It can feel like it’s a bit of a strange way to meet people – perhaps a little unnatural or awkward.

Some signs of abuse in an online relationship might include your online partner: You deserve to be treated with respect in you relationship, online or off.

If you’re noticing some unhealthy or abusive behaviors in your relationship, or if something just doesn’t feel right to you, call, chat or text with one of our peer advocates.

In many ways, having a relationship with someone you met online is a lot like having a relationship IRL.

You probably talk to your online partner about stuff that’s important to you, look forward to their texts or chats, Skype with them for face-to-face convos, and you might even develop strong feelings for them.

To help many dates get better acquainted online, here’s what potential cyber-dates do.

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When and how you communicate, how often you text, is Skyping okay, etc.

are all things to discuss with your partner to make sure you’re both comfortable with what’s happening.

Be cautious about the information you give out online, like your full name, personal email, cell number or address.

Once you send something online or digitally to another person, it’s out of your control.

Just because you met online doesn’t mean you can’t take things at a pace that’s comfortable for you.