Post by Popcorn&Candy on Jul 5, 2023 7:18:47 GMT -5
I've been online on a different website. And something spooky happened: a guy on there be-friended me and it turns out he has family in the town where I live! And no: he isn't a cybercriminal or fraud. He is the real deal. But we must've gone to the same secondary school years back: I never knew him then.
I'm lost, sorry. So, I will ask. Were you on a dating site? Or just a regular website/forum, etc? Is he single or available? Did he say that he knew you back then? By the way, there are two kinds of people you may not want to get stuck with on the dating site: catfish and just-wanna-be your-internet-boyfriend/girlfriend. Catfish is worse because the person is basically a fraud and is either after your money or playing fool against you. The latter is, well, maybe committed and just wants a side-kick online. The person will never meet you and will never disclose any personal information and would come up with so many excuses. I've never been catfished, thankfully. But the internet girlfriend only, yes. Yup, women are worse in my personal experience. I digress. Anyway, be careful, dear. If he's a real deal, I suggest that you meet up after a few days of chatting. This way, you can size up the man, you know. If the dude comes up with so many excuses to meet up, sis, chuck him out. It is pointless and waste of time.
Post by Popcorn&Candy on Jul 11, 2023 5:23:38 GMT -5
I met him on a PenPals-type website. I don't want to disclose which exact website on here, though.
Anyhow, he hasn't suggested meeting up, but if he did I'd follow the safety rules. BUT he could very well already have a girlfriend. He could even be married. And - yes - he could be gay. He's made no reference to any of these three. SO ATM we are just chatting online.
I certainly don't expect a date or marriage proposal. It'd just be interesting to meet. But you are all right: and he could catfish me. I guess I'll just stay his online friend for now. He hasn't suggested anything else, anyway.