There are different venues online. Yes, on the internet :) One person JE always tells people, never trust anyone on the internet, it is the internet after all and he includes himself in this as well.
Now. There are different venues. Aren’t there? Online… Oh. You need me to spell them out for you. Okay then. :)
Communities of various kinds.
Swinging single sites.
Weight loss groups.
Social network for business or like G+ which does everything under the sun. It’s all about how you use it. Certainly.
You get the picture, if you’re looking for it, you can find it on the internet.
You can even fall over something you didn’t really want to see. lol :) Gag.
It’s all online, it’s all on the internet and people are meeting one another left and right. It is NOT uncommon. I know, lots of people who have met online and became friends in real life and/or become involved in romantic relationships OR had people who they spoke to who they were quite smitten with for a variety of reasons. It’s not unheard of, it happens every day.
I’ve spoken to people from here, in real life, it’s not an oddity of some kind. It happens all the time. We meet people, we like them, we can identify with them, we become friends and before you know it POOF you have a friend or a confidant. I don’t find anything wrong with that.
If you are a single parent like me, being home and not going out all that much, it is a virtual way of keeping my brain fed with adult conversation. Figure I’ve been online now for over 10 years. And look around you, a lot of people are and that’s just fine. I can’t see anything wrong with the method by which people make new friends.
Interestingly enough, there was one person who I knew personally who pulled shit and lied to me. I attributed that to who THEY WERE and it stopped there. Fortunately for me :) I’m forgetful in the sense where if someone does something, they did it and up through to that point, no problems. No real problems thereafter either. If I remember anything significant, I’m sure I’ll interlace it here at some point. This was not a stranger, this was an ass who I already knew so it stayed there. Period.
On different sites you have a different mentality. You know, business networking was just that, you go to things like networking meetings and such, those were fun. We can meet undesirable people walking down the street, you don’t have to do that online. Duh.
If you’ve never actually thought about your online venue, you simply skip along, doing what you’re doing, making friends and stuff along the way.
I wouldn’t want to see, anyone, stop making new friends and/or finding new opportunities due to that one thing that may have happened to you. I mean, think about it, if you’ve never had a bad experience, it probably wouldn’t occur to you that you could have a bad experience.
Like I said yesterday, you can make very good friends on line, they are invaluable. People are going to do what they are going to do. I watch my daughter, how she goes about things and if you want proof positive that human beings are going to do what they’re going to do and the only time they will feel bad is when they get caught?
Watch a teenager. You can go backwards in age too. Think about Bill Cosby and the movie “Himself”. Human beings are going to go out things, to do whatever their going to do, if and when they can. It does not mean that the people you meet are bad people.
I still believe that most people are good. Still and all … they are going to do what they’re going to do. Aren’t you doing what you want to do? If you look around you’ll see all kinds of things going on. I don’t care what other people do, it’s none of my business unless, it affects me in a negative way.
Ooooh you have to “learn the lesson”… yah, you tell this to your mind when it’s gleefully skipping along happy as a clam when you really, really, like a person or you develop a connection to someone you like to see every day. Yes, online, in any venue and tell it, while it’s so happeh that perhaps you should pay attention because something bothers you.
See. That whole, you have to “learn the lesson”… which what? Other’s impose on you, you learn your lessons, things happen for a reason and we buy into that. I think it’s because it’s soothing, because you now have the appropriate boundaries and/or standards to guide you through life. You know, so you don’t do that again. I didn’t like my lesson at all … so do you move forward not trusting anyone ever again? Well… no, you can’t do that, I think you’d be missing out on new friendships you may never have made. However, it leaves a mark and I didn’t need anymore of those.