This thread is going to push the awkward zone, even for me. However, this is the one and only place I would even consider discussing this because of all the great people here. I am strong enough in my skin to take some ridicule, but I hope to gain some insight with this. How does it feel to say, I love you to someone? I am not talking about the super special person you are going to spend your life with nor am I talking about family cordials. I am asking how it feels to say that to people you may have never met besides online. Not for anything stupid like having an affair. I would never lead anyone on and in fact have reached out to clarify my intentions in cases I thought it could be misunderstood. I find it rather liberating to extend the words to people whom I really can closely relate to. To me it means, I truly feel a special emotional connection to the person. But it does not mean that I want to pursue anything. Does that make me strange? The fact is that there are several people I really can relate to and I just want to reach out to say, "hey I think you are super cool." The thing about the net is that although we talk a lot about nothing, there are plenty of times we really do talk about something and we each share a little bit about who we really are at heart. Is it Ok to share a spontaneous raw emotion to someone whom you don't want it to evolve beyond that? When I was a teen, I would sometimes find the courage to approach a beautiful girl and say, I think you are amazing and yet I had no intention of growing that. To me, this is very much the same. Since I am a male, I would never say those words to a male that is not close family. But I certainly have extended very kind words to males that I really relate to as friends. Not that I have any problem with people of different orientations. Just curious how other people feel on this issue.