What is it with people meeting someone online, never meeting them in person, but starting a relationship (i.e., calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend, etc.)? I don’t get it. Do they actually think that this is the way to begin a deep and meaningful relationship?
I admit to being guilty of doing this once. I met a guy online and we hit it off. We started a relationship that consisted of texting and messaging each other. But we did meet in person and we got together several times. Unfortunately the long-distance relationship didn’t last. Not really surprising since we didn’t have a foundation of a relationship to work off of.
But getting seriously involved with someone you have never even met is just mind-boggling to me. I don’t get it. Are we so involved with our technology that we forgot how to go out and meet people in our own geographical area? Do churches no longer exist in the real world? Or bookstores? Or coffee shops? Or grocery stores? Is it really that hard to meet somebody that you desperately cling to a virtual person who really only exists online? Sure, they may be a real person. They may even be the person they claim to be, but you aren’t getting to know the real person that they are.
You see, you can be anything you want over the internet. You don’t have to show the person all your bad habits. You don’t even show them your good habits. The person you meet online doesn’t exist and they never will.
I would like to note, by the way, that I am only talking about relationships started online over a long distance in which two people have never physically met and, even if they do meet, they will only be able to see each other at best a couple of times per year. I am not referring to online relationships with local people or with people who have the funds to travel to see each other on a regular basis.
What do you think? Please leave your comments below.
- 7 Reasons Why Your Long Distance Relationship Is Doomed (thoughtcatalog.com)