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I Had An Online Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 318 People

    I Was In Love With a Chat Partner

    In 1998, I met a guy in the 30's room of Yahoo Chat.  As I have found out later, he accidentally got into the 30's room when he actually meant to join the 20's room.  Initially, he did not impress me at all as someone who would be interested to chat again. ...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 51-55, F 14 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    I was in a long distance relationship with

    someone for 2 and a half years. That no ones knows about. Not even my best friend.
    glamgirl18 glamgirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    How Do You turn It Off?

    How do you cool your lips after a sweet summer's kiss? How do you turn your eyes from meaningful glares? How do you block the very sound of a voice you know any where, and hear every where? How do you numb your very skin after the tenderest touch? How do you slow the blood...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F Jun 5, 2013

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    I Had An Online Relationship...what A Stupid Mistake....

    When I was 12 years old, I got into an online relationship with this girl named Tessa., soon after I found out that I was bisexual. The relationship seemed to be going well at first. But about 6 months into it, she started messing around with all these guys and exposing herself...
    photogenesisx photogenesisx 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2010

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    It Didn't Last Long

    I found her brousing profiles on AOL.Sent her an e-mail or 2. She answered, I answered, etc. Then it went to phone, then to real life. We dated about a year, lived together 2 and were married for 10 until she passed away a few months ago.Worked for me.
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy 70+, M Jan 24, 2010

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    This was really funny.

    Sharing intimate fantasies whilst playing games of scrabble online. Helps the vocabulary though!!
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M 1 Response May 10

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    "my Online Relationship"

    The first time I thaught about going online to a dating site, I tried a totally free sight called "PlenyofFish.com". And searched the pictures and the profiles for about 2 hours. And I seen him "My perfect man - Everything I wanted." On January 27 2010 I sent an IM to him, one...
    cary71 cary71 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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    Can You Really Be In Love With Someone You Have Never Met?

    I used to adamantly believe the answer to this question was no.  Now I am not so sure.  I would love to hear what others think about this and also from those who have had realted experiences.
    GAPlayer GAPlayer 36-40, M 8 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    Names changed for privacy.

    Valentines day 2013 I was on a Facebook game and met Sandra. I was single and she was going through separation. We really hit it off chatting for hours that night and then became Facebook friends and so started our relationship. At first it was just finding out about our...
    ciao8585 ciao8585 26-30, M 9 Responses Apr 17

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    I liked this girl and she said she like me

    and then it turns out she was fooling me It was harsh but from another angle it was good troll lol I still have some feelings for her :( Damn her she stole my heart... It wasnt real love but it kinda did to me
    Zoce Zoce 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Wasn't Looking, But It Happened.

    I'm a pretty quiet person so I don't meet new people easily, but I found communicating online fairly easy. One day a few years ago I signed up for a fan site. After not finding what I was looking for on the main site I ventured into the forums to ask other fans if they knew. This...
    TrulyLost10 TrulyLost10 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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    I found an article which summarized online

    relationships very well. 1. "The attraction is mostly a fantasy. You know a little about someone and you fill-in these wonderful qualities you expect the other person to have, most often to be disappointed because no one can live up to your imagination. 2. The communication is...
    fullofmemories fullofmemories 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 24

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    A guy had been very interested in me

    and also lived in my city, so I really wanted something to happen because I had NEVER been in a relationship before and almost believed that he was The One. Sadly, my parents refused me to continue the relationship because they thought he was a pervert or something. So it broke...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 18-21, F Feb 2

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    His Name Was Barry...

    i met him online on a music site..he was great at uploading music videos. i would always comment on them cuz the videos were from the past and they were great to watch..flashback. He struck up a conversation in the website chatbox and we were the only two there ... he was brief...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F May 21, 2010

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    Uh Yeah

    Then I married her, she cheated on me, knocked out one of my teeth then threatened to slit my throat.  We got divorced, I never saw her again! That's about it in a nutshell!
    deleted deleted 26-30 26 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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    Two Online Relationships (Long but worth the read)

    No, not at the same time but they do both connect. My stories begin December 2011. I met Nigel on an online dating site for plus size people and those who admired them. He was the one that approached me, I don’t really remember what he said but I do remember being very...
    mariamaria24 mariamaria24 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    This Crazy Thing Called Love

