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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 10,716 People

    Of course they are real!

    Something sparked, and you became friends with them. I made quite a few friends on EP, and I would love to meet every single one of them! :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F Jun 10

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    The definition of friend is someone with whom

    you share a mutual bond of affection, so internet friends count! Woohoo. You don't have to have actually met someone IRL to get on with them, share common experiences and generally have a blast. The internet and sites like this are a great place to strike up friendships.
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    if you're like a really hot guy,

    you should message me and be my bff and love me 5ever.
    queentheresa queentheresa 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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 11 Responses Jul 11

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    I actually have made a friend on here

    who I talk to every day. She and I are becoming just like sisters. She knows who she is and if she reads this, she'll know it's her I am talking about. We have bonded a lot over the time we've talked. :)
    angelw1698 angelw1698 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I met with my best best best

    and best friend on internet. We have too much in common and we completely can understand each other. She is like my soulmate and I am so glad of that!
    infinitygirl98 infinitygirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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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    Friends are Friends. Does it matter

    if we met them in the real world or online? They are as real online as they are in the real world. I have a couple of friends right here on EP (very kind hearted ones). I guess it is all about connection. Hearts connect all the time and it does not have to be just in the real...
    rahulblr rahulblr 36-40, M 7 Responses May 31

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    I met a lot of good people from the internet,

    I like that I can meet someone online. Let them see my character, and allow for me to open myself up to them. Most people that I've met online are phenomenal people. They are PEOPLE. My friend always turns her nose up at me because I've met people online. I think it's such a...
    thegreatrumi thegreatrumi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 5 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    I have a few internet friends

    that I find are real true friends. They are honestly such amazing people. I can joke around with them and have real talks with them and it's a really good feeling and considering I've been depressed for a very long time, that means a lot. The only problem is that I wish I got to...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    How can people fall in love just by chatting

    online? I find it hard to believe because I think meeting face-to-face is important to decide whether the other side is real and honest or not. Can anyone please explain me?
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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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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    Should I just give up on real friends?

    All I have is online friends and no one in my school
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    FaultyLife FaultyLife 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 29

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    Met a girl who I originally met in the I termed

    in person the other day. It was amazing. We've being friends for a while and she was finally in the UK for a bit and I met her at the hotel she stayed at. We just hung out in her hotel room all night before falling asleep next to one another. It was probably the best day if...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I Believe!

    I believe that Internet friends are real too. I've made a few good friends on the net. I'm very cautious though when it comes to meeting anyone so I hate it when my friends or family tell me to stay off the net making friends because it's dangerous. A person can meet a stranger...
    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 14 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    one of my best friends I met on World Of

    Warcraft way back. Even though he lives In sweden and I Cornwall I still talk to him more then most of my RL mates. The internet can have some real gems of people!
    staticdreams staticdreams 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    People

    Since April of 07 I've been making friends on EP. I always used to say that if your lucky, you can count your friends on your left hand on the day you die.There is a friend that is closer than a brother. I don't know how many of my EP friends would post my bail, but I imagine one...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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...
    000SadisticBitch000 000SadisticBitch000 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    qiyaamo123 qiyaamo123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    These are real these mean a lot to me

    because even though you haven't met you feel a connection.
    BrokenBeauty21 BrokenBeauty21 16-17 2 Responses Jun 10

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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...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I do believe that internet friends are real

    and much better than the 'friends' outside of the computer. I get more help about the issues in my life from some of you guys here than people outside of the computer that don't give a ****.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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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 46 Responses Aug 18

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    Almost all my friends are online

    and my brother makes fun of me for this saying I don't know them so I start naming a bunch of facts about them
    MomijiSohma1999 MomijiSohma1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Mhm they understand you

    and you can talk freely with them without worrying about who they'll tell
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I think people can relate extremely strongly

    from online connections, but it depends on how they relate exactly, just like in real life people we interact with whom some might label "friends" aren't really, the same goes for online too, and also for friends who are real, in the sense that they actually care for us, and...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    Yes some people can make you feel good by just

    "speaking" with them from time to time on the internet. It is a place where you can actually "talk" to some people who are similar to you in alotta ways.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 17

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    When I message you, who ever you are,

    you are not a screen, you are not a computer, you are a human being. You breath, you feel, you laugh, you cry. And you are real. That means that if we're friends we're real friends and not just letters flashing back and forth on a screen.
    JuzTmi JuzTmi 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 9

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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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    I've never had an internet friend.

