Have you met an online friend in person?

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Canada
September 5, 2017 8:55am CST
Have you met someone you communicated with through social media, an online site or Mylot? I have heard some good and bad stories about meeting people online. I have never met anyone this way but I am interested to know what your experience was. You may have a great relationship or friendship with people on Mylot or other social media, but I am always curious to know what they would be like if you actually met them face to face. Would want to or care to meet anyone you chat with online in person? If you have met someone online was it a positive or negative experience? Did your relationship get worse or better after meeting and do you still connect online?
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Sep
I have actually met 2 people I met online. Both were very positive experiences. I had to travel far from my home, to different states and stayed with them each for a week. Sadly one has passed away but I still talk with the other. Both were women as am I, I don't think I would do that if it were a man.
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• Canada
5 Sep
Glad to hear they were both positive experiences. Sorry to hear about the passing of one of them.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Sep
@Freelanzer thanks it was heartbreaking.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Sep
Well I met my husband online 13 years ago and we got married and had kids so that was good! =) I haven't met anyone else in person from the online world yet.
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• Canada
5 Sep
I love to hear when the meeting turns out great. Congratulations!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Sep
@Freelanzer Thank you! =)
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6 Sep
really nice to hear that, are both of you in same country ?
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@Kandae11 (37040)
5 Sep
I have never made an attempt to - but I might one of these days.
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• Canada
5 Sep
If the opportunity comes my way I will certainly like to meet with an online friend even though I may be nervous about it.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
5 Sep
I've met a few myLotters (three I think...I know at least three) and a bunch of Sammy Hagar fans through a fan site.
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• Canada
5 Sep
Three, that is a lot. I'm guessing its been a good experience for you.
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• Canada
5 Sep
@JolietJake Sorry to hear. That is so sad but nice that you were able to meet.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
5 Sep
I have never met in the real world. But from the writings we can judge good friends.
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• Canada
5 Sep
To a certain extent you can judge but in reality they might be quite different.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
6 Sep
@Freelanzer You are correct. reality is different from virtual world.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
5 Sep
I have not met someone in person from any online social site. I did meet my husband in an online dating site. I have had him for 16 years
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• Canada
5 Sep
Wow! that is a real good news story. Congratulations.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
6 Sep
@Freelanzer Thanks!
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• United States
5 Sep
Yes I had met another myLotter one year..we had fun chatting and it was fine. I havenĀ“t seen her around here for a long time.
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• Canada
5 Sep
So I guess you never really stayed in touch after the meeting. Too bad. Wonder what happened.
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• United States
5 Sep
@Freelanzer Well are still friends and see eachother around different sites..I just have not seen her on here for a good few years..
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@sallypup (27114)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Sep
Yes I have met online people in person. One time I flew down to spend the weekend with the lady and her hubby- oh my! 100 acre paradise. Another time the person I'd talked with dogs about drove two hours to spend time with us when we visited her part of the world. That sure was a fun afternoon. I hadn't laughed so hard in years.
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• Canada
6 Sep
Those must have been memorable experiences and so great they were all positive.
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@Corbin5 (106416)
• United States
5 Sep
I never have met an online friend in person. I communicate online with online friends, though.
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• Canada
5 Sep
Me neither but it could happen sometime in the future or not.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
5 Sep
I have met a few of my online friends and it has always been a good experience.it was just like two old friends meeting. We already knew each other so well just from talking online that it wasn't like meeting a stranger. Years ago I use to have pen pals and I met quite a few of them. We went on to become very close friends and some of them I am still in contact with today.
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• Canada
5 Sep
That is good to know - makes me less wary if or when it happens. I used to have pen pals too when I was quite young but never met anyone.
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@moffittjc (42999)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Sep
I've never met anyone from online in real life yet, but I have plans to meet a couple of myLotters this year when they vacation down here in Florida over the winter. I'm sure it will be a very positive experience!
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• Canada
7 Sep
Oh that is nice. I am sure you will have fun.
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@moffittjc (42999)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Sep
@Freelanzer I think one of the reasons why I would love to meet people from this site, and why I wouldn't be nervous about doing so, is because I don't change who I am online. The way people see me on here and the way I interact with them is how I am in real life. Many people have different personalities when they are online, and so they may be afraid to meet other online people in real life because they don't want people to see the "real" them.
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• Canada
9 Sep
@moffittjc You may not change but what about the person you are meeting? It is difficult to tell one's true personality online. I guess I could tell from the interactions, who I would be comfortable meeting and who I would rather not, so there would be no surprises - I think.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
6 Sep
Locally I have met people in person that I met online but I feel since others know then it is fairly safe. I am much more nervous to meet people who live farther away as they really could be anyone just pretending to be someone else.
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• Canada
7 Sep
You do have to be careful and smart about who you meet. Always a good idea to let a friend or family member know ho you are meeting too.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
7 Sep
@Freelanzer that's true. I used to go hiking in the woods and would get lost and most places didnt have cell service. I would think to myself no one would find me for awhile if I couldn't find my way out.
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• Canada
8 Sep
@shaggin A scary thought.
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
6 Sep
Yes, I've met and the experience was best ever... Really. Fortunately they are good guys but beware! Not all are good...
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• Canada
7 Sep
Nice to hear you had good experiences but I realize not all turn out that way and we need to be cautious.
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
7 Sep
@Freelanzer really... Mostly that's not safe..
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
8 Sep
I ran a chat room in the past and made it my policy not to meet anyone but I talked to some people that did. Some even got married. Both good and sad endings.
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• Canada
9 Sep
Yes I am not much of a risk taker but I guess it works for some lucky ones
6 Sep
I really want to find a good intimate online friend but still i am searching.
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• Canada
7 Sep
Good luck with your search
• Guangdong, China
6 Sep
well, I have never met someone which communicates with trough social media in the real world.
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• Canada
7 Sep
I haven't either.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
6 Sep
I never met any online friends in person. But one of my friends introduced me to her online friends
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• Canada
7 Sep
Oh that is good, close enough
@YrNemo (12657)
6 Sep
Met plenty of my cyber friends. Some become very good friends while others, become enemies with time (not at the time of the meeting, but BECAUSE of the subsequent meetings). Thing is, familiarity breeds contempt in certain cases, some seemed to be harmless as cyber friends. The moment they met you in real life, they began to terrorize you. Odd really!
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• Canada
6 Sep
Not odd to me. Most people say their experience was positive but I do know in reality, the person you talk to online is not always the same person when you meet. As you say familiarity does breed contempt.
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5 Sep
Yes and always have been great experiences.
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• Canada
5 Sep
It is good that you have had positive experiences.
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@rubyriaz007 (3986)
• India
24 Nov
I have never met an online friend in person. I would like to meet her one day.