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Dec 24, 2009 @ 10:19 AM Online vs. In Person    
secretsexkitten


Posts: 65
Sometimes I think getting to know someone online is a lot easier. You don't have as many inhibitions... you're more relaxed because you don't have to worry about what you look like or if you have gas... you can be completely honest and open in a way that you're too afraid to be in person.

On the other hand, this gives people the chance to be someone they aren't. So maybe you really never know someone until you've spent a fair amount of time with them, face to face.

I personally think that while the internet or phone are good ice breakers, meeting in person is the best way to get to know someone. In either case, it takes awhile for me to gain trust in other people.
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Dec 24, 2009 @ 11:43 AM Online vs. In Person    
ynot7769


Posts: 20,639
very good topic!!!

yes....such a odd choice.....IF both are honest with each other i think online offers some advantages....and i guess if one or both lie...then nothing would have changed online or in person.....


*sits sippin coffee to see how this tread developes*
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Dec 25, 2009 @ 11:22 PM Online vs. In Person    
shellsmack


Posts: 7,778
<--- drops marshmallows on Y's head from behind.

On line, Off line...it's all about how much you're willing to give.
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Dec 26, 2009 @ 3:16 AM Online vs. In Person    
decaturnooner


Posts: 371
Online seems to be where I can develop thoughts a lot more clearly and paint better pictures of who I am and what I am looking for.

In person, in my position, people I am with seem to be more guarded than they would be online. I guess the rubber really meets the road in person.

However...unless I meet in person, the online conversations can't really come to a thrilling climax.
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Dec 26, 2009 @ 8:30 AM Online vs. In Person    
ynot7769


Posts: 20,639
welcome Nooner!!!

long time
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Dec 31, 2009 @ 2:36 PM Online vs. In Person    
VirginWantsPuss


Posts: 13
I prefer in person since it should be obvious people pretend to be someone their not online and besides you can't hide behind a computer forever
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Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:18 PM Online vs. In Person    
StraddleMyNose


Posts: 4,528
I do share all the kinks that my online persona has on here, but in person, I'm a bit more shy and more reserved than on here.
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May 13, 2010 @ 11:45 PM Online vs. In Person    
Luv2Laugh2


Posts: 450
For me it depends. I'm definitely more outgoing on here, but if he is shy or quiet, I'll feel compelled to be the open one and spill most anything, usually for shock value. If he can't reciprocate, then it's time to call it a night. I can't drag a personality out of him indefinitely.
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May 14, 2010 @ 12:01 AM Online vs. In Person    
craignwi


Posts: 814
It's usually easier for me to say things here that I wouldn't say upon first talking with someone in person.
Much easier when there's not a live face involved.
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May 14, 2010 @ 12:57 AM Online vs. In Person    
Luv2Laugh2


Posts: 450
But when you're on here, it's a sex site. You're kind of expected to say things that might be a bit more pushy or suggestive than if you were just meeting someone or on a first date.

I have a totally different personality when I am bartending. I carry myself differently. I'm more confident. After so many years of it I don't embarrass easily. But the date was set up by a friend or if I met a guy at the gas pump and he asked me out, I'd be more reserved. It's situational.
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Jan 22, 2011 @ 1:08 AM Online vs. In Person    
Qwertychris


Posts: 10
Online allows you to be relaxed and have time to decide on things. The downside is it gives you anonymity which can be bad to the person who thinks you are a certain way but you are not.
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Oct 14, 2011 @ 9:02 PM Online vs. In Person    
lkb66


Posts: 644
online is a good way to meet people from other parts of the country, make friends and keep in touch, but if you are looking for a relationship in person is the best way to go, always good to chat online first though.
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Oct 14, 2011 @ 9:10 PM Online vs. In Person    
loveablejanet


Posts: 247
Meeting online can be fun but the chances of ever seeing each other in person are very slim. Meeting someone in person you have the chance to actually see and talk to them getting a better idea if there's a chemistry between you
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Oct 14, 2011 @ 9:10 PM Online vs. In Person    
loveablejanet


Posts: 247
Meeting online can be fun but the chances of ever seeing each other in person are very slim. Meeting someone in person you have the chance to actually see and talk to them getting a better idea if there's a chemistry between you
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Oct 14, 2011 @ 9:12 PM Online vs. In Person    
loveablejanet


Posts: 247
I'm sorry for the double posting
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Oct 15, 2011 @ 6:33 PM Online vs. In Person    
Loveyoulongtime2


Posts: 446
Most women only want the online tease. When I used to do the online dating I actually was available and willing to meet if the online convo was interesting. I don't do online long if the other is not willing to meet, waste of time and fall in love or lust for nothing ending in frustration.
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Oct 15, 2011 @ 7:20 PM Online vs. In Person    
loveablejanet


Posts: 247
The big problem with online is you don't know if the person your talking to is real or not. The can give any age, description and put fake pics in their profile. Atleast in person you get to see the real deal
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Oct 16, 2011 @ 2:57 PM Online vs. In Person    
Playguy40


Posts: 180
^^^That's why when "meeting" online that you should spend time there before moving to phone and then onward to catch tendencies and to give any red flags a chance to show thus making it a process that's not for the impatient.

Of course since my divorce and online dating experiences versus in person first acquaintances, the in person ones are times when you've already met by doing what we both like to do. The commonalities are what bring you together as opposed to searching for commonalities online.
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Oct 17, 2011 @ 4:06 PM Online vs. In Person    
69oak69


Posts: 132
You have to find someone before you can meet them, commonalities or not. Sites like this can be(occasionally) helpful for locating people who want to meet someone. Out there in Real Life, it can be a crapshoot locating those people.
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Oct 24, 2011 @ 2:18 AM Online vs. In Person    
hard4femme


Posts: 12
Sex in person is always better than online ... is that what the topic's about?

Oh, sorry, you're talking about meeting online or in person ... Fact is, most people will put their best foot forward whether online or in person ... the truth always comes out sooner or later. Just have to be able to read people well (or read between the lines well if online) ...
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