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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 31,682 People

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    I have had past internet friends

    who I still talk to now. It's an amazing thing what technology does for us. I feel on the internet I an say my true emotions and feeling that I would be too scared to ever say in person. I am embrace my true self and spread the love to other internet friends around me. His name...
    faykath faykath 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 2

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    Hey guys! So I thought I'd update you on my

    story with menno! So after becoming best friends on EP and skyping all the time, and our parents getting to know eachother and planning this whole trip, im now three days away from flying to Europe! Im going to spend a week at menno's house! We are gonna go to the beach, museums...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 9 Responses Jul 25

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    Want to meet some new

    and interesting people. 😊 PM, follow me on IG (same username), or whatever. 👌
    lightseekingsoul lightseekingsoul 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I know my parents do but,

    I feel like some of my irl friends judge me because most people I meet now are from online. I'm more outgoing and energetic online and people don't judge me by how I look. If I walk up to someone to talk they usually look me up and down and kind of ignore me until I leave...
    AwkwardTomboy AwkwardTomboy 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Or it's "A BOOTY CALL!

    " I must be honest. When I came to EP a few years ago? I had no intentions on seeking internet for a friend not to say the least lover. Life changes over that period of time I had all kinds of invitations to getting to know each other better activity. During that time I was...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 26

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    I have internet friends

    that treat me better than my real life friends. My real life friend Just ditched our plans on Friday... which happens to be my 21st B-Day. Just so she can hangout with a guy she hasn't met in person yet. I have online friends that make sure we talk daily and they are always...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 24

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    Just interested in someone decent whom I can

    talk to. 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 still feel lonely, why I haven't left is another story. I have no friends who are into the same things...
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 19 Responses Apr 6

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    Hey guys! So I thought I'd share my story of my

    friendship with menno! I menno and I met on EP about 7 months ago I think, and we would talk all the time and Skype for hours, one day his mom and my mom both walked in at the same time and started talking and got along great, they added eachother on facebook and are now talking...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 5 Responses May 12

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    My friends that I have met in the Internet have

    been more supportive and understanding than anyone that I have ever met in person. There was a time when I thought it was weird to meet people on the Internet, become friends with them and actually talk to them regularly. Now I don't know what I would do without some friends...
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    I've met two amazing people here the last few

    days. Sometimes people just want someone to talk to. For that I am grateful to both of you and glad I could just listen and make conversation.
    tmantx tmantx 31-35, M Aug 12

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    To give clarity! To all the men

    who has so much defensive comments because I seem to step on your toes. Wake up life is not over! It is all about what you want to be in life. My point is if you meet someone who pours their heart out to you for comfort. You should at least say up front what you desire. It is...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Well....I believe I will write tonight.

    .... I really do believe that internet friends are real. I am of the opinion that people are people, whether they are sitting behind the screen online, on the phone, or...
    1VeryClassyLady 1VeryClassyLady 70+, F 36 Responses Aug 7

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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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    Yes... I met this friend on FF

    and it's been 9 months we talk to each other. He is a guy, very nice, very caring. He would be a perfect boyfriend. He is funny, patient and very open-minded! For x-mas, he sent me a stuffed neko! It was a surprise! I never thought he would send me a x-mas present after only 3...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Aug 16

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    that is not to say that being in someone's

    circle or "friends" on facebook for example means what it says. however, you can meet someone online and have a real relatioship with them, or continue a relationship started in person online if it's no longer possible to meet in person.
    AAJames AAJames 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Of course they are real.

