I Suffer From ' Are They Online Yet' Syndrome

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    Yeah I Suffer From That Big Ti...

    Yeah I suffer from that big time...Especially if it's some one I've been chatting with for a while and they mean something to me...
    GTMarie GTMarie
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2007


    I admit, I get a little anxiety, waiting for my friends to log online. I try to take my mind off it, by posting stories here on EP... but it helps only a little. My mind is back to my profile, refreshing and refreshing the page! I think maybe I'm a little obsessed? :-o
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 4, 2008


    I for sure suffor from the "are they online" syndrom. I am always popping in even if it is just for a few min, risking being late for something or another just to see if certain people are, and see how they are doing, and most of them time, see what they are up to and what not. I...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 28, 2013

    2nd Story-i Suffered From Adrenal Gland Insufficency.

    On my 2nd day i am already waiting to help using my own experience.I am not fearful or ashame to share honestly as i believe to help is to offer my own challenges as the the opener and the rest will folow.I have many people came to me this way and i also have others telling...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    Jun 5, 2010

    And then they are not on

    for days and days!! It's killing me, I miss him. The withdrawals are not nice!
    Timetobeme Timetobeme
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    Is There A Cure?

    When I'm talking to someone that I really enjoy or conversations, I'm always looking at my list or e-mail to see if they respond or are online. The waiting just sucks.
    1naughtiesfriend 1naughtiesfriend
    31-35, M
    Sep 4, 2012

    Oh Boy...

    I could write for hours describing how often I go on Facebook, checking to see if he's on. Even if we don't talk, I still go on just so I know that he's there, on his computer, just like I am. I might just be clinically insane.
    walkthisway walkthisway
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 23, 2009


    I am glad to know that I didn't have to create this group, but even more know that I am not the only one who suffers from this Syndrome. I never thought in a million years, that I want the day to go by so fast. Today has seemed like one of the longest days ever. I am just waiting...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2010

    Hell Yeah I Do....

    OK, ok, so i've admit it, I stand here, in front of you all and confess to being an addict. I am afflicted with a serious condition that, as yet has no known cure......what am I going to do, I get the shakes, Heart palpitations, I sweat and get goosebumps.....I check, re-check...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    41-45, F
    May 19, 2012

    Chronic Email And Online Chat Checker!!! Blegh

    Well there is not a lot to say except that I am one of those people who logs into a chat program 10000 times a day just to see who is online.  I don't like being alone either so I feel better by looking at the list of people online... and then I hope that one of them will...
    PixieGirlie PixieGirlie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

    Are They Online Or Are They Hiding From Me?

    I know He dont hide from me, but sometimes I wonder, It use to be REALLY bad when we only talked through a chat room, then over time we gained more ways of communication, and now we text and talk to each other. but before all this I would be checking to see if He was on or not, I...
    silencemustbeheard silencemustbeheard
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2011


    i'm afraid i am a victim of this syndrome yet again...it came on rather suddenly...can't seem to shake it...drives me insane it does :P  can i have just a few minutes of your precious time please?? :)
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2008

    "I Suffer From ' Are They Online Yet' Syndrome"

    I for sure suffor from the "are they online" syndrom. I am always popping in even if it is just for a few min, risking being late for something or another just to see if certain people are, and see how they are doing, and most of them time, see what they are up to and...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved
    18-21, F
    Apr 28, 2008

    Today???? a Poem For You and Welcome to My Heart.....

    Actually yesterday now... I found myself all day refreshing to see if a certain friend was around.  I don't know why I miss him. I don't know why I care.  I don't have a clue why it is important.. I don't know anything anymore other than that you bring passion into my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    All Day

    I really do.  If I am near a computer, I am constantly looking to see if one particular person is online.  I know she can't always be online when I am, but I am constantly checking anyway.My heart races when she is...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 10, 2011

    Always Checking...

    Sometimes I get so bored and I always just want someone to talk to.. so I just check all the time for someone who is online... I get so lonely easily though lol. I love having someone to talk to.. it makes me happy.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2009


    Every morning I grab my phone to see if I have message waiting, and I always smile because I know that there'll be one from you. You'll read my post because we stalk each other, so I know you'll find this one too. We have a great game of cat and mouse. By the way... I F'ing...
    Sunshine0615 Sunshine0615
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

    I keep refreshing the chat

    and stuff...i´m so impatient haha
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    Its the Sad Truth

    i am constantly checking to see if my freinds are online its kind of a habit now after i type a storie i check its like a random thing i do now i just do it just to see my self do it its kind of funny if you think about it
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2009
    Conrad219 Conrad219
    18-21, M
    May 24, 2014

    Almost Everytime I Turn Computer On

    I have pretty much withdrawn for the outside world....as now I am medically retired, ( heart and thyroid problems, blood presurre, ), so I get to stay at home and live through the computer and watch tv,,,,,,,,,,,sometimes it is nine days before I leave the house...the house is...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2011

    I Love...

    i love to text and email but i hate waiting for someone to reply... >:(
    jessicadf jessicadf
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2012

    I'm Doing It Now...

