Internet friends

September 24, 2009 3:50pm CST
Have you ever met an online friend, for real, as in, you met in real life? If you have, how has it gone? Did you hit it off, or were they a bit different to what you expected? Did they annoy you, or have a trait, you found a bit offensive, or did you gel, and it has made you friends for life..on and offline? I met Tattylashes, having spoken online for 3 years, and she was everything i thought she would be....i felt truly comfy with her, to the point, we could fart, and nothing was said! LOL (just kidding).... A brill lady, just so down to earth! What experience have you had? Good or bad?, on meeting, an online friend, for real!
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24 Sep 09
I've met a few over time. The first one should have put me off for life but hey - don't regret what you haven't tried (and got right)! She turned out to be the oddest of people and 7 years later she still emails weird stuff from time to time. The most recent occasion was two days ago. At least she's consistent. As for others, maybe 6 altogether - all went well. They were as I'd expected them to be and a lot of fun. I wouldn't say we're friends for life but we keep in touch, in and among. I even met my other half by way of an online encounter - it all started with a disagreement on a site I used a few years back, though at the time he was an irritant, not a potential future partner. Some time down the line, we met up through mutual friends and from that point, just hit it off. Maybe another year or so later we ended up living together. And to be honest ... he was nothing (offline) like he was when I bumped into him on the net. It's a weird world we sometimes live in ;) *and he still irritates me from time to time*
24 Sep 09
LOL, Hi frogdropping, LOVE the name, and avatar!! I bet you are a blast!! LOL Well, i am gobby smacked! You meeting your other half, who was, and still is an irritant! LOL That is a great story, and shows the power of the net! Long may your happiness last, a lovely story! Thanks for sharing with me. :)
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24 Sep 09
ahhhh lol thanks for that! Apparently I am quite a blast and if you want to read something amusing that I've written, read this: http://hubpages.com/hub/judgementday One or two appear to have found it amusing :) Nice to make your acquaintance - have a great day, eveing or night (time zomes ...)!
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24 Sep 09
Pfffftt I manage to bugger up the old html there - http://hubpages.com/hub/judgementday Apologies! *wanders off agin*
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@littleowl (7157)
24 Sep 09
Hi Forestgold,I have had the pleasure of meeting p1kefish and Ellie:D from here they are everything I thought they would be like and even more, Tamarafireheart (my best friend) was with me at the same time so it was absolutely lovely to all be together and have a lot of fun, we all hit it off and have been friends since. It is also as lovely to be able to get to know someone from here and talk to them on the phone. I often speak to Craftcatsher from here too on Skype and a couple of others. It is amazing how we make friends from all over the world from myLot and if it wasn't for mylot at times we wouldn't know each other at all! Hugs LoLo
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24 Sep 09
Aah, littleowl, I know pikefish and tamara from another site, although, i have never met them. They are truly lovely people, who i certainly want to stay in touch with. I know you too...remember little old me? LOL I think it is brilliant, how the net can bring people together, people we never even knew existed! X
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@littleowl (7157)
24 Sep 09
Hi hun, yes I remember you well from the other site..it is great to have you here and you will find lots of friends too that were on the other site, will pm you you hun..hugs LoLo
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24 Sep 09
Thanks hun, and plz do, i am glad i joined here, and found you guys again...such nice people! Thanks huni x
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I've had very good experiences meeting friends from online, but I've only met guys from the guitar forum I've been part of for 11 years. A few lived in my town and we used to get together every few months until I moved. Now I'm near another part of the forum membership and we've met and like to visit, too.
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25 Sep 09
Sounds good, no complications! LOL!
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
24 Sep 09
My husband and I met up with sparks (fifty) and her husband for the weekend. We had a wonderful time. When we saw each other we knew each other right away. It was as if two long lost friends had finally met up again, even though we had never met before. We had a wonderful breakfast together and then we went to our rooms to freshen up for a day out in town. We saw lots of artists and their prospective arts. We had a fabulous lunch and went to a book store. We also shopped in another store. We spent the day together had an outrageously fab authentic Irish meal at a pub. The next morning we went to breakfast together and then we went back to pack up and get ont he road as we all had a distance to go. I would love to meet up with other friends here. That is something I am looking forward to setting up when I can.
24 Sep 09
That is brilliant moondancer, and a lovely story. I have met a few people now, off the internet, and all good, some better than others, Me and Tatty, i think we are sisters from another life..LOL...love her so much, miss her so much, we really!! hit it off, she is fantabulous!! :)
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• United States
24 Sep 09
Yes, I just love tatty and have wanted so much to be able to go meet her. I'm so glad that you found a kinship with her. I'd love to meet you and several others too.
24 Sep 09
I know we would get on brill moondancer. I am a good judge of character, and we would have a ball! I recognised Tats, the minute she stepped off the train, and we got on, like we had known each other forever...i know you would love her too, i certainly do, she is a fantastic girl, funny as hell, with a drink, she reduced me to tears laughing!! LOL!!
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@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
25 Sep 09
The freind I had via IE just starting out years ago loved to dictate my every move.She would call be and ask for everything,?This had to stop as her calling on the phone got on my nerves. I am sure people do connect at times ,Its a great for them just not for me.
