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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 15,596 People

    The hard part about internet friends is

    that whenever someone is upset I just want to give them a hug and comfort them
    Tbone33 Tbone33 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    It's honestly strange to me

    that this has ever been a question in anyone's mind. How does distance and the particular way we express ourselves diminish our friendships at all? If anything, I think that text is the best way for me to communicate my true self. I don't expect this to be true for everyone...
    rootlesswind rootlesswind 26-30 1 Response Nov 15

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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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    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 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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    I have made some good friends thru the internet.

    Some know more about me than my friends in "real life."LOL I don't know if that's good or bad. The internet has brought a lot of people together throughout the world, where we couldn't have done that before when there was no such thing as the internet. There are , however...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 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...
    LadyMarredMind LadyMarredMind 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17

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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've definitely met some great people online

    and I completely feel that Internet friends are just as real as offline friends
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 11

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    JeffG1967 JeffG1967 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    emgal emgal 16-17, F Nov 19

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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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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over phone and skype. He visited me last week and we met for the first time, it was an amazing few days we really bonded. He lives thousands...
    sarahc11 sarahc11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 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 9 Responses Jul 11

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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 1 day ago

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    I couldn’t be happier with my EP

    relationships. Honestly I am so fond of my friends. When I’m signing off for the night I always let my friends know that I’m going to bed, “Goodnight!” and I receive my “Sleep well” replies and what have you, it’s a real sense of family, and I love it. But I got a...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 10 Responses Oct 31

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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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    Erm. What kinda real?

    I'd be damned if they were. No joke. No offence. DAMNED! Like I'm not already but that's another story. .........................
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    Let me just explain this,

    because I have encountered many people whom have told me that my online friends are fake friends. They are not! Just because they're in a different state or city, doesn't mean that they aren't real friends. I have online friends and over time, I've become close with a lot of...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Nov 15

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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 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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    alilover alilover 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    Yes internet friends are real.

    Back in year 2000 I used to chat on MIRC or IRC and I made some friends ( some I meet them in person or they called it "eyeball" and some we don't) but until now we still communicate.
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 16

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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 don't get in contact with my friends

    that often because i'm awful at it... (Seriously, i forget to reply to messages even when i see the notifications). But i had always found someone who doesn't care much about that. Maybe i haven't talk to them in half a year (or more than a year) but i know that if i send them a...
    MustardMouse MustardMouse 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 26

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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 13 Responses Aug 27

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    A very sweet beautiful inside out friend is

    leaving for a week :( gonna miss her dearly. This post is just a good bye n a spot for u guys to give hearts as a good luck on everything she has going on. Hopefully we can get 100s cuz she is an amazing human being! Wish u best n cant wait for u to return and say good morning...
    Time4kush Time4kush 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    The only thing keeping me alive at the moment

    is my internet friend. She's way nicer and kinder and helpful and makes me feel 10000 times better than anyone near me. She is the best and that is why Internet friends are real
    SilverWolf16 SilverWolf16 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    I met more friends on internet

    than in person. I actually met wife on internet, we were living in two different countries and I relocated just to marry her. Trust is stronger here.
    Beyondfourthdimension Beyondfourthdimension 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    One of my close friends is battling depression

    and she cuts herself sometimes. Tonight she cut too deep and was rushed to the ER in an ambulance. She needs stitches. It breaks my heart that she cuts. I wish we lived closer.
    Interruption Interruption 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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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?
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Met a group of Americans a year

    and a half ago, and I still talk to them very often, I like them more than most of the people I know in real life. Awesome group of people ☺️
    MrHindle MrHindle 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I totally agree with this.

    Although I have a few people to talk to I don't have many friends though.
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

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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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    Internet friend wanted!

    I just want a girl that I can talk to about everything and anything. I lack a best friend because everyone seemed to have left me in high school because of our differences and I never really tried after that. I really just need someone I can vent to and can be open about...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 15

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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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    The internet gives you a chance to meet true

    friends you never would've had without it :)
    infiniterayne infiniterayne 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 29

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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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    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 8 Responses a week ago

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 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 19 Responses Nov 19

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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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    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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    I met one of my best friends on xbox live like

    7 years ago, he's the only person that's allways there for me, he listens and understand me, i hope we can meet someday
    maolopad maolopad 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    married for the third time.

    now we have a 20 month old .its alot of wor Have 4 grown children from previous marriage s .
    gcornelius93 gcornelius93 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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