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I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real

Friendship is real... no matter what means it is spent! 22,805 People

    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 16 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I love the Internet,

    so many good things can happen. But also many bad things could happen. When I was super into Facebook, I met some of my best friends. And I actually got in a relationship, and he made me SO happy. we didn't exactly meet in a pleasant way but I still remember . One day something...
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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 21 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    I honestly feel more comfortable spilling my

    heart out to a stranger rather than my family in real life. It seems like the internet friends I have made care more about me than the friends I have in real life. I really appreciate my online friends, and I'll be here when they need me.
    MusicFuelsMySoul MusicFuelsMySoul 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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    I think internet friends CAN be real friends is

    probably a better way to characterize my own thoughts on this subject. I think that one's online friendships can be just as significant and beneficial as offline friendships. In the end, it seems to me that it comes down to the connection. Whether or not the actual bond is there...
    JustNyx JustNyx 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I started with two internet best friends.

    I've known them since November 2012 and January 2013 at some points they were my only friends.... We Skype and snapchat so I knew they were real, and we are still friends to this very day?! (I forget the app name) Around June 2013 I discovered the Experience project.... I've...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 2 Responses Mar 7

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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 4 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 2

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    I know this girl from Quotev,

    and I can tell her anything even though we only meet a month ago
    MusicKitten MusicKitten 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    i love all my ep friends.

    ....my close friends are the open minded kind :)
    fireeyesofthephoenix fireeyesofthephoenix 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    I have this woman I don't have a clue

    where she lives Most of the time she's really nice But can be cranky if you know what I mean She's also very helpful and there for me most of the time and when she can't be there she is very appolajetic about it She is a very smart woman too ... And a realllll sexy voice but...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I have friendships that have lasted longer

    than 10 years and most of them I have only known from the Internet. We have lived through and supported each other through tragedies, divorces, loss and serious lifestyle changes. We've had each other when we were abandoned by everyone else. Those friendships are absolutely real...
    Th3Nothing Th3Nothing 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Well I know them very well,

    and I have seen their faces multiple times. Why wouldn't they be?
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 13

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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 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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    I believe their are good people

    that you can't find them in a real life,so sometimes we have to trust the internet friends because they come with the new things into your life😊☺️😉
    abusammy abusammy 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    They are very real, I have a friend in Kansas

    and England that I met on POGO, our friendships are very real. My friend in Kansas lost her husband last April and I just lost mine in December, we have supported each other during this rough time in our lives. And my friend on England has also supported and continues to. I met...
    Grannygoosie Grannygoosie 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 19 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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 7 Responses Nov 8, 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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    All my family says Internet Friends aren't real.

    I call that bullshit.I have truly 3 friends, that don't turn their backs on me like the RL friends.They're all my internet friends. 1.There might be a rapist killer *********. WHY DOES EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET HAVE TO BE THAT?! 2.You can't touch them. Okay, this is an example...
    JelloCat JelloCat 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    My uncle once said: "I only call someone a

    friend if I visited them at home, at least once!" I call that bullshit. I met one of my closest friends online and met her in person 2 1/2 years(!) after first writing her. I now see her at least once a year and we hang out together. But I knew at a certain point of our...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, 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 matters is that we have found some common ground of understanding and a connection has been made as result.  I am not here every day...
    moralbiki moralbiki 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I've made friends online

    that are better and more real than my so-called "friends" around here so. xD
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 16

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    This works for me well.

    I have some online friends I met at another site. Our friendships are working very well. We share a lot of things. I have long conversations on some. It's like we are writing love letters lol. I really love talking to them. Facebook, line, kakao and skype. When we talk it's...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I have a couple of Internet friends

    and it's so lovely because mainly they seem to be able to help me more than friends irl
    sarahemily13 sarahemily13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    I like to believe a friend is a friend no

    matter how far away they are.
    highlyfavored8000 highlyfavored8000 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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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 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    Internet friends are the most real friends you

    are going to get, they are behind metal screens. They have no reason to lie about themselves or to lie to you. If you find someone online who you connect with, it is a amazing experience.
    TakeAPicture TakeAPicture 16-17, T 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes they're way too real.

    Sometimes you just might without wanting or trying to ,fall deeply in love with one.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 16

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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 16 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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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 41 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I do believe you can have true friends.

    I think you are less inhibited online . As such you open yourself up to being accepted as you are. When accepted and understood, this is what friendship is
    kathf kathf 41-45, F Mar 21

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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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    I have a friend from Brazil

    who I love dearly and he's 100% my true friend I was very lucky to meet him but I'm truly happy I did☺️ ... He's actually the only one I have but I think quality trumps quantity any day💐💐💐
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    I believe Internet friends

    that you have met and seen online are real friends because this one time I was serving this website called younow and I made so many great connections this one time I was talking to this person named Emma and as she started playing her guitar she sang but during the times she...
    Hardrocker245 Hardrocker245 18-21, M Mar 3

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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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    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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    AngelaGB AngelaGB 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    Dude, 2 of my best friends were made off the

    Internet! Never met in person but have skyped and we talk daily! it's reaaallll! :)
    texasmamapreneur texasmamapreneur 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 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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    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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