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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 8,930 People

    It's gotten to the point

    where I don't even care if people don't like it, because the truth is, all of my friends are on the Internet. I'm bullied and they understand me because they go through the same thing. I've met the most amazing people on the Internet. Why should I stop?
    hihowareyouimtess hihowareyouimtess 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    These are real these mean a lot to me

    because even though you haven't met you feel a connection.
    BrokenBeauty21 BrokenBeauty21 16-17 2 Responses Jun 10

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    When I message you, who ever you are,

    you are not a screen, you are not a computer, you are a human being. You breath, you feel, you laugh, you cry. And you are real. That means that if we're friends we're real friends and not just letters flashing back and forth on a screen.
    JuzTmi JuzTmi 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 9

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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 1 Response Jan 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 10 Responses Jul 11

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    I do believe that internet friends are real

    and much better than the 'friends' outside of the computer. I get more help about the issues in my life from some of you guys here than people outside of the computer that don't give a ****.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 for years, and for almost the entire year, have talked to them daily on the phone, over skype, etc. .. DAILY. I feel very close to them, though we have never...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    I don't know I tell internet friends more

    secrets than I do to real life friends...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    Internet friends are the kindest

    and best kinds. I have internet friends from all over the work that I game with at times and even when you're not gaming they're always there for you to help you or listen to you.
    voodoohexx voodoohexx 13-15, F Jun 24

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    They are the best people you could ever meet.

    Always there for you, even if they are far away. They don't have reasons to ever stab you in the back, so you don't even have to worry about that. Often, they are also the only ones who really understands you.
    gdandcl gdandcl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    She may never read this,

    or ever believe it. But she's the only person on EP I've felt I've got to know on a personal level. Someone I've actually felt close too and thought about through the day, each and every day. We don't speak anymore. I don't really know why in all honesty. I guess I'd put it...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yes you are right internet friends are the real

    there is a nice attachment with each other they are more sincere. I like
    kabooro1 kabooro1 46-50, M Jul 4

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    As strange & sad as it may sound,

    most of my friends are people on the internet. I actually prefer them to most of the people I know in real life. Especially here on Experience Project.
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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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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    How can people fall in love just by chatting

    online? I find it hard to believe because I think meeting face-to-face is important to decide whether the other side is real and honest or not. Can anyone please explain me?
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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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 thought of suicide. Not long during that, Carnivorous messaged me asking me if I could go on Skype in a little bit with him and LordNothing...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 15 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    People on the internet seem to understand me

    more. Im not afraid to tell them somethong about me becuse if they judge me i can block them and nt have to deal with it if they start to make fun of Me. And people in my school i cant just press block to make it all stop.
    kyleee099 kyleee099 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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 that there are other people sitting a their computers, just as I am, reaching out for the connections we find...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 41 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    I Believe!

    I believe that Internet friends are real too. I've made a few good friends on the net. I'm very cautious though when it comes to meeting anyone so I hate it when my friends or family tell me to stay off the net making friends because it's dangerous. A person can meet a stranger...
    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 13 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Friends are Friends. Does it matter

    if we met them in the real world or online? They are as real online as they are in the real world. I have a couple of friends right here on EP (very kind hearted ones). I guess it is all about connection. Hearts connect all the time and it does not have to be just in the real...
    rahulblr rahulblr 36-40, M 6 Responses May 31

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    I met my best friend (who I've currently known

    for two years) over the internet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 2

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    I met my bestfriends Mel this year

    but not IRL as I say in real life but I'm excited cause right now were are working on a book and it has over 20,000, reads and we are texting right now and I'm at my aunts right now for Fourth of July and she is going to sleep over on the 11th and I can't wait so yes I do...
    MyLifeSoundsLikeLies MyLifeSoundsLikeLies 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    FaultyLife FaultyLife 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 29

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    This is what happens

    when I show my bf an online guy friend
    himynameishikari himynameishikari 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    my boyfriend started

    as being an internet friend, we then met in person and now wve been together for nearly 2 years :D
    MyLilWorld MyLilWorld 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I am not completely sure about on line friends.

