New online annoyance: the ‘elationship’- So have you ever been caught in one?

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    Feb 11, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    I was almost caught... but I pulled the plug after two weeks...
    I don't believe in wasting my time...

    "By Diane Mapes
    msnbc.com contributor
    updated 7:45 p.m. ET, Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
    When it comes to online dating, we’ve come to expect deception, the posting of decades-old pictures and blatant lies about marital status, height, hair (or lack thereof). We’ve learned to deal with people who dematerialize after a few days or weeks of steady contact. “It’s the online equivalent of ‘going out for cigarettes,’ ” says one seasoned single.

    Now, there’s a new online annoyance — the person who doesn’t want to meet but is all too happy to e-mail, text, tweet, IM, or scrawl on your Facebook wall indefinitely. They don’t want a real relationship as much as its virtual doppelganger.

    Welcome to the world of the “elationship....”

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    Feb 11, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Nothing new about flakes.
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    Feb 11, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    After a couple of experiences where I chatted/emailed/phoned and then eventually met only to find zero compatability in person I have opted for the email/phone/meet within a couple of days.

    For me prolonged online interaction builds unrealistic expectations that neither party can meet. I find if there is an initial click online and it carries through the first phone call then a meeting is necessary.
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    Feb 11, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    Well, it takes two to etango.
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    Feb 11, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
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    Feb 12, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    Gosh I've never even had a hookup with someone I've met on the net, let along a relationship.

    I just think to myself how in many ways I am diffrent to what I am out here to the person I am on the net. For one, I'm much loved and accepted out here, so I don't come to the net looking for such things, and this allows me to be the under dog. But many on the net seem to say things just to be and feel accepted. So does this mean they are not out here in the real world?

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    Feb 12, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    I have way too short of an attention span for an elationship.
    ..that is unless they are depositing money into my PayPal account for intervals of web cam visitation.
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    Feb 12, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Full article.
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    Feb 12, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    Erikk saidNothing new about flakes.


    Ahh, but some flakes appear to be sooo tasty at the start...

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    Feb 12, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
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    good one young man. good one icon_biggrin.gif