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Tobias and Sarah's story is from the Book of Tobit, and his journey is guided by Saint Raphael.
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I just read the article at the above link and thought this might be a good question to pose in the forum. The article talks about how the imagination will "fill in the blanks" in regard to online matches, which means that it is extremely important to meet someone in person as soon as possible so as not to continue to live in the imagination.
My question is, has anyone thought that they met the man/woman of their dreams online only to meet in person and find that there was no connection? If so, what were you imagining to be true about the other person that wasn't? What had you not been aware of about the person from online interactions that became clear in a face to face meeting?
Darren Sharper's dimples were airbrushed, he really didn't dimples
I pray often, that God protect me from "posers" and really help me see them through God's eyes and vice versa. We all should be ourselves - on email, phone and face to face. Why pretend to be someone we're not? I know that sometimes we can't help but have expectations, we all have to remember that meeting someone face to face is a whole different animal It will be great if the dynamic we have with a person translates to face to face...let's take them as is I suppose, as they are - and let them be who they really not "write off " someone based on a first meeting just because who/what they are in person was not the same person "online"...
Plus my most-serious GF ever stressed the importance of Honesty as necessary for a relationship.