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This is not always the case, but I've learned to be very cautious with someone who gets very serious very soon.If a person is already telling you their deepest, darkest secrets and you've only been chatting for a week, you guys either have some serious chemistry, or they're looking for a stranger to confide in.There's something about the prospect of sharing feelings with someone you don't know that's extremely inviting; because they're a stranger, they're less likely to take any other side over yours because they don't know the full story.On top of that, you don't actually have to be vulnerable with someone you know. If you feel like you're becoming their soundboard but are receiving nothing back, you've probably been pen pal-ed.That's usually the way I let someone know I'm seriously considering meeting them (or else, why bother? But if you're finding that even texting them doesn't yield any discussions about meeting up, they've pen pal-zoned you. Yes, he was in law school, but I'm a firm believer that if someone wants to see you, they'll make time for you.And for whatever reason, this guy just really didn't want to meet in person, no matter how many hours we spent chatting it up. If you get messaged by a person on OKCupid or even Tinder, and they live no where near you, chances are they want a pen pal, and usually of the sexting variety.What would you expect from a site that facilitates “internet girlfriends?
Parents should note that users can send links to their profiles on the app via a text message to whomever they want, and it's possible to take a screenshot -- even of private groups -- and share it.
While sometimes you end up meeting friends along the way, there are some people on dating sites who are truly in search of buddies over lovers.
And if they're upfront from the get-go that all they want is someone to talk to, it's likely you won't change their mind, as unconventional as it is.