When my boyfriend and I were at this stage, we focused on talking about topics like faith, where we want to be in 5 years, and about our hopes and dreams for our lives.
That’s not to say that we didn’t talk about less serious things like our favorite foods or the type of music we like.
Of course, back then, “online” consisted of IRC chat rooms on the IBM Mainframe that connected together the University systems across the state, as well as the online email and electronic bulletin board system that all of the college students used to stay connected to one another. I was painfully shy when meeting new people – bordering on some kind of clinical social anxiety disorder, I’m sure.“Good night, sweet Angel,” he texts you, just before you turn off your phone for the night. This may be due to the fact that so many more people today are using dating sites, social networks and various online forums to meet and interact with new people. Sure, he’s an online boyfriend who lives halfway across the world – but he’s the best guy who’s ever come into your life. According to a 2013 study by the market research firm IBISWorld, nearly 35% of married couples met online.Or does it take more than one meeting to know that the person you've met online is the same person in reality?I think it would still take months, and building that relationship over time to establish full trust.