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Online Love
Posted 4/18/15 , edited 6/3/15
Say the title with an extended loooooooove

It's 2015, so we're very much past the "good ol' days". People are attached to their phones, laptops, tablets, etc pretty much nonstop, so naturally it's become a new part of us.

30-40 years ago, only way to really meet potential mates was by going out, socializing, or maybe a backpage ad in a magazine


But now we have online dating sites, like Match, EHarmony, OkCupid, Christian Mingle. And for people my own age, the most popular is Tinder.


Now, Im wary of them. I am on Tinder, but am very cautious of how to use it, because you don't know what the real case is.

I feel like there's an added level of danger and uncertainty when you are using these, especially something like Tinder where it literally based solely off a picture at first.

I really don't know how I feel about stuff like this, but for every horror story you hear you hear a major success story.

But is online really the place to find love?
Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15
Why not?

The purpose of the internet is to connect us all together...

Better chance of finding the love of your life - even if they're from a completely different country....

It's perfect for people who are too busy as well.... who can't really go out 24'7 just to meet the right person. "Read this from a newspaper article about a girl who's in medical school and couldn't party all day to find her lover."

I think you should get to know them after a certain period of time first though... And there definitely is going to be some scary people lurking around who scam you for money, or just want certain things from you like... physical intimacy....

But that's where you set your own barriers... And stand with your own values.

And webcamming.... Also...... To check if that person is who they say they are... And to see whether communication is decent between you and the chosen person..... Yeah........................

Edit: I'm in a long-distance relationship. :') He's the best. I'm not even joking..................................
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 6/3/15
In A word... NO..
unless you have the same taste in girls as I do.

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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/26/15
Some of my friends have found love online. They haven't parted with their laptop ever since
Posted 4/18/15

AiYumega wrote:

I am on Tinder,


remember your okcupid experience, lol, you had to pay
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15
I think people can find love in strange places sometimes. The Internet has basically showed us how small this world is. It's like we are all brought into this little community through the Internet. So yeah you can find love online. I personally don't like dating sites as I feel there is more of a danger there. However to say if you found someone on CR I would think chances are that person is who they say they are. Just my thoughts though.
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Posted 4/18/15
Long distance things can be to maintain sometimes, but aside from that, there isn't a major difference between people online vs. offline. Realistically, the level in danger (if you include the possibility of meeting a harmless weirdo dangerous) is roughly the same as it when meeting people out in the world for the first time. Some of the most dangerous killers of all time were quite intelligent people, and I can't say an intelligent person would be using an app like Tinder (that is easy to look at for evidence) when looking for a potential victim.

I won't be using any dating sites or trying to pick anyone up online, but that is for a very different reason. Simply put, though, people tend to magnify the negative. Murder rates are lower now than they have been for quite a long time, and that is with the advent of the internet.
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Posted 4/18/15
I think you can find a partner online as-long as you live close to one another. Finding "love" online when its also long distance can be quite hard.

I did a long distance relationship with someone I met on a trip, worked out for a month or two.

Realized I need a sexual relationship as-well and I decided to end it.

I really cant be bothered with long distance relationships.. relationships in my own country are annoying enough.. but at-least I can spend time with them in person.


I think you can find a partner online as-long as you live close to one another
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Posted 4/18/15
I think it's certainly possible to find love online - I've built some very deep friendships with people I've never actually met, so love seems like it's also in the realm of possibility.

But...

And this is an important thing. Remember Catfish. Be sure to find out if the person you're talking with is actually a real person. If they only send you a couple pictures, do an image search on them, because in a lot of cases, that may mean that those pictures were stolen from someone else.

Be careful, do what you can to make sure the person you're talking to is real, but also keep an open mind, because you never know, your special someone might be out there online as well. At least, that's how I see it.
Posted 4/18/15

AridDxD wrote:

In A word... NO..
unless you have the same taste in girls as I do.



Um.....who is that....Just curious lol
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Posted 4/18/15

Online isn't a proper platform for.. well, relationships.

All people act differently online than they do in real life, in one way or another.

If you're looking for love.. stare it in the eyes, feel it's flesh, and breathe the same air.

You may think you found someone you have grown to love online.

But something as commonly misinterpreted as love simply cannot be born through a screen.
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Posted 4/18/15

AiYumega wrote:


AridDxD wrote:

In A word... NO..
unless you have the same taste in girls as I do.



Um.....who is that....Just curious lol


Perfect time to test the image search! It's from the movie Audition, with Eihi Shiina as Asami Yamazaki.
Posted 4/18/15

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Online isn't a proper platform for.. well, relationships.

All people act differently online than they do in real life, in one way or another.

If you're looking for love.. stare it in the eyes, feel it's flesh, and breathe the same air.

You may think you found someone you have grown to love online.

But something as commonly misinterpreted as love simply cannot be born through a screen.


I know quite a few people that have met through MMO's and are now married and all that, so just because one person strikes out or acts differently doesn't mean everyone does. I myself met a few people online, due to locations and age differences we never went any further than net buddies or gaming buddies.
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/27/15
craigslist is the place to find ur one tru love
Posted 4/18/15 , edited 6/11/15

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craigslist is the place to find ur one tru love


Are you planning on marrying a couch?
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