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post #1 of 48 Old 04-21-2008, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Internet Dating Sites..

Hey all,

One of our family members has claimed to have found "The love of her life" on a internet dating site. She hasnt even met him yet, although growing concerns that he could be her soul mate...
I find this hard to comprehend...
I mean, if she is happy, I am happy for her, although I just dont want her to get hurt.
Have you heard the stories of Women going overseas meeting a guy, getting raped and then killed.
He lives in the UK.
They have all ready made plans to marry :roll:

Whats your opinion on internet dating sites.
My opinion, if you dont have enough time to meet people the 'proper' way, then maybe you should question yourself on wether you should be meeting them 'online'.

Whats your opinion?

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post #2 of 48 Old 04-21-2008, 11:45 PM
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I don't really like them. I mean, people can say they are whoever but really they may not be that person at all. ;)
I think meeting a 'love' online would be a bit scary actually...I mean don't really know them in real life. They are a complete stranger. It could be anyone; the internet's a creepy place sometimes.
I personally wouldn't ever date online. I'd rather meet someone in person, it's more...romantic lol.

But yeah. I'm glad she's happy, but then again tell her to be careful. She should meet the guy in a public place.

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post #3 of 48 Old 04-22-2008, 07:22 AM
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Ehh. yea i dont really trust that type of thing. Even if they send a photo of themselves it still could be fake. So you never really know who you are talking to on the other side.

But i guess to each there own.... aslong as people are responsable about it and if they ever plan to it in a very public place in broad day light.

Personally tho not the thing for me.
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I'm with Bitless about meeting the person for the first time in a safe place. I'm not totally against it as long as you don't get your hopes up too high. I think your kin is going a little overboard wanting to marry someone shes never met face to face.
I've had a family member meet a man via a travel/internet group and marry. Its more was more a traveling companion set up thing and they hit it off and wed.
Its so difficult to meet people in our busy world, I guess the natural next step in internet courtship. I think its a leap of faith to step out the door on a regular date. If they meet in a traditional way or on the net it can go good or bad.
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Two of my friends have claimed to have met the love of their lives online. And I told both of them it was a bad idea. One moved hundreds of miles away and married this guy the day she met him in person. They divorced 4 months later. She returned and refuses to see me. We used to be best friends. The other moved just a few states away to be with the guy she met online. She brought him back with her after a few months. Let's just say he's an inbred, drunken bum with only half his teeth left. She admits that he has a few illegitimate children. I'm not so sure what exactly she sees in him.
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post #6 of 48 Old 04-22-2008, 04:10 PM
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STAY AWAY from them. They are unsafe. I work for our local Police Department and we have a program showing and explaining people what happens the second you join these sites, even if you "falsefy" your account info.

Just stay away from them.
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post #7 of 48 Old 04-22-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Vida- Yes I agree, she should meet him in a public place. But what im not concerned about is that you can be anyone on the outside, and until they go away (away from a social area) anything can happen.

Blossom856- Im afraid this may happen to her. She has been alone for a while since her husband died from cancer. And I guess her working full time she hasnt really found the time to look and commit to a relationship. She doesnt need anymore hurt, she really doesnt. She is a wonderful person, and I would hate some low hearted bloke to stuff around with her.

My2Geldings - Would you be able to send me that program so I can show her.

I have seen photoes of him, the first one was a model shot, ofcourse the abs, all toned... looks hansome. Then she requested another photo, although this one looked like a totally different person. I mean different eye colour, skin colour, facial expressions (ie. Dimples) not to mention he looked 10 years older.
She apprentally asked him, because she said he looked completly different, and he said "Thats what alchole, bad women and life does to you sweety".

Excuse me... !! It doesnt change your eye colour etc. Grrr this makes me so mad.
Why is she so stupid? Why cant she see this?

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post #8 of 48 Old 04-22-2008, 11:32 PM
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A while ago a friend of mine (who was 15 at the time) went to a party with a friend of hers (also 15) who had met a 21 year old online. They went to this party and my friend met the guy she's been with for the past 3 years - she's now 18, he's 25.
As soon as I found out about her going to some guy's house that she had found out about online... I reamed her sorry %*&^ out!!
Luckily nothing bad happened... and I still think it's sick.
Rich and I are 7 years apart, but he certainly didn't start dating me while I was in grade school!!
Ugh.. still makes me sick to think of it. I've never really liked the guy she met...

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post #10 of 48 Old 04-22-2008, 11:44 PM
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Those type of stories along with anything that starts of "I met so and so at the bar and..." is a headstart for disaster.
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