I was on the telephone talking to friends last night. But wished I hadnít because a friend started talking about a new person he is in love with (that he met via the web) and stupidly I offered my opinion (which was, to the effect that I don't want him getting his hopes up and getting hurt.) Naturally he was defensive but the thing is he has never talked to this person he is in love with in person (he has made plans to meet in person twice but each time the proposed meeting came to naught.) Yet he feels this 'connection' with them (all of which reminds me of the MTV series 'Catfish') Its a weird situation because it seems to play out so much via the web these days where people are falling in love with complete strangers and all attempts to meet in person are met with excuses. I suggested to my friend, if the person is playing games with him is it really wise to want this person? Honestly, I should have bit my tongue and not said anything because I forgot the number one rule when it comes to relationships; when people are talking about them, just listen, don't offer your opinion because it usually just makes you look like you don't support them.