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I met an Algerian man

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Submitted by PPP (United States), Jan 19, 2017 at 10:28

Hello,

I am 21 years old, European girl.
5 months ago I was on summer holidays with nothing to do so I decided to join, for the first time, an online app to pass some time. I am usually very conservative in this online and Internet stuffs so never did I told anyone about personal stuff, contacts or shared pics. There I talked to many people from all around the world, including an Algerian man of 23.

This man, in particular, (which was me who contacted him first) was fun to chat with. We told lots of jocks, shared cultural experiences and learned some words of each other language. He was the only one I kept talking for such a long time and every single day to top it. So, after a month or so, I decided to share my contac with him. From that time we kept talking everyday (messages just) and we became good friends. After 2 months we made the first call! And after 2months and a half we made the first video call. And, you know, talking a lot about anything, supporting each other on our studies/work and etc and I started to fall in love.
Never did I tell him this. I thought I was crazy, specially when we have such a different culture and religion.

However, by the time I was struggling with my feelings, he confessed to me that he was afraid of falling in love with me and He told me that he was never in love before and that he is only for his future wife. He seems a very devoted Muslim so he never did any mistake. After some time we realized that we were in love but we were and we are perfectly aware of our situation.
My problem is that currently we are unable to meet. I am inexperience both in relationships and online connection. I am afraid of this love (and also is he) but we can't stop talking. We tried to stop this for some time but we couldn't. We never made any mistake and we both agree that we should keep it like this.

He is very protective of me. He worries about me and he always says that he admires my personality. Reading all you experiences with Muslim men and Algerian men, made me afraid. In actually I still don't have any compromise with this man because we don't want to have it until we are sure that we can be together. But the reality is that we know our felling too well.

What should I do? Should I stop this or should I continue? I guess I should meet him first but we can't in a near future.

Thanks

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