Online dating and distance
Here’s a true truth: Meeting someone online is a total buzz.Now here’s another true truth: Meeting someone online is a risky game to play, and you can quickly find yourself in over your head.There are fewer real-time consequences when we’re building a new relationship online, and fewer restraints on our imaginations and our words.
It feels reasonable to discuss moving so that you can be together, or to make other serious commitments.
Have you ever met someone online only to find yourself, shortly afterwards, discussing something you might not talk about with your friends?
Have you ever found yourself emailing or online chatting about significant worries or heartache with a virtual stranger?
When you meet someone online, you generally feel less inhibited than you would if you met him or her in person. When you meet someone online who lives far away, you feel all the exciting potential of a new relationship and face fewer reality checks.
During that first exhilarating rush of connection it is easy to abandon all caution and restraint and pour out your heart and your secrets. He fascinates you, and you seem equally interesting to him. You wake up happy every morning and smile just thinking about him.It doesn’t give your new and fragile connection the best possible chance of growing into something solid and real.