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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 24,651 People

    I do not have many friends around

    where I live, so what very few friends I do have right now are all online friends. They give me someone to talk to when I need someone.
    DSHammonton DSHammonton 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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 have met the best and most faithful friends I

    have on the internet. Internet broadens horizons, allows you to meet people you once couldn't. <3
    ButtonsABXY ButtonsABXY 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    very much so....met a very important part of my

    life last year online....I couldn't imagine life without him....
    Fix1975 Fix1975 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    I have to keep reminding myself

    that not everyone feels the same. It's easy to get hurt when you are a nameless, faceless collection of words on a screen.
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 24

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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 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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    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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    youtubersonline youtubersonline 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 24

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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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    If you are under 18 then can we be friends

    plss😔if you use emojis then i'll be nicee haah☺️☺️😂
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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 18 Responses Apr 6

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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 Apr 21

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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 can be shy sometimes,

    but when it comes to people online I not. I do not share my name or all my person stuff, but I like to try to make friends. People can be really fun online and that helps me when I in a bad mood. I do not care if they are mean, I can just log off. But when a person is nice or...
    JadenTaylor456 JadenTaylor456 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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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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    And just like all relationships sometimes they

    last a for only a short while
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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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 18 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    I had no ulterior motive,

    i wish i could swear, but i don't swear, but pls believe me, i don't know what u thought i meant, but i didn't mean anything bad neither did i mean any harm, i'm sorry if i offended u (tho i don't know how), i still want 2 be friends with u, that's if u want 2. But if u don't...
    4everoptie 4everoptie 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One thing which really does annoy me is

    when my parents think my internet friends aren't my real friends. Like honestly, my internet friends are literally the only people I can tell how I feel yet I get criticised saying how they're probably "child molesters" even though I've seen then and they live in different...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 21

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    That's true. They're indeed real.

    Not everyone, some just hurt and go. Like hit and run. But some.. some of them just reside in our hearts and heal us all the time. I've internet friends and they're awesome. I haven't met them but they really leave a mark. They make me feel good and.. and complete. They help me...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Apr 26

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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 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 2

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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 Apr 21

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    I am that type of friend

    that will love you forever, support you and care for you. And i will listen to you when u tell me your struggles/problems and pain, and i will then tell you mine. I will be honest, nice and never the opposite. And i could be that one friend that you could be awkward and weird...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Thank you to my friends

    who helped me get through a down day yesterday.
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 11 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    gamesformolly gamesformolly 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Apr 25

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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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    Yes i do believe that internet friends are real.

    I've met some of my closest friends via Xbox Live and been in contact for over 6 years now. I've also had the chance to meet them physically a couple times and that was amazing.
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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