    They might just be telling you what you want to hear.
    greenH greenH 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Hey everyone, Im new to EP looking to make some

    friends. Im pretty easy going like to laugh. I can text anywhere in canada and the usa. inbox me!
    jeallega jeallega 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 21

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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 a boy named Ian on Habbo Hotel 4 years ago

    and to this day we still talk and I plan on driving to Canada one day to meet him. I truly feel like he's the one and it scares me that I may never see him in person..
    MarissaRachelle MarissaRachelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    qiyaamo123 qiyaamo123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I met with my best best best

    and best friend on internet. We have too much in common and we completely can understand each other. She is like my soulmate and I am so glad of that!
    infinitygirl98 infinitygirl98 16-17, F Jun 10

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    This one is complicated.

    I wouldn't say people you have never met in person are as good as friends. But nowadays one can still (despite the trash/junk online) find meaningful relationships. I recommend meeting people in person though.
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 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 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 10 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    Most of my friends are internet people.

    ..some of them I've "known" for 15 years yet I only "know" them as their anonymous forum handles...I love internet friends yo
    idontknowhyimhereyo idontknowhyimhereyo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Internet friends will always be better

    than real friends, even if they don't see you or talk to you in person, they'll still understand you.
    californiaqueenn californiaqueenn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    One of my best friends

    while in high school was a girl I only knew online. She was an amazing person and made a profound impact on direction of my life!
    TinkerTuner TinkerTuner 22-25, M Jun 16

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    I have a verY few Internet friends,

    not many at but, But they're just as good as my other friends. One of my old pen pals-with email- I've been talk to for almost two years and she is amazing. She lives in Wales and is from Australia. But she travels a lot with fried a and her parents. I've never met her but we...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I've never had an internet friend.

    From what I've heard they are often more loyal and understanding than those in real life. The friends I've had for years have lately been very rude and mean to me and I really just need someone to talk to not for just a day, for a while. I want an internet friend and I believe...
    kinglesswriter kinglesswriter 13-15, F 4 Responses May 15

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    I actually have made a friend on here

    who I talk to every day. She and I are becoming just like sisters. She knows who she is and if she reads this, she'll know it's her I am talking about. We have bonded a lot over the time we've talked. :)
    angelw1698 angelw1698 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 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 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 26 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    I can't make new friends

    that easy where I am. *im an awkward girl* so I go online. They don't all have to be female like me but I like how they can relate to you and talk to you about what guys don't care about. It's funny because all of them are very close to me. They seem closer to me than the few...
    StoryOfMyLife1234 StoryOfMyLife1234 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    There is this guy I've been talking to

    for about a year now and we have not met but we do FaceTime and text every day it sucks because he has no was of transportation we live about 30 min away from each other. We have so much in common and personalities are a lot alike which means we bump heads a lot. I really want...
    riyaa23 riyaa23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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 26 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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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 been I'm wrapped in pain and joy You cannot wear my history here Your fabric is your own The brightest color, the...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 19 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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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...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    Just joined a team of potters to make 10 000

    vessels that will be taken out to the public to squeeze and leave their imprint into the vessel.In exchange for your involvement you will be given a key ring which you bring along to the exhibition in November and you can exchange that key ring for someone else's vessel.Think of...
    SkaterMonk SkaterMonk 26-30, M Jun 24

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    I have a few internet friends

    that I find are real true friends. They are honestly such amazing people. I can joke around with them and have real talks with them and it's a really good feeling and considering I've been depressed for a very long time, that means a lot. The only problem is that I wish I got to...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    Almost all my friends are online

    and my brother makes fun of me for this saying I don't know them so I start naming a bunch of facts about them
    MomijiSohma1999 MomijiSohma1999 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 friend that is closer than a brother. I don't know how many of my EP friends would post my bail, but I imagine one...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 10 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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