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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

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    My friends that I have met in the Internet have

    been more supportive and understanding than anyone that I have ever met in person. There was a time when I thought it was weird to meet people on the Internet, become friends with them and actually talk to them regularly. Now I don't know what I would do without some friends...
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    I have 2 good friends

    who I met on the internet more than a year ago and I'm still in regular contact with them, both awesome people :)
    stephanie29 stephanie29 31-35, F 16 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    It's unbelievable to think how many times I've

    stood in the bathroom crying and holding a handful of pills up to my mouth. But every single time, something they said to me would pop up in my mind and I'd drop them. Thank you Jess, Elise, and Teanna for saving my life and giving me the strength to be four months clean from...
    sighselly sighselly 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    my rl friends always make fun of me

    for having Internet friends, but the truth is... I feel like the people I haven't ever met care more about the people who have.
    leedesirable leedesirable 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I have internet friends

    that treat me better than my real life friends. My real life friend Just ditched our plans on Friday... which happens to be my 21st B-Day. Just so she can hangout with a guy she hasn't met in person yet. I have online friends that make sure we talk daily and they are always...
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    I love my internet friends.

    Yes they may be 21 and 35(both of which were married to each other) and I am 14. But they're amazing and they're like brother and sister to me. hell sometimes I talk to their kids.(who they adopted) we've never met but they're amazing
    BanTheUndead BanTheUndead 13-15, T 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I now have best friends in Canada,

    Italy, Australia, and Germany and I love all of them. They're like the siblings I've never had. We talk like we've known each-other our whole lives. Thank you EP. Some day I will meet you, I promise
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I was sad to see that someone I messaged with up

    and down has deleted their account . We only chatted about the weather , work , our pets and excessive chocolate consumption at Christmas . If you come back under another name please get in touch . I did this myself last year for various reasons and contacted my ep friends...
    cranberry01 cranberry01 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 11

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    Deprission Deprission 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My internet friends are the best support system

    for me. When I need someone, they are always there.
    randompanda18 randompanda18 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I've had friends all my life(only 19 i know its

    not been long lol) who I've talked to, who've abandoned me, who've laughed and joke at me. i always thought that internet friends weren't real until i got friends on here and realised a friend doesn't have to be someone you see everyday or every so often it can be anyone in the...
    Ciara97013 Ciara97013 18-21, F Jan 24

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    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    I get to talk to alot of people on here,

    but only a few will reply,people are proud to even reply to a simple hello,well thats life
    viqsteels viqsteels 22-25, F Jan 23

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    I've never met my best friend face to face.

    We've never connected physically. My best friend has never even heard the sound of my voice. Yet this person probably understands me better than just about anyone else I've met in my life. I've served in the military and chewed dirt with some of the finest men this country has...
    manchild81 manchild81 26-30, M 13 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    I'd like to believe that internet friends are

    real, but I've had too many experiences in the past and present that have made me question the validity of them. I know there is a being on the other end sending me a message. But for many, this is a form of escape from their reality, a place to create a version of themselves...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 27 Responses Jan 30

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    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    The problem with online friendship is

    that when things go wrong, we split. When I say something that makes you uncomfortable, or when you offend me, we’ll go our separate ways more often than not. And this flies in the face of how people actually become friends. True friendship only happens when people honestly...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 14 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I don't think I truly believed this

    until I joined EP over 2 years ago. I received a message regarding a story I had posted, before responding I checked out his profile. He seemed sad, lonely and a little down on his luck so I sent him a short message of encouragement. Fast forward over two years later and we...
    GirlGonePostal GirlGonePostal 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    anyone want to chat? just looking

    for someone to talk to, male or female.
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Yes, I do feel internet friends are real.

    Having said that, interacting with people far away through text can be extremely difficult and frustrating at times. I must admit that I am also guilty of the miscommunication that I sometimes accuse others of. All people see words or statements in different ways at times. That...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    (Serious post) Why does it seem like all the

    great people are so far away?
    ThisLiar ThisLiar 16-17, T 12 Responses Feb 23, 2015

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    I always have wanted to have a best friend with

    whom I can share everything. But I donno why I am so unlucky.. I don't have good friends even.... Does anyone wnna be my friend?
    Stranger267 Stranger267 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    At least I hope they are.

