Here’s what I mean. We have people on here and on other message bases…people we talk to in IMs…people we might actually call on the phone…but we met 'em all on the internet, and there are some we haven’t met face-to-face at ALL.
How long do you have to be talking to someone before you trust them…and do you trust them a little bit, a good bit, or totally?
Do you have to meet them IRL to give them any of your trust?
Do you have to at least talk to them voice?
Can you get enough information in e-mail and IMs only to decide whether or not to trust someone?
Ever meet up with anyone and had it become clear, after you STARTED giving someone your trust, that it had been a huge mistake and had to back out?
Or started talking to someone you barely even LIKED, but ended up trusting them implicitly?
BTW, I will say that it takes a herculean effort for me, personally, to trust anyone…and lately people on the Internet have been making it even harder. But right now I want the opinions and experiences of others.