Does age matters in "INTERNET FRIENDSHIP"

India
August 30, 2009 5:58am CST
The age matters in most of the cases in friendship as far as local friend , distant friend, Online friend, etc., I think, It does not matter as long as the two involved are adults. Even they are not of the same age group, Maturity enough for having a successful internet relation, I hope. (i.e., i am talking for different ages in Online world of Friendship) Even the question A S L is asked first during chat, I believe that, Its usually asked just to know about the other person. So that once can start a conversation according to that & Your opinion on this friends? Happy Mylotting to everyone!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
30 Aug 09
For me friendship has no barriers of any kind at all both online and offline. I have friends of all ages offline and these are friends that I have known for many years. The same thing online and my friends are young and even older than me too. The only thing I dislike about online friendships is the distances. Many times I would like to shake hands with an online friend or give them a hug when they are feeling down but this is not possible due to the fact that we are so far away from each other
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
oh yes mysd...i agree... distance is really a barrier for our online friends...huh! i also feel that way sometimes that i want to shake hands with my new found friends here, or give them a tap on their shoulder, hug them, or whatever...do something to cheer them up...but too bad that i just can express those through words...that sometimes i feel is not really enough! huh!
• India
30 Aug 09
Hi Diana, I can understand your feelings. I had same worries like you earlier and even now. I have no idea in meeting my online friends outside my country, India. but sure, i will meet all my true relations existing inside India. I have an idea of meeting one of my great relation(within 10 months), who is living in Delhi(2610 kms from my location). And for my another surprise, i got mail from my brother relation, who is coming from US to India(Bangalore), which is lees than 400 kms from my hometown Coimbatore. He said he is buying and coming me wrestling stuffs, which i am interested much. I was so happy to hear this from him. Also I was happy that my internet friends are not fake at all.. My best wishes for you in meeting all your online friends, anyhow, atleast one time! Take care.. Happy Postings.. Have a nice time!
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• India
30 Aug 09
ckyera, you too? Glad that we all are same kind..
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
30 Aug 09
i don't think age matters. what matters is how do you get along. if you have similar views or enjoy chatting then i see no reason as to why age can be a barrier. maybe people with ulterior motives do consider age as a factor, but with time such people are abandoned by friends.
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• India
30 Aug 09
yeah.. yeah.. when both persons have similar views, then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views, sunny.Have a nice time!
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@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I had an online friend before but we are no longer have communication anymore. Sometimes in the first question in the conversation what each other age, gender and location. Yes I agree that if you are matured age doesn't important anymore in relationship but sometimes it is hard to trust someone online.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Aug 09
I do not think that age matters in friendships full stop! Whether it is online or in day to day life, I think the only thing that matters is that you share interests and that you get along with each other! I have friends that are old enough to be my parent and I also have friends that are 10 years or more younger than me! I have always had friends that have been a lot older than me ever since I left school 20 years ago! This has transferred into my online friendships as well.
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi Rawbill, I think we both have similar stories too.. Yes..when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~[/b]
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I have friends online of a great varity of ages.. However, I am QUITE careful of what I say and share with them and try to make sure that anyone I talk to is at least 16 or older.
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• India
30 Aug 09
wow.. you have friends with great variety of ages?? wonderful. its good to know that you have alert mind while chatting and choosing your net friends. Happy Postings.. Have a nice time!
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Ages is one big deal in a conversation most especially on the internet because mature person can understand and no risk for them to talk about adult things. Because if you talk or chat with those 18 or less about adult things. They say your bad. but if that person is mature enough to talk with. That is nothing wrong with them to talk anything unless it is acceptable to them... that my opinion in here, my friend. I hope I get your views and my opinion is detailed on the topics...have a nice day!
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi aerous, Yes..The strongness of two online relations depends upon the maturity. You said it Right!when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! ~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Don't about it, my friend. It's my pleasure to response your discussion being a good friend here. I'll make sure that I will be here to exchange ideas with you and glad that you constantly reply. Yup! Maturity is really the best consideration talking a better relationship in online chatting. If you talk a mature person. You can talk anything that no boundaries and you sure that person is open minded to accept adult talk and others...have a nice day!
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• India
3 Sep 09
Hi aerous, I know that you are more willing to exchange your ideas & thoughts in every discussions. I watched few discussion which you replied and you are always willing to go in detail about the topic. Really a good and great thing! Keep up the good work. Have a nice time, Aerous!
