When do you think its time to let go of an Internet relationship/ friendship that you know is never going to lead to anything.
I think it all depends on the friendship/relationship and what you expect... If it's someone you're looking at as a romantic prospect and nothing's moving forward with that, you may want to talk to the person about it and/or let them go; if a nice friendship has developed from it, by all means concentrate on that aspect of the connection instead... If it's a friend, well, I've only dropped people if they've crossed a line, done something hurtful or offensive and didn't own it or apologize, or if their attitude/behavior became difficult towards me, and again they wouldn't own it or just took offense... More often than not, sometimes one or both of us needs some distance, but that doesn't mean disconnecting from them... I also think it's a matter of what you expect from them.
Even before. When one realizes that communication is like beating one's head against a wall. Communication is not an exact science but with some people it becomes pretty certain everything you say becomes a grounds for battle. I don't block others but will ignore them when things become dramatic.
about 10 years ago I was playing an online game on facebook.. at one part of the game to "level up" you had to add/connect with friends .. (looking back now I would never do this today).. ended up adding some completely random people from the USA .. 10 years later two of those people are still on my friends list.. I sometimes talk to them more then I do my local "fb friends"..
if you can still be friends with the person, why do you feel you need to let it go at all..?
I guess if you were 'intimate' with this person in any way , and if you ever got yourself a boyfriend maybe he might have an issue ? (of course if he did I would also suggest to drop his ass as he sounds controlling lol )
of course I readily admit im NOT the most normal person.. I still have three female Friends (because there just wasnt enough chemistry to keep dating) who I am also online friends with..
It's already led to something. I think you mean it will not have the resolution you wish. So, you can have an on-line friend forgo your Internet relationship; it seems likely your relationship will change if you keep it, because you will change your expectations for it.
Friendships are important. Though if this friendship is preventing you from dating someone else, then by all means, you need to move on. If instead you are able to date or at least contemplate starting a new relationship, then why would you want to lose a friend?