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Interpersonal Relationships and Social Networking

How is it possible to find people who share similar interests? How can someone have a relationship with another without it getting complicated? The realm of social networking makes it possible for people to build interpersonal relationships based on one’s interests.

An interpersonal relationship is two or more people connecting after finding they share a mutual interest. Since the relationship is interpersonal it allows common ground to build between those of the opposite gender without any pressure on it being considered romantic from the start. If intimacy should develop let it be done so at a natural course without rushing. If one is seeking to avoid being pulled into a personal relationship then it is best to form a larger group and make it clear that friendship is more desirable than anything else at the present time. More intimate relationships are not prohibited, they are just not necessary in order to share a hobby or interest.

The best place to form these interpersonal relationships is on the social network. There are websites dedicated to helping internet users in finding other people with similar interests. The social network is an excellent starting point in discovering people who share the same hobbies or fields of interest. A person who is shy or has trouble socializing can find the social network as a great place to build confidence before actually talking to someone face-to-face. This is important because unless the person is willing to talk about their interests and form an interpersonal relationship with one or more people it will become very hard to keep a discussion going. Talking, even if it is done via a website, is very important in maintaining a relationship with other people who share like interests. However, like all things connected to the internet, a level of discretion is advisable to those who are searching for website connections. It is quite possible for someone to fake a shared interest in order to get accepted into a group discussion and so revealing any personal information should be kept down to a minimal.

Therefore, the social network makes a good starting point in finding others who have common ground with one another. Having the relationship as interpersonal and involving more than two people will cut down on complications and keeping the relationship from getting strained. Interpersonal relationships are meant to be less stressful and the social network offers a neutral meeting place where people can be themselves but still cautious.