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
Hi raghul77ster Well, I think it depends on what kind of relationship. If it is serious relationship, like try to find mates on internet friend finder or mate-site, of course age really matter, although we can't know that person lie or not to us about his/her age. If it's just for conversation in a forum (like here in myLot), I don't think age matter, because as long as two of them have many things in common or can share something,the relationship/friendship can be built. That's from my own experience, since we are online, we can't see each face, so maybe this is what make it easier to gain friends online without age bound. Of course, if you wanna tell your serious/adult problem, you won't tell it to your online friend who have age gap too far from you. It depends on what kind of friendship you want
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• India
2 Sep 09
Hi ChrysanTflower, Thanks for your response in Detail! I hope that when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier.Isn't it? Thanks for sharing your views!Have a nice time! Happy Postings!
• Indonesia
2 Sep 09
Yes, that's what I mean raghul It's nice to have many friends wihout considering their age, except if you wanna meet them in real life or wanna maintain more serious relationship.. You know, sometimes I can talk easily and friendly to my friends here who have age gap more than 30 years with me. I don't think I can do that if I meet her in reality.. So, let's we use this condition to gain information and maintain relationship with as many good people as we can, because in real life it may be hard to get friends with certain age gap..
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• India
3 Sep 09
Hi ChrysanTflower, I totally agree with your every lines. Each of the lines you written were so true! Thanks for coming once again! Nice to see you here! Happy lotting!!! Have a great time!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hello Raghul. An interesting question here. In my own experience, age does not matter, since it allows us to connect with and learn from many different people. I see that as a great plus. Even offline, I have friends or acquaintances of various ages, and again, we learn much from one another. Karen
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• India
2 Sep 09
Hi Karen, So nice of your positive thought! yes..when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views!Have a nice time! Happy Postings!
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• United States
3 Sep 09
@celticeagle (117868)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Aug 09
I don't think to a great degree that age matters anyway. Especially as smart and mature as people are now days it just mean alot. Internet friendships are hard to pin point. I have friends of all ages online and any one of them can hit on a subject that we can discuss on the very level.
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi dear celticeagle, Yes.. Age really dont matters in Online relations & as you said, and any one of them can hit on a subject that we can discuss on the very level. when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views!Have a nice time! Happy Postings!
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@celticeagle (117868)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Sep 09
Your very welcome! Happy postings to you as well!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
31 Aug 09
as I am the oldest I think here I have always wondered why I get picjed as a freind!? For some reasom poepel ask me to be a freind and I have no idea why as they are so much younger than me I am hoping it is for I put out younger feelinfs to all !
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• India
2 Sep 09
Hi Lakota,[b] [/b] for me, I love your sweetness and sincerity in mylot. Others may have many other reasons. so you will be still picked as friends my other users in mylot as it is possible to happen by your nice activities in mylot. Happy postings dear.. Have a nice time!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Sep 09
awww thanks
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@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I agree that age or location don't mean much for internet friends - but I sure have seen that there are topics that people that are more than half my age I don't know anything about - music groups, and the like.
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• India
31 Aug 09
Hi ElicBxn, nice to see you here! Yeah.. as you said young peoples had knew a lot of things comparing last genertaion and sure next generation young peoples knew much more than current genertaion young peoples. And Everyone have an special talent, I believe. Thanks for your Response. Happy Postings! Have a nice time!
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@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
31 Aug 09
yeah, well I had a teenager pick up an old 45 and ask "what's with this black cd?"
• India
30 Aug 09
hiii.. I don't think there should be any age limit in online friendships... I am agree with you, and even I have 5-6 friends with whom I am chatting regularly & on orkut also they are frnds bt I dont knw their age bt I knw that they are adult so I am totally agree with you, keep responding & happy mylotting ;;)
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• India
30 Aug 09
Hi Joshirajen Thanks for sharing your views on this.. Happy Postings!Have a nice time!
