so, a regular on the board here (to remain anonymous) asked me earlier what it was like when I met someone in real life that I had only known online.
In my case, it was no big deal, i met a lady that was part of a young person's support group and we were first part of a Yahoo group before I met her in real life. She was married anyway, i had been invited to see her husband perform at a magic show, so it was pretty anti-climatic, but it was good to meet another Crohnie in real life.
I have talked about the friend I have that lives nearby who i recently learned also has an ostomy, but i met him before he was sick, and knew him anyway.
However, what i am more and more curious about, is if any of you have had a romance or developed a more involved relationship, even if it was just as friends, after meeting someone in real life, that you had initially met online, through a forum like this (or any online forum, for that matter)?
so, please folks....tell all. Have any of you met in real life, thru this forum?
have any of you met someone else online thru another forum?
You hear about people that meet online, and some of them seem to end up happy together, or maybe just end up as friends.
Of course, you also hear the horror stories about those creeps out there. I am sure there are a lot of creeps, but i bet, just like in real life, most people online, especially on a site like this, that is based on healthier living and emotional support, i bet most people online are just regular people.
Anyway, i was just curious. I myself do email back and forth with a few people i have met solely online. Anyone else do the same, have you taken it further, what was it like?
Of course, you would have preconceived ideas about a person, based purely on what you know about them from your online experience.
Just something i wanted to open up for discussion. Any of you ladies on here, no i have jokingly tried to hit on some of the women here, just wondered if I wasn't the first, and if any of you (or others from the past) actually hit it off....
"All we need is love....love is all we need"