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Article Teaser: Individuals who are used to dating and establishing romantic relationships in a traditional way will be quite amazed that there are online couples who have been in long term, committed relationships, even on the Internet.

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5 Tips For Online Lovers Who Are Ready To Meet In Person

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Individuals who are used to dating and establishing romantic relationships in a traditional way will be quite amazed that there are online couples who have been in long term, committed relationships, even on the Internet.

Being able to maintain communication for over a year by merely using a computer is a challenge in itself. One cannot deny the fact that people can easily get distracted in an interactive, online environment. There is the possibility to meet a lot of people, and it is so easy to get distracted by other things. When a couple is able to keep the fire burning for more than a year, without having met in person is considered by many a miracle.

There are countless couples that have agreed to advance their casual online dating to meeting in person. Expectedly, a lot of mixed emotions can take place. It may not be easy to meet the person whom you may know very well from long conversations, but when talking only online, it is sometimes difficult to accept that the person with whom you spoke was honest and true. Below are suggestions to help smooth that first meeting:

  • Be practical. The fact that both engaged in online dating activities, they should be aware of the possibilities that things may be a little different when they meet each other in person. Two things can only happen during dating online: either a lot of personal information is withheld or everything is revealed. It may be that the first meeting will become a fresh start for both. If it does then let it be. But if both have been honest all along, then it will be to the advantage of both.

  • Anticipate. Chatting online gives both persons no limitations or accountability. Neither person shares the same circle of friends or any close relatives, which prevents one from exercising the advantage of asking about another persons’ past. It is most likely that the “closeness” you had even when you were online may require a little bit of transition when you meet each other in person. The event may be a little awkward. This feeling can be described similar to adjusting the eyes to a new light. Both should anticipate a short period of fine-tuning and choose to work from where they left off.

  • Be open. Openness from both will help break the ice. Neither should pretend to be what they are not. In the end, dishonesty will cause the other to question the legitimacy of everything said in chat. Sincerity from both will spark the hope that their potential relationship can indeed be trusted to potentially lead to a more serious one, like marriage.

  • Lower the expectations. The worst thing that could happen is expecting too much from a virtual friend. If this happens, it will be as good as having an imaginary friend. Lowering expectations may mean that one is not being confined to the image about a person who has been consistently playing in ones mind. Not every guy can be a Brad Pitt, or every girl a Jessica Alba. Relationships work better if one will not imprison the other into ones own image. One of the factors why one would meet a person after a long time is curiosity, more so than of being in love. Another thing that can ruin a good potential relationship is instantly becoming turned-off, without giving the other person the chance of proving him or herself worthy.

  • No one is perfect. Never assume that the person who seemed to capture your heart online is the perfect one. Even traditional dating will not encourage thinking that the person you are dating is perfect and without flaw. If you find it hard to believe yourself perfect, then you should not expect the same from another.

  • Lovers, who are convinced that they have found the person for them, may find it quite difficult to accept the person they have been spending a lot of time with online. Love is risky, but it is a risk worth taking.




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