The internet has enabled people to interact and exchange information especially through the use of social media platforms such as Facebook. The internet has made communications possible within such social networks. In addition, it has dramatically changed the way people meet and form relationships. Strangers meet, chat, and exchange numbers. Similarly, some people meet online but only provide false or exaggerated information about themselves sometimes making it challenging for people to build a sound relationship. It is also challenging to verify the credibility of the information that people who have met online exchange.
Sound relationship can be built and remain successful for individuals who spend time communication with each other in order to establish connections that ultimately can lead to a relationship or strengthen the current one. One of the most important thing is to use the right tone during an online conversion. This is to ensure that the individuals get to understand and know each other without the possibility of misunderstanding. Flirtatious exaggerations should also be avoided and use of truth words and personal details is important to gain someone’s trust. After the individuals have got to know each other well, they can later organize and meet physically. The online platform is used as a mode of communication but the physical association is essential in cementing the information exchanged between the two people in order to build trust between them.
In a nutshell, it is difficult to confirm whether the information exchanged online between two people is true or false. However, honesty is a very important factor if the two individuals are serious and want to take the relationship to another level. The relationship can remain sound and successful especially after such individuals have met and confirmed their true identities and any other details.
- Cook, K. (2009). eTrust: Forming Relationships in the Online World. Russell Sage Foundation