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posted 6/21/2007 2:36:05 PM |
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forgive me if I have already asked this.....

Tell me just how much you trust folks on the net? Even the ones you say "I love you " before meeting? Does that giddy feeling make you trust faster? Ladies do you trust another lady faster than you would a man , and men same question , which sex do you trust faster?

I have met couple of folks from online .... and after doing so have found myself somewhat less trusting...... not shaken to the core or anything , just not quiet what it used to be.... Heck I even went and stayed a week with a lady I had never laid eyes on , just to take a break ....... ummmmmmm probably wont ever do that again btw

Tell us some of your stories of online meetings .... Let me compare my luck and love to yours ....


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Jun 21 @ 2:40PM  
I've met some dandies and I've met some nightmares. Some I would trust with my life or the lives of my child, others I wouldn't trust to take out the trash! I think the people you meet online are just like those you meet in everyday life, some are trustworthy others not.

Jun 21 @ 2:46PM  
I would have to say of those that I have met in person, very few have shaken my trust after meeting them. It does take a while to earn my trust on the net though, there are way too many freaks out there!!

Jun 21 @ 2:46PM  
I have heard that people have met some one who is trust worthy before but .. as for me I am going to keep my guard up at all times....heard too much negitive

Jun 21 @ 3:05PM  
I could never have enough trust to actually meet someone from online.

Jun 21 @ 3:10PM  
I agree with ladybootscooter. I have met some really good people online and I have met some crazies which is not much different than in real life. Some are just a braver when they can hide behind a computer screen.

Jun 21 @ 3:10PM  
I've met a few people online, from MD and other sites as well as people I've met randomly.

Most of them I'm still good friends with and talk to, if not all the time then occasionally. Some have been just that, friends from the start and friends til the end. Some have been romantic interests, whether just for an evening of pleasure or for something more serious, but never until we had been talking for a time and were both comfortable with meeting and doing whatever we set out to do.

I've met a few people from online that turned out to be nothing like who they appeared to be, but those have been few and far between. I've gotten good at judging a person's character after a few good conversations, so I'm not prone to just run off and meet anyone from online.

Jun 21 @ 3:18PM  
When i first got my hands on the internet... when "e-mail" was first becoming popular... i trusted everyone and anyone and why shouldn't I... we were all experiencing the same "newness" and it was fun!
I met guys from all over and I even made some girl "friends" to hang out with but NOW...forget about it.
I trust very little, even women. It seems some people will always have a hidden agenda that I am not accustomed to.
I am blunt, I tell the truth, I tell you why I am on here, my status, my situation, etc.... I have nothing to hide.
Unfortunately, since I have been doing this for awhile, I have seen how bad it's gotten which is the reason I don't pop on as much as I use to.

So to answer your question:
I don't trust easily and I certainly don't trust those that say they love me without meeting me. I am not saying there is anything wrong with it, but for some reason it doesn't sit well with me.
I am use to guys in person saying they love me after being with me for a couple of days but the internet is another story.

Jun 21 @ 3:20PM  
trust has to earned.......whether real life or virtual.......i would think men trust women more readily than women trust men........the "fear" factor is not there.......... i like most everyone else have met some very trustworthy people on here and others have been a huge disappointment.......

Jun 21 @ 5:55PM  
Trust....a couple. One actually became my second wife. We divorced....She decided she didnt like being married. SHe had been single her whole life and she was 38 when she got married. Oh well. I have met a lot of nice people on here and a few psychos...IE the one who dumped me on Christmas Eve because my CREDIT RATING wasnt very good at the time...>AND SHE HAD DECLARED BANKRUPTCY!!!! DOH!!!!! You meet all shapes sizes and races, creeds, good and bad. Kind of like fishing....know when to throw em back. Or like poker..>Gotta know when to hold em and when to fold em. Oh..Maggie it was good talking with you the other night. I had a blast. Would love to take you to dinner when I get thru there again.

Jun 21 @ 6:36PM  
The few people I have met from online sites have been trustworthy, well the ones I got to know after a few dates. The others I only met once or twice, don't know if they were, never had any bad experiences.

Jun 21 @ 6:47PM  
I think you just have to do your due diligence, or whatever the proper term is. Trust takes a long time to earn, appropriately.

Jun 21 @ 7:05PM  
Don't communicate with guys so can't answer that part of the question.

When you first get online, unless you're already a cynic, you tend to trust what people tell you unless it's pretty outlandish. Get burned a few times and you start becoming more of a skeptic.

Over all, I still take people at face value and give them the benefit of the doubt that they ARE honest until they prove otherwise. That doesn't mean I loan them my life savings or the keys to my car....... but I'm not going disbelieve everything they tell me either. I"m am optimist.

IF someone says they love you online before you ever met, odds are they have been online a very short time and haven't caught on to how intoxicating the internet can be if you don't give it a reality check frequently. As Lint said..... do your due dilligence. (you a lawyer there Lint???)

Jun 21 @ 8:49PM  
The people I have gotten to meet from online are still my friends today!! Crissy is one of them. I have been to her home twice and she mine, hell we even took our daughters to Florida together!!!

Jun 21 @ 10:01PM  
People online are no different that in real life. You still have the fakes and liers no matter where you go. I just use a series of tests that if someone passes them I generally fell ok trusting them. Also always listen to my instincts if I get a bad feeling I move on.
I have used the internet to date for over 10 yrs and I have never had any problems other than the occasional not clicking after we met.

Jun 21 @ 10:19PM  
you a lawyer there Lint???

No... just married to one. I think it's contagious.

Jun 22 @ 1:02AM  
I tend to be pretty up front and honest so I expect I'm getting the same back in return. My opinion is that you have nothing to loose by being honest up front with someone because they are still a stranger to you so why not be honest.

Although I think I am a pretty good judge of character, after my recent break up I find I am more cynical. And, if someone were to tell me they loved me sight unseen, I'd probably run, been there done that.

Mostly I tend to trust everyone....hell that's why I had the date from hell just recently because I trust you until you give me reason not too. Unfortunately though, life experiences tend to change us all, and I find myself changing as well and being more weary.

Great blog Maggie!!

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