How do you tell your parents that you are online dating? And that you like the other person a lot?
I really want to tell my parents that I am online dating but they don't like that idea so much so I want to find a way to break it to them without losing their trust in me.
Parents can be tricky, more so if your a girl. As a boy I have had an online girlfriend before and basically I just put her on speaker on skype and she said hello and talked to my mother - that seemed to give the effect she was real and not just an ingame character. Most of the time people will not be understanding and truly believe that you possibly cannot love something you can't touch, smell, or see in person. It also sends out trust issues with parents because of the times they have grown up. Its like trying to tell your grandmother your in love with a pen-pal. While they bring you a window of what life is like for them, and you can have a friendship type attachment, the overall thought of actually being with them and getting along is absurd.
Lets talk about my hubby since i am married.i have a teen daughter, old enough to date. Hubby says he must filter all the guys she knows befire she can start dating. So if online, guarantee nit allow because can't see the person for real
When I was 16 I started dating a guy I met via MSN chat rooms. We did online rpgs together. I hid the relationship for years. In fact my mom thought I was gay because I really wasn't dating even tho boys were interested in me. For me, my mom found out by mom hacking my email. By that I mean I forgot to log out. My mom was really cool about it....she asked about him and I explain that I didn't send him dirty pictures and that I had been literally chatting with him for 3 or 4 years. All I wanted was for him to take me to prom, and in the end they listened and understood. But (and rightfully so) they had rules for meeting. They were there for it, they met him before he met me. And that was history. Being open and honest is always the best.
If you're a teenager living under your parent's roof and you know they don't approve of online dating there is no "upside" for you to tell them.
Breaking parental rules usually has negative consequences.
On the other hand if you are an adult paying your own way through life then it's none of your parents business whether you date online or offline. It's not where you meet but whom you meet that counts!
Life is a (personal) journey!
I'm assuming you are an adult. You don't owe your parents any explanation. But if you want to calm their fears, tell them how you screen these guys and the steps you take to protect yourself. Tell them why you like online dating. If they freak out after all that then they are not ready for you to be an adult so you might want to limit how much personal business you share with them.
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