    After years of waiting and wishing and hoping, the other day I got an IM from him!  All these years, I have gone through the whole gamut of emotions.  Most times, I would pine for him and feel so lonely and helpless.  I have written so many...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 51-55, F 11 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    9 rules for online friendships/relationships on EP 1. Be honest but not too honest. There are things that you should be totally upfront about. Don't try to hide who you are...
    fullofmemories fullofmemories 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    This is an alternate account to my actual one. I recently met someone on EP. I think she's wonderful. We both have feelings for one another and we care about each other. She doesn...
    aBlueOctopus aBlueOctopus 18-21, M Dec 12

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    Any women 18+ wanna chat? I'm 21 black single and want to find a online relationship.
    theenigma17 theenigma17 18-21, M Nov 27

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    I'm definitely open to an online relationship if it was to happen
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 1

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    I definitely love the idea of an online relationship. I just want someone cute, loveable, young, & cool.
    joiii joiii 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carry11 carry11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    Relationships never come easy if there worth something, my relationship right now we both know it's gonna be hard. But hey that's what you sign up for
    15mathky 15mathky 16-17, F Dec 1

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1

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    I've been with this guys for about 5 months now and we skype and text as much as we can. It's hard to say we're a thing because we've never met in person. We're in two completely...
    15mathky 15mathky 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Does this work in the long run?
    cece24 cece24 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    He can't hold distance i love him he loves me distance ****** us both</3
    Ayah7 Ayah7 13-15, F Nov 28

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    I hate liking someone so far away. It's frustrating, we're in the same time zone but can't physically meet and on skype we only see each 2 a week.
    15mathky 15mathky 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    We've been together for four and a half months and even though its only been a short time i know hes the one. Y'all are complaining about being in different states...he lives on a...
    bcnbound bcnbound 18-21, F Dec 16

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    So I'm 21 and never been in a relationship. I know that there are other people who are in the same boat, but everyone else in my life has had a relationship or are in a...
    rysac rysac 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    well I think I'm falling in love. we met online a few years ago and exchanged numbers. we have kept in contact but had various relationship failures while we remained friends. he...
    justinsneedow justinsneedow 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    I am very interested in submission, I have read a lot about it,I am in an online relationship, and I love my guy, but I don't understand how an online d/s is supposed to be :O
    13sj 13sj 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Im young and college is right around the corner, I just want that relationship that I can hold onto for the ride. I wouldn't mind an online relationship or anything. I just want...
    joiii joiii 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    My boyfriend and I have been in an online relationship for a little over a month now. I love him, but lately things just haven't been the same as they used to. It's like he doesn't...
    Christy98 Christy98 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My long-distance relationship petrifies me. I haven't ever felt so strongly about someone before, which inevitably makes me feel so vulnerable. When he's around, nothing else...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Never had a relationship last over a year. It amazes me how people can have a relationship that last a long time. Most people annoy me within a month of dating. It's not like I'm...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I dated a fifty five year old when I was just eighteen. I've had several relationships since. Nothing can beat what we had. It was awesome.
    randystone randystone 36-40 Nov 29

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    I had a relationship with a man who lived out of town. He flew in to visit me and I flew out to visit him. I didn't know that I was pregnant until I had my miscarriage last year on...
    PirateDesk PirateDesk 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Life has been a long lonely life for me. I hate the fact that women do not want me, and never wanted me. I hardly had any relationships my whole life, and been rejected all and...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I said that I'd write PART 2 ;) So, there it is. About the breaks... I am virtually relentless in doing whatever I can to make what he wants happen, especially in light of what...
    ImnessAntiess ImnessAntiess 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I am a very nice person there's no bullshit with me i am nice and friendly towards people i have been bullied at a young age and in no way would i hurt somebody intentionally as i...
    sweetfaacex sweetfaacex 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    This is really it...PART 3 ;) After these encounters, I find myself with mixed emotions. There is an emotional and, sometimes, sexual charge there. Then, I feel guilty for having...
    ImnessAntiess ImnessAntiess 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    YES, I WANT YOUR OPINION. ;) ...It seems to me that by the time most people get here, we are at the point of ranting...or, at least, to the peak of frustration. Today, right now...
    ImnessAntiess ImnessAntiess 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    I met a woman on a night out with the lads this year whilst in a relationship for 8 years. We started having an affair for over a month, and it turned out to be very passionate...
    Lonelyman1977 Lonelyman1977 36-40 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I grew up in a predominantly white community. It never crossed my mind that I could be in a relationship with someone of a different ethnicity. One of the great things about...
    curiousguyinga curiousguyinga 36-40, M 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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