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WidowedandWearyParticipantMarch 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm #197573
I met a man on an online dating site for serious relationships. We hit it off amazingly – talking on the phone 8 hours at a time! Talked every day. Met after a month (LDR) and spent a month together. Continued frequent phone communication, and another shorter visit 2 months later. At the end of that visit he gave me the key to his house! He brought up the topic of “future together” a few times. He continued to call daily. Fast forward to last month. Everything was normal, until he didn’t call for a week. This was a break in the pattern – I calmly asked him if anything else was going on. NOTE: I have NOT been the kind of person to bring up relationship talks with him over the course of the previous 6 months and did not act needy. He said he was just busy and I was acting needy asking this. He said I’d be the first to know if anything was wrong. He called once the next day, and now I haven’t heard from him in a month. I called once and texted twice, no response. What’s happening?
dashingscorpioParticipantMarch 25, 2019 at 2:33 pm #197588
What’s happening? – He’s got a new woman!
There are two issues with online dating which often blurs lines or changes one’s normal courtship rules.
Having multiple long conversations/emails/texts with someone can create an intimacy or familiarity like no other.
Under these conditions it’s fairly common for people to have sex the first time they finally meet someone!
On some level they feel like they already know the person.
When it comes to long distance relationships: Actual time together and calendar time become one.
Spending only six weeks together out of six months of time is viewed as being a six month relationship.
I’ve known people who saw each other one weekend per month and would claim they’ve been dating a year.
The truth is they would have spent 24 nights together out of 365 and in some instances they become engaged.
Whereas if they had lived in the same town things would not have moved as quickly after only 24 dates.
A LDR without a timeframe for someone to relocate usually fails.
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by dashingscorpio.
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