It seems with the increased accessibility to the internet more and…
It seems with the increased accessibility to the internet more and more people are using online social networks to make friends and find true love. Have you ever became friends or dated someone that you have only interacted with online? How do you feel about online friendships and dating?
Most of you have heard about the Manti T’eo story by now. He’s a college football player who started an online relationship with a girl who turned out not to exist. In this instance, he was misled by some people he knew, but this isn’t always the case. As seen on MTV’s ‘Catfish’ series, there are people deliberately misleading people with fake pictures and information. This seems cruel by all means because feelings and emotions are involved. There are people who have honest online profiles but for every real profile there is probably a fake one out.
The point is, you have to be very careful about what information and feelings you are exchanging with people you’ve met online. It’s easy for people to create fantasy worlds, and for you to get drawn in if you’re not too careful.