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The 2 times we met, not much talking went on because we're both not big talkers. But then we go back on-line and its like 50 words a minute.

Do I truly love him or is he just an Internet fantasy?

-- Laura

Female, age 15, USA

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Dear Panel,

I'm not shy, but that is how people see me. I'm just soft spoken and I'm not very talkative around people I don't know well. I'm spontaneous though. I'll do almost anything at the spur of the moment once I don't have time to think about it too much.

He Never Has Ideas

Let's call him Jon. He's kinda shy and he always asks me what I wanna do. He almost never has an idea when I ask him what he wants to do. Its always what I want.

I met him on-line 2 years ago. I'm not supposed to meet people in person from the net, but I met him, twice. I knew it was OK because he insisted that I have my parents bring me when I said I had no transportation, and I brought a group of my friends.

He Says He Loves Me

About a year and a half after we first met in a chat room and after our first meeting in person, he said he loved me. I didn't say it back because it wouldn't be true. But he kept saying it and I finally asked him to stop, but when he did, I wanted him to say it. That didn't make much sense to me and I told him I loved him. I wasn't sure I really did but I told him anyway.

So now, we're a couple kind of. We say "I love you" all the time and I'm sure he means it but I question whether I talked my self into believing I do or if it's true love.

I've Tried To Break It Off Before

I tried to break it off quite a few times but I can never stand not talking to him for too long. The 2 times we met, not much talking went on because we're both not big talkers. But then we go back on-line and its like 50 words a minute.

Do I truly love him or is he just an Internet fantasy?

-- Laura

Female, age 15, USA

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