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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 25,873 People

    I didn't use to think

    that internet friends counted as real friends but over the last year I have made plenty of good friends via the internet and they are supportive and caring and important to me. They ask about my day and care about what happens in my life just as much as my "real life" friends...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is a huge stretch

    but im in mississauga (in toronto) and 16, and a female. I feel so hopeless and I just want some sort of friend or social life or someone to talk to who also has anxiety, and understands that I suck at holding convos and i'm ugly but is willing to overlook that :(
    smtxoxo smtxoxo 22-25, F 8 Responses May 14

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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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    DevineTension DevineTension 36-40, M 3 Responses May 13

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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 11 Responses Mar 21

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    (Serious post) Why does it seem like all the

    great people are so far away?
    ThisLiar ThisLiar 16-17, T 15 Responses Feb 23

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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 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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    I can't believe this is happening.

    Going to meet my best internet friend this summer, it's going to be awesome, no doubt!! Who said internet friends aren't real?
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want an internet friend I can tell everything

    to. One that won't judge me too harshly.
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe that they are real.

    They've been more of a friend to me than anyone in real life has
    emylauren27 emylauren27 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I've always wanted to travel the world

    and stay with the Internet friends I've made from over the years :3 best way to live by my experience ^_^ (Y)
    Allysonny Allysonny 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    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 do Believe internet friends are real,

    I mean it's weird but my internet friends actually make me feel happier than my real ones :/
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 14 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    Today I had to most unexpected conversation.

    it was 4am and I was ready to turn in when EP notified me that someone wanted to chat. I though maybe a short conversation would be harmless but I was wrong.Turns out it was new chapter unfolding something much larger than a mere conversation.A friendship was born . As we talked...
    late0 late0 18-21, M 4 Responses May 13

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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 ;-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I believe internet friends

    and relationships are real they've both been proven very real for me
    ForeverDenyingIt ForeverDenyingIt 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    very much so....met a very important part of my

    life last year online....I couldn't imagine life without him....
    Fix1975 Fix1975 36-40, F 2 Responses May 3

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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 15 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    To be honest I just met this guy (you know

    who you are) I FaceTime him all the time! He's super nice and a little older but he's a true friend! We have a lot in common and he's sweet as sugar! INTERNET FRIENDS EXIST AND GIRLS AND GUYS CAN BE FRIENDS WITHOUT LIKING EACH OTHER.
    JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would like to make internet friends,

    exchange numbers, chat and experiences, and then eventually meet up one day for coffee
    nandimg nandimg 22-25 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Because four years ago I met this girl online

    and she ende up being my bestfriend.
    sansy5sos sansy5sos 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3

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    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    I have met the best and most faithful friends I

    have on the internet. Internet broadens horizons, allows you to meet people you once couldn't. <3
    ButtonsABXY ButtonsABXY 16-17, F 5 Responses May 4

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    Yes i do believe that internet friends are real.

    I've met some of my closest friends via Xbox Live and been in contact for over 6 years now. I've also had the chance to meet them physically a couple times and that was amazing.
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3

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    I had one person I have been talking to

    for months and months. Then I had 2-3 days of finals so I wasn't on much. Suddenly, he vanished. He always was worried about me being the one to stop talking to him, but it was the other way around. It wasn't a sexual thing. Strictly friends and he knew that. About 3-4 days...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 8 Responses May 14

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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 2

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    johntyrel johntyrel 31-35, M 3 Responses May 17

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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 think it's fun to have internet friends.

    . It's someone who you can talk to.. And everyone find its easier to talk when your not in person..
    SadBug11 SadBug11 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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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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    Internet friends seem more supportive

    than real life friends. When I was a kid I was told "don't talk to strangers on the internet" but they are supportive and great to talk to, as long as you are making good decisions you should be fine. When I was being bullied online someone I never knew stood up for me, and we...
    RebeccaIsAwesome01 RebeccaIsAwesome01 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I know that many people out there dismiss

    anyone on the internet and say that you never know who is really behind the computer because they can pretend to be anyone. That's true, however, there is still a person behind each computer with free will, and not all of them choose to be an internet racist, psycho, pervert, or...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 21

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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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    Internet friends are real.

    .. I just don't have any. I rather hang out with my homies. Fried, Mashed, and Stuck-in-a-Stew.
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I used to think having "internet friends" was a

    joke. Then I came here and made some good friends. In fact, I don't even refer to them as internet friends. Friends are friends, plain and simple. It is difficult enough to meet and bond with people after a certain age. Given the fact that I'm introverted and don't have much in...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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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 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    gamesformolly gamesformolly 13-15, F 4 Responses May 3

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    Curse You Internet ..

    .Here we are in this day and age. Making strong connections with people who are like us, but far away, some half across the world. Some we may meet in real life, only briefly, to go back after each to our own world, with little chance of that outside connection becoming a lasting...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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 23 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    i have no idea what i would do without these

    two, they've helped me through so much. there may be 3714 miles separating us but if that can't keep us apart, then nothing can
    carlymgc carlymgc 13-15, F 3 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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