    I'm online right this moment refreshing my other page to see if they've gotten online so we can chat. Or waiting on a return email msg. just waiting and wishing they'd get online too...
    TrueBeauty TrueBeauty
    22-25, F
    Apr 9, 2008

    Waiting In Anticipation

    Isn't it amazing how close we become to the people we meet online? Often closer than we are to people we know in the living flesh. Waiting for that someone special to come online is like waiting for the postman to deliver something you've been waiting anxiously for, knowing they...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2007


    i'm guilty of this too.  you may not be all aware of this because i don't talk that much. if feels great to know that my friends are online, seeing their names on the online list, knowing we are all here! 
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom
    26-30, F
    18 Responses May 23, 2009

    Are They ????

    Turn on phone ..type 4 digit pin .... Wait......... Any new mails ???? Check for notifications ... Checking mail...... Wait ..... Updated .... No new messages .... Oh :( Log in to Ep .... Input username Input password ... Wait ................., No notifications ... Oh...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    Nov 21, 2013


    There are a couple people on ep that I just can't wait to talk to so it always drives me crazy waiting for them to come online, refreshing the page and then once they do come online refreshing the page over and over again to see a new message or story comment or something.
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2007

    Are *you* a Bandwidth Menace?

    Any time that a site offers me the capacity to see who is using the site and I have social connections there,  then I get "Are They Online Yet" syndrome. It's a menace! There I sit, refreshing whatever page it is that lets me know who is about. Sometimes, it's...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    9 Responses Aug 19, 2007

    Fell For Someone Online

    I am new to this site and just looking for advice. I am married.......for 7 years now and have never been in a situation like this. Never cheated. having some problems at home, moreso with kids. Anyway, I am a member of a sports site and am online there frequently. have made many...
    slideoverhere slideoverhere
    7 Responses Sep 28, 2008

    This Syndrome Spreads So Fast!

    i've recently become a member of this syndrome. chatting has really not been my thing ever. i had always have a real guy with me but my the last one i was with cheated on me. i went online to pass the time but i met this man who i eventually fell in love with. he is everything i...
    robles23 robles23
    26-30, F
    Feb 15, 2011

    She Would Be Online Now

    Yes, I get this thought many times when I think about her. specially when I am free, my mind gets busy in thinking about her. Then I want to chat and think that let's try she would be online now.It happened many times that I have logged into EP only to find her online more...
    LoveOcean12 LoveOcean12
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2012

    well no one is online at the moment.

    .. I'm.guess I'm just go through peoples posts
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers
    18-21, M
    Jun 13, 2015

    Talk To Me

    4pm- home from school check Face book, Tumblr, Twitter...not on.5pm- after constant refreshing during homework go online, stalk their walls and wait for them to com on.7pm- retreat to home work whilst constantly checking if they are online.If they're online: sit at computer and...
    starst starst
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2011

    I'm Suffering Right Now

    I'm suffering from this as we speak. The person I've wanted to talk to hasn't been on in an entire week. I am going insane with worry and I keep hoping they get online and then they don't, and all I do is wake up wanting them online. I check every hour I check every minute, every...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Oct 6, 2007

    Yes! I love talking to some friends I've met

    here. They keep me smiling and laughing and giggling lol. They are too good to be true. It gives me anxiety when they aren't on. I don't like waiting because all day I'm thinking of them and I get so impatient that I just wish there was some other way we could communicate more...
    dontlosehope28 dontlosehope28
    22-25, F
    Jun 24, 2014

    Why Do I Do This?

    I mean it is so crazy.  I feel like an idiot.  I am always online looking for him.  When he isn't around I am sad.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 3, 2012

    I Get So Attached to Online Friends.

    I really miss them when they are not on. In the last year I've actually lost touch with a lot of my online friends and really miss them. I hardly even open yahoo anymore because I feel so lonely knowing that I have no one to talk to anymore. I always kind of felt pathetic about...
    itsjustme00 itsjustme00
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2009

    I Do It Everyday

    My online friends and I have a set pattern of when we're online and what we are doing at that time. But when it's time that I know so and so is online and I had a bad day, I depend on that pattern...otherwise I succum to 'are they online yet?" syndrome. I love all my...
    deleted deleted
    May 22, 2009

    Waiting Waiting Waiting

    ...the guy I love never seems to be online. I have wasted far too many hours online, waiting for him- hoping he will come online. And when he does come online I'm often too shy to msg him, I don't want to come across as annoying and clingy- so I wait for him to msg me first.. I...
    xsadiex xsadiex
    26-30, F
    Apr 5, 2008


    Hi I was so glad when I saw this group becasue at least I know I am not the only one :) I joined EP about one month ago and I am becoming addicted and can't wait to log on and see if I have received any messages from friends....I need to get control of the situation though as I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 19, 2012

    WAH Wah Wah

    I hate when my friends aren't online...I go around and check out the site then hit my page hoping I see the little blue symbol by their name...????...YAY it's there!....damn it still not on...those are my reactions
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jan 11, 2008

    I go crazy if no one messages me i turn into

    that creepy gray guy off of lord of the rings
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014
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