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Can people really find true love through the internet

  1. starme77 profile image87
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    just wondering

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It must, there are hundreds of online dating sites. If they dont I see millions of refunds.

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        rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lack of refund doesnt mean anything...they aer out to make a buck off of lonely broken hearted people...and sometimes dirty old men...Im sure you can meet people on line, but unless you actually get to know them face to face, its not going to be real? I have friends who do the dating on line thing..so far it hasn't worked out. One of them just got divorced after 9 years of an extremly unhappy marrige, they met online....I dunno tho, if your meant to meet someone, it will happen somehow...

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          PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Loads of people that meet offline ends in a disaster. Online dating has grew bigtime over the last 5 years. I know loads of people that met online and are going strong. To be honest I think you actually find out more about a person over the internet that they would never tell in reality, just my take on it.

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            How true that is.  I would have never told you in person that I look like this because my old lady buried me out back years ago and the dogs just dug me up.

            But on here it just flows out..

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              rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I used to love her, but I had to kill her, I knew I'ld miss her, so she's buried in my back yard....and I can still hear her complain...

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                bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                See, it flows very nicely out of you too....  This internet is a wonderful thing!

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            rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            meeting offline ending in disaster....very good point. That is cool to know that some people are going strong.  smile I guess I didnt really explain myself well. Of course people can MEET online, but to have it become a real relationship..its gotta move beyond online...but that wasnt even the question was it?
            I do think you can feel like you find out alot about a person,but its so easy to portray yourself anyway you want...

          3. starme77 profile image87
            starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            guess so but I could be a six foot tall man for all anyone knows - with just a pretty pic up on the net - tell a bunch of lies about my pretty little girly self and have some dude fall in love with the made up chick - then when we actually meet  - do you think he would still be in love with me?

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              i don't know, what does this six foot tall man look like?

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              livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That's funny because that actually happened here to a person just up above a while back. smile

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              BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Depends if he is really a guy, he could in reality be a chick who feels more powerful behind the persona of a nice actors photo. That would be so cool, doncha think smile

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      BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah course they can, happens all the time.

    3. ScarletRyan1970 profile image61
      ScarletRyan1970posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      nope.

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        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sad hmm smile

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          smile neutral sad big_smile yikes wink hmm tongue lol mad roll cool

          wink hee hee

    5. Ivorwen profile image84
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A couple I know who met on-line recently got married.  They seem to be very happy.

  2. myownworld profile image83
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    love or lust? fine line.....

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I lust for the one I love. Need both to make a relationship work.

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed, but without love, lust is empty.

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          rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yup. its why you need both.  smile

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Love is getting to know some as a person and opening yourself up to them before doing anything else.

    Lust is just a whole lot of the 'shh and the bad' without really knowing each other.

    1. myownworld profile image83
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmm...i like a bit of both actually....wink

    2. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well said my friend

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you.  Despite my rough appearance, I actually know a thing or two...

  4. Jess Killmenow profile image60
    Jess Killmenowposted 7 years ago

    Never mind people.  Can a cartoon find true love on the Internet? That's what I want to know!

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    SunShineSnowposted 7 years ago

    It is possible. I am totally in love with my man. We did meet from an online dating site over 5 years ago.

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good Times Good Luck

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    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I know this probably isn't what you meant but I reconnected with my true love over the internet. We lost contact with each other over 20 years ago and about a year ago I found her email address and its been magic ever since.  If it weren't for the internet we would have been lost forever.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with him. I lost contact with my true love and if I hadn't stumbled upon his email address I seriously doubt that we would be married today.

      But yes you acn find true love online.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    And the Captain rises again to throw a bit of reality around

  8. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    At this point I have decided being single is just better, and I do not feel like I am missing out on anything.  When I see stressed out parents and couples fighting, I really do not envy that at all.  Maybe that sounds extreme, but in this economy it is much easier to only have to worry about paying my own way.

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    BadCoposted 7 years ago

    For example who actually knows for sure which persona is the real person, The Captain or the Cabin Girl, go figure smile

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My money is on me being the real persona smile

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well Played...Odds are I'm really not a rotting skull

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          PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lol smile

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            .

