This is the hardest gap to fill because travel fares may not come cheap.
It also promotes deceit because the picture placed in the profile may not be his picture or it may be a picture when he was younger.
Or the personality your chat mate has displayed online is way different from his actual personality. When you connect with a person, you would always have expectations.
Since interactions are not personal, you will have a different mental picture of the person you met online in your head.
When some try to meet their online buddy in person, they donít exceed their expectations most of the time.
A "surfer" can immediately focus on people with similar interests, beliefs, age and other important criteria without having to spend time and money "going for coffee." Non-matching people can be sidestepped without ever needing to make contact.
It's "partner shopping" in a global supermarket of humanity.
Many people today are turning to the internet as a tool for finding a partner.
The Internet has strong advantages but there are some serious pitfalls .
Robin Williams says to Matt Damon in the movie "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax, 1997), "it's not about whether you are perfect for her, or she is perfect for you..you perfect for each other? A better way is to find perfect love within, and give that unconditionally to another imperfect human being (to whom you are, or are not, at times, "attracted").
..of us are perfect." Online daters often bypass wonderful prospects of enduring love in exchange for the endless anticipation of finding a "right" person who will be perfect. Consider using the Internet as a doorway to real life and real engagement with actual human beings, sovereign and independent of your wants and needs.
It is fairly normal for a person to have the yearning feeling of finally meeting the person of his/her dreams.