reply to post by CherubBaby
To tell the truth I never took the whole internet all that serious, and I really do try follow the rules of the internet more often then not. I don't
always succeed but I try. Especially rule 20, "don't take the internet that serious" And as there are a bunch of different versions of it around
Here this version of it is as good as any other Link
There are other
versions of the rules of the internet off-course, some get really far out there and freaking hella long like way over 200 rules, and I have found
that if goes over 30 or so then its to much. And quite frankly I ain't reading all that sh#t.
In fact that should be a rule, rule number 33, if its to long don't read it. No exceptions.
So anyways, ya! never trust the internet. And the people on the internet as well, I suppose, but mostly the internet as I think it may have a
mind of its own to some degree and you just never know what it would do. As for the people, well there pretty obvious most times, but you just never
know. And hell no you should never trust some stranger you meet online. I mean who knows what kind of crazy people may lurk online doing all kinds
of crazy stuff, trolls being the least of them, in fact for all you know even I could be some sort of crazy person to...But I am not....K.
And the whole internet relationship thing, well again I do not take anything serious, and in fact if it gets to close for comfort I separate myself
from the whole thing as a force of habit. And I really only consider the people I know online as internet friends, and I keep that in a separate box
then the friends in real life.
But in all yes I do believe people can meet online and form relationships other then internet friends, but only if eventually they get together and
all that junk, but that is a whole nother story. In the end I think that you would have the same chance as you would have under any other venue or
place, be it a dating site, a park, a social gathering, the store, your local church, or even if your set up with somebody by friends, in all I
think you would in all probability have as much a chance at anything working as any other way. In fact the only thing I can think of were you may
have an advantage and were the internet may offer a sort of benefit is in the whole anonymity part.
People say that you just never know who anybody is online, but even for that. And just like there is a negative for every positive so to is there a
positive to that negative. Because people can be anyone online you just never really know. But if you meet people online and if you hang around
long enough and get to know them you will see that most people are more "lose" online and closer to how they really are then they would be if it
was a face to face thing. Because in a face to face thing everyone puts up an impression, an act, in fact that what the whole dating scene is about
really in fact most of it is pretty much like one giant act. And isn't that what everybody is going on about? making that good first impression.
And if you have to make a good impression that just means you have to try and be somebody you are really not.
In a way if you have to put up a face or act a certain way, that means that you are not really who you are, your just pretending in a way. And in
time that act will fall off, which I suppose is one thing that people always whine about that there significant others. Which is that now that they
have known them for some time they are a totally different person then when they first meet.
In some respects that's like a total duh, off-course there different, what else would they be when you first meet them they were trying to be
something that they are not, or more then they are giving you impressions. But anyways! WTF was I saying.....Anyways. I have come to see that most
if not all of it is like that. And in some respects the whole relationship thing there will always be a sort of act, in fact I have come to believe
that its necessary in some ways.
Anyways what I am saying is, you can look at things in any number of ways and the way you look at them will and does effect the thing in question,
but things can and will go either way no matter if its online or anywhere else. And that's why we have the rules of the internet, of which the
only concrete rule I have found is that on the internet, one lol cat picture just leads to another lol cat picture.
As this guy once said.
“One cat just leads to another.” Ernest Hemingway