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I Think Real Friends Are There When It Counts

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    A True Friend Steps In

    Long ago a friend told me this and have carried in my heart and mind ever since...A TRUE FRIEND WILL STEP IN WHEN IT SEEMS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS STEPPED OUT".....over the years I have found this to be ture and like Walt Whitman said: " I no doubt deserve my enimenes but I don't...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 22, 2011

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    Im in desperate need of some new friends.
    missANONYMOUS13 missANONYMOUS13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    when choosing who you call friend you have to look in the mirror and see if they are looking back at you. A Good friend is a mirror of your characteristics and a compliment to you...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I can count on my hands how many "true" friends I have had. I am saddened by the phrase "true" friend. Personally to be considered my friend you have to get past the point where I...
    Ulrythe Ulrythe 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    In around last november 2014, I met 5 really great friends on Animal Jam. We have stuck around ever since. Not once have they asked for my personal information. Internet friends...
    IvyTheWolf13 IvyTheWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    My two best friends are on the internet. I'm in the UK, Marty is in Norway, and Bibi is in the US. We are all such good friends and we call our friendship MarBibSoph. We've been...
    butterybiscuitface butterybiscuitface 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    Yes I do believe that Internet friends are real because they are cool and they make you feel loved. But the people you are around everyday don't care. This is a special shout to my...
    elna3573 elna3573 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Internet friends are so nice I love them, their better then my real friends tbh
    brittany77 brittany77 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe that internet friends are real. Even though might not live close to you it does not matter because it's cool to meet people around the world. You can also find out what...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I believe some internet friends are real. I've had some I called my "best friend" one day be the person I hated the next.
    omgemily omgemily 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Why is it any different to having real friends. Just because you can't see them. Although I could be talking to a 50 year old man! 😳
    LibbiMae LibbiMae 13-15, F Jan 5

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    I really love my real friends, because I know, no matter what I do or how I act, they won't ditch me! I don't have that many true friends but I'm lucky with the ones I do have.
    kindofmagic kindofmagic 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    They can be, they truly can be... but geez, sometimes being separated by a screen makes it really hard to tell...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Think positive ! So much in my lifetime has improved (positive). People are sharing more about life,"the human condition". (stay positive). As humans, we walked out of caves and we...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    i have about 6 friends that i talk to ever single day. two of them are super nice to my and are my bestfriends... i have two other bestfriends who treat me like sh.it!(hanna...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I have a dilemma. I think I know the answer but I like your other answers. I have a girlfriend. She lives in Dubai. Supposedly was raised in the US as a transplant there sometime...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 23

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    They are They help you through times and it saddens me when they disappear one day... But till then I cherish there friendship
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    A lot of people act as if they want to make friends and seem open but really I think people only want a certain type of friend that matches their skin color. I don't have a problem...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F a week ago

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    I dont normal admit stuff like this is inperson but.....I really need to make friends who actually care about one another.....more like people who i can call my brothers and...
    treelover93 treelover93 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    my mother is very strict on me and very lax on my younger brother. we are both old enough to help around the house, but it seems that I must take all of the responsibilities and my...
    Kimarieee Kimarieee 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I think they are great!! I have more Internet freinds than in real life.. From my country and allover the world!! They are just perfect!! My very best friend is from the...
    SkullHong SkullHong 13-15 2 Responses Jan 5

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    i wish people could open there eyes to see who we really are were not bad were not evil were doing what makes us comfortable just like anyone does and no matter what you believe...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I am a person who stands up for my loved ones. Months ago I realised that my friends(very close ones) needed me only for their good times and did not bother abt me when I was very...
    dontmatter11 dontmatter11 22-25, F Jan 13

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    I am Asian, 30, and no girl has ever found me attractive as a guy. Over the past year or two I started really investigating this. I've been on about 4 dating sites now as well as...
    Sentiphant Sentiphant 26-30, M Jan 17

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    This is my experience I have a friend she lived in Arkansas. No my friend wanted me to see her. We have been chatting for a while. She said I have 100 bucks I'll send you for...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I basically love to talk and hear stories of different people from different countries coz i'm interested to know 1st hand experiences about their culture; and from there, i met a...
    altec1243 altec1243 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    They are ... But it still gets lonely when you don't have a tight posse of five people to go out with, hang out with, have fun with etc. I love friends! But I like proximity too...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I find it easier to be honest, truly myself when i can focus on just sharing my thoughts and not having to deal with how to navigate myself through "real" life / physical space. It...
    maunder maunder 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 17

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    Sometimes this thought gets me down. Sometimes I feel isolated and lonely. But sometimes I also see the reality of my situation. I am naturally an introverted loner. I do well in...
    lucidsoul lucidsoul 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I don't get out much anymore. I still am in touch with high school friends over Facebook but we live far away from each other. I might get to see some of them at my sister's...
    mermaidlady mermaidlady 31-35 2 days ago

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    Its just that... Its harder to talk to each other when you have real-life priorities and especially when you've got opposite time-zones xD But I believe this is really true. :)
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F Jan 9

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    i get so upset when my friends say they are fat, or not beautiful or skinny enough, when clearly they are and you tell them how pretty and awesome they are but they don't believe...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I don't really talk to new people on the Internet but when I do and they're not creepers, they're genuinely nice and real :)
    Dunebug94 Dunebug94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I have 300 friends on facebook, only 15 speaks to me Wake up, wake up can't you hear the call you're a robot, and you don't see it find true friends and forget the rest I have 3...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Never during the whole time I've been on ep have I been blocked for this stupid reason 😒 So, let me tell you a little background first. I'm not the kind of person who would be...
    PartyPat2336 PartyPat2336 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    some of my closest friends i met online and have been friends for years because we got to know eachothers minds and personality without even seeing eachother so nothing trivial...
    thatx1xguy thatx1xguy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I've been very good friends with a guy from Finland for several years. We both play MMO games together and share pictures of our day to day lives via Whatsapp. I consider him to be...
    dragonchixx dragonchixx 26-30, F Jan 6

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    If you wanna be my friend, then we can be friends. Get to know each other.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I love my internet friends so much <3 they are like any other friend I talk to
    Nicoleee7 Nicoleee7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    It's so awesome having internet friends, but I always wonder how long the friendship will even last, which makes me sad
    Kysandragon Kysandragon 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 15

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    I wanted to stop by and say, "hi." I've been a member o for a while and I love it here. I'm sure you will too. When I joined I was so impressed by how friendly people were and...
    anjiky99 anjiky99 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I have boy friends, but I only run into them from time to time. Those girl friends I have? They would only go to me if they needed advices and ****. I'm sick of it, really. I don't...
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 19

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    I see posts stating their inclination towards being a feminist, great! Like really, Anyone standing up for their rights and respect is an amazing cause...But then...Uh oh. "I am a...
    BlueEyesWhiteSnow BlueEyesWhiteSnow 18-21, M Jan 21

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    When someone tells u your perfect and you no your not and they tell u that not everyone is perfect but you are and I know that all the time is the happiest feeling in the world...
    shannadavidson shannadavidson 18-21, F Jan 21

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    I'd rather have no friends than fake friends and users. So if you can't be real leave me the **** alone. I've been alone in everything my whole life so what's it matter if I am the...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22