In this age of technology, how do you feel about internet relationships? Is distant love possible?
YES, but only to a point. Some years back, I was chatting online with a young lady 1,000 miles away from me, The chat was built around the fact her son and husband had been killed in an accident 6 months prior to our meeting online. For about 6 weeks, we talked of their death, survival, hopes dreams, and on chat I asked permission to come visit and take her to dinner...she agreed, I flew to the coast, rented a car, and drove to the motel she suggested as being close to her home.
Checked in, called her, 10 minutes a knock on the door, opened it, and didn't know how to respond. She was one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen, a smile that almost made me explode, and a heart pounding like a ten pound hammer.
I asked where she wanted to go eat, she locked the door and game was on....stopped at 10 ordered pizza, went back at it until 1 am...slept til 5, had one more sloppy tenths...she had to go get her girls off to school, said I wanted to come back again, she said no...that was it..........that was about 40 years ago, I can still see her bouncing around the room...do internet relationships work ? This one did...at least for one night....
Internet "relationships" are generally virtual relationships in my opinion. Nothing you can hold, hug or sleep with. Penpals. Surely not what I want! Any place I can drive to in a reasonable day is OK with me if we take turns, meet in the middle, etc, once we're crazy-excited about each other. At our age (60's) we may have flexible schedules and can spend days on one end, the other and elsewhere. If it's really true love, one or both will relocate. I draw the line at having to fly for a "date".
I travel a lot for work so “8-5’ers” tend not to adapt to the traveling lifestyle as much as other travelers do. What we travelers do to keep intimate in the time in between is maintain good communication. That being said I have fallen in love, deep storybook love with a fellow traveler and our relationship never suffered from the distance. We just found mutual ways to keep the spark alive. Made get together just that much more special.
I met my last partner in a Buddhist chat room. She lived in Houstom and I lived in LA. She flew out out and spent the weekend with me. The next week I moved to Texas. We started a restaurant together and we're together for 12 years - until I lost her to breast cancer in 2013.