How's it going? I'll tell ya!  

wildride12866 49F
14 posts
9/25/2005 7:01 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

How's it going? I'll tell ya!


Have met some really cool people and some NOT so cool, Turns out that chatting can reveal an AWFUL lot about someone and send your mind off to places the body wouldnt normally go!

CyberHeroNAlbNY 50M
12 posts
9/26/2005 2:27 am

That comes from dealing with the mass of Humanity. As the old saying goes, "It takes all kinds."
Chatting definitely has advantages over the old style of barhopping, etc. As you said, it can reveal a lot about a person with the added safety of not having to worry if the person is going to follow you to your car when you leave. Even in a worst-case scenario IDs can be blocked and ISPs can be contacted to cut off service. (Plus, it is a lot easier to get into e-mail address than to get a new identity through the witness protection program. )

In chatting with any person online the words, tempo, pacing, and ideas presented can bring forth a myriad of possibilities. Where each person allows the conversation to go is up to each of their own personal limits and how far they are willing to let the other person bring them.
Sometimes a small joke can lead to an innuendo, leading to deeper desires on both parts that can be explored to the lengths that each wants to go to. And sometimes the ideas presented can wander down a dark path where even devils fear to tread.
The former is usually accompanied by addition to a buddy list and looking forward to the next time. The latter is usually best to deal with with a quick, "got to go" and using the Block feature available through most IM's.

In either case you can often find a lot more about a person by talking with them at length online than you ever could through a casual meeting. And if you're lucky, your mind can be sent to places that you both will enjoy.


9Simon9 66M
292 posts
10/6/2005 10:33 am

Yes, this site can be scarey, yet fulfilling.

I assume you're a teacher, being that you're on sabbatical?

What's your area of expertise? (pun intended)


ErosHunger 47M

1/22/2006 10:39 pm

A lot of folks treat this site like it's a videogame and the people they are chatting with aren't real flesh and blood folks since they will most likely never meet them. They don't always think about emotional consequences to others, or think beyond their own needs.

It's easy to act like a jerk when you hide behind a screen name.

I'm new, but I think taking it slow and easy is the best and safest way to getto know folks here. Sickos and louts will reveal themselves if given enough time. It's harder for a creep to act decent than for a decent person to act like a creep.


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