So I met this guy last year and we've been going out for a year now officially. However we met online and have never actually met each other. I am in love with him, there is no question there. Anyway, I'm going over to the other side of the country to stay with him for a week and a bit, but my parents don't know we met online. I'm only 18 and they're still quite protective of me so the story I told them of how we met was through a friend. I just said yeah he knows one of my friend and I met him one day when they were hanging out. How do I tell my parents that I haven't actually met him?
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I honestly think that this pretty risky. You haven't met him but are going across the country to see him? And to stay with him? I'm not trying to keep you from going, but I would stay in a hotel and make sure you have a backup plan in case things don't go as planned. You haven't met him, so you really don't know how he is in person.
I have dated online for several years, and people can put up fronts. Be very careful. As blunt and straightforward as NothingGoldCanStay is, he has a point. You don't know if this guy is truly who he has said he is online. I'm not trying to scare you, but you have to be very careful. I wouldn't recommend doing what you are doing though. It is pretty risky.
Get to know the place you are going, find out what the emergency numbers are, have a friend you can contact in case something wrong goes on. Have some extra cash in case you have to come back early, or something.
I would tell your parents, because they have a right to know. And they probably won't approve of you going. Again, I'm not trying to say you can't but it is pretty risky. I know you might not like what I am saying, but I have met people online that were not who they said they were. People do try to trick you, you just have to be very careful. Not everyone is, I have met a lot of great people. But we always meet in a public place, not in a house or anything.
To tell your parents, I would just tell them exactly what you are doing. Say that you have been talking to this guy online for a year, and you now want to finally meet him. At least that way they know and can help keep you safe if something happens.