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  • I've only done it twice and the first time it was ok, but nothing to write home about. The other relationship has proven to be the most incredible relationship in my entire life. We could not be happier. We both believe that our being able get to know each other online, first, helped us to become much closer than if had we met through more traditional means. It has been, and continues to be, a wonderful experience.
  • my previous relationship was long-distance, with someone I met in chat. I admit, I was at a low, lonely point in my life and that relationship was a mistake. that person lied to me, couldn't commit, and I'm quite sure cheated on me. I regret getting involved, but we learn from our mistakes, don't we? my current relationship is going strong after 3 1/2 years, and we met through online personals. thankfully, we only live a 1 hour drive apart when we 1st met. we've lived together over 3 years now. sometimes they work, and sometimes not. but if both people don't work at it (like in my last relationship), then it will never work.
  • I met my husband online and we married after only dating 5 months. The rest well is history.... :) Good to see you Jodie, how was your thanksgiving??
  • I married my best online friend and she is wonderful, I on the other hand am a freak.
  • I have not had any real luck in that department.
  • Only done it once, it was quite easy.
  • I've met some really nice people online and currently maintain friendships with them in real life. They bring much joy and happiness to my life for which i am very thankful.
  • It's worked about as well as any other relationship I've had.
  • Wow! all your comments are very inspring! ive found a girl i quite like through an online dating site in the u.k, and she lives my city! she seems very compatibleb but i wasn't sure if it would be worth it, due to the stigma related to online dating :-/ if you lot can make it work, do u think it would be worth giving it a try? :-D (question within a question-that doesn't happen!) good to see it does work for people :-)
  • Though I had many chance to meet most of the woman I met on the internet,(ICQ, MSN & Yahoo Messenger) I only took the chance twice. Looking back now... I think it would have been safer playing Russian Roulette! On the internet you can be anyone you want. You only know what someone else wants you to know. Webcams are for people who do and show things that they would not dare do in real life. Lonely people have nothing to lose... not even pride or integrity. I don't speak for everyone out there.
  • I actually met someone off the internet. Before we met, We had talked online, emailed each other everyday and talked on the phone for hours about our future and how we were going to be toguether forever after we graduate from College. We loved each other even though we never had seen each other face to face. This virtual communication went on for a year, until I put my foot down and decided "this summer I'm gonna meet my true love." I live in New Jersey (USA) I renounced to my job and took a plane to Puerto Rico to meet him because I loved him. I'm 19 years old, he's 18. We met at the mall in Ponce, PR. The crazy thing about the whole meeting was that it wasn't awkward at all. We clicked right away as if we had previously seen each other. He was very sweet and he had so much respect for me, he was the perfect guy, any girl my age would kill for someone like him. I kissed him and the feeling was beautiful. I felt his innocence. He hugged me with the intend of never letting go-- then he said "I love you" and I melted looking into his eyes... It was the most beautiful thing that's ever happened to me.
  • i met my best friend online. other than that, nothing else.
  • Positive. Once you meet someone in real life, it's no different. I was cautiously friendly until I got to know them enough with time to really like & trust them.
  • I thought it was going to work, it was all set, but I think when push came to shove he may have got cold feet about moving here, so found a safer scenario... However, I have had some great relationships on-line, and I've got some fantastic friends, so I don't think it's all bad by any means - and the number of people that DO find true love is growing al the time! And good luck to them, I say.... Except to the geezer who left ME!! lol...;p
  • well, I was never about it.. But my mom met her current husband on an online dating thingy called christian cafe, less than 2 years later they got married and we moved down to Arkansas, Then I met me S/O special here in real life, wouldn't of ever happend though if My mom didn't meet this guy online.
  • I met the husband I am divorcing online. It was brilliant for the first 2 years then turned into a nightmare when we moved to France. He is now looking on line for another victim. I wish I could put them all off meeting him as he is dangerous. It's not something I will repeat in a hurry.
  • it hasn't been good. except one time i met a guy and though it ended messed up and we didnt talk for awhile we are totally good online friends, again. Just friends
  • I'm happily married with children. We weren't looking for people when we met online, we just met at a chatroom that talked about a shared hobby. We met after knowing each other for years (I was moving to his part of the country) and the sparks flew! I think that online relationships are the same as real life relationships. You can find good guys, bad guys, guys that are psychotic, but you can find the right one too.
  • I've done it two times worth mentioning. The first time I actually moved to Texas for the girl, and it was an excellent experience even though it didn't work out. The second one moved up here to be with me. It worked well for a while, but we broke up, in the end, though, we remain wonderful friends. Unlike a lot of people, I have nothing against online relationships. You just have to use your head and not put yourself into bad situations you can't get out of (like I admittedly did--I just got lucky and wound up with wonderful people!).
