Due to the wide spread use of technology today, many people are mostly addicted to the internet. Many of us, including children and teenagers, are hooked. The internet may be a helpful resource for us but then again, it also has its own share of disadvantages. Making friends online is not a bad thing. It actually is a great thing because we are forming bonds with different people from different parts of the world. It is important to be cautious when doing so. We do not know who these people truly are because it is so easy to create a whole new identity online. There is no identification card needed for us to create profile accounts online. So it is best to be careful.
It is undeniable that with frequent contact with someone you do not know, somehow a relationship is going to bloom. Yes, getting in a relationship with a stranger may raise some eyebrows, but this is not a new thing anymore. How many people do you know that are in a relationship with someone they met online? Seriously, the numbers of these relationships are growing. Though these relationships may be considered to be a long distance relationship, they are not to be taken lightly.
I know of some people who knew each other with the use of the internet and are now married or getting married. My uncle is getting married this August to a girl he was introduced to by an aunt online. To this day, they still haven’t met and they are getting married! Isn’t that wonderful? Maybe they are one of the few people who are lucky because we all know that long distance relationships aren’t really expected to work out. However, things can be done to make anything work if you are just willing to do it.
For those who do not trust themselves enough to get into a relationship such as an online relationship, listen to long distance relationship advice. You are going to hear both sides of the stories of other people. Listen closely and listen well. Open your mind to the consequences of being in one and of not being in one. When dating online, make sure you get to know the person first before submitting yourself to them completely.