            I've got a question for you Cabin Girl,

            Which is more glorious?
            Sligo
            longford or
            dartford?

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              PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Obviously Sligo being Irish but I am a Northern girl !

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                bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks,  I might have to go out to one of those sites for work, and was wondering which was the better choice.  And who better to ask?

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                  PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Then any of the other 2 as you will earn more in England !

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                    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks again,  the company I work for has plants over there and we are installing computer systems in them and I may have to go for a bit.  Just wanted to get you opinion...

  10. Maddie Ruud profile image83
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    First of all, I don't believe there is such thing as "true love," as people generally use it.  There are many potential partners for each individual, and it depends on circumstances and relationship work ethic which one he or she ends up with, and for how long.

    Secondly, it matters not a whit WHERE you meet someone.  Falling in love depends on entirely different factors.

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes. right place right time

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    PirateGirlposted 7 years ago

    BadCo is actually just my online plaything, I bring him out of his box when I get bored playing Sims 3smile

    1. mandybeau1 profile image60
      mandybeau1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Howdaya get him back in it if he doesn't fancy going back. He'd be fairly high maintenance. Must run you ragged. Can I please have your head scarf.

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    Bill and I will be together six years in March. We met through an online dating site.

    I think you can find just about anything on the internet, including lots of things you probably don't want or need.

    I agree with Sweetie Pie and Maggie both.

    It's easier to be single. But if you want a relationship it's less about 'true love' and more about maturity and honesty and knowing yourself. You have to be happy if you DON'T find true love.

    For some reason, if you go looking for it, that never ends well.

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    BadCoposted 7 years ago

    See if I was a female it would be an Art, maybe use the surname Star for me and possibly use 77 in my email as well. That would deff be me for sure, Starme77, cute but not cute enough lol. smile

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    PirateGirlposted 7 years ago

    Anytime so Bloodnlatex you know both personas well, do you think I am real as in female or do you think BadCo is real as in male. Making up a male Bad Boy is a hell of a lot more fun than doing it with a female character.

    Throw in that Johnny Depp face and I am halfway home, you are so right starme77, things are never ever what they appear to be, life online is but an illusion smile

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      Naul Pewmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What are you talking about? Are you not a real pirate girl?

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        PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Were you not really buried Paul ?

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          Naul Pewmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not that I could remember. wink

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            PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lol your funny, for a dead aging Actor that is smile

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              Naul Pewmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What actor? I'm Naul Pewman from Cincinnati, Ohio. tongue

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                PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Lol guess you didn't read yer own Hub then Naul, but my guess you never read my pomes, yer cute but not that cute smile

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                  Naul Pewmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks PG. I like being cute. smile

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      dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's quite a suggestion, PirateGirl.  All together, life is full of illusions, as the Buddhist mantra goes.  Indra's Net is the best model for this.  However, many get trapped by this same "Net," a.k.a. the World Wide Web big_smile

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        PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ah but this net also allows me to meet really nice guys like you Dohn !

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          dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I tell you, I'm quite the "catch" as it were...But you already know that, ya smoothie big_smile

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Honestly, I've talked with BadCo a lot more than Pirate Girl in here, but like you sid it's easy to make up bad boy shit.  However it is a bit more challenging to pull off the senitive chic thing. 

      Then you have the poems.  If those were written by a man, then you've got on this one.

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        PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So you agree that my Poems come across as being written by a woman ?

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Indeed.

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    choxterposted 7 years ago

    Sure can. Been with my partner 8 years. We met on yahoo. (not an advertisement, by the way) We have a little one now and she is 11 months old.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Very well done.  My hat is off to you on this one.

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I thank you, I am a 27 year old female who is also BadCo and Redneckman. I could earn money on here if I felt like it, or do I under a serious writers name. I love playing these silly games only for the reason I know people hate it smile

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm usually pretty good at detecting that, and I was pretty much sold on you being the true cabin girl that you claimed.  It is just too hard for men to make up what they think a woman would say and sound convincing.  I've tried. 

        You are an amazing poet and look foward to talking to you a lot more on here.

