Is it hard "meeting someone online"

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Answered by: Courtney, An Expert in the Internet Dating Category
To some, "meeting someone online" can be very hard. Especially those who have bad luck in the relationship and trust department. Because in order to date someone online, you have to be able to trust that they're telling you the truth. And not only that but you have to be able to tell them the truth about you too, and some people don't like getting so personal with strangers. So you might have to do things you normally wouldn't do.. But you also need to feel comfortable enough with them, so you can think about maybe meeting them one day, though I wouldn't meet them unless you met in an open place like a mini golf or bowling alley; or unless you had someone go with you just in case they aren't who they say they are online.

But it doesn't have to be hard. I guess it just depends on you really. Like, if you're outgoing and like talking to new people, and don't mind giving your information to strangers.. and if you don't have past trust or relationship issues; then maybe meeting someone from the web is the perfect thing for you. But you have to remember to be yourself. Don't lie about who you are or what hobbies you like. etc. People love honesty. And also remember, not to meet someone in person too fast, or alone. But that by meeting them in person, you can learn so much more about a person by being around them, then you can by their online profiles. Because sadly, a lot of people lie in their online profiles.. Though, not everyone does. BUT it'll definitely be harder for them to lie about how they act when they are right in front of you. If that makes sense to you.

For example on online meeting:

I met my boyfriend of now four years online. It was weird for me at first because I never really tried internet dating before, but I wanted to try something new. And not only that but I thought "okay either try having a relationship with someone around here who more than likely heard this and that about you, or go and try meeting someone new online and let them make their own conclusion about you. So that's what I did, and yes I was afraid everything about the guy I met was lies and that it would be some creepy old guy; but i took a chance, and it wasn't. To this day he's the same man I met four years ago. And I'm happy I got the courage to try something new and that i signed up for the site I did.

It worked for me. And it can work for you too. You just need to do it smart, by being very careful with what information you give out and make sure you don't believe everything you read from other peoples profiles. And if you do that, then you should definitely have an easy time meeting someone. So I wish all those who are thinking about "meeting someone online" good luck.

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