Have you met friends you made online?

@toosh21 (800)
Australia
May 26, 2008 2:24am CST
I have met some wonderful people online - mainly through a parenting site I use - and am actually going to meet 2 of them in person this weekend. I also speak to a few of them frequently on the phone. Have you met someone you met online in person? Were they what you expected? Did you get along as well in person?
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@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I have met a few people in person that i have met online. One was an ex gf of mine the others turned out to be some of my best and closest friends. I even attended one of their weddings. If i could afford it i would meet many more that i know from online.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
7 Jun 08
That is fantastic! I met my friends & we got along so well - we will certainly be meeting up again!
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Yeah it was nice getting to meet the few that i have. I only wish i could've seen a few of the ones i met for longer than i've gotten to.
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
I meet my partner online, I meet wonderful people online, I make business contacts online.. yes, its great to be part of the world wide web :D
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
7 Jun 08
That's awesome! I met my friends & they were great...it is an amazing way to meet great people isn't it!
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
yeah... its great to be part in this generation :D
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I have met several people from online and some I never saw again and others just kind of slipped away. I also had a 3 year relationship with someone I met online and it might have been longer or still been if my family wasn't so close to me and interfered somewhat. We did remain friends for a while but I haven't heard from him for a while now. Most of those who I met were pretty much as I pictured and that is probably because I usually chat with them for quite a while before I make plans to meet them. I have plans this summer to meet more people from the 2 yahoo groups that I belong to. One got married and is having a second wedding that 2 others of us are going to and we will get to meet each other. The other group is having a convention that I am seiously thinking about going to to meet a whole group of them.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
5 Jun 08
Wow you have met a few people! I met my online friends Sunday & it went great - they are just as I expected & we get along great!
• China
1 Jun 08
I don't talk alot with people unknown online,but i met one once 4 years age. I thought he was excellent, knowing many and can do a lot i don't know.We had talked for 2 years before we met, and then we became very goog friend. We keep in frequent contact.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
5 Jun 08
I don't talk to a lot either - but maybe 10 or so...I am glad your meeting went well & you are still good friends. My meeting with my friends went well & we will be wonderful friends for a very long time!
@yushaa (15)
• Mauritius
26 May 08
As 4 me i ve met many friends only .. some of them i have met in real they are real nice... i have appx 600 contacts in my messenger .. people from everywher in the world... however its not safe to meet people we chat with u never know on whom we may fall on
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
27 May 08
I am lucky that we have mutual friends that have met these people in person before so I know they are quite safe to meet. We are meeting in a public place first so everything should be great!
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
26 May 08
Not yet mybe in the future.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
27 May 08
I think if you get to know a person well enough, and chat to them on the phone and feel comfortable then it's great to get the chance to meet them in person.
• United States
26 May 08
I have met a ton of folks in real life whom I met online. I actually arranged a party for a bunch of folks who I knew from from chatting online. For the most part their personalities offline matched how I knew them to be online, so yes they were what I expected. Some I now consider good friends. It can be a lot of fun to meet folks from online. However, I must caution people to meet others in a safe environment, such as public places and with multiple people present because you never who really is lurking on the other side of the screen. If you can do it in a safe way it is great fun, though.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
27 May 08
Sounds awesome! I am meeting my friends & their kids & partners at a play cafe so it's completely public. I also have other friends that have met them personally before so I know they are safe.