in the 6 months we have know each other and we both know that we will be married someday.
i met my bf off the internet awhile ago. it happend kinda quick, we talked online for about a week then he called then we met lol
it was kinda crazy i guess but hey were still together and very happy. we met without even exchanging pics which was very daring, but surprisingly he was soooooo cute and he thought i was too so yay