Omegle.com can be one of the scariest places on the web. Why I decided to visit it on Monday night, I couldn’t tell you. I don’t know what possessed me.
Anyone who has ever been on Omegle understands how difficult it is to connect with a seemingly NORMAL human being who is actually looking to have a friendly normal conversation. It is unfortunate that that almost never happens. Instead, users typically get connected to spam robots, naked men, more spam, and more naked men..
On Omegle, I was getting connected to one spam bot after another. I couldn’t get away from them! After reconnecting 6,000 times or more, I finally connected to another person who didn’t immediately disconnect from me. Oh, ok!
It was at that moment that I met my newest online friend: Anthony.
Anthony and I talked about some of the most random things during our conversation.
He was pretending to be from Alabama while talking in a Southern accent and I totally fell for it… It wasn’t until about an hour into our conversation that he said, “I have a confession to make…” and went on to explain how he was joking AND IS ACTUALLY FROM NEW JERSEY TOO.
He wanted to know why I wasn’t mad at him for lying to me. I wasn’t mad because I didn’t expect him to be telling the truth. It’s the internet. Besides, he only did it in the beginning to have some fun. When I asked him why he felt the need to lie, he said, “I was messing with a bunch of people before I connected with you and so when we talked, I was already in the habit of doing my southern accent. I did it in the beginning but as time went by, it was harder and harder for me to tell you it was a joke because I started to realize I really like you…”
I thought that was sweet. His hair was really nice too.
Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll ever get the chance to meet in real life. Plus, I don’t know how I feel about “long-ish” distance relationships without ANY pre-existing connection. Anyway, it sure would be cool to have such a seemingly nice guy as a boyfriend but it looks like this specific pairing wasn’t meant to be.
But what if we really did start dating?
Would you date someone who you first met on Omegle? Interesting to think about.