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Finding love online can be hard enough without worrying about falling for Internet romance scams.
They reminded me of the creepy trenchcoat/ponytail guys trying to pickup girls at comic book conventions [I did work for a convention organizer in the early 90s].
Internet dating scams often involve pleas for emergency cash because the scammer owes money, had an accident, or needs an emergency visa.
I think I love him, and I can’t stand when they talk bad about him. Long-distance relationships are hard enough, and only knowing your boyfriend through the computer makes things even more complicated.
As much as you might like your boyfriend, the relationship isn’t the same as it would be if you knew him in person.
No matter how much you talk, no matter how many different ways you communicate (Skype, IM, Facebook), you’re only getting to know one side of him.
Your friends shouldn’t make fun of you, but there’s still a big stigma around dating online, and for good reason. But your boyfriend might be cool, so I’m not saying you should dump him tomorrow. If he is your boyfriend, you should be able to introduce him to your friends.