At 2/7/13 05:54 PM, HikarutheHedgehog wrote:
Internet relationships from what I've seen can work pretty well, but depending on a lot of factors such as distance, they can have a higher chance of failure than IRL relationships. There's also the possibility of people being old-ass pedophiles, but from what I've seen that's really rare nowadays.
It is highly over-exaggerated how people are pedophiles etc. in such ways. I have yet to come across people like that myself and I know of many online relationships. It is one of those things where media grabs hold of it and over-blows the hell out of it. They of course never mention the countless good ones on the media though.
My mother has been exceptionally worried about both my online relationships worrying about pedophiles (despite me being legal age just nit picking there though) but she was absolutely thrilled with my ex when she met him and will be the same for my current partner if she does, as she trusts my decisions but sadly she works for the Police working on all the crime cases, so that really doesn't help her when she hears about the low percentage of people that would like to harm others in such a way.