Im thinking that its probably not too smart to become attached to someone that you meet online. It has never really happened to me before and I just don't think it would be a good idea for me to. People can be what ever they want to be in cyberspace because they always have time to think before they type. Since I have never really been a chatroom or a myspace guy, I don't really have much experience with online friendships. Anyone with any insight into this topic, I would love to hear from you.
- Making real friends or people you can care about is only for the real world.Vote A
- I'm closer to my online friends than most of my day to day friends!Vote B
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It really depends. There are the same risks in real life as there are in cyberspace. People can pretend to be something they are not face to face as they can online. The only difference is that face to face you are 100% sure of what they look like, other than that, they can fake a personality, lie about age, lie about their careers, lie about their family and pretend to be something they're not the same way they can online. The thing about the internet is that it opens up more opportunities to meet people you probably never would have otherwise.
I don't recommend getting attached to someone online or offline. Either way it is unhealthy. However, I can see how it can happen. It may not be the smartest thing to do but online you can form connections because the monitor gives you the comfort to talk about anything without feeling stupid because the other person isn't looking at you.
Look at this way.do you consider yourself a cool, smart, nice, normal guy? You're answer would probably be a yes. If so, would you want to be judged negatively just because you have a myspace/facebook and/or chat? (I know you said you don't do that but assuming you did) You wouldn't want to be seen in a negative way because of that. Chatting, Myspace, Facebook and other social networks on the net have become soooo common these days that there is nothing wrong with making friends and even dating people you meet that way. At the end of the day, you are doing the same thing you would at the mall, a bar, a club, ect.you are meeting and getting to know new people.you just have a lot more options online. It's quite normal today.
Ofcourse, in my case, if I meet someone that way I keep it local. Why form a connection with someone I'll never ever meet because they live 15,000 miles away when I could just as easily try and meet people around my area? That's my only thing with it. And ofcourse, everyone already knows all the security measures when meeting people from the net.meet in a public place, daylight, get to know them face to face, meet their friends/family if something might develop, see what they are truly about. You could end up never seeing them again, dating them, marrying them, FWBing them or just a good friend.
To answer your question in a sentence.No, I don't think getting attached to someone in any form is smart ;)0
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