Have You Ever Met Any of Your Online Friends?

@KrauseHome (33746)
United States
August 9, 2007 5:30pm CST
As we are getting ready to go to NJ the first part of September to meet up with a close Email friend of mine I have never bet before yet, I wonder how many others here have had the chance to meet someone they first met online, and how are things with that? Are you still Good friends with them? One of my biggest thoughts and worries have always been that I will eventually meet someone that I have been online Friends with, and I will regret wanting to get to know them in person. I am sure that this will not happen this time with meeting my friend Peg and her husband, but there is always that possibility. While we are there we are going to get to see a lot of NJ and also go to NYC for 2 days and do some site seeing. I am definately excited. While in NYC we are going to see the Memorial for 911, and do some Shopping and site seeing. We have a Hotel right there by Rockerfeller Plaza which should be pretty fun as well. And we also are going to possibly meet someone who is in my upline of an Online Business I have been doing for over a yr. now. No matter how things go, I am sure this will be a trip to remember, and I will have my Digital Camera with me taking a lot of pictures and also my laptop so I can keep in touch with people as well. I am anxiously awaiting, and know that this will truly be one of my Vacations of a lifetime.
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I met one person who I was online friends with randomly at a disability rights event conferent. We date for a bit after meeting.
@KrauseHome (33746)
• United States
14 Aug 07
That must have been interesting, and hope it did not end on too bad of a note.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
14 Aug 07
It did. She was a dominatrix and had no independent mobility skills (she was blind and couldn't cross a street herself, which was a rediculous situation), and she also had emotional and self-mutalition issues. None of which, I was aware of before I began dating her; I mean I knew she was blind, of course, we met on a disability site. But the rest of it, no clue!
@KrauseHome (33746)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Well, sometimes you never really know someone unless you take some time in person to get to know them. But meeting people online is a Great way to make Friends and build Relationships and people do it all of the time. So maybe better luck next time?
• United States
10 Aug 07
My husband and I met online. We have met many of our friends who we met online. The friendships we have developed are very strong and have lasted longer than most friendships that were started from face-to-face encounters.
@KrauseHome (33746)
• United States
7 Sep 07
Cool. It is Fun to finally meet people you have been talking with online for a while. Makes it seem more real. You then know that the people you are with and talking too really do exist, and a lot of times Yes, it does help develop and make the Friendships stronger.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I have met a couple of my online friends so far, although I would love to have the chance to meet more. The only ones I have met have been ones who lived nearby because travel is somewhat of a problem.
@KrauseHome (33746)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Well, Travel Yes, can be an issue. That is why my husband and I since we have Full time jobs decided to save up and go meet an online friend I have known longer that I have known him, even if it means flying from the West Coast to the East Coast.
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
9 Aug 07
I've met a lot of people that I knew online, many of which live in the place that I wound up moving to with my husband I met online. =P For the most part, my experiences with people I met online have been good. I had one friend that things were a bit rocky with for a while because we both idealized each other while talking online, and then couldn't live up to the ideal, but we got over that after a while, and I consider her my best friend now.
@KrauseHome (33746)
• United States
19 Aug 07
That is Good that she has become a Good friend thru this. It is Fun meeting people from sites and such online. I know I am looking forward to doing this, and hope to have many Great memories from here.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
14 Oct 07
I have no met anyone I met online, at least I do not think I did. If one does not have their photo as their avatar, then there is no worry. All the same, with the questions that people ask, it is easy to track down certain members. With all the loaded questions and the information they have gleaned from us, I certainly hope I never meet any of my online friends. If you have left a good life and has never been in trouble with the law, nor have ever did something immoral, then you have nothing to worry about.
@devilangelo (4528)
• India
14 Oct 07
got loads of online friends .. well ...for me .. its only limited to internet .. dont wanna meet .. anyone in real world .. except for just one person ..wish i could .. other than that .. no one i wanna meet .. i like it that way :)
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I met 2 online friends. One has been a very long lasting friendship and the other we simply stay in touch via email. Both were very enjoyable meetings and I am not a bit sorry I flew a long distance to meet one of the friends. Good luck and hope you enjoyed meeting your online friends.
