ONLINE HOOK-UPS — EB, CHAT MEET-UPS, ETC.
Posted on: 02 September 2010
It’s safe to say that the Internet’s promise of bringing people closer together has been fulfilled. Relatives from across the Atlantic are but an e-mail away. Connecting with long, lost friends is as easy as clicking the search button in Facebook. Meeting new people, and developing relationships with them is just as easy too, with online chatting. The latter though is what we’ll be discussing in this article.
Truth be told, looking for romance online is thrilling, with a seemingly endless pool of people looking for love, looking for company, or some just looking to hook up, available literally at the click of a button. When you and a prospective partner you met online have finally decided to do an EB however, it would be smart to take certain precautions in order to make the experience safe and satisfying.
First of all, discuss the details of your EB (eyeball) date thoroughly. Talk about what you plan to happen, and what his/her wants are when you hook up. This way, both parties know exactly what to expect, thus helping avoid possible disappointments. If possible, both parties should disclose their STI status, and not lie about it, for the sake not only of fairness but for the sake of both parties’ sexual health.
Next, choose to meet in a public place, especially if this is the first time you’re meeting someone. This way you get to know each other on a more personal level, you get a feel of what a person is like, and if he or she is really someone you’d really want to hook up with. You may have been interacting with this person for a long time online, but interacting in person is still wholly different, and crucial to gauging who a person really is, and if he/she’s someone you can feel safe with. For added security, it is advisable to inform a trusted friend as to where you’re going. And remember to trust your instincts.
When you finally get to somewhere more private, never forget to play protected. Wear a condom or have your partner wear a condom properly. Even if you and your partner have partly disclosed your sexual health status, you have to play it safe because the risk of getting an STI is there.
Other than that, just enjoy, relax, be yourself, and don’t try to change who you are and what you can do just to impress your partner. If you guys are a match, then you’re a match. If not, well, the Internet is always waiting.