25 Sep 09
Snap!!! Had the same problem recently, and have had to back off. As lovely as she is, it was getting a bit too much, and i have the same feeling, kind of getting on my nerves.
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Yes I does not make them bad people but enough is enough.I am so slad ,I don't have to feel bad for saying that.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I met one yesterday for the first time. We had been trading e-mails for more than a copleof yers. It went great & i likd her very much.
25 Sep 09
I am glad it went well for you :)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Thank u, have a great weekend.
@leoling (173)
• Singapore
25 Sep 09
My current girlfriend was met online, we know each other and chit chat for 4years, and we meet up outside. After not long we became couple until now, we been together for 2year plus going to 3years. :)
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Hi leoling. Congratulations to you. At least you have met a nice lady on the net. Have a great life for both of you.
25 Sep 09
Hi leo, that is heartwarming, i love to hear these things...i hope your happiness continues hun :)
25 Sep 09
The only friends I met online are those who are my real friends. =) So, we meet each other at first time, then we become online friends, and meet every single day. It is not the other way around. But meeting one 'real online friend', I've never done that before, but I'm always happy to meet someone new. Especially if he/she is very nice.
25 Sep 09
Hi, as i said, i have had good, and not so good, so it is worth a try, because i have made friends for life, others have faded away, but that is the way it goes sometimes.
• China
25 Sep 09
I have never thought about meeting my internet friends in real life, because the beautiful feeling will disappear in my heart. If met in my real life , it will be diffrent . I think online friend just online is ok.
25 Sep 09
I can agree with that too, Kl I have had a good experience, of meeting an online friend, we got on, like we had known each other forever, and will remain friends, on and offline. I also have had a headache or two, having met someone for real, they can have traits, or different attitude, that can lead to problems.
• China
25 Sep 09
I didn't made a girl friend online.But one of my friends did.First they just talk on the instant message.And after some while,not very long I think,they came out to meet.And they attract each other,finally became a couple.And they last for about two years I think ,then just broke up.Actually It's very normal to find a boyfriend or girlfriend online today.It's not much different from offline dating.
25 Sep 09
Hi darni, yes, this is true, i know of a few couples, who met online, and one coupe did get married. It can be a good way to meet your soul mate :)
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
25 Sep 09
No I never met any of my online friends but oe her name is sherrie I met her when I was on Yuwie an we got to talking she is a sweetheart an she was also a wiccan an was good about remberring the wiccan hoilidays an sending out cards an sad thing is she only lives 50 miles away I should plan to go met her for lunch or something huh an yes Tattylashes dose seem real nice I thik i would be comfortable around her also
25 Sep 09
Your friend sounds lovely, Tatty is a fab person, love her to bits!
• United States
25 Sep 09
Nope, I've thought about it though. Just never got around to it.
25 Sep 09
You should try meeting with some, you have nothing to lose :)
@SQD444 (679)
• India
25 Sep 09
yes.. i have met a few of my internet friend in real..after chatting with them for a pretty long time though.. so when we were in the same place we arranged a meeting...good to meet such people... am still in touch with all my internet friends whom i have met and they are very dear and special for me now
25 Sep 09
That is really lovely.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Hi forestgold. I have been chatting for quite a while now. I have a lot of friends online and some are from different parts of the world. Some are well-meaning friends, decent and people who make sense. But also there are people who are naughty and very off. I once had a chance to meet someone from the same origin. We both agreed to meet for real. He was definitely goodlooking. Unfortunately, his manners are not good. He was so arrogant in ways, and in manner of speaking. It was totally intolerable. I just told him that I need to buy something. I immediately took off when I had that opportunity. It really sucks!!!
25 Sep 09
Hi jules, so sorry you were made to feel like that. You did right, taking off, it is not worth it. looks can be deceptive, and you felt let down. You are obviously too nice for him, so let him fade. Sorry you had to go through that, it is dissapointing, but his loss, obviously! ;((
25 Sep 09
Hi Helen, Yeah, I know what you mean about comfy, I met our Mr. Fish who is well known here and he is just so lovely also another mylotter, we had a blast, yes I could imagine tatty and you giggling away like two naughty school girls, lol and I'm yet to met the pair of you, wouldn't that be grand? hug, love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
25 Sep 09
Hi Tam, we did, like two 16 yr olds..LOL!! God, we laughed about things, she was adoreable, witty, and so down to earth, i was definetely in a comfort zone with her. I would love to meet you too, would be great, if we could all meet up, god help everyone around us though LOL, we really let our hair down, it was brilliant!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Sep 09
hi forestgold I haven't yet but might be in the near future and I am sure she will be every bit as delightful in person as she has' been in our meetings here on mylot. I was sure tattylashes would be really fun to meet as I love her discussions and her open breezy style.She sure does sound down to earth, and that I would like too.
25 Sep 09
hi Hatley, well, i gelled with tatty at the train station, felt like i had known her forever already. I love her to bits ( i did before) but more so now, we really hit it off, she is fabby, and i want us to meet up many more times, which we agreed we will :))
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
Hey, Well I personally have never met any of my online friends in real life. I mean, I might one day meet some of them, but for now I don't really have the money or the time to actually meet some people in real life. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
i have lots of cyber friends because i was fond of chatting online before but i am afraid in meeting them in real person because i am not the kind of person who easily trust strangers.