I just saw a question about "if anybody has ever gotten a crush on someone on here"
and some say "I don't get crushes on the internet". Um, okay. To each there own.
However, the way that's phrased makes it sound like internet people aren't real people.
I mean, what's the difference if you get a crush on someone on here or you go to
Match.com for online dating and get a crush on somebody there, what's the difference?
Both are of the internet, correct?
People also say, that peoples profile pictures on here are fake. Um, well I'm sure
there are some people on here who use a fake picture that's not really them. However,
people do the exact same thing on other sites, especially dating websites. But, people
who use dating sites don't automatically assume that those pictures are fake. This
isn't even a dating site, so why do people automatically assume that people's profile
pictures are fake and that they themselves maybe be fake? Unless you can prove that,
how do you know that?
Also, people say that "people on here put to much merit on what people on the interenet
say" or "they don't take advice from strangers" Okay, well your therapist Dr.Fitzgerald
is strange, but yet you'd sit on her couch ever Monday night and tell her your problems.
That bartender Pete at the local bar you go to every Friday night after work, is a stranger.
Yet, you still may sit there and tell him your problems while you drink your problems away.
Your co-worker Nancy who you barely know, maybe she caught you crying or kicking the
vending machine and if she said "what's wrong? Are you okay?" You'd probably tell her.
So, point is. What's the difference if the person is looking you square in the eyes on if there
on the other side of the computer screen? If you need advice or guidence or opinion, why does it
matter if you can see that person or not? A stranger is a stranger, are they not?
or country? Like what is it?
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You just have to be measured about stuff you get from the internet. You kind of have to mistrust the internet, just because enough people are weirdos to justify the skepticism. Sites like this i feel a little better about, because i think most people here are on the up and up and are genuine in their advice. But you still never know if someone is who they say they are here, and some people's advice still may be idiotic, especially on the internet where i feel people are more likely to talk out of their ass. Pictures, you really never know. Most people seem to go the faceless route here, and that's cool. I used to, and for some reason i put a pic up for the benefit of a question that i don't remember, so i just said fuck it. Not like anyone is going to misuse a picture of me chucking up the deuces in the mirror showing off the horrible color my landlord apparently chose to paint the trim in this place. I figure those who put up pics are mostly real, but i wouldn't be shocked if someone used a picture of someone they want to look like. I don't really understand why people do that, maybe to feel like that person? I don't know. I don't care. At the end of the day, i think it's safe to say that most of us will never hang out, we're spread across the world. To have crushes on someone? I don't know, that's tough if you don't see each other in person. I might think a girl is cute or whatever, but if i was single, am i going to fly somewhere to go on a date with her? of course not. Maybe i'm old fashioned, but i couldn't even see myself doing the Match.com thing. Nothing against those who do, but i'd rather just meet girls through living my life like i always did. But again, i spent the 90s getting girls' numbers with a pen and paper, had them hit me on my pager, then call them from a pay phone. OLD SCHOOL. But anyway, i wouldn't say i don't take anyone seriously here, i see some people who give pretty solid advice. And more often than not, if i'm asking advice, I've...0