When do you truely consider someone a friend?

United States
February 21, 2008 9:02pm CST
When do you truely consider someone a friend when it comes to reallife, and when do you truely consider someone a friend when it comes to online friendships, do these differ, if so why? If not, why not?
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7 responses
@youless (93191)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 08
When this one always cares about me, listen to me and give me the suggestions. And I can share my secrets with this one, then I think this will be a true friend for me. It is not so different this one is an online friend. A true friendship can happen online, too.
• Canada
29 Feb 08
A friend is non-judgmental! A friend is for sharing..good,bad and in-between! And I don't have to preface a conversation with "this is one of my deepest, darkest secrets, please don't pass it on." A friend is some-one you respect as much as yourself! Have a great day.
• Singapore
2 Mar 08
in reallife fiend can be anyone as long as u can chat with , play with, go out with....most of e time ppl find it hard 2 share pain or something with someone u noe will meet up....so ppl choose 2 share with online friends as u will not hav so much worry as u don noe who yr online friends really r yr all may not meet up e whole life...reallife friends n online friends r all friends juz tat they play a different roles in yr life
• Hong Kong
2 Mar 08
For me, it doesn't matter if the person is online or offline when I consider him or her as a friend. I care that friend the same even if he or she just exists online for me. I have had friends online and they have been really great and we care each other the same way we do in our reality life. I don't see why there should be a difference.
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Feb 08
I consider a friend a friend when I know I can trust them to be honest and loyal, and always be there for me, as I will be there for them. There come times in life, when we all need a friend to talk to or to listen to, and help out. These are the times when you find out your real friends. A friend will hug you when you're down and pick you up again. That goes for personal (real life) friends, and internet friends alike. Brightest Blessings.
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Its really hard to say. Because I meet people that I thought was my friend and they stab me in the back. I think they are the same. I give everyone a chance.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I consider them a friend if they are there for me when I need them to listen or help. I also consider them a friend if they do not judge me before they get to know me. I also consider them a friend if they do not use me and stab me in the back later.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
Hi there LouieWpHs04! I'm Angel and I'm from the Philippines. Well, I am a really friendly person. To me, online friends and friends in real life are pretty much the same except for the obvious reason that my real life friends anre the ones that I know personally that I meet in person. About online friends, I actually have a lot more of them than my real life friends. They are usually my friends in the forums that I joined and I call them friends when I get to know them better than I do other members. They become my friends when I get really comfortable talking to them and we are starting to let each other in to each other's lives. Like sharing plans, and updating each other with what's happening to our lives.