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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 24,788 People

    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 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'm so bad irl relationships

    so I'm glad the internet exists. And I hate when people say that I have no friends just because they're all on here.
    flowerbomb13 flowerbomb13 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 26

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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 18

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    If you are under 18 then can we be friends

    plss😔if you use emojis then i'll be nicee haah☺️☺️😂
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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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    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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    That's true. They're indeed real.

    Not everyone, some just hurt and go. Like hit and run. But some.. some of them just reside in our hearts and heal us all the time. I've internet friends and they're awesome. I haven't met them but they really leave a mark. They make me feel good and.. and complete. They help me...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 18 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 23 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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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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    Would you like to be my friend?

    I am from Maharashtra, India. I am 26. I am new here on EP.
    Rahul89t Rahul89t 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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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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    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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 Apr 13

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    I do believe internet friends are real,

    I met the love of my life through the internet, through EP actually. And what we have is more real that anything I've ever felt, thank you internet, and thank you EP c:
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I basically love to talk

    and hear stories of different people from different countries coz i'm interested to know 1st hand experiences about their culture; and from there, i met a few good people. I don't usually give my personal account to random people esp here in the internet where people are...
    altec1243 altec1243 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Thank you to my friends

    who helped me get through a down day yesterday.
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days 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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    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 3 days ago

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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 met an 11 year old named Cade on Omegle.

    We both have very similar interests. We talked for hours and hours. One day he said we can't talk anymore because his dad won't let him talk to people he doesn't know. One of the worst memories I have. Cade, if you somehow read this, text me again! Please! (No people I am not an...
    XxHerperXx XxHerperXx 13-15, M Apr 27

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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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    youtubersonline youtubersonline 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 24

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    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Apr 17

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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 met my boyfriend on the internet

    and we just had our 6 month yesterday and my friends told me it didn't count since I don't "know" him. He knows me more than they do and me with him and what I have with him is real, but it's really depressing when my friends tell me it doesn't matter
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 21

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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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    While this is true, what

    if they are all just really advanced computer script bots that pretend to be human? They're just really good at it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 12

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    And just like all relationships sometimes they

    last a for only a short while
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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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 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Some of my closest friends have been people

    I've met via social networks. They've been better friends to me than my actual friends in real life. It's sad, but very true.
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F Apr 25

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