I got the wrong impression of him
March 18, 2016 12:25pm CST
Some years ago I met an online friend. We exchanged emails for a while and one day we decided to meet. I write really long emails, but my friend's emails were always very short. When I asked him a question I received a very short answer and he generally didn't write much at all. I got the impression that he was a person who didn't like to talk much. I thought that he was introverted and quiet. I couldn't have been more wrong! When we met I discovered that he was really outgoing and extremely talkative. We got along very well and we became friends offline, but our first meeting really surpriced me. Did you ever assume things about an online friend which turned out to be wrong?
8 people like this
18 Mar 16
We never know how those meetings are going to turn out. Sometimes they end well and sometimes they don't. I have met a couple of online friends, and most of those meetings turned out well, but I had a few bad experiences as well.
• Indianapolis, Indiana
18 Mar 16
One of my closest friends from college is like this. He is an extremely outgoing guy, but when I text him (or when he texts me, usually needing a ride), I get the inevitable "kk" as a reply, and nothing else. Ah well. Some people don't like texting, I guess.
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 16
In fact most online friends are disappointed when we met. Of course there will be a few exceptions. You are very lucky to meet a nice friend. It is strange that he is so outgoing but doesn't leave the right impression to you when he is online. Perhaps some people just don't want to spend longer time to write. They prefer to speak much more.
19 Mar 16
I think that both options exist. Some people don't like to chat or write a lot online and they don't write long emails. They prefer to talk in person. On the other hand some people are more comfortable online. They find it easier to express themselves online maybe because they are shy offline.