• United States
6 Sep 07
Np, I've never met anyone that I have talked to online. I'm just not comfortable with the idea. Maybe one day I will be, but right now...I don't plan on doing that anytime soon. But I hope you have a great time meeting you friend! I bet it's very exciting for you! =D
@Nan110 (470)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I have met a few online friends and we're still good friends.
@healwell (1271)
• Ahmedabad, India
20 Aug 07
Yes, I met and stayed with my online friends here in India! Well our common subject was healing and spiritual growth! Our talks become more and more interesting and I am being a healer and Reiki Master they prefer to come India for spiritual purpose and then learn Reiki from me! Both the frineds were from different countries: One from England and One from Australia. England based friend come here around January 2003 and Australia based friend come here in November, 2006! Well, Still we are talking and sharing our friendship with spiritual growth! The contact of England based friend is not possible right now because she was going to settle down to brazil with her daughter! And yes I am planing to visit Astralia as soos as possible...
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
17 Aug 07
if you refer to online contacts then yes. i have met quiet a lot of them. it was good. you know, seeing the actual face of people whom you use to talk via emails and forums and the like. it gives a special feeling and strengthens the bond we started online.
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
Actually yes, some of them but sometimes not everything that they say online about themselves are true, some are just lies. There are some who don't look like the person that they show in their pictures. But of course if you want to meet your online friends then you also have to be careful.
@lisa_wxy (393)
• China
14 Aug 07
Yes,i had these kind of experience. about 7 years ago,i was a freshman, at that time, most of my roommates and i were crazy about chating on the line,sometime with our old friends sometimes are strangers. We dated a friend on the line,and then met him together,one steped foward,the others followed behind:)that is crazy,isn't it?but to us,it is just for fun. we were young,and was curious. then about three years later,one of my best friends found her lover through the web. They fell in love with each other after they met. Now they are going to get married, I think that is good.
@violeta_va (4842)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
I have met hips of my on line friends thats how I met my husband 6 years ago. I am going to europe next year and I would meet all my friends on this small forum that I am a memeber of (there are about 15 active members) we are all going to have a weekend together us and our families I cant wait (my husband knows most of them as they are from his city). I am good friens with people I have met on the net I am a godmother to 2 boys (tweens)and went to Macedonia for their christening in 2001. I have met many on line friends and didn't like them at all in real life but for every 5 I didn't like there is 1 I would be always friends with.
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I've met several of my online friends over the years. I met my husband online a little over a year ago. We've been married for five months exactly, yesterday. ( I just rememebered..lol) I think it'll be fun for you. Especially since friends can become such good friends via the internet. It'll be like you've known each other your whole lives.. just wait and see. Have fun!
@weemam (13389)
10 Aug 07
I have been trying to count them and I think I have met about 10 of mine , I was like you I worried about meeting them and not liking them as much as I did online , my friends on line get me as I am I don't pretend to be anything I am not , I wondered if they would be the same , I shouldn't have worried because they were all just as lovely in the flesh if You know what I mean , I think we sometimes get to know our online friends even better as we tell them things we wouldn't tell people we see all the time , I wish you luck and I am sure everything will be fine xx
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Years ago when I first started computing and had just moved back to MA from CA I was interested in corresponding with people from San Diego. A man emailed me and we wrote to each other for 2 years. It happened that I was going to visit my daughter in LA and he didn't live far from there so we planned to meet. We spent an awesome day together and are still corresponding 10 years later.
• Hyderabad, India
10 Aug 07
i meet my online friend daily, when there r online we have fun and enjoy
• China
10 Aug 07
I meet a friend online,and now she is my girlfriend.we are love each other! I think i were good luck
• India
10 Aug 07
It really gives happiness to meet online friends.Actually i am in contact with them till present.But i dont know how we would be in future.I frequently chat with them for hours together.But now i am spending much of time with mylot.So,i am just a far from my friends.But keeping in touch with me really makes us free from depression state and other complicated issues.What do say???