(Closed) Anyone else meet online? Do you tell people about it?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Do you freely tell people that you met online?
    Yes! Nothing to feel weird about! : (42 votes)
    54 %
    We tell people but with some hesitation. : (18 votes)
    23 %
    I try to avoid the topic. : (12 votes)
    15 %
    Other... : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I do! I haven’t told anyone IRL except my best friend that we met online. I’m pretty young, so I was afraid of getting a lot of negative judgement for being on an online dating site

    Post # 4
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My Fiance and I met on OKCupid too!! I also knew almost RIGHT awaya he was the man I was going to marry.

    At first I was a little hesitate on telling people. But I guess for me it’s kind of funny and I’m ok with it…I would be the one outta my friends to meet my husband online. 

    It’s gotten so common now whenever I tell anyone they always say, “ohh I know someone else who met their SO online” or “That’s so common now” I’ve never had any sort of backlash from it. 

    I also like telling my friends who are looking to date and want to meet someone that it can happen! 

    I can totally understand wanting to omit that part from your ceremony. Don’t do or mention anything that’s going to make you feel uncomfortable. 

    Post # 5
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    my Boyfriend or Best Friend met her Fiance online too, Don’t remember the site. She’s not embarrassed about it and tells people. I think it’s common. It was a professional site, not just random chat online. I don’t think anyone judges her. I think it’s fine. We’re all happy she;s found someone to make her  happy, that’s all that matters.

    Post # 6
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We met online but it was before eating online was even close to acceptable.

    For the first 6-7 years, I only told someone if it was necessary or if he let it slip.

    Now that wa have been together 11 years, I don’t care who knows.

    Post # 7
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Why do you feel weird about it? It’s 2012 for heaven’s sake! I do not know a single person who hasn’t dated online. I know no less than 6 people who have married people they met online out of my peer group. That’s out of 7 people getting married. Own it. It’s the modern way to find love. (both me and my brother found our spouses online)

    Post # 8
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    hahaha i told everyone that i met him online…except my students. 


    my bf sent flowers to work for me once and all of my high school students were sooooo curious (and not wanting to learn about Spanish…lame) and wanted to know about him.  they didn’t get much information out of me…but it was super awkward when they wanted to know how we met.  i was just like…uh…mutual friend. 

    they don’t need to know that much about my personal life haha. otherwise it doesn’t bother me.  

    Post # 9
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We met online, by accident (not a dating website) so it’s kind of a long story.

    We usually just say we met at a Tim Hortons because thats where we met in person, and if they really press we add in that we started out by talking online and explain the 15 minute story 😛 haha

    I don’t find telling people that we met online awkward or anything. Ours is just a longer story than “we met online.” 

    Post # 10
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    we met on match.com. i hate telling people.

    Post # 11
    41 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We met on matchmaker.com in 2001, but it didn’t work out. We rediscovered each other in 2010 and everything fell into place for us. He carried a torch for me the whole time. Awww… 😉

    Post # 12
    41 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Wait, we got together in 2011!

    Post # 13
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I hate saying it. So I just say we were pen pals…that seems more romantic, hahah. But really, I hate telling people we met online bc I seriously wasn’t looking for anything since it wasn’t through a dating website and it just kind of happened. Plus, I got teased/talked about a lot since I was just starting college when we began “dating” since it wasn’t really common (at least not with my friends/people I knew).

    I usually forget that we met online, it feels like we have known each other for years and met at a coffee shop or something. So whenever someone brings up that question my whole face just cringes bc I get that feeling people will judge me and talk about me like my “friends” did when they found out.

    Post # 14
    6826 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Agh why do people still feel embrassed about meeting their SO from online? IT is sooo not a big deal anymore. Just about everyone I know now days have met someone from online.

    And yes I am one of them and everyone knows how my Darling Husband and I met.  We met on POF.  And it will be 5 years in Nov…

    Post # 15
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I met my Fiance on match.com in 2008 and he was really open about how we met but I was definitely more hesitant.  I was 21 at the time and so didn’t want to hear “don’t you know meeting people online can be dangerous?” from my overprotective family so I used to just say we met through mutual friends.  Now I could care less and actually am proud of how we met and suggest it to many people. 

    Post # 16
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We have no problem telling people that we met on Craigslist

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