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Title: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on August 18, 2004, 07:49:01 PM
Do think it's possible to find love online? Or is it just a close friendship with someone?
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: AnimeZealot X on August 19, 2004, 01:46:12 AM
Most deffinetely. Without the internet, some people would never meet at all, and if the internet is what alows people to meet, and is their only medium, then why not be able to have all kinds of normal social interactions over it.

A friend of mine fell in love with some one in scotland once. There was no way they were going to meet, but the internet alowed them to interact. If they couldnt be in love in person, why not be in love on line?

This idea gets the AZ stamp of aproval.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Ping on August 19, 2004, 12:19:49 PM
Well, my mom met my step-dad on an online dating service, and they hadn't met in person before they were pretty sure they wanted to get married. (Though they didn't decide for sure until they had actually met in person.)
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Deedra Malfoy on August 19, 2004, 04:41:20 PM
I think it's okay, as long as you can trust the person that they're not lying to you or are a con artist.

 ;) This one's for Susan, though that wasn't on line, I don't think.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Susan Bones on August 19, 2004, 05:48:05 PM
Nope, that wasn't on line.

Thanks for thinkin' of me, though.   8)
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Xan on August 20, 2004, 11:37:50 AM
I think it's possible to develop close friendships online (I have; one of my best friends right now is someone I met over the 'Net) but romantic relationships would probably need face-to-face meetings, IMO.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Lauren Weasley on August 21, 2004, 10:14:23 AM
I don't think you can fall in love online. An online relationship is so limited... I mean its possible to develop friendships (as I think we've all proved) but I don't think that TRUE love can exist prior to the couple meeting in real life. There can be some attraction online, but I don't think it can compare to real love.

Plus people can say WHATEVER they want on the internet, whereas dishonestly is somewhat limited in real life.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Cerberus on August 23, 2004, 07:09:57 AM
I agree with Heather... IRL, you can see by someone's expression if he/she's lying, whereas it's impossible to see that by reading an email.
Also, there's always (sad as it is) the physical attraction and the charisma.....
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Deedra Malfoy on August 23, 2004, 04:49:27 PM
I have fallen for someone online. I won't say who, as you may know him from other places, but I like him. or did.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on August 23, 2004, 07:44:14 PM
My current boyfriend and I met online.  It was on a forum similar to this and we chatted over IM's and then he decided to call me.  We've been on the phone ever since,  well he did come out and visit in July.  And i can say our attraction over the phone and in person is just the same.

It can happen, but you do need to see each other physically in order for things to workout.  It's also rather interesting meeting the person finally, very very nerve wracking but enjoyable all the same.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Cerberus on August 24, 2004, 05:02:29 PM
Fair enough. I take back what I said. I hope it works between you two :)
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on August 24, 2004, 11:46:50 PM
You don't need to take anything back.  I didn't want a long distance relationship and I certainly didn't want to find someone online, this one just happened out of a great friendship.  But I wasn't stupid about when we met either.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Deedra Malfoy on August 30, 2004, 04:46:22 PM
Well, I guess it's good you kept your head. I won't go into chat rooms. Scary.

*Shudder*
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on September 01, 2004, 12:19:41 AM
I won't go into chat rooms either.  I met him on a message board similar to this one and everything since then has just happened and fallen into place.  And no there isn't a lack of men who are interested in me here in Utah, they just never made a move.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: hairyhotter on January 14, 2005, 03:21:43 AM
I am madly in love with someone online. His name is Ryan and same age as me. He showed me his pic and he is gorgeous!
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on January 20, 2005, 07:23:00 PM
Well is seems my internet love turned out for the best.  I'm now engaged to him.  He's moving out here soon so that will be good.  I can't wait for that.  ;D
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: damselfly on January 21, 2005, 01:01:29 PM
YAY! Congratulations Marold!!

On the topic, well, one of my best friends and I developed a close friendship over the internet, though we first met, face-to-face, then he decided to contact me through e-mail and we became best friends through e-mail. Though there was a slight glitch at one point of time, where feelings may have surfaced, that was over, thankfully. We've only met twice, face-to-face the entire time we've known each other.

So, I think you can develope a close friendship over the internet but I find it harder for love.

I'm glad that was possible for you, Marold!

I think for most people, it's just the trust barrier, and all those ridiculous horror stories you hear about what happens over the Internet.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Heather on January 21, 2005, 05:58:20 PM
Congratulations.  My husband and I got together due to the internet.  We had known each other when we were in high school (he went to another school, but was dating a friend of mine).  When I moved back to town after law school, I used AOL.  One night I got an instant message asking me if I was me, I replied that I was - it was him.  We wound up chatting online all the time.  We went on a date a few weeks later, and the rest is history.

I am very happy for you.  Have you started planning the big day?
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on January 22, 2005, 10:11:12 PM
It won't be until May of 2006.  He wants to make sure he's done with school before we get married.  He's moving out here soon, so we'll be able to be around each other more.  It seems we would move the date up sooner but with the whole distance thing, we aren't used to being around each other enough to see if we can really stand to be married to one another.  I know it sounds weird to say it that way but whenever we would visit each other it was only for 5 days and someone doesn't really get that annoying in that short amount of time.   So far he hasn't annoyed me so I'm taking it as a good sign.  ;D
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Cho Chung on January 23, 2005, 08:44:09 AM
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It seems we would move the date up sooner but with the whole distance thing, we aren't used to being around each other enough to see if we can really stand to be married to one another.

That would be a good thing to find out before]/i] getting married!

Seriously, though, Marold.  Congratulations.  And don't worried if you do get annoyed with each other sometimes.  That just means you're both human.  That's what marriage is about:  working through those annoyances out of love and being faithful despite those things that you WILL (eventually) find annoying.  Those married persons around here can probably give examples of this better than I can, but I know it's true. 
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Moon_Beam on March 03, 2005, 03:23:45 AM
Its possible! My friend met her boyfriend online! It just happened to be that he lived in our town!  ;)
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on March 09, 2005, 01:05:21 PM
Well he's not living in Utah and we seem to be getting along great.  Course I'm a worrier so we are trying to find him  job as soon as possible.  Course I also have to try and find a job as well.  Yeah talk about a little bit of stress.  But things will workout for the best.  I do not recommend driving through Nebraska though.  Ever so boring.
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Ping on March 19, 2005, 07:03:27 PM
Nebraska? *shudder* I remember driving past this cattle farm that REEKED. *gag*
Title: Re: Internet Love
Post by: Marold on March 19, 2005, 11:21:30 PM
Nebraska? *shudder* I remember driving past this cattle farm that REEKED. *gag*

There are alot of those.  :-[  :-X I couldn't drive past there fast enough.