Online relationships are incomplete due to a lack of visible body language and human contact. A key aspect of communication and human relationships is the human touch. This is the physical contact and being in each other’s presence.
Online relationships lack this contact unlike face to face relationships, where people can see each other. With a face to face relationship, the participants are able to read and understand each other’s verbal cues and respond accordingly. Online relationships have more room for people to “bend” the truth and present the self they are more comfortable with. Cases of online relationships that ended after there was physical meeting are numerous.