Do you think it is possible to fall in love with someone on the internet?

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I don't think so because whereas when your in person you can feel that real connection, that chemistry. Through a screen you cannot.
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Yes.

If anything it's probably worse than real life because of anticipation.

It's like falling in love with a book character, and the reason why reading > watching the TV series / movie for many people.
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No, it ain’t love
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If this is the person i think it is dm me cause i like you too
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i mean...a few hrs ago i thought i had...
n now im just like stupid, stupid gullible me...
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(Original post by sunny.side.up)
I don't think so because whereas when your in person you can feel that real connection, that chemistry. Through a screen you cannot.
The strange thing is I do feel that connection....... but ive never been in love before either so idk if its real or not
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There have been cases where people have met through the internet. So I do think it is possible.
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(Original post by ecolier)
Yes.

If anything it's probably worse than real life because of anticipation.

It's like falling in love with a book character, and the reason why reading > watching the TV series / movie for many people.
Would you mind expanding on that? I don't think I fully understand sorry
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The question is whether it will pan out irl or not. If there's no way to meet, nowhere to end the online-ness and go into real life, cut your losses, you are just wasting your time.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
The strange thing is I do feel that connection....... but ive never been in love before either so idk if its real or not
You may, but you won't know its real unless you have actually been with that person. Do you mind me asking if its someone on a social media or...?
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If this is the person i think it is dm me cause i like you too
You're anon you know :facepalm: but sorry i dont think i am who you think anyway
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It’s not love, it’s impossible for it to be love.

Reason why is because you don’t know the person, you’re just aware of their online presence, for it to be love you have to know the person in reality.

Anything other than that is merely infatuation and idealisation.
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Would you mind expanding on that? I don't think I fully understand sorry
It's basically because you don't know them fully and can't really make a proper judgment via the internet.

All your impressions etc. will be from the carefully constructed words they typed, from the select few photos they posted to you.

You are still to meet this person, so will presumably have a favourable impression in your head about how amazing it will be when you finally meet them, how cool would it be to talk to them etc. etc.

It's like waiting for something you have bought or you are longing for, sometimes the anticipation is better than when you actually got that object in your hands.
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I don't think you can reach the stage of "love", but you can definitely build a strong basis though texts/video calls etc. You can't really love someone who you've never seen the whole of, and anything over the internet will be heavily filtered and not really give you the full idea of their best/worst days.
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Yes, if you speak over skype/video call, or even just a phone call. Without that, you're in love with the thought of the person rather than the actual person.
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(Original post by Alienated.)
There have been cases where people have met through the internet. So I do think it is possible.
But is it possible to fall in love before meeting in real life is what i mean

(Original post by SoulfulTwist)
The question is whether it will pan out irl or not. If there's no way to meet, nowhere to end the online-ness and go into real life, cut your losses, you are just wasting your time.
We will be meeting but not for a while so that's not an issue for now. thank you for replying
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(Original post by sunny.side.up)
You may, but you won't know its real unless you have actually been with that person. Do you mind me asking if its someone on a social media or...?
I guess that is true..... Yes, it's someone on social media.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
But is it possible to fall in love before meeting in real life is what i mean


We will be meeting but not for a while so that's not an issue for now. thank you for replying
Of course it is, the only real issue if the person you've fell in love with online is actually that person in real life

And that's when that Catfish show enters...
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(Original post by JustOneMoreThing)
It’s not love, it’s impossible for it to be love.

Reason why is because you don’t know the person, you’re just aware of their online presence, for it to be love you have to know the person in reality.

Anything other than that is merely infatuation and idealisation.
(Original post by ecolier)
It's basically because you don't know them fully and can't really make a proper judgment via the internet.

All your impressions etc. will be from the carefully constructed words they typed, from the select few photos they posted to you.

You are still to meet this person, so will presumably have a favourable impression in your head about how amazing it will be when you finally meet them, how cool would it be to talk to them etc. etc.

It's like waiting for something you have bought or you are longing for, sometimes the anticipation is better than when you actually got that object in your hands.
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Yes, if you speak over skype/video call, or even just a phone call. Without that, you're in love with the thought of the person rather than the actual person.
Okay so the general consensus is that I am in love with the idea of this person... is that dangerous in terms of the relationship?
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