made friends online

India
October 17, 2009 8:58am CST
hi mylotters, when you make friends online from social networking sites like facebook, twitter, hi5 and mylot etc, do you ever get to meet them in real person? I have made lots of friends online, from different countries and backgrounds, but i've not meet a single online friend in real. I really wish to meet some friends, whom i'd made online. There are lots of different and interesting people, some who are eager to carry on the friendship a step further, some who are hesitant and distrustful. Anyway, friends are like gold and silver, whether online or real life, they're invaluable. So i wish all my friends all over the world, the very best in their life. Happy lotting
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12 responses
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
well, i've had a couple of new friends in MyLot, but i've never got a chance to meet any of them yet. Hope that one day, I would. Cheers
• India
22 Oct 09
Hi kevchua, i sure that you would get to meet some of them. Happy mylotting!!
• China
18 Oct 09
While you are the richest in the world if you have a lot of friends,so never mind in the real world or online,to be the honest and heart by heart ,share happiness and sorrows ,that's enough in my view.May you have a abundant life
• India
18 Oct 09
Yeah, you're right, no amount of material wealth can replace true friendship. And a happy long life to you too.
• United States
18 Oct 09
I've met friends online before, but you have to be very careful, I repeat, VERY CAREFUL because there are A LOT of people out there who would try to hurt you in some way. However, what I do is build a friendship over a long span of time before I agree to meet up, (usually a couple months of daily communication), and I always meet them in public. I've met some awesome people, but I've also met some people that I really didn't wanna meet. Either way, I treat my online friends like my real friends.
• India
18 Oct 09
hey ashleyatrocity, you're absolutely right. One cannot be too careful these days with frauds and people who try to molest or rob you off your modesty. I recently read from somewhere, that a girl who made a friend online decided to meet her friend at his native town and that the boy (her online friend) robbed her off all her belongings and nearly sold her. Not all the people online are fraud or bad, but as you said, one should be very very careful in making online friends and choosing whom to meet in real life. Thank you and happy lotting!!!!
24 Oct 09
Hello zkapfo 123 On one of the UK social web sites that I'm on, I have made some friends with who I now meet up with regularly.This is very nice as we are getting to know each other pretty well now and we always have a good time when we are together.Happy lotting
@smart44 (511)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
yes we met friends online and we also meet them personally in groups, skypers friends of mine are setting places where to meet and when to meet we are in groups. if there are someone who work for example in USA and going here to have vacation we meet them in groups, we share lots of happiness, playing, singing, swimming.
• China
18 Oct 09
I come from China,of course,I was soon before entering the Mylot the ranks,and I hope to make foreign friends very much, new friends online is a very interesting behavior,although the network is virtual,but sometimes we get to know a very good friends with each other,we can talk about life ,career,academic,but I never seen them,I really hope that I am able to see them one day.
@Weizen (145)
• China
18 Oct 09
I have made many friends .and thess friends are from the all over the world . but I have not seen any more ,we only talk in inertnet ,hehe .becasue we live so far ,but I hope I could see them in the future .hehe .
@klm007 (38)
• India
17 Oct 09
No I did'nt ever got a chance to meet my online friends.I think some day it will happen.
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I have and it's quite awkward. I'm friendlier than my online persona. I think this amazes some. Online I can be quite cruel and ugly. Offline I'm more shy and tentative. However, online friendships never seem to grow past the online thing. I think it's because the distance and just the fact that people have lives. I used to talk to several girls until they married and had children. They had less time to chat and stuff after all that. Perhaps their husbands told them to stop talking to other men. I really don't know because they stop talking with me altogether.
@shally_hh (418)
• China
17 Oct 09
hello zkapfo123. Along with the development of internet,many people use computer everyday and make friends online,besides,we contact with our real life friends though internet.i am a member of both facebook and twitter and have many online friends,of course,i have lots of friends here on mylot too,but i have never met them and will not do in the future.i am very content with the online friendship and always enjoy it
@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
17 Oct 09
Some years ago I was quite into chat rooms, and I made some friand that I also met in person. I also fell in love with a few, and we started dating. One of them we have been together for more than a year (seeing each other only during week-ends, since we were living quite fare away). Now I decided to keep on-line friends only such. No meeting anymore, not on purpose anyway. If it happens that I'm visiting a place where my on line friend lives IT COULD BE that we will meet. But I will not arrange a journey only to see them.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
17 Oct 09
Yes,we have made lots of friends online. When we spend much time on some social websites, we are getting more chances to make new friends with people who come from all over the world. Of course, it is really an amazing thing if we can meet some friends online friend in real world, which is our dreams. Yes, with the development of transportation, I think I will try my best to meet them in my real life some day. Happy myLotting!