- Gender and Relationships
Facts about Online Romance and Relationships
"Her Wires are Hot, but is She?"
Caution: Read this only if you have experienced the following reactions.
Have you ever laughed, or smiled at your monitor screen turning to see if anyone thinks you’re crazy or not?
Have you expressed yourself more freely then face to face, overcoming shyness?
Have you become attracted to someone without judging him or her on appearance or social status?
Have you developed a friendship and look forward to logging on each day to speak with your friend?
Have you listened to someone and felt compassion and shed a tear?
Have you traveled to lands you may never see by communicating online, learning customs, and speaking to people you never would know any other way?
If you have not, you might not understand this article, but we urge you to read on.
Not to long ago one would frown about finding romance on line. Romance in the past was found in a casual setting, ones professional work place, and sometimes, personal ads. Not long ago even personal ads were not the accepted way of finding one’s love. Then came chat channels, personal journals, places to write daily blogs, and agencies that take information from you to match you to another person, a new way to meet people all over the world, or network with similar business people. It still remains a mystery why many are choosing to publish their personal journals online for all to read. Perhaps it is a safe way to share one’s life and spurge one’s self from interacting face to face with someone.
The internet with its many different forums can connect you to your personal interests or locations, no matter what, or where it may be. Logging into a forum that interests you, there is a choice of Food, Family, Ages, or any topic you share with people all over the world. Stepping in a chat room you find a host, who can make you feel at ease and the atmosphere is relaxed. What better way to meet your love? You’re not putting on a too tight skirt, or wrestling with a choking tie, you can sit in your comfy pajamas, and communicate without those nagging shy weights we have on during a real date. It’s definitely a comfort zone.
Society bases our judgments on many things, appearance, wealth, occupation, fashion and our peers. The internet has crashed those gates down, making a roadway to making friends with the inner person.
BUT, there always is a BUT in life isn’t there? The person you meet online might not be the person you think they are. A picture tells a thousand words, but there are slight mannerisms you will not see until face to face. That might account for the percentage of people that think they make a love connection until coming face to face with the person. It seems the new way, and the percentages are climbing towards a positive number, yet there is always the reminder to take the BUT into consideration.
Does the relationship last or is it real? Well, ask some of the married couples out there that have met this way.
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