How do people have relationships when they are apart, or develop them when theyâ€™ve never even met? From MySpace and weblogs to romance and sexuality, this book draws together a range of studies on Â«remote relationshipsÂ», investigating the intricate, intimate ways that people forge connections online. The term â€˜remoteâ€™ refers to the technologies that facilitate forms of communication, and also underlines the lack of physicality involved in these relationships, developed at a distance. Using empirical data, these collected essays explore a wide variety of relationships, examining the methodological and ethical issues that researchers face. Remote Relationships in a Small World, part of a new generation of online studies, responds to the need for research that focuses on social relationships.