The rapid growth of the development and accessibility of the internet has led to a dramatic increase in the number of relationships started online, and some argue that the internet results in the highest number of meeting and relationships when compared to more traditional means of meeting and becoming involved with another person. While some spend days, weeks, or months looking for a relationship through an online website or forum, others suddenly find themselves sitting in the middle of a relationship that may not be what it seems. In order to protect yourself, both physically and mentally, it’s important to understand what signs reveal whether an online relationship is truly legitimate or if the relationship is false. If you are concerned about being catch in a catch and let-go game on the internet with someone, consider these possible signs for false relationships.
Reasonable Response to Messages, Phone Calls, and Any Other Communication Attempts
Obviously, you shouldn’t be sending someone more than 100 texts per day in the hopes of hearing back from your newfound partner, but many people quickly become concerned about relationship status when an appropriate response isn’t received. If you send someone a text during mid-day, don’t expect a result until at least around dinner time. Most everyone, except for the retired, fortunate, or ill, will be trying to make a living, and aggravating them while at work will only lessen your chances of getting a response. On the other hand, if you go several days without hearing anything from that person, your relationship may be false. However, reach out to that person, and let them know that you’re concerned about them. No one is psychic, and broken phones, family emergencies, or bad reception can be to blame for an untimely response.
Consistent, Frequent Meetings
This topic ranges greatly depending upon how busy you and your partner are in your respective daily lives. It’s unreasonable to assume that you should be seeing one another every day, but try to make consistent plans for dates, movies, or time to spend together. Once you’ve met a few times, you should be able to estimate how busy your partner is and how often you can meet. If you begin to notice a dramatic, unexplained decrease in the number of times you usually met, this is another sign of an illegitimate relationship.
Don’t Always End the Date, Movie, or Whatever with an Intimate Encounter
Have you heard the saying “why pay for the cow when the milk is free?” Well, in a very similar fashion, you need to keep things interesting and involved. You don’t want your relationship to transform into your weekly, sexual encounter that holds no value or potential for a real relationship. However, some have high sex-drives, so this advise is purely up to your own personal desires and needs. If you notice a decline in interest on-behalf-of your partner, you may fall into the category of yet another false relationship.
The ancient age of strict obedience is no longer a common practice in modern relationships, and you have a right to know whether your online relationship is real or fake. Take the time to think about how communication response, meetings, and keeping things interesting will give you insight into the legitimacy of your relationship. Above all else, if you notice something isn’t right, move along to next person in your scope because you deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and given the truth.