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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 5,875 People

    I am a true veteran of the internet, having some form of e-mail and user group experience for over 30 years.   I have at least dozens of friends who I have met an bonded with in...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 12 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I've had tons of them, but we always ended up drifting apart. Except for one, with whom I had sort of a romantic relationship. Then eventually he got too distant and I got too...
    MariaMelon MariaMelon 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Internet friends are the best <3
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    This Really Hit Me Straight Home... - My birthday was a few days ago and I was so sad on my birthday night. I was on the verge of tears. The only thing that comforted me was the...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 15 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    My 'Internet' Friends Have Turned Out To Be Actual 'Real' Friends'! - I have had those conversations so many times ... 'but you don't know them! you only know them online!' yes...
    SteffiSyndrom SteffiSyndrom 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    I get along better with Internet friends than real ones, not that I have any real ones.
    wutangpizza wutangpizza 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    It's Only Words On A Screen.. - "It's stupid.." I whispered. Fingers tapped at the keyboard. He hugged me close, but there were no arms around me. In fact, no one else was even in...
    mercurialgem mercurialgem 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    I've got quite a few of internet friends. Of course , I'm not too close to all of them. But three of them , I love those three so much. People at school talk behind my back , and...
    Akumachwan Akumachwan 13-15, F Jan 31

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    In Facebook I found a girl Daphne Recio and at first I thought she was just a simple person but when I talked with her even more she was very kind and tomboyish like me.But the...
    Iluv3daysgrace Iluv3daysgrace 13-15, F Dec 13, 2013

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    I think that internet friends can be as useful as friends that are physically there with you. Friends are people who can bring you comfort when you need it. Friends are people that...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F Dec 11, 2013

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    if not my internet friends, i don't know what i would do with myself. i've met my best(internet)friend two times, who says that it's not real friendship.
    teaaddicted teaaddicted 16-17, F Jan 28

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    I have met most of my amazing friends through the internet believe it or not. All of them through Instagram actually. I have their phone numbers from about three of them and still...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Although they can't see me, I feel like they get me. I don't lie, I just hide the biggest truth. But you can't blame though, I'm just like you. I have a life but I chose to live it...
    SnobsBeBitches SnobsBeBitches 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 26 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    I've been on the internet for a long time & made some cool online friends who I consider friends. I think online friends are unique in a way that they make me look forward to...
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Don't take me as some naive teenager that doesn't know scumbags and liars plague this site. I've honestly forgotten how many rude booty calls I've received over the amount of time...
    TheStarSinger TheStarSinger 18-21, F Dec 21, 2013

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    For My Friend .... -   You hold a mirror to my soul My reflection will not fix you You cannot lay me 'cross your wounds And find the peace you seek Where I am is where I've...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 19 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    Well, hey! That's why ep is here!
    Samcoyou Samcoyou 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My Internet Friends I know my internet friends are real because what they say and do effects me profoundly as if they right in front of me. We all have misunderstandings but need...
    Rederig Rederig 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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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...
    SweetEclair SweetEclair 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    What Is a Friend? - Although I've only just started interacting on line (this is only my 2nd day), I sure believe that internet contacts can be real friends. What is a friend...
    fellum fellum 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Completely Agree - Don't take me as some naive teenager that doesn't know scumbags and liars plague this site. I've honestly forgotten how many rude booty calls I've received over...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Anonymous - The anonymity of the internet makes it possible for people to behave in ways that would be totally unacceptable in person. From trolls to bullying to worse...But I know...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 41 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    I would love to meet some new people and make some new internet friends! I love talking to different people around the world. So if you want to to talk to a super friendly and...
    lindseyloux3 lindseyloux3 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    Amazing! - All my life, I had tried reaching out for friendship, throwing my hand out there on the internet and in real life. Each time, I was either stabbed, hit, and bitten...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    I'm looking for a girl that I could open up to. Message me and we will go from there.
    Victoe123 Victoe123 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    The Value Of Friendship - Friendship is one of the single most important things you will have in your life. To have a good friend is to have something so valuable it is beyond...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    It is for this reason that I refuse to add people as friends just to get a long list or big number of "fans" who have no intention of writing nor do I intend to write them. A few...
    Northernlite45 Northernlite45 41-45, M Feb 1

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    My Circle - My circle are my real friends. I would much rather sit and spend time with you all than speak with anyone I know outside of EP. So I consider my friends real friends...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Most of my friends r off the internet! The people the furthest away can mean so much too me! Its just easier uk?
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F Jan 27

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    Internet Friendship Is Real, But We Must Be Cautious.... - I have a very real and intimate connection with a very select few people on the internet. I have been friends with them...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Who says you have to be able to touch or see someone to love them? Whether you love them as a friend or something more, emotions are in your heart and mind, not in your eyes and...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I believe this is true so much. I've had a couple of really, really good friends that I met on the internet. For some reason, I've felt closer to them than a lot of people I...
    LoveMeSoftly19 LoveMeSoftly19 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    People - Since April of 07 I've been making friends on EP. I always used to say that if your lucky, you can count your friends on your left hand on the day you die.There is a...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 11 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    I defiantly believe this. I have friends in the 'real world' as well as friends I've met online. All of which I met on an app called 'Thumb'. Which I defiantly recommend you look...
    myusernameisusername1 myusernameisusername1 18-21, F Dec 18, 2013

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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...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 19 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    I know internet friends are real. Sometimes even more so than some of the people who are around us. I truly believe distance can't stop our feelings, both people we know that have...
    silvershadow2099 silvershadow2099 26-30, M Mar 3

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    I Know It's Important To Connect - Hi - I believe it's important to connect because otherwise you can get so swamped with your life experiences. When you talk with others and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Family In My Heart - One of my Internet friends is a doll as far as nicknames goes. She is a teenager almost an adult. When we first met, she was twelve years old. She calls me Mom...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Online Friends? - For the past four maybe five years now I've been playing online games. Mainly I play(ed) MMORPG's like Runescape, and I am now currently playing World of Warcaft...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 120 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Internet friends are real, and sometimes more true than the friends that you have right in front of you. That's why people always ask me why I'm on the internet... I'm just like...
    SleepyTime1620 SleepyTime1620 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Although it'd be nice to have some actual real life friends, online friends seem more genuine.
    DucksarePerf DucksarePerf 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    If it wasn't for internet friends, I'd have no friends at all. I met my first internet friend in 2002, and although we have never met, our friendship has stood the test of time.
    Doodlzzz Doodlzzz 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I do believe that internet friends are real, but they are limited. They can't really see you at your worst and they can't be there as fully for you as a person who is really there...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My Ep Friends - I've hear people argue this....Saying 'internet' friends aren't 'real'. Really? Take me for example. After all of my 'stuff' happened, I moved to a new town where I...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M Oct 27, 2012

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    The EP Effect - I hate the highs and lows of ep. It's just words. On the internet. Right? It's just words. So how can the high be so high? What is it about the affirmation of...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    I think internet friends are way better then in person friends, I'm too awkward for face to face conversations whoops
    methaddict69xo methaddict69xo 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    A friend is someone there for you for good and bad... physical proximity is not a prerequisite.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M Dec 11, 2013