  • Ive done it once, and its with my current fiancee. I flew to England to meet him from my home in America I think it went well, i was worried 'what if we dont click?' But we did, and hes the love of my life for almost 2 years ^^;; Ive been to England twice, once on an extended visa. And hes coming to America for Christmas.. We're hoping he can relocate here next year :3
  • it's been kinda a rocky road. before we met in person, there was so many questions. questions like do they really want to meet? are they going to like me? what if it doesn't work out? we had the exact same insecurities. i think it's important to talk about those insecurities before actually meeting. i can honestly say our first date quickly erased all those insecurities. i was so happy that i took that chance. we had been talking for awhile through IM and phone calls. we had deep talks. we knew each other fairly well for never meeting each other in person. then we were face to face and it just felt right. all that nervousness disappeared. such a relief. no regrets.
  • I`ve moved a couple online relationships to real life. Not all have been good experiences, but one was great. The first three guys I met offline were total losers and nothing like they said they were. The last guy I met offline, I`m currently dating him and for almost a year now. Just make sure you`re honest about everything to do with you.
  • It turned into a very interesting one night stand. I knew what she wanted from our on line relationship and gave it to her. One night was enough.
  • It doesnt work.
  • ahh i think it can work. I have faith in you INTERNET friends of mine. lol
  • Its worked out great for us. I think meeting online gives you the anonimity to be yourself and really get to know someone before you meet them. Having said that, I would suggest that you use a dating site that charges you a fee. I think there will be fewer weirdos messing with you if they have to pay a fee to join.
  • well, i didn't techincally meet my boyfriend via the internet - we just regained touch that way. we met three and a half years ago when we worked close by each other. i never saw him after that, and he dated someone else for a few years, then a few months ago after they broke up he hunted me down on myspace. we hung out a week or two later and have been hanging out almost everyday since. i'm glad he found me again.
  • Hasnt worked for me! I have men wink at me, and when I do respond to them and we email each other, they tell me that I am attractive, but many seem soooo afraid to meet in person. I dont get it?
  • My fiance and I met online. We met on a website for freinds chatting and that kind of thing. Kinda of a Myspace for adults. Want to check it out link is below. http://www.fubar.com/join_w1.php?friend=2827051
  • it would work if he's the one for you, i think, i had some crappy relationship one time before, but he wasnt the right guy for me, i figured that later well, but it could work very well i think, as long as you're careful
  • I met my wife online and it turned out great.
  • I have no experience with online relationships.
  • I met, and fell for, a guy, but we waited too long and dragged [drug?] it out so that it was this built-up thing, and then IRL it didn't match up to the expectations (especially when it came to appearance - I far exceeded his, but he had been using ooold pictures and was.. much different. ) But that's just one example, I know it can go quite well. My mother is married to a great guy she met online, they're truly soulmates and the people most in love I've ever seen.
  • OK, I had 10 such relationships. 2 failed when we got together. 1 I married and now we are divorced. The last one, I married and we are happily married and have been for 3 years. My advice is shop close to home. My wife was on the east coast and I was on the west. But, we knew that we would really not know what our chemistry would be until we breathed the same air- stood in the same room, together. Shop close to home and don't get your hopes up!
  • None whatsoever.
  • Been there, done that. He was a liar, deceitful and not anything like his profile. I was shocked that nothing was true. He also did not know or accept himself. There was a lot of denial. Do not need. +4
  • Epic fail on both occasions.
  • I have no experience with it, but I wouldn't do it unless the person I was dating was outside of my city.
  • So far so good. Unfortunately, it is a long distance thing for now.
  • most of the time I enjoyed meeting the men and a few turned into brief dating relationships. then one day, I met the 'one', my true love on a dating site. we exchanged emails and talked on the phone for about 3 months before meeting in person because of a distance problem. We knew we were in love before we meet. But I have found that I never quite know how I'll really feel until I met the person in person. The second we met was pure majic. Chemistry and the full works! Everything just fell into place. the rest is history and we couldn't be happier!
  • I have not had good luck at all!! I have tried for about a year now and have only met a few men, but none of them were of interest to me. I am about to give up!!!
  • No experience +5
  • in one case fell more and more in love with every step we took. I still love him.
  • Exhilirating: getting to know someone through online chat changes the way relationships develop. Instead of looks beings so important, wit, intelligence and the things you have in common make much more of an impact. I met her on MySpace and we've been together for four years. I've had more fun with her than I have had with any of my many, previous relationships. If I'd seen her across a room I wouldn't have looked at her twice. Now I can't take my eyes off her.

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