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Our reader Sushma Malhotra shares her online dating experience.

sex and relationships Updated: Jan 09, 2009 18:36 IST
Sushma Malhotra
Sushma Malhotra
Hindustan Times

We met online four years ago. Raj and I chatted a few times and became good friends. Then we lost touch for two years. Suddenly I met him online again. I was very stressed because of a hectic day in college. He kept me in splits throughout our chat.

We chatted for two hours. I wanted to go offline but he forced me to stay online for little longer. I signed off with the promise that I would be back the next day. We chatted regularly after that.

We had our first fight but we made up the next day. It was fun. We had something new to share every day. Then I sensed that his feelings for me had changed. I forced him to reveal what was going on in his mind. He proposed to me. I turned him down. But we remained good friends. Soon, we spoke over the phone for the first time. It felt different. He proposed to me once again after three months. This time, he gave me some time to think about it.

I accepted. But we realised that we couldn’t marry because we belong to different communities. We didn’t want to hurt our parents. But I’m happy with our online affair.

Cannot marry
We have to meet online at least once every day. We discuss everything from our family and friends to our personal problems. Like every couple, we have our share of fights but make up soon.

He’s a very caring and understanding person. He’s so different from other guys. I’m madly in love with him. It has been four months now. At times, I feel he’s my Mr Right. Is it possible to love someone you haven’t seen? I don’t know but I wish we could turn this relationship into a real affair.

First Published: Jan 09, 2009 13:54 IST