I've met a few people in real life that I originally met online, and there are a few more that I wouldn't mind getting together with for a cup of coffee or dinner sometime. My best friend is also a member of EP, and we talk to each other on here about as often as we do in other ways. Just depends on what's going on that day.
Nope, I incorporate all friendships into my life. Some I have met, some I won't ever meet. We game, so that translates to we have met several of the people we have gamed with or are currently still playing with :) I am much more careful and cautious with people outside our gaming friends, but chat with several of them on the phone, messenger, email and/or the social network site we use. :)
Interesting question, actually... yes and no. There are a handful of people on EP that I'd meet in real life, and if I thought enough of them enough to meet up, I'd have no problem introducing them to my friends and vice versa. Only my best friend knows that I write on EP. (Actually.. I know my EP friends would love him, I should try to get him here, hmm...)
Of course..my online friends would have to SHUT UP with what they know about me from EP.... in otherwords: "Oh, um...we met at Starbucks" ;-p
LOL.... most excellent! I will practice saying it ;-)
Yes , in fact my real life friends don't even know about this side of me. I've never actually met an online friend face to face but that would be fun because some of them know a lot more about me and they've definitely seen more of me !!
Yes. Because some in the "real world" find this arena to be some manner of competition for attention. I don't agree, but that's their perception so I keep them separate.