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Developing relationships online vs face-to-face

AifeAife Community Manager Posts: 2,920 Boards Guru
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Hey everyone,

Is developing a relationship with someone you met online any different/any harder than forming a strong relationship with someone you meet face-to-face?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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  • Millie2787Millie2787 Community Champion Posts: 5,108 Part of The Furniture
    I feel like online is easier as they can’t judge you on your looks ( only on what picture you would of put on ) and that relationship is almost based on your personality not looks but then I suppose there’s always that scepticalness ( haven’t a clue If that’s a word) about weather they are who they say they are 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,301 Skive's The Limit
    edited October 2018
    Think it depends on each person. 

    For me i find it literally equal and no different. I cant make friends online or face to face lol. I love speaking to people in general on like forums and like at work and find that equally as easy to speak to people and form that relationship — but hard to form ‘strong’ friendships compared to others - like some people get their number and meet up and consistantly talk - i just keep my distance for some reason.  But when i was more sociable i used to have online friends and meet up & the relationship was the same. And usually still like the person lol.  Because they still are the same person, maybe might be a bit more shy but once speak more face to face is same so not sure on the difference. But yeah probably wouldnt do that now. And i am maybe too much of a distant isolated person now to answer on “strong relationships” part. But am trying to work on that. 
    Sadly. Wish i had friends but dont think anyone in world right now would call me their friend if tbey was asked who their friends are. Which yeah saddd. 🙃🙃🙃
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