Internet and social media has taken over the world. We use it for everything, but mostly to communicate. We meet new people through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… We get connected to the whole world without going out of our homes, and sometimes, we get to make real friends, or even more than that. We meet people who totally understand us, people that we wished we could see everyday, but we can’t, because they probably live in other continent. So we start developing a long-distance relationships, and here are 3 things we should really know about them:
1. Beware of the Catfish:
Now-a-days, there is danger around every corner. We have to make sure the person on the other side is actually the one that shows on the profile. Try to maintain conversations through video-calls instead of messages, that way you can see if he or she is who they say they are.
2. Don’t Be Too Revealing:
We have to be careful with our personal information. We don’t know if this person is a responsible citizen or a serial killer, so don’t be so revealing with your address, bank information… Here you can get a little stalker and try to look for that person on Google, maybe you can find something to assure you they are kind of trustful or your cue to block them.
*Note: DO NOT SEND REVEALING PICTURES. They can be used for many wicked purposes, so please don’t send them*
3 They Suck:
Getting to know someone you love to talk with is difficult, and feels nice when you finally do, even if it’s online. However, it is never the same as knowing them face to face. If they live too far, probabilities on seeing them any time soon are not so great. But don’t lose hope, it can happen, it can work out at the end. You can arrange a meeting and save to travel and see that person, it’s not impossible.
Plus, a relationship is not based by the time you spend with someone, but the foundation you build together.
“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance, but never at heart.” -Anonymous-
Written By: Keia
Shout out to the Author of this post, Keia! What a great read. It’s very true you have to be careful when engaging in a long distance relationship when you have not yet physically met the person. Just be mindful and aware. It’s definitely not impossible. Just like Keia said, relationship is not based by the time you spend with someone, but the foundation you build together.