Imagine telling the world you found your partner online!
We’ve all heard stories of individuals lying about their identity and who they are. The internet seems to be saturated with pedophiles, rapists, psychos, heterosexuals, homosexuals and bisexuals! Can you imagine meeting one of these internet personalities face to face? It sounds scary!
The first online personality I met was a little cutie from Canada. We shared a similar sense of humor and our online interaction was hilarious. We had wonderful, serious conversations about our families, values and goals in life. I “came out” to my family and friends because of this woman. In spite of being very compatible, the long distance became a deal breaker. Both of us had sons who were 3-4 years away from hs graduation and we agreed that neither of us should move. While it broke my heart at the time, it wasn’t meant to be.
The second online personality I met, lived three hours away in Chicago. Both of us had previously dated long distance, so we thought 3 hours would be a breeze! Wendy was gracious, intelligent, and we too shared similar values. Her business required that she travel extensively, so her time at home was limited. After a few months, it became obvious that she was really too busy and closeted for a serious relationship.
After these two experiences, I was not “looking” for any serious involvement. I had the good fortune to find a lesbian chat room where a regular group of 8-10 lesbians would meet regularly to visit. There were a lot more women coming and going, but some of us regulars provided the foundation.
I don’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to meet a third online personality, a chat friend from Texas. Texans have an attitude that can only be described by the unofficial motto “don’t mess with Texas.” She showed up at my condo door one wintry afternoon, with the warmest Texas smile you ever saw. My life has never been the same since.
dr pers © 2007