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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 24,285 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 2 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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    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 6 hrs ago

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    youtubersonline youtubersonline 13-15, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    (Serious post) Why does it seem like all the

    great people are so far away?
    ThisLiar ThisLiar 16-17, T 16 Responses Feb 23

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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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    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'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 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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    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My friend online randomly gave me $50

    for being a good friend to him for so long. I still haven't spent it yet.. And to this day, I tell him he's a good friend.
    Christals2 Christals2 18-21, M 1 Response 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 6 Responses Apr 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 11 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    And just like all relationships sometimes they

    last a for only a short while
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 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 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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 12 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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 15 Responses Apr 6

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    I've made friends online

    that are better and more real than my so-called "friends" around here so. xD
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 16

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    I have only had 7 hours sleep I fell asleep

    chatting to people on this app and I'm in it again in the morning
    ameliah1 ameliah1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Apr 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 40 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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    Thwin Thwin 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    Hi *******. I'm Jordyn.

    Yes it's spelled exactly like that. Spell it wrong and I'll sacrifice you to Satan for a blade of grass I'm blonde. I have gauges and I don't wear pants. Let's be friends?
    JordynNocte JordynNocte 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    hi friends,how r u all?

    ??friends can u tell me where & how I can donate my kidney for money.I need money badly,so friends please help me...
    RubelloveNaima RubelloveNaima 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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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 15 Responses Nov 19, 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 16 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 2

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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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