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If you really think about it, the online world is great as it offers opportunities that, for many of us, wouldn’t be available away from our keyboards. And the only reason that’s the case is we still allow those who live away from it to decide if it’s accepted or not.Online, you would have discovered this is the case within the first minute of checking out their profile, concluding that, though they might look good with very little clothing on, your life-goals don’t really match up. In real life, that could have cost you months of trying to change each other before realizing you’re Away from the keyboard, the only way you know what kind of person you’re going to run into tonight is by selecting where you’re going to go.Are we going to a musical, a restaurant, or a single’s night in a bar?Now, the people there are going to have different tastes, sure, but there’s a decent chance you’ll find the The spoken word is great.The only problem with it is you can’t spend too much time thinking about what you’re going to say—if you do, other people may think you’re slightly odd.The title should really read ‘why finding love online is better than finding it AFK’ (Away From Keyboard).