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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 21,194 People

    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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    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, 2014

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    I met my boyfriend (Kinda sorta) over the

    internet, I believe that relationships do work online (friendships or otherwise), you just have to be a little more wary at first
    KristenNicoleW KristenNicoleW 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    My best friends are on the internet.

    I am able to express myself, rather than to be judged in reality. My friends on the internet are my escape. I love you guys :*
    smile44me smile44me 16-17, F Feb 17

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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 41 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    i have about 5 IRL freinds

    and tons of internet freinds
    aohana aohana 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    The Internet is just one way to communicate

    with people. Internet friends are people sending text messages to each other. That friendship can then be taken further and people can continue to talk on different platforms. Tonight, I spent the past 2 hours texting a gamer buddy of mine I have known for 3 years. We met on the...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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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, 2014

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    Sometimes far better

    because they can't hate you or still your stuff, worst they can do is send your virus but if you're sensible and have a good antivirus software then it doesn't matter much because you can get rid of it
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days 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, 2014

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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 only got 1 internet friend in 6 years .

    ..I don't know where to find really good friends ... Every where many strangers are interested in hot chat ...blah blah ...where are all good plp online .... I really need good friends
    funtabulous funtabulous 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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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 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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    But I don't have any.

    .. I have an account on every social network from Facebook (mostly RL friends) to Reddit. I do this so I can meet different people that share my interests and not have, say, just my RL family and friends following me on Twitter. The problem is my RL shyness has permeated my...
    Yerbatero Yerbatero 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 25

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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...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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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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    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M Feb 17

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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 21 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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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, 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 19 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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 9 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I've had one certain Internet friend

    for about 4 years now, maybe 5. She's been a better friend than all of my other friends, we've helped eachother through tough times and she knows me better than anybody else in my life. People have told me that it's not real because we've never met or seen eachother (and that we...
    KitCN KitCN 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days 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, 2014

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    I have friendships that have lasted longer

    than 10 years and most of them I have only known from the Internet. We have lived through and supported each other through tragedies, divorces, loss and serious lifestyle changes. We've had each other when we were abandoned by everyone else. Those friendships are absolutely real...
    Th3Nothing Th3Nothing 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    All my family says Internet Friends aren't real.

    I call that bullshit.I have truly 3 friends, that don't turn their backs on me like the RL friends.They're all my internet friends. 1.There might be a rapist killer *********. WHY DOES EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET HAVE TO BE THAT?! 2.You can't touch them. Okay, this is an example...
    JelloCat JelloCat 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 would love to make more friends on here!

    Message me if you wanna chat :)
    bradleysgirl10 bradleysgirl10 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Y'all are the only friends I have

    and I love you guys :D
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    Everybody acts a certain way around different

    people. But tonight, or morning in Central U.S time; I just wanna say good night. My first good deed lol
    Lostdreamerr Lostdreamerr 18-21 1 Response Feb 8

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    i feel that internet friends are the ones you

    can make a bond with the most because most of them aren't dicks lol the limitations do suck though of being or having an internet friend
    irvinothebunnybandido irvinothebunnybandido 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need advice from one of the people i trust

    or from anyone who would like to help i just need someone to help me
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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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, 2014

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    I believe Internet friends

    that you have met and seen online are real friends because this one time I was serving this website called younow and I made so many great connections this one time I was talking to this person named Emma and as she started playing her guitar she sang but during the times she...
    Hardrocker245 Hardrocker245 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 17 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I know I won't have time to do this tomorrow,

    so I just want to wish all my circle friends , both old and new a happy Christmas. Also to all those who are not in my circle, but who regularly drop by for a chat. As some of you know , my time here on EP precedes the date shown in my profile. It has been a time of highs and...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 13 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    SanjayMaurya SanjayMaurya 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 18

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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, 2014

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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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    looking to meet new ppl.

    in very open to talk about anything
    JayTheU JayTheU 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    How do you make friends here.

    .. If your an introvert?
    imaqi imaqi 18-21, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I honestly feel more comfortable spilling my

    heart out to a stranger rather than my family in real life. It seems like the internet friends I have made care more about me than the friends I have in real life. I really appreciate my online friends, and I'll be here when they need me.
    MusicFuelsMySoul MusicFuelsMySoul 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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