Cyber crushes-What's that? Do YOU have one?
A funny but appropriate pic!
Be safe! It's a jungle out there!
For years cyber crushes have been occurring all over the world. It is very common and though
it sounds like a nice story that has a fairy tale ending, the type of interactions that can follow, can be troublesome!
What is a cyber crush- When one person finds or meets another online and starts to fall for them, it occurs. They may talk about just being friends, but... Like any other crush, they range from innocent and harmless to dangerous and sometimes unfortunately, fatal! Yes, cyber crushes exist in all age groups, and for those who are married or in committed relationships.
What are the warning signs that a cyber crush has developed- When one of the two pays excessive compliments, and takes interest in all activities. You may also see, "likes" or flattering comments on all photos and posts. Then of course there are the suggestive and flirtatious emails. Gushing over everything you say and do will likely occur.
How to watch your back!
What to do about it.
What if someone has one on you- Be careful! Leading someone on is mean, immature and can lead you to trouble! Next, be smart! Never assume. Never post your phone number address, email, or events/places you are attending on social networks. Why? Bad things happen in this day and age, and yes stalking is a problem.
If you are available and interested, make sure you get to know the person thoroughly before exchanging numbers. You can also do an online background check.
If you are not available or interested, then be an adult and make that clear!
Also, do not meet out right away! Type, then talk on the phone many times, and then meet in a public place, like a mall, with a food court. ALWAYS tell people where you will be and with whom!
What if you develop one- Be appropriate, polite, and kind. Leave your jealousy out of it and try to make a friend if you are single. If you aren't, get some counseling and fast! Yes, I am serious. Love and lust are VERY powerful so, do not underestimate them and do not face them alone! If you do, you risk ruining some one's life.
Do not rush things. That can prove to be a serious mistake. Get to know them and ask a lot of questions. Find out if they are available...do not assume!
I had a female find of mine that i will call P. She fell for this jerk who said all of the right things. Right to her, not me! He told her that she was all he needed and she would never have to work again, blah, blah, blah. Though P is smart she ate this up! I did not. After googling him, and checking some other sites it took me 10 minutes to see that he was married, and had some other issues as well! P didn't want to believe me, but she did find out eventually. I hated to break it to her but the truth is too important to ignore.
So, have a friend or family member help you ascertain the truth, and do not fall for a scam or a lie! Next, never give out personal info., money, or your ip address. Why? They DO NOT need it! Period.