    Sometimes people doubt if they are a real person, but does it matter? If your having a fun time talking to that person and they are making you laugh, think, smile, and annoyed sometimes then they are your friend. I don't care if it's a robot, if enjoy talking to them and feel...
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I have had an Internet friend

    for almost 2 years. We met on a Recovery website. He was the beginning of my recovery, inspiring me to stop my drinking. I have face friends too and could not do it without them, but he is the glue that holds me together sometimes. We've gotten in big fights too where we haven...
    kris10f kris10f 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Even though I do believe

    that some internet friends are real, I tend to wonder whether they behave in their real life the way they do on the Internet. It makes me want to meet them in person even more.
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    some of them, real as in genuine,

    but far too many are liars, perverts and theifs
    elisef elisef 51-55, F 9 Responses Jul 24

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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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    I was internet friends with a kid from Illinois

    since 8th grade and way past high school. It was strictly platonic because he always had a girlfriend of some sort and I respected that. He was the only person I could discuss Classic Rock with.
    mlnchla mlnchla 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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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 ;-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I met two people I consider sisters over the

    internet. I share more with them than those I met through real life and we understand eachother very well. We skype and instant message each other. We've had conversations at three in the morning. We just fit together and I consider them my best friends. And in one case...
    Teldra Teldra 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    mauvemagic mauvemagic 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I could definitely use some "internet friends".

    Social anxiety makes meeting new people very awkward and uncomfortable :(
    khankale khankale 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I think they are real.

    After a while, they want things quickly and angrily... as if there was something owed... and it can be scary or sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jul 24

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    I've never met my best friend face to face.

    We've never connected physically. My best friend has never even heard the sound of my voice. Yet this person probably understands me better than just about anyone else I've met in my life. I've served in the military and chewed dirt with some of the finest men this country has...
    manchild81 manchild81 26-30, M 13 Responses Jul 13

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    Its easier to talk to people over the computer

    and share your feelings than with someone in person.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 27

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    I used to have one. I am not sure

    if we are still friend or not because we don't chat much like before. Therefore, I think I had one, but not anymore. She met me online through the some lesbian site and emailed me asking to be friend. We had many great conversations and exchange things in many perspectives...
    Tarynymous Tarynymous 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 25

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    odiejr odiejr 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    I do! I have a few friends from internet

    and some of them are really nice. Wondering why do the best people live far away :(
    ellcios ellcios 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 14

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    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My internet friends are like my best friends.

    They have stopped me from committing suicide, I'm the luckiest guy in the world to have them.
    Addy123x Addy123x 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 9

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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 14 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    That moment when your new internet friend

    suddenly doesn't want to talk you again, and you thought the friendship was real.
    greenroots greenroots 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I feel that if you make a connection with

    someone and a friendship develops online then that person is your friend in real life. Just because you don't see them physically doesn't mean they are any less of a friend. I mean friends in real life are just words from a body that you see physically, so why not just words on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 4

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    Internet friends are interesting complicated

    exciting. Some I sit and have morning coffee chatting away, others talk religion politics, or football. Others are there in the night hours when can not sleep , pour out heart or share a laugh, some times a glass of wine cuddled them on their computer , laptop, tablet or...
    willisca49 willisca49 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I want to find friends here.

    ...sharing about life...,thoughts....actually the one who listened to you when your down.
    SatomiZoe SatomiZoe 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    (Serious post) Why does it seem like all the

    great people are so far away?
    ThisLiar ThisLiar 16-17, T 14 Responses Feb 23

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    :) So my friend Nate visited us

    for the first time, he seemed to be afraid of us, specially me, I guess I am too extrovert or loud, or maybe all the spanish intimidated him. Seems to be better now, but he is leaving tomorrow :( It was great to meet him in person though :D Everyone liked him despite his lack...
    PrincessAmidala PrincessAmidala 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18

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    So basically after months of chatting

    and skyping the day is finally here, today I'm going to meet my best (internet) friend Felipe for the first time after we start chatting on EP 8 months ago. I can't wait for all the great things we will do this week. It's going to be a week to never forget. I'm so glad ep gave...
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 11 Responses Aug 5

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    Tefamy Tefamy 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I have always had my doubts.

    I feel I have learned if they are real? Then they are just as this title says good for the internet as far as meeting them and they be true friends? I do not feel it so. I am thankful for all that are. I feel that the biggest of being a internet friend is reality being real with...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    This is the story of how I met my best friend

    Menno: Menno and I met 9 months ago on EP and became very good friends. We started skyping a lot and texting which showed how great we got along. After dreaming of meeting, our parents actually both spoke to eachother while we were on Skype and it went great! They added...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 7 Responses Aug 10