E-lationships - how many have you had (and why?)

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    Feb 11, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35338085/ns/technology_and_science-love_in_the_digital_age/?GT1=43001

    Read, reflect and discuss!
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    Feb 11, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    That's really sad.
  • masculumpedes

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    Feb 11, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    makavelli saidThat's really sad.


    Sadly it happens all too often and you don't realize it until much later on.icon_sad.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 11, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    Total.waste.of.time.
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    Feb 11, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    ive never commited myself online or have had one of these e-lationships but sometimes when i talk to guys i cant help but feel, damn i really dig him if he lived in town id totally wanna be with him
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    Feb 11, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    I'm apparently high maintenance and require a lot of attention, apparently a considerable amount even for men I spend time with in person.
    If this assertion is correct, it would explain why I don't have e-lationships
    [short attention span & substantial requirement for attention]
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    Feb 11, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    I am reflecting upon this, and I believe I've been in one at one point in my life. I think that's why I stopped talking to him. Because I wanted something more and he didn't.
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    Feb 11, 2010 9:17 PM GMT
    Every relationship I've had with a guy has come from the internet. This is because its always been hard for me to meet guys. Whether it was location or age.

    At first it was location not that many gays where I'm from then it was age. I chose to go to school in Atlanta because it is very "gay" and among other reasons. Then I found out in order to do a lot of the "gay" things here you gotta be 21
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    Feb 11, 2010 9:26 PM GMT
    Great for guys just looking to sex-cam. Not so great for the rest of us.
  • DanOmatic

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    Feb 11, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    If a guy is really interested in you, he'll take the time to talk to you on the phone or arrange to spend time with you in person. Otherwise it's just another way to get attention. Or, even worse, just a means to kill time because he's bored. It's a cop out.
  • jrs1

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    Feb 12, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
  • DCguy2001

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    Feb 12, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    There's a local guy who IMs all the time on Manhunt. We talked on the phone a couple of times and he sounded relatively cool, so I suggested we meet up. But it never happens, and in the meantime he kept IMing me.

    So I finally told him I was tired of IMing - it was time to meet up or stop chatting. He was a little taken aback but said he understood...and then tried IMing me again a couple of days later. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I just emailed him that article!
  • DCEric

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    Feb 12, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    EasilyDistracted said[short attention span & substantial requirement for attention]


    If only you made your alias that would allow us to quickly identify this trait of yours.
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    Feb 12, 2010 7:02 AM GMT
    jrs1 said


    I fucking love the Boondocks.



    KUOMINTANG!
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    Feb 12, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    I think a lot more people have these than are willing to admit.. especially the gays. I did when I was younger and was naieve enough to believe that the people on the other end of the conversation were who/what they said they were. I outgrew it, but still see a number of people chat endlessly with guys they're likely never going to even meet, let alone date, so I found it interesting that it was an article that got people to admit to it.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 12, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    I've had a few and my experience is that they rarely lead anywhere good. That is not to say that the internet is not a valid venue to meet quality guys -- because, of course, it is -- but you have to be smart about it and keep your eyes wide open and be aware of the signs that the person on the other end may, or may not be, legitimate, or legitimately interested in you for anything other than a cyber buddy. First rule of thumb when meeting people online is to not make it out to be anything more than what it is.