I'm sorry this sounds so stupid and I'm a loser, but I've been talking to this guy I met on an app for a while and I don't know how to tell my parents. I feel so embarrassed saying I talk to people online (yeah I am right now) and I don't really think they'd approve or want me to hang out with someone I met online no matter how safe I think it is. My parents definitely over worry about things and make a big deal about things I wish they wouldn't, and this is one of them. This guy is totally harmless, I actually met him in person once and didn't exactly tell my parents (I know it's terrible and it's eating me alive). I can't lie to them, but dammit I feel like I can't tell them about this either. So if anyones been in a similar situation or has some pro tips, it would be much appreciated. Thank you all
Most Helpful Guy
Just tell them you met him at ______name of app____. You don't need to tell them that it was online. Make the app sound like a hangout spot.3
Most Helpful Girl
Lmao I have been in this situation.
I just told them we met through friends. However... it ate me alive for years, I gotta admit. We broke up after a year anyway and my parents still to this day think we met through friends. However, he told his parents the truth. So i was always afraid the truth will come out.
He turned out to be psycho anyway. Just be really, REALLY careful. No matter how safe you think it is, most of the time, the people looking online are not able to get into relationships in real life for a REASON. Be careful and whenever you go somewhere with him, let a friend know where you will be and text them.
Just trust me on this. I should have listened to my own advice back then when I was thinking like you and was 120% sure he was normal and completely safe. I fell in love with him stupidly and should have seen the signs in the beginning.
Please just listen to this advice.2
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