Do you treat your online and real life friends the same ?

India
December 21, 2009 5:03am CST
I have lots of online friends and few real life friends. As I have seen that real life friends only comes to me when they need some help and then they never show up. And to some extent they are not any friend. They behave like some crap people. They never talk to me in good days, only talk when they need something. Now I have stopped talking to those who dont talk to me. But those friends whom I met online , and they share their daily life with me and makes a strong bonding , I always catch up with them, because they chat to me regarding all things. And I treat my real life friends and online friends the same. Do you also do the same ?
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14 responses
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
22 Dec 09
For me i am new to online and i dont have an big stack of online friends but enjoy being with them for sure i always wanted to have friends who were from different places all over the world and mylot have fulfilled my desire and i am enjoying every moment in here with them.Coming to real life friends we might be busy with our works and either of can find time hardly so it doesnt mean that our friendship ends there but we keep in touch and have a good time in the weekends though.Good day vicky.
@jilshi (271)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
i rarely chat online and i feel more pleasure talking with real friends. However, i dare to tell online friends everything including my secrets because they do not know my real person. Of course i dare not and would not tell every secret to my real friends. I usually hang out for dinner and shopping with real friends because they will give me opinion whether i bought the correct dress or stuff. i need their advise seriously since i am shopcoholic and will buy almost everything i like and unable to control myself during shopping.
22 Dec 09
Hello dear friend .......! I have many friends in my real life and also in my online life. In my real life it is possible to share my happiness and sorrows directly with my all real friends. But in my online life it is not possible to share my happiness and sorrows directly with online friends. But i think online friends are good for everythings. we can not touch them but we feel them. We also can share our happiness and sorrows with our online friendes.
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
My online friends are just available online, when I log out they are no longer there, while my real friends are just a text away. When I needs someone to pick me up when I was in the middle of the road my online friends can't do that, but my real friends can. Just like that it will show that they are not the same. When it comes to treatment, I treat my online friends just like my real friends. I am nice, but I am more frank to my real friends because they are the ones I meet in person and we both know our attitude vice versa. I much love my real friends, than online friends, as some of my online friends I haven't met or never met them in person. We don't know the real attitude of a person unless we meet them and hang out with them many times.
@MultiGod (86)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 09
I treat them both differently. I found my best friend online, while my real friends are guys who only take. I guess it's better to have online friends than real ones. I treat my online friend nicely, I take, and then give. While I treat my real friends without any need for concern. I won't give, neither do I take. That way, I don't have any reason to give. Their system is take, and take again.
• China
22 Dec 09
actually we can't treat them all the same since online friends are most talked online but real life freinds need to contact on the real life.i'd like to share my daily problems and talk to online friends since they do not know more people around us and can give reasonable advise .
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
22 Dec 09
For me, I treat my online friends and real ones the same. They are all my bunch of special friends no matter what. Friends are always around when you need them (those whom are really nice) and that's what friends are for. So be it online or offline, I treat them all the same. But like one user said, if a friend outside, we can interact like hang out and help in that way, but in a virtual friendship, it's more like perhaps helping via email, mylot discussions and stuff like that. Good topic here..
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
22 Dec 09
A friendship is a friendship, whether online or real. But a real friendship can come to you for help or support in person, in times of need, whereas an online friend cannot come in person and can extend support only through internet. But the real concern and affection are same in the minds of real and online friends and also for me. Few days back one of our mylot friend Arun arranged to a Phillipines friend an assistance of $100/- through mylot and paypal. So the friendship is same for real and online friends but only the distance matters.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
21 Dec 09
My online Friends are my real Friends Like in your Case when my Friends have no use for me they do not bother as such I love being here and talking to my Friends and I feel much closer to them also we have shared a lot and helped each other and that is what Friendship is about
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
There are times when I treat my online friends much better than my offline friends. It's may be because, in the online, because of groupings and segregations, I can choose who I will associate with. While in the offline, circumstances dictate who I will associate with, and most oftentimes, they do not share the same core values with me.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
21 Dec 09
I have a few people online that I can call friend. I have a few people offline that I can call friend. What is the difference? My online friends are there when they want to be so if they are in a bad mood then they don't have to bother to answer my chat requests or other offers of contact. My offline friends on the other hand, are not afforded that luxury, they have to respond in some way even if they are in a bad mood. By coming face to face with them also gives me to opportunity to cheer them up.
@esjosh (915)
• India
21 Dec 09
Truly speaking ,,,, No. I can't. I don't believe in distance relationship. I think that is the reason why I think like that. But yes I always try to meet the online friend. I always try to gather all friends.
• India
21 Dec 09
Friends are friends whether they are real life or online. The only thing that matters is your thinking about friendship and the trust level you have. It is not necessary that if someone is your real life friend then only you can trust them, it depends upon the transparency you have with your friend..
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
yes i do treat them the same way.. My online and real friends have the special place in me in the same manner. and im glad i have them.. :)