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Red Flags in Relationship - Tips for Romantics With Online Lovers

Wondering if your online lover is as sincere and true as he or she wants you to believe? Here are few relationship red flags for romantics like you.

You have probably heard of successful romance stories in cyberspace. But not everyone gets lucky. What red flags in online relationships should men and women watch out for?

Some Internet relationship red flags

Other red flags in relationship for romantics with online lovers

When it comes to dating, the Internet only serves as an instrument to socialize and communicate. Still, no one deserves to be deceived in whatever realm. Sadly, there are people who fool others for selfish interests. It is best to bear in mind then that like offline affairs, online relationships require work. A person who is really committed to you would do his or her best to prove that he or she is worthy of your trust and affection.

If you feel you are the only one exerting much effort to make your virtual relationship reach a genuine offline status, or that you find inconsistencies in your online lover's words and deeds when it comes to your relationship, chances are he or she is not for real nor for keeps, and that you are better off alone until you find the man or woman who truly deserves your love.

Further readings

Ben-Zeév, Aaron. 2009. "Is Your Online Lover Sincere To You?". In the Name of Love. Psychology Today. December 25.

Labi, Nadya. 2007. "An IM Infatuation Turned to Romance. Then the Truth Came Out". Wired Magazine. August 21.

Relationships Australia. 2010. Online Relationships.

Vines, Rose. 1999. Being Smart About Online Relationships.

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