Alright, before I get started let me say although I don’t think online dating is a good way to meet someone, it does occasionally work well for some people. Let’s called those people the “exceptions to the rule.” Okay, now that’s out of the way. This post is about people who fall head over heels for individuals they’ve never seen or know at all. You ever seen the television called “Catfish?” It’s based on a real event. This type of thing happens every day.

There are many people who go online to meet others. The scary part is you don’t know with whom you’re communicating. I think anyone who goes online to meet someone should first consider the consequences of their actions. There is no telling what or who you will encounter. It’s taking a major risk and most times someone ends up with a broken heart or worst (dead). You set yourself up for absolutely anything.

I think the worst part of it all is how many give their entire hearts and souls to individuals they don’t know at all. The world is full of mess. There is a lot of craziness going on and a lot of crazy people doing it. When you sit behind a computer and converse with another person you have no clue who you’re conversing with. You could be chatting with a murderer, rapist, pedophile, lunatic, among a host of other types of people. Yes, it happens.

Your intentions could be good, but you don’t know the intentions of the other person. Often times you’re not conversing with who you think you are. People lie! They lie in your face, imagine what many of them do behind computer screens. For anyone to give their heart to someone behind a computer screen before ever meeting the person and getting to know them in my opinion is immature and ridiculous.

Some people are online like it’s a job. They’re at the computer from sun up until sun down conversing with someone who’s posing to be someone they’re not. People are providing their entire life stories while the individuals on the other end are soaking it up for their own personal gain. People have been raped, murdered, robbed, identities stolen, and you name it behind meeting individuals on the web.

I’m not dissing the sites or the people who use them, I’m only trying to bring awareness to those who go on these sites. Some of you are too desperate and eager for love and you’re seeking love by any means necessary. This isn’t a good thing. Some of you are pouring your hearts out to complete strangers who are seeking loopholes to prey on you. They listen to your stories and make you feel connected to them, but the whole time they’re trying to figure out how to gain something from your weaknesses.

Too many of you are giving out far too much private information, when you really shouldn’t be giving any. This is a big risk, especially in these days and times. There are many out there sitting back waiting for someone like you to come along. Someone who’s lonely, sad, unhappy, depressed, needy, etc..etc. You’re opening your lives up to these strangers whom you can’t see or most times talk too; as if you’re an open book. You talk with individuals but it’s not with whom you think. You get pictures, but it’s not from whom you think. Next you think you’re in love. This is sad and absurd!!!

Some of you send money to people on the other end of the computer screen. If someone asks you for money, that alone should be a red flag. Unfortunately too many of you doing this are oblivious to reality. You’re only out for self gratification. You think you love the other person when you have no clue who the other person is. Red flag! This is a red flag not only concerning the other person, but also concerning yourself. It’s a major sign something is wrong with you!! You’re falling in what you think is love and when the truth smacks you in the face and into reality you have the audacity to be heartbroken and distraught. What do you expect? You seek out and fall in love with someone you don’t know at all. The person you’re conversing with make excuses as to why they can’t see you. You believe everything they say. They make themselves available online, because they’re seeking whom they can devour. Oh yes, it’s true!

Some of the individuals on the other end of the screen are confused individuals who’s seeking love, just like you. Think about this; you’re falling in love with a complete stranger who you desperately want to meet, but can’t. Unbeknown to you they’re carrying as much; if not more baggage than you. What do you have? A big hot mess!

I know some have done this and it has worked out, but more have and it has not. As I said in earlier post, if you don’t know yourself how do you think you’re going to figure out someone who will not meet you or in some situations you can’t talk with. THIS IS SIMPLY FOOD FOR THOUGHT.