But the real surprise came when her guest arrived and turned out to be ... In the brave new online world, strangers can have (something like) sex without even meeting each other.
If people can get close without getting real, dramatic surprises are inevitable.
Digital Camouflage Why would anyone settle for a relationship based on electronic text to begin with?
I think it has to do with the sense of control that Internet communication gives us.
Nobody teaches effective email techniques based on actual research. My theory is because it’s easiest – it’s what comes naturally to you. Please, please, please consider going out with me.” For example, if someone says in his profile that he likes Costa Rica, you think about all the things you know about Costa Rica and search your brain for a humorous angle.
So if one party wants to talk about something weighty - the other party would be well served to recommend a phone number exchange.
Just got off the phone with a client who wanted to know why he hadn't heard back from this woman he'd written to online. Just because you're seeking a real relationship doesn't entitle you to an interrogation regarding his past, his present, and his future intentions.
He showed me the email correspondence and it was promising. But upon closer inspection, I saw a few glitches that told the whole story. Even an innocuous line like "So why is a seemingly great, successful guy like you still single?
Jen entered the chat under the name "Katie" and started flirting with someone identified as "Jeremy." At first, their chat was mostly sexual banter, but it broadened over a few months of correspondence.
A college student in Colorado (let's call her Jen) recently visited a chat room to blow off steam after being dumped by her boyfriend.