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I met my boyfriend online, and we've been together over a year now and he comes to stay with me a lot now. Honestly i've met a lot of great people online, they're definitely worth it, but I guess you've just got to find people who are wanting the same thing.
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Artlicker wrote:

online romantic relationships are a joke lol


Just as much as a joke as offline Relationships
Posted 2/3/17
nah i would pass
Posted 2/3/17
Online relationships, in my experience, can only last as long as one of the two people in it are willing to relocate or meet up. The "endless online" relationship is more of a play on emotions than anything else - as eventually, you know that if neither of you is willing to relocate then the relationship will never come to "fruition" (as it were).

The relationship I'm in now started out as an online friendship --> followed by a long distance relationship (of a sort) --> now we're living together. When I was younger, I found that I would develop online "relationships" where neither myself nor the other person involved really had any plans or desire to move near one another. It was just, what I would consider, an "evolved friendship" with a dash of romantic feelings.

It does vary depending on person to person. Some people are still in the mindset that it's impossible to be friends (or more) online because of the distance and lack of physical cues (to determine whether a person is "genuine" or not). So I mean.. it all depends on the individual and their views about the internet (and people on it).
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I think yes, they're worth it
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Barldonkulous wrote:


kiraralove wrote:


Barldonkulous wrote:


kiraralove wrote:

lol when i was 13 and first discovered crunchyroll i actually did have a make believe romance here. all we did was talk on the phone every day, it was basically a friendship but we were both little and dumb so we called it a relationship

For friendship, I would say it can be worth it depending on the people. I have a person I've met nearly a year ago and we still talk! It's good to have someone as a friend online because you feel like you can tell them everything! It feels more open than when you first meet someone in person.


Ahh, the days of 13 year-old relationships. Looking back at my personal experience, I can quite frankly say it was perhaps the most cringe thing I've ever done.


Oh, yes. Everything we did at that age was cringe.
That was the age I wrote sasuke fanfiction while listening to music from crappy AMV's on youtube


LOL I can totally relate to the AMV thing.

Although I do still watch them, purely for the editing. Music is something to be enjoyed on its own for me now.


No yes, the AMVs nowadays look very professional and well done!
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Like real life relationships, online ones require both people to put effort into them. There are folks I've been in contact with online off an on for ~10 years.
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Sheynaa wrote:

I think yes, they're worth it


Sheynaa, date me!
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octorockandroll wrote:

Yes they can, in both circumstances.


This.
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Friendly relationships can have a positive influence on your mood, but they're not as satisfying as real friendships, because your interaction never goes beyond just chatting unless you meet. Sometimes all you need is for someone to be there and listen, and that's really the best thing you can get out of an online friendship.

An online romantic relationship is similar, in a way. Of course, a romantic relationship is more intense, so it might be more satisfying in that sense, and this intensity of emotion can lead to both sides putting more effort into meeting up and sharing experiences together, but unless both sides are willing and capable of turning this into an offline relationship within several years (at most) then it's a relationship that's bound to die. Either way, you're more likely to get a better emotional experience from a doomed offline relationship than an online one.

As to why: physical presence is important. Looking into someone's eyes when you speak to them, feeling their warmth, holding their hand, laughing next to them, going outside with them, sharing a smoothie with them, tickling them, etc... all of these can be experienced together only if you are physically near each other, and they really enrich your interactions.
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Will end badly.
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i met both my boyfriends online n i love them a lot! mmm i think it depends on th person n if ur willing to b an active n engaged participent
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Friendly relationships can have a positive influence on your mood, but they're not as satisfying as real friendships, because your interaction never goes beyond just chatting unless you meet. Sometimes all you need is for someone to be there and listen, and that's really the best thing you can get out of an online friendship.

An online romantic relationship is similar, in a way. Of course, a romantic relationship is more intense, so it might be more satisfying in that sense, and this intensity of emotion can lead to both sides putting more effort into meeting up and sharing experiences together, but unless both sides are willing and capable of turning this into an offline relationship within several years (at most) then it's a relationship that's bound to die. Either way, you're more likely to get a better emotional experience from a doomed offline relationship than an online one.

As to why: physical presence is important. Looking into someone's eyes when you speak to them, feeling their warmth, holding their hand, laughing next to them, going outside with them, sharing a smoothie with them, tickling them, etc... all of these can be experienced together only if you are physically near each other, and they really enrich your interactions.


Wait people look into others eyes when speaking ???
Posted 2/3/17

dawnfalle wrote:

Friendly relationships can have a positive influence on your mood, but they're not as satisfying as real friendships, because your interaction never goes beyond just chatting unless you meet. Sometimes all you need is for someone to be there and listen, and that's really the best thing you can get out of an online friendship.

An online romantic relationship is similar, in a way. Of course, a romantic relationship is more intense, so it might be more satisfying in that sense, and this intensity of emotion can lead to both sides putting more effort into meeting up and sharing experiences together, but unless both sides are willing and capable of turning this into an offline relationship within several years (at most) then it's a relationship that's bound to die. Either way, you're more likely to get a better emotional experience from a doomed offline relationship than an online one.

As to why: physical presence is important. Looking into someone's eyes when you speak to them, feeling their warmth, holding their hand, laughing next to them, going outside with them, sharing a smoothie with them, tickling them, etc... all of these can be experienced together only if you are physically near each other, and they really enrich your interactions.


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