Can internet relationships really work?
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|Mon, 05-19-2003 - 1:53pm|
I'm not new to iVillage, but I am new to this board so hello to everyone! =)
About a month and a half ago I was chatting in a local room for romance on Yahoo. I got a PM from a guy who lives about an hour and a half away from me. At first I kind of ignored him. Only talked to him every now and then and really didn't think much about him. Onc day I was chatting with some other folks and he popped up again and sent me a message saying that he really wanted to talk to me and get to know me, but I always seemed too busy to talk to talk to him so he was going to stop bother me and if I wanted to talk to him just send him a message. At first I thought he was being a bit of a drama queen, but a couple of days passed and as I re-read his message it didn't seem as dramatic as it did the first time I read it so I sent him a message. I apologized and told him I would love to get to know him better.
We talked online for a week and I gave him my phone number. We talked on the phone a couple of times and made plans for him to come to where I live for us to meet. We were going to do the dinner and a movie thing. The night was amazing. Once we got started talking we clicked and it just seemed like I had known him forever even though we just met.
We've seen each other every weekend since and things are going great. We're moving as slow as we can, but we both admit to having some pretty intense feelings for each other. I was wondering if it's possible for a relationship started via the internet to actually work out?
So far the dating part of things have been normal and I know just like any relationship the outcome depends on how hard each party involved works at it. I've never been in a relationship that was sparked via the internet and sometimes it seems strange. When people ask how we met I hesitate. I don't want to say "the internet". I don't know. Can anyone relate to this feeling or give me any advice on how to go forward with this?