    Lol Seriously though, what is a friend? A friend is someone that we can rely on, talk to, be supportive in a time of need, and have a good time with. So why not the same with internet friends? I have made some acquaintances on here that I would not mind calling a friend. I would...
    aldnaz aldnaz 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 25

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    Chelle14 Chelle14 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Having friends in real life does not always

    mean you can talk to them just about anything. When someone comes over to you and asks if you are okay, you feel even worse deep inside. You somehow have to try to lie to everyone by saying something like this - "Yeah, I am okay. It's nothing, really." And also you have to try...
    vonengel96 vonengel96 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    One thing which really does annoy me is

    when my parents think my internet friends aren't my real friends. Like honestly, my internet friends are literally the only people I can tell how I feel yet I get criticised saying how they're probably "child molesters" even though I've seen then and they live in different...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 21, 2015

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    x3 I play a game called 'Roblox'

    and I have made some LEGIT friends, that I will hopfuly meet irl someday, they have been with me at least for 4 years, we've had some fights but got back together, we played games all the time... There REALLY special friends to me. Those people included, Cassie, Joey, Alyssa...
    xXCassie03Xx xXCassie03Xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Stranger267 Stranger267 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I feel as if online friends can bring more

    meaning and authenticity in a friendship than a real life friendship could ever give. Most people in real life these days are too busy to socialize and give you what's needed to have an enjoyable stable friendship. Least its like that for introverts in a world that's over run...
    ThisStrangeEffect ThisStrangeEffect 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    Shortly after I left my marriage of 13 years.

    I was looking for someone to talk too out of loneliness. So I joined a dating site. I received a message that caught my attention as it was so unlike the typical pick up lines. (Ladies you'll know what I mean....lol) He asked me how it felt like to be in a meat market. Then...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Sometimes I think internet friends are more

    reliable then friends that I see
    peapot69 peapot69 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    I joined a site and made few friends.

    This one guy asked me if it's okay to meet in person over a cup of coffee. I said yes after 3 months. We had coffee and good talks for 2 hours and he said that he's going back to his country end of the month ( we met August 8,2015). He is now in Romania and he calls me...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    I want to try this. If this is really

    for me. I'm kind of confused ??
    kaypeebar kaypeebar 18-21 1 Response Jan 22

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    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real I

    truly believe that Internet friends are real. I trust them better than the real ones that I usually see, it's because I could tell them everything even if they're from afar. If you're reading this, I'd love to be Internet friends with you. Have a good day/night. P.S., don't...
    byeAnna byeAnna 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    That Rare One Time When.

    .. You find your "lost twin.."
    xForgetEverythingThatYouKnowx xForgetEverythingThatYouKnowx 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Its easier to talk to people over the computer

    and share your feelings than with someone in person.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 27, 2015

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    This is the story of how I met my best friend

    Menno: Menno and I met 9 months ago on EP and became very good friends. We started skyping a lot and texting which showed how great we got along. After dreaming of meeting, our parents actually both spoke to eachother while we were on Skype and it went great! They added...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 9 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    So basically after months of chatting

    and skyping the day is finally here, today I'm going to meet my best (internet) friend Felipe for the first time after we start chatting on EP 8 months ago. I can't wait for all the great things we will do this week. It's going to be a week to never forget. I'm so glad ep gave...
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 11 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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    Yea they are real but it takes time to learn

    if they are a real friend indeed...
    staceel1 staceel1 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Hey guys! So I thought I'd share my story of my

    friendship with menno! I menno and I met on EP about 7 months ago I think, and we would talk all the time and Skype for hours, one day his mom and my mom both walked in at the same time and started talking and got along great, they added eachother on facebook and are now talking...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 4 Responses May 12, 2015

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    There always is someone behind the other side

    of the connection. While a lot of people tend to use their anonymity for bad purposes, you will also find a lot of people who are true to themselves. Who are more open than they dare to be offline. It is how I've found my partner.
    FluttersJay FluttersJay 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I think they are real.

    After a while, they want things quickly and angrily... as if there was something owed... and it can be scary or sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Jul 24, 2015

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    I have met some of the most amazing

    and interesting people on EP. I always had this preconceived notion that meeting people online was "weird," but then I found EP. It feels so great to share my stories and learn about others who have been through some of the same. I always try to be open and honest and help...
    JasonE81 JasonE81 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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