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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 17,038 People

    I was best friends with this girl,

    but as soon as she met this other girl and they became close she started leaving me behind. She ditched me at New Years, forgot about my birthday and slowly slowly started treating me like ****. I felt completely used. She developed a habit of smoking pot and would put me down...
    85544a 85544a 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    Internet friends I met about 30 close friends

    on a one direction site (dont judge) plus my gf....we spent time talkinh from 6-3 am, even beyond. then we all got old and left, but if I could relive anyting, it would be those days
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7

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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

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    I've met a few friends on the internet

    and I feel way more comfortable with them than with my real life friends, well I don't really have actual friends except internet pals! So if anyone ever wants to be internet friends, I could really use one!
    naomistent naomistent 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 11

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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 18 Responses Nov 19

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    I have met some truly amazing people on EP,

    but I don't think any of them quite qualify as my friends. I talk to a few of them on a regular basis and they are good people. I just can't truly call them my friends, yet. Hopefully, in time, I will come to make many friends on here and IRL.
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 26

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    I believe in internet friends I am currently

    looking for one that can relate to me
    nikueycookery nikueycookery 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    if you guys ever need a friend to talk to

    message me and ill be there for you c:
    ir1012 ir1012 13-15, T Dec 2

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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 46-50, M 19 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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

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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 12 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I am open minded guy

    and want to make news open minded friends. Open to any topic and too all lifestyles. I want to have news friends here. Man, woman, couple, young or old, race or nationality not important. All are welcome. Especially interested in different lifestyles. So tell me what you like to...
    naughtyguy13 naughtyguy13 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    The internet gives you a chance to meet true

    friends you never would've had without it :)
    infiniterayne infiniterayne 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 29

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    You can meet so many cool people online

    and its crazy because you probably will never meet them, but they still impact you!
    imacoolguy14 imacoolguy14 16-17, M Dec 6

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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

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    Why wouldn't they be real?

    Haha if anything they're better than real friends that will turn their back on you and ***** about you
    Bcdknfib Bcdknfib 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    Hey. I'm new, so yeah.

    Ploop. I have such a hard time making friends where I live. I can only name five people I can call "friends." That's two from my church group and one classmate. But the other two of live in the United Kingdom and I've never met them in person. But I feel close to them. I'm...
    randomfaceintheworld randomfaceintheworld 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I Was 13 Years Old...

    ...in 1999 back in the day when America On-Line was the biggest connection to the world. My first on-line friendships began in AOL chatrooms. I''m sure I had no business being in an AOL chatroom at the age of 13, but, the Internet was new in our home and my parents were clueless...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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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 22 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    I met my long time girlfriend online.

    We were in a relationship for 3 years before we could actually meet (distance and age were two problems) but now we have been living together for two years. I am going to propose to her next week.
    beccadeck beccadeck 18-21, F 2 Responses a week 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...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 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 3 Responses Nov 9

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    They're friends, and they just HAPPEN to be on

    the internet. It doesn't make them any different to RL friends: you can still share secrets, share laughs and be happy with them. Even if I couldn't trust them as much as I trust those I know in real life (with technically one exception) I still think they hold as much value to...
    DisguisedAsMe DisguisedAsMe 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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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

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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

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    I've known a few people

    for like 6/7 years and have never met them in person yet we talk every couple of days online so yeah I think they are real friends
    mandybear29 mandybear29 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    wardskye wardskye 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    its true. internet friends are real.

    i met a guy online and i felt so comftable with him that i could tell him anything and so is he. altho we dont talk anymore i still feel hes my best friend
    lor334 lor334 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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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 15 Responses Dec 4

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    bakulkhan bakulkhan 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Some of the people I've gotten closest too have

    been people online. They helped me get through crap and become a better person because of it. I've even seen people find their spouse online so yeah, important relationships definitely form.
    timsmith88 timsmith88 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 12 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm closer to my friends on Xbox live

    than I am to my real friends
    jwoods3659 jwoods3659 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    It's true. I've had some great friendships

    with people I have met online. Then there are the ones that go terribly wrong. I never cared much for people who are just out for themselves. I am real too. Don't use my experiences on EP to feed your lustful ways. Respect me, and you will get that same respect in return.
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Right now my friend and I are naming all the

    emojis yeah I know what you all are thinking weird right?
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    yes they can be but it also depends on the

    person. well who wants to be friends and see how it turns out?
    herejustlivinglife herejustlivinglife 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yeah 'cause I'm an Internet friend

    and I'm real....so.... Well. It makes sense to me. :)
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 6

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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

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    Since I met my Internet Friends in person

    for the first time about two weeks ago, how could I not believe Internet friends are real? Let's face it: I had no friends when I was little, until I was 12, that is. When I was 12, I was severely depressed all the time. I couldn't handle school or myself, and due to various...
    kiyokichan kiyokichan 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I absolutely believe

    that internet friends are real. If you make a connection with someone and enjoy sharing time with them; if they make you feel that you can just be yourself, that’s a friendship of which I wouldn’t want to lose. The closest friendships my son has ever had are with his...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    my internet friends are always there

    for me unlike my real friends who are just there wen they need help
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F 9 Responses Nov 20

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    I look in the mirror.

    I'm so ugly. I look on the Internet, the people don't see how ugly I am. No, they only get my personality, they see through my unattractive face. Does anyone else feel the same?
    rodrsie rodrsie 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 31

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    I believe in internet friends I am currently

    looking for one that can relate to me
    nikueycookery nikueycookery 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I have a life outside the internet.

    I am actually pretty social. But I have also been apart of twitter for years and was on instagram before everyone I know was on it, and I met some great people through both! We keep in contact with each other and it's great. It's fun to know people from around the world and...
    brucewayne87 brucewayne87 26-30, M Dec 8

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    It's true that internet friends are real .

    . Yup were not computer generated .. We have feelings , vices , dare I say emotions.. I engaged someone's emotions without realising the consequences ... We both ended up hurt .. So yes treat others as you would like to be treated .. With respect and love for who they are and...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    RosyLockLuvsPopTarts RosyLockLuvsPopTarts 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 3

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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 5 Responses Nov 26

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    its funny because ive chatted

    since i was 12yrs old. im now 30. (about to turn 31). ive noticed how there are just some ppl u meet online that have such an impact in ur life. it amazes me how much they can affect u just through a computer. itd be amazing to see how much they could impact u outside the...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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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 42 Responses Aug 18

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    I do believe they are real.

    it's easier to admit your mistakes or problems because there's no judgment and they got know who you are first and understand the things you're going through especially when they're experiencing the same thing.
    Alekz2816 Alekz2816 22-25, F a week ago

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