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    I was wondering if people are ashamed if they met their boyfriend or girlfriend on a dating website, and if they tell people the truth. A friend of mine met her boyfriend online and if people ask she tells them she met him in a club because she's embarrased about looking like a loser. If you found out someone you knew met there partner online, would you assume they have no social skills or no life? I personally don't think it's that embarrasing, but I can see where these people are coming from.
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    yep ive told them. im not ashamed of the fact that we met in an online dating chatroom. we've been together six months now
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    Can't see the problem personally, I didn't even meet my girlfriend on a dating website, but an online game. We've been going out for a few months and I honestly don't see the problem in finding someone through the internet.

    Whats to be embarassed by really?
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    I've told all my friends just like he's told his, just not our parents. They're old fashioned and wouldn't understand how it works let alone that its a real relationship. I'm not embarrassed by it. All my friends think it's cool.
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    so your 'friend' met her boyfriend online did she?
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    (Original post by Wastrel)
    Can't see the problem personally, I didn't even meet my girlfriend on a dating website, but an online game. We've been going out for a few months and I honestly don't see the problem in finding someone through the internet.

    Whats to be embarassed by really?
    oh dear
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    I think in the modern times nowadays with such a high reliance on interenet and technology in our lives, theres definately becoming a social acceptance for finding most things on the internet even partners. Dont really think its much of an issue anymore. Give it 2/3 more years it'll just be another one of those things. Like telling people who go clubbing in 4/5 years that back in 'our day' you could smoke in clubs lol
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    All my friends know, but not my mum. She finds the internet a bit odd and thinks everyone on there are freaks, and would continue to think that despite the fact she likes my boyfriend and we've been together over a year now :p:
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    If my girlfriend told her parents she met me online or on TSR, her parents would say something like:

    Girlfriend: I met this guy on TSR (she didn't really but I'm using this as an Internet example)

    Parents: TSR? Tu Sali Rundi
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    "You bloody whore"


    Girlfriend: :lolwut:

    Parents: Just go find a Doctor from Bombay!

    Girlfriend: :getmecoat:

    Parents: :mmm: we win!

    *I walk in*

    Parents: Who the bloody hell are you?

    Me: Mujko pechaan lo, main hoon Don!
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    "Recognise me, I am Don!"


    Parents: Oh, chup kar!
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    "Oh shut up!"


    Me: *Expeliarmus* :shoot:

    Me & Girlfriend: :five: :lovehug:
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    (Original post by Wastrel)
    Can't see the problem personally, I didn't even meet my girlfriend on a dating website, but an online game. We've been going out for a few months and I honestly don't see the problem in finding someone through the internet.

    Whats to be embarassed by really?
    WoW?
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    (Original post by *MJ*)
    If my girlfriend told her parents she met me online or on TSR, her parents would say something like:

    Girlfriend: I met this guy on TSR (she didn't really but I'm using this as an Internet example)

    Parents: TSR? Tu Sali Rundi
    Spoiler:
    Show
    "You bloody whore"


    Girlfriend: :lolwut:

    Parents: Just go find a Doctor from Bombay!

    Girlfriend: :getmecoat:

    Parents: :mmm: we win!

    *I walk in*

    Parents: Who the bloody hell are you?

    Me: Mujko pechaan lo, main hoon Don!
    Spoiler:
    Show
    "Recognise me, I am Don!"


    Parents: Oh, chup kar!
    Spoiler:
    Show
    "Oh shut up!"


    Me: *Expeliarmus* :shoot:

    Me & Girlfriend: :five: :lovehug:
    I feel like im missing something here...cos i really dont understand that...
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    (Original post by member101)
    WoW?
    :rofl:

    Damn beaten to it! :p:
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    I told my friends the truth and convinced them it wasn't that embarrassing, but told my family we were mutual friends.

    I have a feeling I'll be meeting a future partner online, though, so will tell my parents one day... if they're ever open the idea of the internet being a decent way to find people
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    (Original post by Sami2412)
    I feel like im missing something here...cos i really dont understand that...
    The definitions are in the spoilers.

    Basically, it's Asian parents.

    Most of the time, they choose your partner not some online dating or WoW.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I was wondering if people are ashamed if they met their boyfriend or girlfriend on a dating website, and if they tell people the truth. A friend of mine met her boyfriend online and if people ask she tells them she met him in a club because she's embarrased about looking like a loser. If you found out someone you knew met there partner online, would you assume they have no social skills or no life? I personally don't think it's that embarrasing, but I can see where these people are coming from.
    Personally I think it is a bit sad but I guess so many people have found their partners online now that it's not as embarassing maybe. I have a friend who found her husband online. He's from america and she has 2 kids with him now. They're moving in about a months time to live in America and she is extremely happy. He's from a well off family, shes got herself a great job there and a lovely house. So I guess it shouldn't put people off but personally I wouldn't want to find someone off the internet. I'd rather be alone.
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    (Original post by *MJ*)
    The definitions are in the spoilers.

    Basically, it's Asian parents.

    Most of the time, they choose your partner not some online dating or WoW.
    ohhhh! got it! thanks :P:
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    (Original post by *MJ*)
    The definitions are in the spoilers.

    Basically, it's Asian parents.

    Most of the time, they choose your partner not some online dating or WoW.
    WoW is choosing my partner.
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    (Original post by member101)
    WoW is choosing my partner.
    I don't have anything against it.

    I'm just saying make sure you know them pretty well, etc because how do you know it will work out?

    But good luck anyway.
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    Personally I think it is a bit sad but I guess so many people have found their partners online now that it's not as embarassing maybe. I have a friend who found her husband online. He's from america and she has 2 kids with him now. They're moving in about a months time to live in America and she is extremely happy. He's from a well off family, shes got herself a great job there and a lovely house. So I guess it shouldn't put people off but personally
    I wouldn't want to find someone off the internet. I'd rather be alone
    Seriously you will rather be alone than meet a partner online:confused:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I was wondering if people are ashamed if they met their boyfriend or girlfriend on a dating website, and if they tell people the truth. A friend of mine met her boyfriend online and if people ask she tells them she met him in a club because she's embarrased about looking like a loser. If you found out someone you knew met there partner online, would you assume they have no social skills or no life? I personally don't think it's that embarrasing, but I can see where these people are coming from.

    Yep, it is,... thats why you think of an awesome way of meeting...

    He resucitated me- a total hero, we went out 3 weeks later...

    Or he saved from a bus crashing into me

    Or something unusual.
 
 
 
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