, from my perspective
, are the works of satan
. A couple of years ago, I got into one with a guy I knew from school
. We never spoke offline
for some reason or another, and he transferred schools later. We continued our relationship for almost two years, I even thought I was falling in love
with him. Then, one day, out of nowhere he just told me that he had never loved me at all and that the relationship
was a joke
he played because he knew how I felt for him.
It turns out that in his group of friends, I had some bizarre cult following and they would take turns talking to me online. I made desperate attempts to take this relationship offline, but he always made some excuse to prevent it. So maybe not all bad internet relationships involve child molesters or three hundred pound elementary school custodians claiming to be macho men that pose for the cover of GQ and drive Italian sports cars.
Needless to say, I haven't spoken to him since, even if he has sent me IMs on AOL Instant Messenger. Any guy that tells you he loves you and fakes a two-year relationship isn't worth my time of day.