Member Rara Avis
Until a few years ago, the norm was to meet someone, date them, get to know them, etc. That was the foundation for romance.
Yet nowadays, when we spend more time on the computer, talking to or about people we have never even laid eyes on, there is another forum for romance.
But it isn't necessarily a safe forum.
True, if both people are honest, you have the chance to begin to love someone wholly for themselves, for their mind. That alone, could be the biggest "pro" for internet love. It bypasses the immediacies of personal contact, allowing one to feel more at ease, and perhaps to open up without fear of rejection. I know personally, that I have met quite a few people (one in specific) that have dazzled me with who they presennt themselves as.
But therin lies the biggest "con." Are they really who they claim to be? Or, knowing full well that I cannot see them, are they just someone pretending to be who they are not.
And to add to the confusion here, don't people do that face to face as well?
Is that a very intelligent girl of sixteen flirting with me, or is it really a mature woman, with a soft heart and dazzling form of expression?
Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative.