Internet dating dos and donts
Long distance relationships that work are usually the ones that someone meets a romantic partner on a trip, or they grew up together and they were separated for a reason or those that you meet in person FIRST and then need to use online tools to keep in contact.Either way there has to be a consistent schedule of seeing each other in person and a plan to live together in the near future.However, long distance online dating nearly never works out and is full of risk.You need to be very careful with who you meet and what you share with those you meet online.Ook een tip: maak een apart e-mailadres aan voor je online dating.Mocht het niet werken, dan heeft diegene tenminste niet je echte e-mailadres.Do remember that “it’s complicated” is not a relationship status. Long distance online dating is almost always complicated. Being alone is better than being with the wrong person. A love story should be simple and unrequited love, although sounds romantically tragic, you should never settle for anything less than an in person relationship that’s just easy.
You can’t trust or believe everything you see or hear.
Don’t believe excuses that people have for not meeting in person – financial, personal, emotional, mental, whatever.
Sending and receiving pictures and online video chat doesn’t replace face to face in person interactions.
Do fill up your days with activities you enjoy – classes, volunteering, meetups, events – surrounded by people that make you happy and fulfilled so you won’t be so lonely that you are tempted into these interactions and relationships.
Meeting new people in new social situations will also help you expand your social circle, which could help you meet a romantic partner.