posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:37 PM
Good. That's what I thought you meant. I was just amusing myself with the thought that there is some horrible secret about our neighbors to the
north that you never learn about until you move up there. Something you'd watch on the sci-fi channel.
I'm sure there are people who have wonderful fulfilling relationships that begin on the net. Hey, you have to meet somewhere.
My reservation comes from the world of investment. When you pick an investment, even if it pays off a little, you have to calculate what is called
opportunity cost. For instance, last year you could have invested in a variety of corporate bonds that would have paid you 5% or so. On the
other hand, that same money, if it had been invested in Google, might have quadrupled your money.
So that even if the bonds made a profit, that profit came at a huge opportunity cost; namely, all the opportunities that passed you by on the
way to that meager profit.
What about all the local girls in the supermarket, at the library, at the state mental hospital's outpatient entrance, that you won't meet because
your talking to a some Bangladeshi with a hot avatar.
But then, I suppose the opposite is equally true.
On the other hand, if you are reasonably well adjusted, you ought to be able to enjoy a relationship with at least 1 woman in 5 that you already know,
without going around the world to do it.
On the other hand, sometimes I like to IM my wife, when I'll see her at dinner anyway.