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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 23,826 People

    I think internet friends CAN be real friends is

    probably a better way to characterize my own thoughts on this subject. I think that one's online friendships can be just as significant and beneficial as offline friendships. In the end, it seems to me that it comes down to the connection. Whether or not the actual bond is there...
    JustNyx JustNyx 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I've made friends online

    that are better and more real than my so-called "friends" around here so. xD
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 16

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    Thwin Thwin 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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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...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 16 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    My internet friend killed himself 2 years ago.

    . I still miss him and I hate myself bc I didn't even stop him.. His last words were " I'm in love with you since day one".. I feel so bad about it .. I wish I knew what I know now
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do not have many friends around

    where I live, so what very few friends I do have right now are all online friends. They give me someone to talk to when I need someone.
    DSHammonton DSHammonton 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    just because we dont hangout in person dosnt

    mean that therw not real friends **** i bet u that there is someone you talk to on the internet that knows you better than ur "real" best friend
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like to believe a friend is a friend no

    matter how far away they are.
    highlyfavored8000 highlyfavored8000 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I need someone whom I can talk to

    and keep me company. Share my interests, talk about movies, favorite shows, music, secrets without judgments. Someone who just enjoys stimulating conversations. I'm in a relationship but I am miserable, why I haven't left is another experience/story. I feel lonely all the time...
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 16 Responses Apr 6

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    I want a friend who only wants to be friends

    with the real me not someone who wants to be fake and lie about being my friend then stab me in the back right after I want to make a difference in someone's life,I want to be the better rather than the worse.
    shewolfforever14 shewolfforever14 13-15, F 24 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    some internet friends are real,

    but I don't believe in starting a relationship online. one thing is sharing ideas with a person online and it's something else to get emotionally involved. maybe it all boils down to what we want from a relationship; but considering my criteria for one, I will more easily...
    cyrax111 cyrax111 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    My friend online randomly gave me $50

    for being a good friend to him for so long. I still haven't spent it yet.. And to this day, I tell him he's a good friend.
    Christals2 Christals2 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Are Internet Friends Real?

    I've given this topic a lot of thought over the last month....and I've come to the conclusion that I believe without a shadow of a doubt that those wonderful souls who become your friends over the Internet are indeed the real deal. I mean really...how could they not be? How can...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 20 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    (Serious post) Why does it seem like all the

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

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    Disposable It's funny how you can mean the

    world to someone one minute and be nothing to them the next. Online friendships are new to me. I never did the chat room thing, and my Facebook friends are actually friends, people I know offline, so this concept of online friends not being real friends is strange to me. If I...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 13 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    When people are honest

    as to who they are a stronger friendship can happen. I've been lucky to find my best friend & husband online. Yes, there are liars as well, but they get discovered sooner or later.
    Geekynerdgirl Geekynerdgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    It Matters Not It does not matter

    that we may never meet. Nor does it bother me that I don't know what you look like. In fact that thought really never crosses my mind.  What matters is that we have found some common ground of understanding and a connection has been made as result.  I am not here every day...
    moralbiki moralbiki 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I really need online friends,

    I need to meet new people, new cultures, make new friends, find people like me :)
    iwillsavethenature iwillsavethenature 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    I feel so much more comfortable with internet

    friends then real friends. Please someone talk to me. Preferably high schoolers.
    haiimlola haiimlola 16-17, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's Not A Belief, It's A FACT!

    I spent four of the very best years of life living with a internet friend. We met online, connected, fell in love, met for real and it was all real. She is my soulmate and dream woman in every way. Real people, family, broke us up but one day, one glorious and wonderful day I...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 51-55, M 18 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    i met one of my best friends on the internet.

