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How far would you go to meet someone?
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Eh, I'd most likely just want to stay in my city. What if you don't get along in person?
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Depends on the person I would meet.
The girl from my dreams.... Sanity and reality won't be enough to hold me back
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Never ever meet someone you met online. Even if they happen to live in the same city. Seriously...it's as if people WANT to get killed these days.
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The max I drove for someone is 12 hours straight...
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*yawns* .... nah i'll wait here
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eclair-lumiere wrote:

Never ever meet someone you met online. Even if they happen to live in the same city. Seriously...it's as if people WANT to get killed these days.


I've met people online and then met in person afterward. I generally pick crowded public places to meet and don't go anywhere terribly private. (One major exception: I met one person in his hospital room which is technically private, but I figured the risk was sufficiently low.) Length of history plays into it as well.

It's all about risk assessment (and management) vs potential reward. I'm an introvert so I have a very very low level of acceptable risk for meeting new people. Some people, since they derive joy from meeting new people (extroverts, lonely people, etc.), will accept higher risks to meet people.

So it has almost nothing to do with suicidal intent (usually) and more to do with perceived potential risk vs perceived potential reward. Police officers put on the badge knowing full well they could be killed, but do it anyway because they believe the rewards (emotional, financial, etc) outweigh the risks of the profession. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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I agree that the risk can be reduced by meeting in crowded places, letting people know where you are etc. But for me it would still be too much of a risk. And I can't really understand why anyone would want to since you can't really develop an emotional attachment to someone online and it is easy to meet other people where you live.
Also, a lot of people don't even bother to meet in crowded places etc. Those people who meet someone online in the middle of nowhere are just mad.
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Not mad. They just value the interaction more, for one reason or another, and are therefore willing to take greater risks. It's likely similar to people who jump out of perfectly good airplanes for the thrill. They enjoy it, so they're willing to take the risks. It's not really fair to call them crazy for it.

As for your statement about not being able to form emotional attachment to someone online. I have developed emotional attachments to people online before. Of course, there were usually financial or software code underpinnings to that, so it's more than just like-interests. Working with someone on a project is often extremely personal. (As a consequence, I take greater risks to meet this set of people than I would to meet with whom I only have a superficial connection.)
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I'm sorry. It is nothing personal but I don't believe you can develop an actual emotional attachment to someone online. I just don't see how it is possible with someone whom you have never met.
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I actually do wanna meet someone right now, she's one of my closest friends online; She lives in another state, so I think it's impossible for us to ever meet :[
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I would go as far as my... wait a minute. I got to refrain from making innuendos here. Wahaha. In practical terms, within the country of residence. But if I have the resources, I can go anywhere around the world. It is nice to travel so that's a bonus.
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one time I went to Japan just to see my friend for 3 days
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As far as the distance between us ^^

*sighs* that sounded so much better in my head
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across the world.
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eh.. I was prepared to go a cross my coutnry I do not think I would go out of country JUST for that reason though
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