Why date a person you've never met when there are so many people around? I try not to keep my kids from small mistakes they might make.
A distance relationship falls in a grey area. They are almost always mistakes, and there's the added fun of never really being 100% sure the person is anything like they say they are.
You can hem and haw, and say that you know them and have seen them. The truth is that person can still be nothing but smoke and mirrors. There are a lot of perverts out there, and even people your own age are capable of date rape or other horrors you can't/don't know.
Continuously ask yourself why this great guy or girl hasn't met someone in their own location. The fact that a lot of them have someone might come as a surprise to you. It's very easy to be fooled when the details aren't verifiable outside of the person feeding them to you.
I would discourage it because being around people in real life is better for young person's development. But beyond that, I guess I would listen to what my kid had to say about the relationship and take it from there.
I wouldn't mind them having a friendship, but internet dating seldom works out, especially if the two have never met. Plus it can be very dangerous. We already have two shows based off internet dating - Catfish, and To Catch A Predator.
No. Don't know who is on other end. People can be whoever on cpu. Couldn't tell if there are lying. I have heard of a lot of people falling in "love." Then when they finally meet, "hooking up," then realizing the person was different then what was on cpu. I vote against this,
Yes. But it depends on the age of my child. Of course I watch catfish so I'd tell them of all the dangers of internet strangers. Also you'd need to tell them the dangers of sending pictures and not letting it get to serious because it could be someone really sick and dangerous or someone you know just out t hurt you.
yes i would its there life i dont wanna dictate what my son or daughter does if i had one i would give them space and trust my children to know i raised them right to know whats right and wrong and if my children makes a mistake then they will half to learn from the consequences but im not gonna stop my children from finding true love anywhere plus i want them to be open about stuff and tell me these things on there own when there ready and only at the age of 16 but underage idk if i would be cool with that
Nope. Here is why. Online a person is however they say they are. In person, you have the advantage of knowing other people who also know them, so if they are sketchy it's easy to find out. I saw a guy online who full on stalked me and one of his gf. When I read his profile it creeped me out because it was so well written and he sounded awesome, and he is very good looking. He talks a good talk. That doesn't mean everyone is that way, it's just harder to tell.
Absolutely not. I am an 18 year old young man but I know exactly what I want in a date. Dating is not just a fun thing though it can be fun, it is a search for your perfect wife or husband depend on which gender you are. I want a girl who I know and I've known for at least some time before even thinking about dating. During the date I want to physically take that girl to someplace special for dinner or to have some honest fun. I want her to be herself when she's with me so that I can judge and determine if she meets my criteria and I want to be judged by her and see if she thinks I am worthy of her. I want to be there for her when she cries and I want her to be there when I struggle. You need that physicalness for a relationship to grow or go anywhere. Please don't confuse my words with sexually physical, for that is not my meaning at all.
you obviously have a good relationship with your kid,otherwise you would not even know about this.point them in the direction of a be safe on the internet site,and voice your concerns,but you know kids,the more you say NO to something,the more attractive it sounds.good luck