By Shawn Anthony

Real relationships happen in real-time, in real life. The Internet is wonderful for exchanging bits of information and trading the occasional but sterile interaction between faces and expressions never seen, but it is not - and never will be - an authentic alternative for authentic relationships. Should you ever foolishly begin to actually think the opposite, I would suggest a spontaneous unplugging of your machines and the taking of an immediate and real walk out in the real world for a bit. The Internet is fun, but it is just a game. Non-extracurricular activity existing well beyond the exchanging of bits of information and the occasional and faceless interaction swap is really where you will find yourself … and your deepest needs and their solutions. The rest of it is just game. So, don’t eat the myth of Internet relationships. Do grab hold of some of ye’ ole perspective.

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