Eventually, they had their first in person date, where ‘Mark’ arrived, and was actually ‘Mary’ not really ‘Mark.’ This female had been impersonating a male the entire time, and when she finally showed her real face the truth came out.Fortunately for ‘Mary’ the woman she had been courting had a good sense of humor about it and they have remained friends to this day.

If you’ve fallen in love from behind your keyboard and haven’t met in real life, you might a victim of a Catfish, or what I call the digital pen-pal syndrome.

But not everyone is a ‘Catfish.’ We feature online dating success stories all of the time in our Cyber Love Story of the Week, even of those who waited a long time before meeting in person and rode off into the sunset together, in-real-life.

In this regard, the following aspects are particularly significant: All of these worries are genuine and can be found in many online relationships.

One way of reducing the weight of these difficulties is to distance the online affair from offline circumstances—for example, by refraining from exchanging personal, actual details or by imposing other limitations on the online affair.

Eventually on Skype, Billy revealed that he was deaf and an amputee, something he didn’t want to let her know right away.

Evita had already fallen in love with him online and once they met offline, they felt the same magic. But there are still those who misrepresent themselves that we feature in the Peril of the Week that go beyond just a bad date.

In such situations, cybersex may even be advisable—but still regarded as cheating.

As a 29-year-old married woman who often engages in cybersex, says: When people feel trapped by their current circumstances, but still do not want to ruin their relationship, cyberspace may offer a parallel world in which things are better.

Consider this reaction: Just as casual sex is not necessarily inherently harmful, neither are online affairs.