Almost everyone knows what "catfishing" is. It's when you fall in love with someone via the internet you've never met how isn't who they say they are. Usually, catfishing is a scam to try to get you to part with your money run out of a boiler room in a third world country someplace. However, lots of people get sucked into virtual relationships with people who don't intend any harm but still aren't exactly who they present themselves to be.
Virtual intimacy can seem real. However, until you've met someone in person you never really know who they are or how you feel. Chemistry in person is very different than chemistry online or on the phone. Getting from the virtual world to a real date can be difficult. People will delay the real world date for a lot of reasons, most of them aren't nefarious. However, statistics show the longer you wait, the less likely the budding relationship will go anywhere. Healthy people who are ready for a relationship don't drag their feet.
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