My Personal Story on ‘How I Met my Boyfriend’

How we met Online

Photo on 13-10-06 at 7.07 PMI met Ty, my online boyfriend of a year, through a mutual friend in the first few weeks of my first year in University. They met on a video game forum, and from there, she introduced me to him in a Skype call one afternoon in between classes.

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The Phenomena of ‘Catfishing’

Everyone says that there are plenty of fish in the sea, and one of them in the end, will be right for you. Except, what happens when the one that’s right for you isn’t a regular fish, but a catfish?

What is a catfish you may ask?

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The Prejudice of Online Relationships

Online relationships often come with two packs of sugar and a whole lot of prejudice. You would think that with how much society has advanced due to technology that there would be more of an understanding towards online relationships. However, it doesn’t seem to be the case. 

When you confess your online romance, people often say one of these things:

“What? You’re in an online relationship? Are you sure the person is who they say they are?”

“You need to be careful! They could be dangerous!”

“How can you love someone you’ve never even met?”

Those are just a few inquiries that have been shot at myself. I find that although most people believe this to be just general concern, there is prejudice involved in it too.

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The Basics Before Committing to an ‘Online Love’

So, you’ve met someone online. They may be someone who you’ve just started talking to through Skype calls, private messages on Facebook, or texting on your iPhone into late hours of the night.

They may be someone who makes you grin painfully at the screen; who makes your heart race when a notification goes off, who you think about every second of every day.

But don’t get too ahead of yourself. Be careful.

(Just a warning, you may come to hear that a lot.)

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