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Michael
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0 posted 02-14-2001 06:02 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

... that long-distance relationships never work?

As I have been named the "poster child" for internet relationships, I thought it only fair that I be the one to point this out.

It seems that more and more of our members are finding love over the miles ... love that, contrary to the urban myths of stalkers and false identities, actually works.  Ain't it great..?

I hereby offer my thanks to Ron (again) for providing all us lovesick poets a place to meet each other, and congratulations to all of you who, like me and some girl from Florida (whose name I can't quite remember right now -- she keeps changing it on me LOL), have found at Passions the very thing we poeticize about in the first place.


Michael
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1 posted 02-14-2001 09:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

My son met a girl in a chat room 3 years ago and they are happily married!!! It does and can work!!! You just have to set your mind free and let it!
Acies
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2 posted 02-14-2001 12:05 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

It's still pretty hard to believe

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
JOY 14
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3 posted 02-14-2001 01:42 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

I believe in love no matter where you find it. When is it going to be my turn?

Joy
Gene
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4 posted 02-14-2001 03:00 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Yep! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
---

Joy,

If I were thirty five years younger, you wouldn't have to ask.
Skyfyre
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5 posted 02-14-2001 06:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Internet relationships..? Bah-humbug ...

It'll never work. *wink*

Elizabeth
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6 posted 02-14-2001 06:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I say so!  

I do believe it. Anything can work out! Look at how long people have been placing personal ads, and I think this is an even better way. For those of you in a relationship (online, long distance or in the flesh) I wish you a happy Valentine's Day!  
Gene
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7 posted 02-14-2001 07:58 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Sorry, never mind. This was a stupid reply.

[This message has been edited by Gene (edited 02-14-2001).]
Lost Dreamer
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8 posted 02-14-2001 09:33 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I can relate to this completely, seeing that I have found my true soul mate through this here wonderful site.

Sometimes we have to follow a stronger voice, even if it's silent.


Dopey Dope
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9 posted 02-15-2001 02:10 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I know what yer all talking.......AMEN to that!!!



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
doreen peri
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10 posted 02-15-2001 03:27 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

people find Love on the internet? you've GOT to be kidding! lol.... *wink*
Temptress
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11 posted 02-15-2001 09:09 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

I agree. I think it can work.
LoveBug
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12 posted 02-16-2001 08:13 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Ah, the internet is great. There is one special guy I've talked to on here since the day I bought my 'puter. We just flirt around now, but who knows?? Maybe someday....

Best of luck, Micheal!

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli
kcsgrandma
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13 posted 02-18-2001 03:08 PM       View Profile for kcsgrandma   Email kcsgrandma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kcsgrandma's Home Page   View IP for kcsgrandma

I'm in the group that certainly hopes they work, as I have found a soulmate online, too, although I did not meet him at Passions. (He is a poet, though. ) I have a sister who met her second husband online. They have been together for a number of years now, and have two sons. In fact, I think it is easier to find someone online, as you don't have things like outward appearances and initial shyness getting in the way so easily. It's much easier to be relaxed and get to know what's going on inside the other person, at least for me. And I hear of more and more relationships that started this way that do work, resulting in happy marriages between people who would never have heard of each other before they had this way of connecting! It's always interesting to hear arguments about how you can't really get to know someone online. I knew my former husband extremely well before we got married, had dated for three years, been engaged for 19 months, and it wasn't until we were married for more than 20 years that I got the crucial piece of information that made continuing the marriage impossible. I say if you find love, online or anywhere else, go for it!

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn


[This message has been edited by kcsgrandma (edited 02-18-2001).]
Gene
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14 posted 02-18-2001 03:41 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Absolutely agree, Marilyn.

I've been having an online relationship for over a year now. We still haven't met, but when we do, we certainly won't have to go through any "ice-breaking" period or play any of the typical dating games. ...and guess who's calling me tonight (for the first time)? Yay!

Gene
(formerly, u_gene)
Munda
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15 posted 02-18-2001 07:29 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Sigh... did I mention I love the sound of your voice?
kcsgrandma
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16 posted 02-18-2001 11:55 PM       View Profile for kcsgrandma   Email kcsgrandma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kcsgrandma's Home Page   View IP for kcsgrandma

Yes, those phone calls are great! Hope to be making one myself tomorrow (not the first). Ain't love grand? LOL

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn
Christopher
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17 posted 02-19-2001 02:28 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Personally, i think it's a lost cause from the start, meeting someone over the internet. Sure, they might seem nice, but I highly doubt it would work out.



C
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18 posted 02-19-2001 06:18 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

As it is elsewhere, if the love is there and you are willing to take the chance, it can, and does work. Now if I could only convince my angel.

"I've done all the dumb things"....Paul Kelly
Nan
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19 posted 02-19-2001 07:39 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Isn't it just wonderful getting to know someone from the "Inside Out"? It beats blind dates, bar rooms, and personal ads, doesn't it? I see only positives here...

The only drawback is proximity - People can be from just about anywhere and still connect... Oh Well... Who says we can't move a mountain or two???...


Waft every crest upon your destined sea.
Embrace the Wave of Serendipity,
Lest its elusive arcane ecstasy
Refurl with sail for all eternity.
doreen peri
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20 posted 02-19-2001 10:46 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

rofl @ christopher's response.... hehe
 
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