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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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    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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    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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    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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    I really do believe this.

    I personally don't have any but the love of my life ... I met him on the Internet so there's no doubt in my mind that there's a possibility I could meet a bestfriend on the Internet. Any relationship (rather it be a friendship,lovers,etc.) that is formed over the Internet is...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 31 mins ago

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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 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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    does anyone wanna chat?

    Male or female, doesn't matter just looking for friends on here.
    StraightEdgeSavior StraightEdgeSavior 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    Stranger267 Stranger267 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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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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    Well....I believe I will write tonight.

    .... I really do believe that internet friends are real. I am of the opinion that people are people, whether they are sitting behind the screen online, on the phone, or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 33 Responses Aug 7, 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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    Its kind of awesome when there are people

    who are there when you log on every morning become part of your routine, you talk about your day and then always end with a "till next time" goodbye. This is what makes internet friendship awesome when there is always someone to say "good morning" to.
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 13 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    I hope I find someone online .

    You know what I mean
    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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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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    It all starts with a simple "Hello".

    You find out that you share common interests with someone. Awesome! You get so excited and talk for hours without feeling tired even if it's 3am in the morning. Who cares? As time goes by, you start to open up and listen to each other's personal stories and experiences. Some...
    vonengel96 vonengel96 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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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 4 days ago

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    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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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, 2015

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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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    Chelle14 Chelle14 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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

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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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    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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    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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    That Rare One Time When.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There is no deepness to it,

    but when the small talk is what you look forward to, it says a lot about the person on the other side. I can only hope that person wants to hold on to it (the friendship) as much as I want to hold on as well
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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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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    "Internet friends are real": I must qualify my

    agreement to this statement. First, I don't do Facebook; so I'm not referring to "Facebook friends". Facebook is too cluttered and "open". I am a private person, and contrary to the cliché, "My life is an open book" I would say instead, "My 'privates' are personal". Those who...
    vonKrankenmensch vonKrankenmensch 26-30, M Jan 27

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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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    jaymazing jaymazing 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 22

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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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    Yes i do believe internet friends are real.

    I would not like to think otherwise. I mean I know there are fake profiles and trolls, but I mean really connecting with people who REALLY care and really "get" you. I seem to keep running across folks that seem to only want one thing and that isn't friendship to me. So hey you...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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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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    Well just popped in to say,

    thanks to E P I have met the most wonderful man . We live 3000 miles apart but are planning to meet this summer . We have been talking now for 6 months . I was cautious at first. Not really believing the things he said ,but now I know I love him and he does me. I use read about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 11

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