@ladyhope (377)
• Canada
31 Aug 09
I agree, I too have a few very good online friends whose age I don't know. I know that they are women and I can workout that they are probably older than me, because they have kids and such, but I have never even asked their age now would I care what they would tell me if I did.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
6 Sep 09
Age does not matter at all to me.. haha =D Be it for online friendship or in real, age is not a problem.. I always like frenz whom are older than me, so that they are are to guide me or share their life experiences with me.. hehe ^_^ As for frenz younger than me, it's good in a way because i will still be in touch with the latest trend in town, and i wont be left out.. haha =D It's always good to be able to strike a balance between frenz, whom are old and young ^_^ For they bring different experiences ^_^
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• India
10 Sep 09
Hi kun, you said very right. yeah.. when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~Have a nice time!~[/b]
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• United States
4 Sep 09
I have friends of different ages on the internet. But somehow, i think you are looking beyond the internet. My aunt married a man that was 30 years younger than she was. I have also met other people in the world that have a large age difference, and seem to be perfectly happy. I see no reason, why age, should have barriers when meeting others, so long as both are consenting adults.
• India
10 Sep 09
Hi Shirley, yeah.. when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. I am surprised of hearing about your aunt story. Thanks for sharing your views! ~Happy Postings!~ ~Have a nice time!~
• United States
1 Sep 09
i dont think there is a problme with age in internet freindships as long as its just friends the younger one can go to the older one for advice about things or talk to someone who might have better knowledge of life and visa versa with kids and such it can help younger people to mature more to talk to older people age is only a number what really matters is your mind set.
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• India
2 Sep 09
Hi peachmom, Yes.. Age really doesnt matter for having a friendly relation in Internet. You said it Right!when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~[/b]
@suesan35 (479)
• Sri Lanka
1 Sep 09
I honestly do not know the ages of my friends on mylot, but with their comments I can sort of guage whether they are mature or not. I for one can interact with anyone of any age and its no problem for me. I can still remember my young days and the good and the bad times. So its just a case of applying them to todays youth because after all even though the times change, customs change and everything else may change feelings and emotions of children, teens, adults and the aged remain the same.
• India
2 Sep 09
WHi suesan, wow.. Its a surprise for that you dont know your online friends age's.. Hi aerous, Yes..The strongness of two online relations depends upon the maturity. You said it Right!when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! ~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~
• United States
1 Sep 09
I am not sure why it would matter what the age of a friend is. Dating is one thing, but friendship, it doesn't make sense to me. I have friends of all ages and walks of life and some of them are far older than me and some are far younger than me. I guess it depends on the person though.
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• India
2 Sep 09
Hi Hawkins, Yes..Age reslly doesnt matter in an relation. Especially online relation. The strength of two online relations depends upon the maturity. You said it Right!when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~[/b]
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I do not think that the ages matter much here online. Some because I dont really look at each person as the age that they tell me actually. I am thinking that many people use it like a masquerade. You can say you are any age and not be. I think that it is a matter of maturity. There are certain people you can talk to and others not so well.
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi ladygator, Yes..The strength of two online relations depends upon the maturity. You said it Right!when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. And there are chances for those peoples to lie when we ask their age. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~[/b]
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
for me it doesn't really matter as long as you can get along with.. there were instances that young people talk or suggest like they are matured enough to encounter difficult situations in life.
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• India
2 Sep 09
Hi opalian, Yes..The strength of two online relations depends upon the maturity. You said it Right!when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~[/b]
@34momma (13896)
• United States
31 Aug 09
i don't think age matters when it comes to freindship no matter if you are on or off line. I have so many online friends that are older then me. and I tell you they have taught me some great online lessons as well as life lessons. and I can say the same for the younger people that i have met on line. I love all of my onlne friends, young and old!
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi 34momma, Yes..when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views! [b]~Happy Postings!~ ~~Have a nice time!~~[/b]
• United States
31 Aug 09
I think that age is the last thing I'd consider. With such a wide spectrum of common/uncommon variables upon which we build a friendship age seems the least important. I grant that when 'adult' activities are involved age is indeed relevant, but only insofar as to be assured that the 'adult' age has been reached and, I suppose, we can only cross our fingers and hope that some notion of emotional and social maturity was reached at the same point in time. But as for mylotting (and similar) I discuss and listen to folks to learn what they think and not how many candles were on the cake. What friendships I may build here, I hope, remain of a reflection of that! ENJOY!
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi greenfeathers, Nice of your response about 'age'. yes..when both persons have similar views & same interests then age wont be a barrier. Thanks for sharing your views!Have a nice time! Happy Postings!