Online friends don't move away

United States
January 20, 2008 2:24pm CST
I've lived in the same city since I was 7 (I'm 23 now), and now I'm pretty sure I'm going to be moving to Atlanta (a couple of hours away) in a few months. I've always had a very diverse online "world" with lots of sites I frequent and online communities I'm active in, as well as some people I'd even call "friends," who I'm never met. Something I was thinking about today was how it's necessary to have friends in real life, but one thing that's great about online friends is that, when you move or they move, your friendship doesn't really change. You still have your online communities even if you move 12 hours away, and they can be a comfort when you move to a new city and don't know anyone yet. Has anyone had any experiences with this?
2 responses
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
20 Jan 08
yup! i experince those thing in my life, it not easy to be far awy from friwnd special our hometown but when you meet some friend online they really give you a hand to welcome specially when you will move near to them, im so excited when i was moving her in kuwait i never met someone but i remember one of friend stay here i try to online and ask him his number to see her and join my homesick:)
@babykeka80 (2003)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Yes, I actually have moved several times with many of the same online friends. It is nice to have those people around no matter what. I also sometimes find it easier to talk to them because you dont seem silly talking about things that are uncomfortable to you.