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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 13,822 People

    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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    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 25 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    I feel like the friends I make over the

    internet care for me more than what my so called friends "in real life" do.
    Lyhaz Lyhaz 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13

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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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    I've already made a connection here

    that feels as 'real' as any F2F friendship.
    ceirdyrael ceirdyrael 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 26

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    I'm lonely, sacked and scared I'll be homeless

    soon. Without my seven year old son, it wouldn't be worth it. Anyone been here before?
    tonygaskin tonygaskin 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    He could not fit in my imagination

    and I was not fit for his Real and the conflict between imagination and real sadly made us apart. Seema Gupta
    LadyMarredMind LadyMarredMind 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 18

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    does eny body have facebook

    if u do give me ur name
    AL3604 AL3604 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    Story of My Best Friend Who I Actually Never

    Met in Person - 3 years ago I met this amazing young lady online and we quickly became friends and talked everyday and got closer and closer, she stood beside me through some of the toughest times of my life while everyone else left me be. She helped me a lot in every situation...
    Berry84 Berry84 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    It's always dangerous,

    isn't it? We're always warned not to talk to strangers online because everyone's a sick *********. Stick to the websites you're safe on! No one ever warned me about falling in love online. No one warned me not to speak to people online because you could become really good...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    I can talk from experience.

    I made a few friends on minecraft when I used to play. We've all quit it now but we still talk every day on Instagram chat and I can tell them everything :) Another story, told to me by someone I met on WoW once... She plays tons of games, and when she makes friends, she adds...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Does anyone have facebook

    if u do please give me ur name please
    AL3604 AL3604 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 1

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    ambergintare ambergintare 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I believe that it doesn't matter how you know

    someone, if you enjoy their company and everyone is being themselves then of course internet friends are real friends. I have met countless friends that I initially met online. Nothing dodgy or sinister, just genuine friends that I like to talk to and spend time with when I can...
    thrilloftherisk thrilloftherisk 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I really truly believe you can become closer

    with people over the internet as they aren't judging you on looks, by how wealthy you are or who you hang out with but they are judging you for you!
    LiveLaughLoveDance LiveLaughLoveDance 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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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 9 Responses Aug 25

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    sanaan777 sanaan777 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 23

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    Disposable It's funny how you can mean the

    world to someone one minute and be nothing to them the next. Online friendships are new to me. I never did the chat room thing, and my Facebook friends are actually friends, people I know offline, so this concept of online friends not being real friends is strange to me. If I...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 27

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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 8 Responses Sep 13

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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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    The internet gives you a chance to meet true

    friends you never would've had without it :)
    infiniterayne infiniterayne 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    who cares where you met someone,

    if they are your friend then they are your friend
    teechme teechme 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Yep! I have some great friends,

    whom I met on internet and then in person. They are a few, but my dogs. Haha
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 19

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    I think that having friends through the

    Internet is no different than having a friend in person besides the fact that they don't live near you. I've made so many close friends through my phone and they seem to treat me better than my actual friends that I've known for years. People always tell me that it's weird that...
    mads225 mads225 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I have met so many awesome people online.

    Friends I've known for years now; friends from tumblr, friends from games - friends I've gone on to meet in person, even. The internet is full of wonderful people with common interests.
    pianodreams pianodreams 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    They are rare but a I have found a sew genuine

    internet friends and I am grateful I have them.
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Sep 26

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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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    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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    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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    This, above all else,

    is the greatest experiences I have had the honor to go through. As of the 15th of next month, I will be in a long distance relationship with a man I met on tumblr for one year. It started with a "get to know me" meme. I reblogged an application for followers to fill out, giving...
    PriorP92 PriorP92 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    FaultyLife FaultyLife 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 29

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    I really do believe that is true.

    Currently there is a girl on here who i can really trust. She told me shed be here for me for as long as possible. As most of you know i have major trust issues but i believe i can trust her.
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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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 6 Responses May 31

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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 44 Responses Aug 18

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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...
    LadyMarredMind LadyMarredMind 36-40, F 19 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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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    anyone looking for a penpall

    or internet friend? I'm right here ??
    maliaaa maliaaa 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    does anybody have intergram

    if u do tell me ur name
    AL3604 AL3604 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    part -2 I hope u all remember what happened in

    my part -1 story. so after when he was done talking that day. i went back and called my best friend to ask whether i should knock him on fb or not and talk to him.later i realized why i should do everything for him? he should take steps as well if he sees me in that way. I was...
    cluemisa cluemisa 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    One of my teachers was talking about internet

    friends and how it's IMPOSSIBLE to have an online friendship/relationship. He literally expanded the conversation into an hour and I'm sitting here like, DUDE I MET MY BEST FRIEND ON THE INTERNET AND WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE LAST FEBUARY! Our bond is closer than sisters. We...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 8 Responses Sep 18

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    Although many friendships I've made online have

    not stood the test of time, I have made a few friends with whom I have corresponded over the course of many years and whom I consider to be "real" friends. Whether we ever meet in person or not seems irrelevant. I have noticed though, that when all the communication is in...
    gudrin gudrin 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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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 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 12 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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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 23 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    I want some new friends.

    .. I believe there is amazing people here
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I met several people over internet

    and made some real good friend. The fantastic thing about internet is that it allows you to be as open as you like. And if you have people understanding you, you got good friends...
    maskedmagic maskedmagic 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 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 2 Responses Aug 14

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