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          PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I just thought it would be fun to make up 2 guys and see if I could use them to seduce other ladies on the site. I think I may actually like both men and women. Oh I feel silly now giving my secret out to everyone, no fun to be had now smile

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        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Or is it that you have a multiple personality disorder?

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          BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why don't you work it out, yer the clever one? Or you could just vanish for another 3 hours smile

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            starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            think I'll vanish for a few weeks - but I'll let ya know when I get back

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              PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Miss you already sweetie smile

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                BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I liked her CG, ask her to come back.

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                  PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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          PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          There is no BadCo, there never was. Just me !

          In multiple personality disorder the person can't remember who they were, watch the movie " Sybil ". Great Movie, inspired me lol !

  17. mkott profile image81
    mkottposted 7 years ago

    I have been with my boyfriend for over 3 years and we met online.  I still met guys that just weren't for me but at least had the chance to met them.  One needs to be smart and be careful how much you tell but that goes no matter how you are going about dating.

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    PirateGirlposted 7 years ago

    Because i know you wont tell anyone, you will take my secret to the grave, oh thats right you are there already smile

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have a great weekend!  I must set sail now

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        PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah ok, enjoy your weekend !

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    To answer the question, I know a few couples who met over the Internet and they are still together. My best friend has been married for over 10 years to a guy she met online.

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It really is commonplace these days, congrats to your friend, hope you are enjoying your Friday UW !

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    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    E Harmony is making big bucks, must be working for them, don't know about the people who sign up though.

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    anime_nanetposted 7 years ago

    Not only love, but treason as well, can happen over the internet...

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who said treason, point them out !!!

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    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Yes I definitely think it is possible. But its just different.

  23. myownworld profile image83
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    what's all this going on Badco? Have u let out your secret??? oh no...!

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sssssssssh, eyes are watching. I think that starme77 has an attitude problem !

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        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        starme77 is convinced there is a definate need for medical attention

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          BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why did you trip in yer hurry back ?

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ok. stage whisper only!

        ((((( and blood is surely in love with PC now...))))

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      BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nahhh just a multiple personality accusation, like hands up if any hubber reading didn't know that !

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeah, not exactly rocket science.....! (((shakes her head)))

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          BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thing is though I kinda feel bad because I really like Starme77, so if you are still about I was just winding you up ok and if that offended you I am sorry.

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            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            yes, BC be good and don't go about breaking hearts....go make up with Starme...
            (I'll wait for you..u know that...)

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    PirateGirlposted 7 years ago

    Pass out Captain she might give you the kiss of life smile

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    BadCoposted 7 years ago

    I am still in love with her though, if only she knew !

  26. Below-average Joe profile image59
    Below-average Joeposted 7 years ago

    I know 2 people (well, I guess technically 4 people) who found someone thru Internet dating services, so I'd say it works.

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    BadCoposted 7 years ago

    Woooooooooooooooooooooo, now thats made my night for sure smile

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    PirateGirlposted 7 years ago

    Soppy big git !

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    janddplus4posted 7 years ago

    I met my husband on the internet back in 2002, much by accident.  It was not through a dating site, but I don't see why that wouldn't work.  I was looking for some school that might teach Italian, like a Berlitz.  I had just moved into a new house, and I didn't have a phone book.  My brother had mentioned I could find phone numbers online, but he didn't explain to go to a particular website.  I had AOL, and I clicked on Directory, thinking it would be a phone directory.  I typed in "italian" and hundreds of listings popped up.  I clicked on the first one I found, and it showed me a page written in Italian.  There was an IM button so I clicked it.  Someone answered me.  I tried English with no luck, so I tried to type in French.  Still no luck, I finally tried Spanish, thinking it would be close enough to be understood by an Italian instructor.  He responded in Spanish.  Hours later I realized he was not an Italian instructor, the words on his profile were lyrics to an Andrea Bocelli song, and he wasn't even in my town, but in Mexico City.  We chatted for eight hours.  I jumped on a greyhound bus the next day and rode 24 hours to Mexico City to meet him in person.  Looking back, it was not the smartest thing an 18 year old could do.  But now we are married with four children, and I am so glad I was computer illiterate and dumb enough to take a chance like that.

 
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