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Can you find love online?
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Depressing thread.

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Yes you can fall in love on online, That is why we watch SAO to see this event can possibly can happens (Im just joking about the SAO thing) But mostly because the person you meet online is you and that person have in common on that website, You both love the same thing, You like to talk about it and it's something you both have in common, So falling in love online is something good for both women and men.
Let's call it Falling In Love Online. (FILO)
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Yeah, i know a couple that are happily marryed, and have 3 little kids that met on WoW.
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You cannot find love online. Not real love. But I do believe you can find people you might be able to fall in love with. But I do not believe you can grow love over the internet.



vengeance93 wrote:

Yeah, i know a couple that are happily marryed, and have 3 little kids that met on WoW.



They met their children on... WoW? Do I need to call the police?
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In my experience, you can fall in love with someone online. As stated previously, all prejudices, expectations and views go out the window. By taking away seeing someone in person, you are forced to see them for who they are based solely upon their personality. It's not impossible to fall in love with someone online because when you think about it, the only difference is not meeting them in person. You fall in love with someone who shares your interests, has a personality suited to your own and fits your own little checklist, which everyone has. Everyone has a mental checklist of traits they like and dislike, interests they'd like their ideal partner to have and an ideal appearance for that person.

The reason a lot of online relationships fail isn't because the love wasn't "Real", but rather because you need to meet the right kind of person. Someone who's willing to see things through, rather than give up just because it's hard. Distance puts immense strain on a relationship because as humans, we crave physical intimacy in a relationship. As such, a lot of us find it difficult dealing with this strain and give up on the relationship. There are also times when we fall in love with someone online, but for whatever reason things just don't work out. I actually know two people who met online, started dating, then later met up in real life and ended up living together happily. This just proves that Love can be found anywhere. You don't need to meet someone in person in order to fall in love with them. Ask yourself why you fall in love with someone. Is it because they're physically attractive? Or is it because you share mutual interests and find being in each other's company pleasant?
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RenegadeVictim wrote:

In my experience, you can fall in love with someone online. As stated previously, all prejudices, expectations and views go out the window. By taking away seeing someone in person, you are forced to see them for who they are based solely upon their personality. It's not impossible to fall in love with someone online because when you think about it, the only difference is not meeting them in person. You fall in love with someone who shares your interests, has a personality suited to your own and fits your own little checklist, which everyone has. Everyone has a mental checklist of traits they like and dislike, interests they'd like their ideal partner to have and an ideal appearance for that person.

The reason a lot of online relationships fail isn't because the love wasn't "Real", but rather because you need to meet the right kind of person. Someone who's willing to see things through, rather than give up just because it's hard. Distance puts immense strain on a relationship because as humans, we crave physical intimacy in a relationship. As such, a lot of us find it difficult dealing with this strain and give up on the relationship. There are also times when we fall in love with someone online, but for whatever reason things just don't work out. I actually know two people who met online, started dating, then later met up in real life and ended up living together happily. This just proves that Love can be found anywhere. You don't need to meet someone in person in order to fall in love with them. Ask yourself why you fall in love with someone. Is it because they're physically attractive? Or is it because you share mutual interests and find being in each other's company pleasant?


Well said.
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Strahfobiya wrote:

well yeah but it can't stay online.


ya~ one time i dated someone i met online and we met after 5 months or so and 2 weeks after we actually met he dumped me ... if that's not telling idk what is haha

just be careful (particularly ladies) about who you talk to... be on the alert , watch for red flags.. if u decided to meet up, be sure it's in public, etc etc


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vengeance93 wrote:

Yeah, i know a couple that are happily marryed, and have 3 little kids that met on WoW.



They met their children on... WoW? Do I need to call the police?





Posted 12/4/13
Me? I don't know, I don't trust easily and only reveal what doesn't matter to me so probably no.

Other people? Maybe.
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NO
I dont have feelings online = =
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I found love on the prophylactic isle in a grocery store. 21 years later, we're still married. Online? I dunno.
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Of course you can. Anyone who says otherwise is just narrowminded.
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Actually finding love online is not the hard part, in my opinion. It's finding someone that reciprocates that love and is willing to work at it. Just because it's online doesn't mean love develops instantly. You need two like-minded people that can not only stand each other's company constantly, but also be able to deal with being apart on a regular basis. The latter part there is due to not living with one another and, potentially, not living close to the other person.

I've experienced "love" online before, but it's never resulted in anything long-term. The one girl that I did meet in-person soon decided that she didn't want a long distance relationship after all and broke things off. Since then I've been extremely wary and haven't met anyone else online in-person. Also, being that I turn 29 in 14 days I'm looking for something long-term. I don't want to date just for the sake of dating anymore, so it's going to take me some time to be able to trust someone enough.

My heart is much more guarded than it was when I was in my "young and stupid" stage. If my bullshit meter starts going off I'll back off right away. Love has always been a tough subject for me, whether in-person or online anyway since I tend to look at things from a very realistic and analytical point of of view.

Another thing that I don't believe has been mentioned about online relationships is just how easy it is to end them. One misunderstanding or bad conversation can lead to someone completely cutting you out of their life either by not responding to your messages, blocking you, or deleting you entirely from their friends list. And if you have no other way of communicating with them, well, there goes that. This can even happen to plain friendships as well.

At least when you're face-to-face with the person you have the opportunity to talk things out. You usually don't get the extreme option right off the bat, which is more common with any sort of online relationship. I recently had a friend that I've known for 5 years get mad at me in a conversation and they haven't talked to me in two weeks. It's just that easy to cut someone off online. It makes you just not want to put yourself out there anymore after a while. Too many people are fake and far too many friendships and relationships wither at the slightest hint of conflict.
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pandrasb wrote:

Written language communicates less than spoken language; written language lack inflection. It is more impersonal because there is a lack of facial expressions and body language.
example: sarcasm

Yes I think it's possible, but it's probably harder


This is true to a degree. But I've actually found that the more intimate you become with a person through written communication, the more consice the written method of communication actually becomes. You can actually get to the point where tone and inflections are indicated by smilies, word choice, and word order. I've gotten this intimate with only two people. Once you reach this point the only problem that pops up is that talking to two different people is like speaking two different languages; different things "sound" different to each person.

Of course, even if you do get there, talking in person is still faster.
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i found a great friend online who i can talk to just about anything. she is also my type. if i happened to live next to her i wouldnt doubt that i wouldve at least asked her out:)
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