    From what I've heard they are often more loyal and understanding than those in real life. The friends I've had for years have lately been very rude and mean to me and I really just need someone to talk to not for just a day, for a while. I want an internet friend and I believe...
    kinglesswriter kinglesswriter 13-15, F 5 Responses May 15

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    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    For My Friend ....

      You hold a mirror to my soul My reflection will not fix you You cannot lay me 'cross your wounds And find the peace you seek Where I am is where I've been I'm wrapped in pain and joy You cannot wear my history here Your fabric is your own The brightest color, the...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 19 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    I believe Internet friends are real

    because they make you feel better than the ones that are close 2 you and thy are very generous and kind...
    miizfaduma miizfaduma 18-21, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yer I met a few on the play station network,

    he was a sound guy hope is doing good in life as I sensed he was a bright soul.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    There is this guy I've been talking to

    for about a year now and we have not met but we do FaceTime and text every day it sucks because he has no was of transportation we live about 30 min away from each other. We have so much in common and personalities are a lot alike which means we bump heads a lot. I really want...
    riyaa23 riyaa23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Until I find out they aren't,

    which then things get a bit creepy… but every once and a while I meet a really cool person online :D ( the context of real in my experience is relating to identity more so than anything else)
    megmeg526 megmeg526 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    queentheresa queentheresa 13-15, F Aug 19

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    animegeek889 animegeek889 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    This is what happens

    when I show my bf an online guy friend
    himynameishikari himynameishikari 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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...
    NYX78 NYX78 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17

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    Friendship Has No Reality Qualifications...

    I am sick of when a "real-life" friend asks "so where do you know so and so from?" and when I tell them we met online, they laugh.I'm sorry to all of my "real" friends, but I might have to slap sense into them if they keep on putting down my friends just because of where I met...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 26 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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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 24 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    I am here if you need someone to talk to.

    If you are lonely, hurting, ready to end it all. Whoever. I am here to talk and I promise that if you have a problem I will try my hardest to help :)
    jxlecler jxlecler 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    She may never read this,

    or ever believe it. But she's the only person on EP I've felt I've got to know on a personal level. Someone I've actually felt close too and thought about through the day, each and every day. We don't speak anymore. I don't really know why in all honesty. I guess I'd put it...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 20

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    You know, people say

    that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people) then there are more people like that person who will say that the base unbeliever isn't real also. Yes my vocabulary may...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I can't make new friends

    that easy where I am. *im an awkward girl* so I go online. They don't all have to be female like me but I like how they can relate to you and talk to you about what guys don't care about. It's funny because all of them are very close to me. They seem closer to me than the few...
    StoryOfMyLife1234 StoryOfMyLife1234 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    Anonymous

    The anonymity of the internet makes it possible for people to behave in ways that would be totally unacceptable in person. From trolls to bullying to worse...But I know that there are other people sitting a their computers, just as I am, reaching out for the connections we find...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 41 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    I do believe that if a person is seeing the

    same vision or interest that u seek it well work and even better if u meet them in real life
    Jamelamel Jamelamel 13-15, M Aug 14

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    internet friends are real.

    I have plenty. but my most favorite internet bestfriend is devin. I basically know everything about him. we have known eachother for a year & 3 months and 6 days. we can honestly talk about anything. he is antisocial. so am I. we get along perfect. I wish we could meet someday...
    iheartbands iheartbands 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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