Break up online dating
There may be additional scenarios in which it's okay to break up online.
Generally, the more serious the relationship, the more you should consider breaking up in person, or at least over the phone.
In fact, Jeffrey Hall of The University of Kansas (a lead author on The Truth About Online Dating And The Link Between Depression And Relational Uncertainty) found that people looking for romance online actually behave very much as they do in face-to-face. So, set in the relationship maintenance behaviors, he would text her whenever they were both awake over the time difference.
He confirmed that his “findings dispel the myth that people using online dating are different than anyone else who might find a relationship through friends, school or work.” According to him, “the likelihood of people misrepresenting themselves overall is actually very low.” So, I guess that was a good thing for Destiny and Maximillion. They'd Skype at his night time and over her morning coffee and they'd even do what any “regular couple” does – talk about their day, dreams, and desires.
He had the perfect formula for romance: honesty (somewhat), compatibility, a support system, and behaviors present in any normal relationship. I wasn't sure, but on a stormy day in the city, he wanted to watch a movie, and during it he made advances that felt wrong for a committed man.
But that's exactly what Asher was – out there and not giving a you-know-what. He was dangerous, with a parallel perspective and I was a Virgo looking for my next alternative love “project.” But people aren't projects and Asher made that clear from the start.
In Couples Go Online: Relational Maintenance Behaviors and Relational Characteristics Use in Dating Relationships, researchers found that online communication whether by email or IM, allowed relational development to occur in similar fashion to face-to-face communication.
Whether I liked it or not, it was entirely possible, according to science (and according to Asher) for him to develop feelings for a person he had never met.
He was a quirky catch and they had so much in common.
But the more I thought about it, while masturbating to his glorious tattoos, the more it made sense to me.But then what is the right way to break up with someone you met online, exactly?