    we can literally tell each other anything and weve helped each other out of some very bad places before. i've known her for almost two years now, and i can't imagine life without her anymore. love you, lily <3
    panicatthediscofficial panicatthediscofficial 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Heyyyy, Just joined,

    so thought I'd say hi before I got all deep with experiences I'm dealing with right now lol. So hello all, come say 'hi' 😊x
    JaixxNinexx JaixxNinexx 31-35, F 40 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I know this girl from Quotev,

    and I can tell her anything even though we only meet a month ago
    MusicKitten MusicKitten 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    They are, you know! Ok,

    we have fake names but what is in a name? I feel l am more myself and real on here than in real life. Don't get me wrong, l do have a few close friends in real life l confide in, of course, but l don't share my innermost, darkest, deepest thoughts with them. Why? When l...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    My internet friends are closer to me

    than my real life friends. I feel like I can trust them more and I'm certain that they wouldn't go around talking about me behind my back like some of my real life 'friends' do
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I am that type of friend

    that will love you forever, support you and care for you. And i will listen to you when u tell me your struggles/problems and pain, and i will then tell you mine. I will be honest, nice and never the opposite. And i could be that one friend that you could be awkward and weird...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Sure they are real, I am real.

    I always try to be real both on and offline. But gathering the fact that there are fakes in real life, there are also fakes in online friendships. Well, not going to talk about those losers though. Not here, not going to talk about them, losers, here. Just here to talk about...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    I honestly feel more comfortable spilling my

    heart out to a stranger rather than my family in real life. It seems like the internet friends I have made care more about me than the friends I have in real life. I really appreciate my online friends, and I'll be here when they need me.
    MusicFuelsMySoul MusicFuelsMySoul 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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    hi friends,how r u all?

    ??friends can u tell me where & how I can donate my kidney for money.I need money badly,so friends please help me...
    RubelloveNaima RubelloveNaima 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I met my best friend over the Internet

    and she lives 7 hours away from me and we realized that she lived an hour away from my aunts that i go to every summer and we met and it was the best day of my life
    AwesomeBandsBeAwe AwesomeBandsBeAwe 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I have seriously met some unbelievably lovely

    individuals! I feel blessed to have them, for the most part we talk daily, I enjoy it so...Thank you, my darlings ;-)
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I have several Internet friends!

    I would rather talk to them about my problems than my actual friends.. Friends are sometimes hard to find, so talking with someone on the Internet is so different because they're talking with you and not trying to just be your friend cause of the stuff you have.
    PrincessKylieP PrincessKylieP 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I have a friend from Brazil

    who I love dearly and he's 100% my true friend I was very lucky to meet him but I'm truly happy I did☺️ ... He's actually the only one I have but I think quality trumps quantity any day💐💐💐
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I have some of the best internet friends,

    we speak to each atleast everyday. They are the most awesome people I ever spoken to!
    CrispNia CrispNia 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I don't have any recent online friend stories

    but I enjoy the ones I had a while back. Whenever I felt alone or sad I could log on and be with people who enjoyed my existence. And honestly, internet friends are real because they're real people who have there own emotions too.
    PikaMuffin PikaMuffin 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    About three months ago I met my best friend on

    the internet though a mutual friend we both knew in real life. she lived in CT I live in Minnesota. We talk everyday and video chat and talk on the phone. In July she's driving from CT to MN and I'm going to get to meet her for the first time ever. So yes I definitely believe...
    sorryimbenji sorryimbenji 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I have this woman I don't have a clue

    where she lives Most of the time she's really nice But can be cranky if you know what I mean She's also very helpful and there for me most of the time and when she can't be there she is very appolajetic about it She is a very smart woman too ... And a realllll sexy voice but...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Almost all my internet friends are 17

    or 18.. I feel so young i'm only 15 years. And for a unknown reason I can't have a good conversation with girls .. .-. I'm weird yeah i know
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can be shy sometimes,

    but when it comes to people online I not. I do not share my name or all my person stuff, but I like to try to make friends. People can be really fun online and that helps me when I in a bad mood. I do not care if they are mean, I can just log off. But when a person is nice or...
    JadenTaylor456 JadenTaylor456 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 2

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    I know I won't have time to do this tomorrow,

    so I just want to wish all my circle friends , both old and new a happy Christmas. Also to all those who are not in my circle, but who regularly drop by for a chat. As some of you know , my time here on EP precedes the date shown in my profile. It has been a time of highs and...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 12 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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 3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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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 15 Responses Mar 14

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    16 years ago, my friend taught me everything

    about cyberworld. Chat, emails, messengers, etc... One day, I've met someone over the internet and eventually, we became friends. I was 19,he was 22. Though miles apart but everytime we talked, we felt like we were just around the corner. We got along well and we almost talked...
    SweetEclair SweetEclair 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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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 16 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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