I think that it's hard to love someone with a meeting site, because you don't know really if this person is sincere and if you fell good when this person is with you IRL.. But it can be wrong, because if you meet this person in real life, and you find him/her as you love.. well.. as you want. I just think that it's better to meet a person in real life than on meeting website (exept if you are hopeless.....) [Sooorry for my bad english orz]
I think dating someone online who you've never met in person and are just dating over the internet is BEYOND creepy. I mean, sure, "Josh" could be the hot, sexy, man of your dreams, or he could some creepy 50 year old guy who jerks off with one hand while IMing you with the other. You just never know. I would never make myself that vulnerable to a person who's face I've never even seen in real life.
In the sense, technically speaking, online relationships and real-life relationships are similar...only with the drama. But that's only with certain people, of course ('cause everyone's different). But overall, I think that online relationships are rather unrealistic because you (or anyone!) can show a whole different facade on the internet, while in real life, you could be completely different (i.e. extremely nice on the internet, far from that in real; or vice versa). Also, I understand being good (and/or best) friends over the internet, but I can't seem to understand how you can have a true, serious relationship with someone over the internet. It seems to defy my logic because (like how a good number of people said earlier) the person isn't physically there (in person) and you don't completely know them. Usually, one only knows a fraction of the person. Also, even though this has been repeated over the news like a BILLION times, but sometimes the drama that arises from online relationships can be significantly worse 'cause you can't see them, they can't see you, you can't see each other face to face and so you say whatever and so on. (Almost like the case with cyberbullying...but not quite.)
...I feel like a news reporter or some psychological expert on this subject or something...orz.
But overall, I tend to ignore the online relationship drama/etc. stuff 'cause I say "Hey, it's their life so not my rule." ovo *Is a rather lax person and let's others do what they want*
...And I am who I am here and in real life. No facades, 100% raw meat me. =v=
OI. Sorry for mega-backing-up-my-stance-on-this-subject-paragraphs. I probably just killed everyone's eyes now. orz.
Of course, you can always get close to people over the internet, but I don't feel like two people can create a strong enough connection without knowing how it feels like to be in the presence of one another. Online, it's hard to know what being with that person really feels like. I'm not against it; I just don't feel like a relationship is complete that way.
I have a real life friend who formed a romantic relationship with a guy through a game two years ago. He's thirteen years older than her. She wants to move into the US as soon as she completes senior year high school this June, and go to college with him. Since he's older than her, as an adult, it makes sense if he moved here instead, but apparently there are some problems with his passport. asdfghjkl It's really iffy, but if she's happy with her decision, then I'm not going to oppose it. ;w;
Also, there's the whole physical aspect of dating someone you've never even met. Even if the person you are 'dating' online is who they say they are, when you finally meet them, they could be ugly, or a bad kisser. Just sayin'.