Over the last ten years online dating agencies continue to grow in membership and demand as more and more people find what they call true love from meeting online for the first time. With social media now including over 2 billion users our world is becoming more and more public.
When we put a face to a name it is similar to writing an article that goes online for the first time. People who read your opinions will know where to contact you and how to criticize you. Often this is done openly for everyone to see in the form of a Tweet or a wall post on Facebook.
But when looking for someone to love we should tread a little weary and stay away from facts on your life until you have a chance to meet so that you can use your own intuition about these things. Meeting someone face to face that you have already had a romantic conversation with sounds strange but it is done more and more often every day.
There are a few fascinating stories of lovers meeting for the first time on a dating service that they both have paid in advance for. Some get addicted to the chase and as soon as the person is met and they have a dinner or two together one of them ends the new relationship to start again and look elsewhere.
Some stories of couples who send text and a few pics to each other over a year or two turn out to be things movies are made about. After building up an image of the person because of this communication month after month, the possibility of romance becomes more real.
If romantic conversations are being had online then the chances of the two people being on the same page when they first meet are a lot stronger. However there is no guarantee and there are many sad stories that have been told about a date that should have worked going horribly wrong.
The non-threatening nature of a little text between two potential lovers sounds harmless enough. But there are many stories over the last ten years that have surfaced telling us about how things went wrong. Ranging from ID theft to broken promises, the list is endless.
The best advice is to be cautious as you never know for sure who you are actually talking to with text. Even if there is a beautiful picture attached to the bio, it could all be a scam and we will only know the truth when we meet the person. The meeting should also not be arranged too soon so that all the required information required to make a good choice are freely given.
When you two finally meet it should be with quite a bit of understanding between the two of you so that the basics have all been dealt with. Meeting the person and looking in their eyes when they talk to you is completely different to communicating online because your gut is involved and all your senses are working to ensure that the decision you make next is the correct one.