I met this girl online around 4 and a half years ago, Im in the UK shes in the US( Ill call her R). We didnt talk much for two years of that as i had University) but over the past year we have been talking much more, on the phone nearly everyday. I did and have always regarded her as a good friend, and someone i wanted eventually to see in person and maybe even try and pursue something with if we got on in person as well as we did online.
However, i recently had a phone conversation with her step mother in which her step mother mentioned how proud she was of R for getting down from a size 16 to a size 10. R had told me she was a size 2, and shown me pics otherwise, So i confronted her about it.
She admitted that pictures she had sent me were fakes, that they were actually of her best friend who she thinks is beautiful. She also told me she is not the weight she told me was. She said when we first started talking she was a Size 16, and started dieting when we started talking less to become what she is now, which is an 8 and that she had lied about being a size 2. She said she lied because she was in love with me, and wanted me to think she was attractive and so i would consider a relationship with her and feel the same way. She said she ate and ate after her mother died out of depression, and balooned to the size 16. She said that had wanted to tell me the truth for a long time, but just didnt know how.
Now im not sure what i should do with all this info. Her size is not the issue, i dont care what she looks like. Its the fact she has lied to me for several years about part of who she is.
Would you trust her again? Forgive her? I just dont know.