Is it possible to really fall in love with someone even without (ever) meeting them in person? Is it possible to know that it really is love or infatuation even without physically seeing the person? Can photos and a correspondence really be enough information you need to know when you are in love? Or does this just mean that you are in love with an idea of someone? Does the actual, real, physical presence really make that much of a difference as to what love is all about? Or is it just the mind playing tricks on you?
Much of this could be related to the new phenomenon of internet dating. True, the online correspondence is supposed to lead up to an actual physical, meeting in real life. But sometimes you do see those lame commercials on TV where one person describes when they saw the other person’s profile they knew that that person was The One. Can this really be true? Real love via the internet? I’m not totally disregarding the notion, but it is a strange thing to think about.
True, this is “the future” and generations have become so modernized. But whatever happened to real live dating? And meeting people in person? Has the world’s general population somehow managed to grow dumber about love? Man, that would be pretty sad.
But one could argue that having machines do the “hard part” of meeting people for you, is an advance in how we live. Maybe computers and technology are helping us out for the good. Could it be that virtual correspondence and virtual “dating” is helping people learn how to better communicate through words and not actions? For all we know, meeting people through the internet is actually improving our way with language communication.