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Online romance is as old as the internet and with instant messaging and chat windows on Facebook, you can keep your romance alive or create a new one...with someone you've never met.
I was at a friends house the other day and he had his laptop out on the table in his living room with his Facebook page open. He saw me looking at the screen and he said: "go ahead, check it out." He was referring to the chat window that was open on his page. This friend of mine is notorious for having nothing to hide when it comes to his personal life.
So, I scrolled up to the beginning of the conversation and began reading. What unfolded before me was nothing short of an NC-17 graphic novel. It started innocently enough: "what's up?" "nothing, what u doing?"... but just a few lines into it, it was full on sex. Torrid, nasty, lustful, vividly graphic.. Sometimes there were single words typed so they appeared stacked on top of each other in the chat window, each word building slowly, like foreplay...what she was going to do to him, what he was going to do to her.
As I pulled away from the computer, feeling a little dirty I asked my friend how he knew this girl. "I've never met her in person" he said. "She lives in Maryland, I met her on a dating site and she told me to go to Facebook and chat with her there so I did. We've been at it like this ever since." "Ever since when?" I asked. "Last week."
Perfect strangers having a virtual and passionate online romance. This happens a lot. I know it does. Don't lie to me, it has to be happening with more people than will admit it. Here's what I would like you to do. Go to our Home page and take our poll, all you have to do is answer yes or no to the question:
Are you having a secret Facebook romance with someone you've never met?