An internet boyfriend with an open relationship

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Registered: 01-20-2012
An internet boyfriend with an open relationship
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 1:35pm

I don't know how many people can say they met the person they love online (I suspect the number is growing with the internet becoming more and more of a constant in our lives), but I am one of them. And I don't mean like a dating site, I mean a message board or social networking site or something like that.

I met my current boyfriend Mark on a roleplay site, and we started talking through Skype. At first it was purely roleplay (some of it sexual, some not) but after a bit we found we had a lot in common. As of right now, we haven't gone a day without talking for about 3 months. About two or three weeks into all this, he asked if I would be his girlfriend, and I happily obliged.

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Registered: 12-22-2007

Toast, I'm having a little bit of trouble getting my head

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Registered: 05-20-2009
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 12:15am

I'm with TrueBlue here.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 11:44am

Since he is moving closer to you then you can see how an actual relationship goes.

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Registered: 05-20-2009
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 12:52pm

I don't agree with your view on people's honesty on line.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
fissatore wrote:

To me, looking for "romance" on line is for people who have no social skills or have hang-ups galore that can be hidden on line.

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Registered: 04-16-2008

DH and I met on line, not on a dating site, but on a site where we both share a hobby.

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Registered: 02-23-2010
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 10:11pm
"To me, looking for "romance" on line is for people who have no social skills or have hang-ups galore that can be hidden on line.
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Registered: 01-20-2012

Thank you everyone for you help and advice. In the end I spoke with him about it, and while he didn't exactly say he would be leaving Sam that instant, he did say he understood where I was coming from, and that we could work on it. I've decided I'm happy with that for now.

As for knowing him... I spent a weekend with him. Perhaps that's not enough to truly get to know him, but yes he'll be moving closer soon and then I do hope to have the oppurtunity to get to know him more. It's not like I'm planning on marrying this boy, but I am enjoying our relationship and hoping it can grow.