People Are RealI understand that some people might think internet friendship is not the same as 'inflesh' friendships. Sure, there are so many people online who want to 'hook up' do cyber. I enjoy my friends in person and online. I enjoy the freedom I feel online in expressing myself. I have some eccentric views on many issues, and I feel like I can explore those views and get opinions freely given online. If someone doesn't like my views or I don't like theirs, we don't have to see each other's views anymore...in person, we might run into each other and feel awkward, or have a confrontation, or etc.
In particular, I enjoy EP. I don't feel like this is a meat market site...i'm sure some use it as a meat market but, the design isn't set up for that in my opinion. In EP, a person can stay anonymous, express oneself, and read other stories from people with the same views.
Real friendship is two people connecting with each other's hearts, and minds.;)