I found my foreign bf in a dating site
“For the right person, distance isn’t a problem,” one user commented.
“I was young and stupid when I made the trip,” wrote another.
But then, what you say to a stranger you’d probably never meet?
Freed from the pressure of a pending outcome—no question of a second drink, moving to a second bar, or going back to anyone’s place—I became immersed in these conversations that lasted, sometimes, for hours.
I was drawn in by the profiles of some of these new, distant matches and messaged a few asking if they’d like to chat on the phone.“I guess people on online-dating sites know what they’re looking for, but these younger people in nevermet relationships aren’t really looking for love online,” the /r/Long Distance moderator, a 20-year-old college student who goes by Bliss online, tells me.(As a female gamer, she’s asked me not to use her name for fear of being harassed or doxed.) “Then one day they realize they love the person they’ve been talking to online.Seventy years ago, the Yale sociologist John Ellsworth Jr.was researching marriage patterns in small towns and concluded: “People will go as far as they have to to find a mate, but no farther.” This still seems to be the case in 2018.