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Looking For Love/Friendship in Cyberspace

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Today, for good or bad, online dating is one of the most popular ways to meet people. This new way of getting to know people is still a bit scary for many. You can possibly find other people who share your particular interests, if you have contacted honest and upright people.

For instance, there are multitudes of people claiming to be Christian; however, this seems contradictory because if they’ve turned to cyberspace for love then they’re no longer waiting on God to send them a spouse. And if they’re not trusting God for a spouse but instead trusting cyberspace, how Christian is that?

Well, I guess it could be argued that there are religious websites that are designed for religious people exclusively and therefore anyone you meet there is a likely candidate for love. However, the question arises, who approved these people for membership? Was it following phone calls to their pastor and other personal references or merely an approval from their credit card company? There are many thousands of people that specialize in cyberspace relationships because they can be whomever they choose to be without any background or credit check.

In my personal experience, I have discovered that many of the online dating sites attract social misfits. I prefer meeting people the old fashion way, by eye-toeye contact, a smile, and a friendly hello. I believe there are too many cyberspace love seekers that will pass you on the street without even nodding their head in a friendly manner but will go home and sit in front of their computer all night long trying to meet someone. These types of people are scary to me. These are the types of people with 500 friends on Facebook but no one to enjoy a date with on a holiday weekend.

I joined Facebook because I thought it would become a networking access for some future venture I might encounter. The next thing I knew, people I never met before were asking to be my friend. And like a cyberspace loner idiot, I confirmed their friendship. Who the heck are these people? One particular friend seems to be inviting me and everybody else to a birthday party for his mother. What kind of nut is that? A bunch of total strangers showing up at my mother’s birthday party is my idea of stretching this cyberspace friendship and love a bit far.

Some of these Facebook ‘friends’ need to be unfriended and the same can be said of these Love Interest Contacts. A lady I know communicated wi th a guy in another state 20 years her junior.

The two thought that they fell in love. Eventually she traveled to his state where they married. The marriage lasted only one week before he filed for divorce. Another woman that I know went all the way to Saudi Arabia to marry a man. That marriage lasted two months.

About the most important thing to realize is that it is easy to get the wrong impression from someone over the Internet. After all, with distance between you, each person has the ability to try to give the other person the best impression, and to form an unrealistic opinion of the other as well. The good news is that the Internet allows you to chat with so many local singles that you are bound to meet, eventually, someone who has not flown over the coo-coo’s-nest –- the good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.

Website: www.richardojoneslive.com

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