I got the wrong impression of him

@Porcospino (18589)
Denmark
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?
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• United States
18 Mar 16
Can I say a big yes? I was so wrong, so very wrong. I was foolish to meet the people I did from online. That is all I will say about those adventures lolz
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
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.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 Mar 16
l know the experience,@OceanTiara oh my life, went to meet someone I met online and we had been talking for over a year.Should l say he was half (what`s the polite word?)he was half dwarf.
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• United States
18 Mar 16
@miniam Yes I understand you perfectly. One of those was the same term for me lolzomg
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@Teep11 (7181)
• United States
18 Mar 16
I can't say that I have. We never know how someone really is until we get to know them.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
18 Mar 16
That is true. We can get very surpriced sometimes. I have had positive experiences, but some meetings that didn't turn out as I expected.
• 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.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
18 Mar 16
Yes, some people don't like to text or write emails. They are talkative when you meet them in person, but they write very short messages or emails.
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• Indianapolis, Indiana
18 Mar 16
@Porcospino Yep! I'm the complete opposite, though. I'm very wordy on texts and emails and such, but don't talk much when I'm with other people. ^_^
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
18 Mar 16
@Sei_Ryoku I think that I am a bit of both, I can be very talkative, but I don't talk much when I am in a large group of people
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@JudyEv (136523)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar 16
I don't think I've ever met an online friend offline so I couldn't say. I have assumed things then later comments have shown that I've been completely wrong.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
19 Mar 16
I have experienced that, too. One time I thought that a certain member was a woman in her 30's, but I later discovered that the person was a man in his 70's.
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@JudyEv (136523)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar 16
@Porcospino Lucky you didn't arrange to meet - you'd never have found him!
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
21 Mar 16
@JudyEv I can imagine that situation. We can get very surpriced sometimes. If the avatar is a photo of a woman I usually assume that the person is a woman, but that is not always the case
@youless (94224)
• 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.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
19 Mar 16
Yes, I think that is the reason. My friend doesn't like to write or spend a lot of time online, but he loves to speak and he is very talkative when you meet him in person. Did you ever meet an online friend?
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@youless (94224)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 16
@Porcospino Yes, in the past I did meet some online friends.
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@rina110383 (24069)
19 Mar 16
Yes, I guess some people are really shy online or are not comfortable talking (chat/email) online.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
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.
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@rina110383 (24069)
19 Mar 16
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
they don't really reveal who they are online mostly to gain that good first impression on you.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
21 Mar 16
I think that many people don't reveal much online, and sometimes you get very surpriced when you meet them.
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
18 Mar 16
It is hard to determine how someone really is when you are online friends with them.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
19 Mar 16
That is true. Sometimes we get very surpriced when we meet them in person.
@louievill (19920)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
Maybe it's because some people are lazy at texting or do not like to write much but love talking more, so you are right, it gives a wrong impression.
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@Porcospino (18589)
• Denmark
18 Mar 16
Yes, I think that some people prefer to talk. I like both and I usually write long emails and text messages.
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