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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 5,883 People

    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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    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 11 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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 actually know. I can ways confide in them. I completely trust them. They are always there for me, whereas other friends I have...
    LoveMeSoftly19 LoveMeSoftly19 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 121 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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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 the amount of time I've had this account. People constantly drag down the net, it's dangers, people with hidden agendas...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    I have a few friends

    that I made through playing World of Warcraft. I could definitely use some more friends. Internet friends are great, but I'd like some more real world ones. XD
    kaelanii kaelanii 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 to realize it happens and how to handle ourselves in such situations. I do not believe saying you are sorry is sign of weakness but a clear sign of...
    Rederig Rederig 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 up if you do not have it already :) there are some really great people on there. Sometimes I feel I can tell my online...
    myusernameisusername1 myusernameisusername1 18-21, F Dec 18, 2013

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    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 this manner over that time.  Most beginning as professional acquaintances, some I have since met in person and some I have not.More...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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 hands.
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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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    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 differently. I chose to live it like it was supposed to be. With my online friends that get me.
    SnobsBeBitches SnobsBeBitches 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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. I played Runescape for probably three years altogether, with about one years game play in total (or just under) I...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 14, 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 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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    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 funny girl who loves to laugh and have good time message me! I don't bite :)!
    lindseyloux3 lindseyloux3 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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 somehow I just can't make a ''real friend'' here, where I live. The three friends I mentioned , they are my real freiends. They can always...
    Akumachwan Akumachwan 13-15, F Jan 31

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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 replacement. I am fortunate. I have a friend. A good friend. A friend so precious to me that she is someone I cherish deep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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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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    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 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 to move away for some reason or people we meet on the internet to whom we can only chat online have real feelings and we can make a...
    silvershadow2099 silvershadow2099 26-30, M Mar 3

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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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    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, while a lot of people have turned out to be scumbags and idiots I have also met my HUSBAND online AND my best friend. I think internet opens up possibilities. BUT also...
    SteffiSyndrom SteffiSyndrom 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 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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    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 I've had this account. People constantly drag down the net, it's dangers, people with hidden agendas. Let me ask you all this though, do...
    TheStarSinger TheStarSinger 18-21, F Dec 21, 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 "bish, I'm talkin to my real friends!"
    SleepyTime1620 SleepyTime1620 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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 problem is,I don't know when I'll get to see her,we only talk in the internet but never in real life,it kind of hurts but at least we still...
    Iluv3daysgrace Iluv3daysgrace 13-15, F Dec 13, 2013

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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 anyway? It is a fellow human being who shares his/her experiences and thoughts with you, who listens to you and who accepts...
    fellum fellum 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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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 know no one. Now I am slowly meeting people here, but that's not the point. What about my best friend? He lives in...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M Oct 27, 2012

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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 share experiences, sometimes you forget about yourself and help them instead! Other times, you receive the help you really need...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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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 let you know that its okay to cry when you try to put on your brave face for the world. They're there to help you make decisions and...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F Dec 11, 2013

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    Samcoyou Samcoyou 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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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. When I am feeling down and a friend sits down with me, I feel the warmth of his/her presence. Feeling the calming energy in my space is what...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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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 controlling and he started dating a "real life" girl, then we broke up. Now we're friends again, but I sort of like him... I...
    MariaMelon MariaMelon 16-17, F Mar 15

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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 and each one of you make me smile or laugh or think a certain way on a given day. I feel for you guys as I feel...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 in the hand that I offered. I was really starting to believe that there was either something wrong with me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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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 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 7 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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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 the room. It had been a particularly bad night, the perfect finale to an impossible few days; I was upset, and, for the first time...
    mercurialgem mercurialgem 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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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 good friends is better than scores of names I know nothing about. I think friends is just that...friends: there ought to...
    Northernlite45 Northernlite45 41-45, M Feb 1

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    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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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 checking out the online world.
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    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 text them to this day! Two of them live near me, and one of them lives in Ohio! It's so cool. I feel like having internet friends and real life...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F Jan 31

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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 7 Responses Jun 16, 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 other people that gets so addicting? It's the ep effect. How it gets you If you're like me, you have a good day on ep...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The problem is knowing who really is your true friend and who is your "true friend" now a days...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Yes it is! Even your own relatives you can't even trust! I have a lot of acquaintance friends but out of those I have 2 person I trust. Just here in US.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    A true friend is loving all the time
    lenjm lenjm 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Not so much. But I do wonder at our sense of security. Our realities. To fast forward yourself into another reality. Such as, a war torn world. My generation in North America...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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