Have you develop real friendship over the internet?

Friendship on the internet - Friendship
@heatspine (1141)
Philippines
April 20, 2007 6:39pm CST
Now, I've heard many stories of people who became intimate and they started out as on-line buddies. There are also "sick" people who are pretentious and are exactly the opposite of what they are pretending to be. There are a lot of predators out there, waiting for a victim to pass by. So, in the number of years that you have been using the internet, have you develop real friendship that started out only from this medium?
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27 responses
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
i was really shock when i visited the chat room! i cant get true friends from there!!! while my profile states that i just wanted friends from diff. countries to know more about their cultures, their place, beliefs, foods they eat and their values. Honest to goodness i've got only one from Iowa, USA out of almost 30 chatters who only wants lewd things. I hope i can find it here in myLot!
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
so true.. you still have a good batting average tay_0306. others meet hundreds before getting a real friend.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I have met some online and hope to meet more. I know there are some sick people out there and have to becarful too. I usually like to talk to thebefore I really meet them
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@PunkyMcPunk (1478)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
I have met one CRAZY person, I mean this guy was seriously disturbed, I have met 3 people who are now my good good friends who I meet in realtime at least once a month for coffee or something. I also have a handful of online friends that I have yet to meet but have been chatting with for a year or more. I have also met my boyfriend online. We've been together for almost a year and half now. Like most people have mentioned, you just have to go slowly with people online, use your instinct, don't jump into things, don't be bullied, badgered, begged into anything. Be blunt, if you dn't want to meet someon or turn on your web cam or send a pic then DON'T!
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Hi PunkyMcPunk. You are indeed a genuine online person based on the number of people you meet. I agree with you that if you doubt the person you want to meet .. don't.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I have to say, that in the years I have been on the internet, I have met relatively few creeps. I think it's a case of the few bad making it all seem bad. I have made a few really good friends on the net, mostly through blogging. I even have an 'adopted' big brother, and an 'adopted' big sister. In fact, my big sister is always offering to beat someone up for me, LOL. I know she wouldn't hurt a fly though and that's what so funny about it. And my big brother is always telling me like it is, he's a straight shooter, and if I am wrong about something he tells me and holds me accountable. But on the other hand, he has talked me through some really tough times.
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I have made several friends off of the internet. I use to chat in a chatroom. We all decided to have a local chat party. Alot of us have been good friends since. I also met my partner in a chatroom. We chatted for months before we met.
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
Never found one yet. Hope to meet some.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
yes I have in fact, and I married her and we now have a son together. she is the best thing that has happend in my life. she is from france and Im an american, french ladies are the bomb!
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
21 Apr 07
I have found a person that I consider to be a very good friend online. I met her in a forum for people with ME/CFS. We are both mostly housebound so I have not met her - but I feel we are very close. We have shared a lot with eachother. There are not many people around me that really understand what my life is like - she does.
@liranlgo (5743)
• Israel
21 Apr 07
Yes i did. I met two of my best friends on the Internet. One was my partner for a few years, and i met him on a private chatting room for friends on the internet, and the other i just responded to an article she wrote on the Internet, and she responded back on my comet, and then we started talking on the phone, and we found out that we only live two streets away from each other, so we decided to continue talking in a coffee shop that was near our house, and we became very good friends. That happened about nine years ago, and today i can say that she is one of my best friends, and i can relay on her with alote of things.
@coolsree (509)
• India
21 Apr 07
I havint made any deep relation with any body I have met in the internet. I dont have any reason for that . I have a few friends thats all.May be because I am not that much chat around..
@owlwings (37683)
• Cambridge, England
21 Apr 07
Yes, I have met numerous really caring people for whom I feel the same. It is quite true that there are predators out there. Being male, I don't encounter them so much (though I have met one or two people I thought were dangerous and not what they seemed at first sight). My own experience is of finding several very deep, loving and caring relationships. Friends who I still hold very dear.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
I have made some decent frindships over the internet and really have not met anyone creepy. One person in particular I met through MySpace has become my "adoptive son". I do love this young man like my own so that is very good. So yes, I think a lot of internet friends come and go but it is like it is in real life...a few good ones stay forever.
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@dbeast (1500)
• India
21 Apr 07
i have made quite a few good friends on the internet but there are more conmen than good people out there.it is really hard to find a true and genuine person out there.i had a really good friend but as time went on we lost touch.so people are really great while the bad persons tarnish the name of all the people out there trying to make good friends.it is people like this who give the good guys too a bad name.
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• Malaysia
21 Apr 07
erm.. yep. .i do develop true friendship out of the internet.. i even have step sister.. which is very close to me.. the best part is we haven't even meet yet.. last time.. she called me up to wish me for my birthday.. so unexpected.. because nobody do that for me.. except for my family members.. she's really a good friend.. and also my good step sister.. haha..i like to talk with her.. because she don't fake around with me.. she always discuss her personal problems with me.. and so on.. i have also meet lots of friend throught online messenger.. they're really good.. always be there when i need them.. i always complain my problems to them. .and they helped me .. really :)
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@kurasa (116)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 07
the sick will meet the sick i think. i met a lot of ppl from the internet and some had become my offline-buddies.
• Nepal
21 Apr 07
Yes, i am also heard about that but its not good to so intimite relation in internet. I am using internet number of years but i am not so intimate with other person.
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@naem86 (123)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 07
yup...i have two bestfriend with this medium..its okay http://how-to-solve.blogspot.com
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• India
21 Apr 07
I have not tried to make friendship with people in the internet. One of the reasons is I have the 24 hours internet connection only for 2 months. So I did not get much scope to make friendship over the net. Besides I am not very interested in net friendship because of its risk, As you have mentioned there are so many pretentious and harmful people. Now after joining into myLot I have got some people as my friend. I think I can have good friendship with some of them.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I have a couple of blogger friends. We keep up with our thoughts through our blogs. My kids are all on myspace, but I dont really have any use for that.
@chyszh88 (56)
• China
21 Apr 07
No.I never have developed real friendship over the internet.I want to make several friends over the internet,but I do not know what do I start,can you tell me?please.