Have you ever met someone on the internet in person/ in real life?

United States
January 30, 2007 10:20pm CST
Have you ever made a friend online and then met them in real life? I have a few times. I have met some other moms in my city that way. I met my husband online as well. We actually met in an online dating cite. If you did meet someone from the internet, how did the meeting go? Did you end up seeing them again?
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@shatman (728)
31 Jan 07
yes i have, my friend set me and this girl up on myspace, so got to know each other on there, then we were really good friends and still are and i speak to her every day, and i meet her every now and then, just good company and easy to talk to. i think meeting new people online is good because you can really get to know people
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@shatman (728)
31 Jan 07
someone said almost the same thing to us yesterday, coinsedance. anywhoo we arent planning to, i mean only see her every weekend which makes weekend the best
@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Yes, I have a few online friends that we end up meeting. I think it was 3 of them and how did it go? They all become my friends. But, I rarely contact with them again because im studying overseas right now.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
oh. Where did you meet them for the first time? Did you feel safe meeting them?
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@haze06 (241)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I do have some friends online and meet them personally. I think our friendship even started online. :D We used to chat are share similar thoughts and understanding of certain things.. them, we become interested of meeting each other personally. After that, we become good friends. :)
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I used internet dating on and off for a few years.... Each encounter was different, I discovered many men lied just to get you to go on a date. The worst was a guy who said he was single and 28, and was actually divorced with a kid and 36. If he would have told me up front, it wouldn't have mattered, but laying about it was stupid. I have a few other internet friends I've met through other ways, they are both down in AUstralia. I've gotten to know them well enough that I truly consider them friends, even though we have never met and I am not sure we ever will.
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• India
31 Jan 07
this is something i am habitual with !! i have around 40 friends approx whom i met online and later became very good friends in real life !! The best example is our friends group in orkut... its a group of 25 guys and gals. and everybody met online !!
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Oh yea I've met a few of my online friends in real life actually..been out drinking with some, had some over at my house, been to their houses etc etc..They all went really well and now these ppl and i have been friends for a few yrs we stay in touch online and on the phone and visit when we can...like this spring I'm plannign a trip to California to visit a friend I'd met online
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
I have a few friends that I've met off the net ... they seemed pleasant enough online so I took the plunge and met them. I'm glad I did as I still keep in contact with them all and you can never have too many friends!!
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@huanghaozi (1475)
• Egypt
31 Jan 07
I always make friends on the internet , but I haven't met them .
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• United States
31 Jan 07
When I was a Freshman in High School I met a guy that I became friends with through a chat room & we talked on the phone & eventually-- I think my Jr. year in High School his Dad & him were in the area and he called me & asked if we could meet so we did. I had my friends with me and we met at a restaurant in the area & it was awesome! It was great to finally meet him & see the person I've been communicating with. I never saw him again-- we always planned to meet up-- but never did. We did email for awhile, prob' until my Jr. year in college -but then I got married and started my own life so I let that part of it go-- but, it was awesome & amazing!
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@listen2me (511)
• United States
31 Jan 07
yes. right before i met my girlfriend i chatted online w/ a girl about 30 miles from where i lived. we chatted off and on for about a month, and one night she said so can we talk on the phone, i gave her my number and we talked until about 2 in the morning. anyway i ended up picking her up that night, and you know the res, but i've spoken to he once afterward, no more talking or webcam, lol guess i was a one night stand.
• China
1 Feb 07
I met a few friends from internet .I found this relationship very unsteady ,and someone insincere,so i decided not to do that again.
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@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Yes, we didn't know we were going to meet. We got selected to be at the same conference. We met on listserv for women with disabilities. And then we dated for three months after the conference, which was a bad idea.
@jojinhere (187)
• India
1 Feb 07
Sure!! i have met a lot of persons on net.most of my friends are my e-friends.meetings are usually through other friends or by just saying hii!!.dont really surf dating sites though. but all the same i havnt found a ever lasting realtionship from the net .it has always been just friends
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@saraltoms (154)
• India
1 Feb 07
i have come across quite a lot of them in internet. I got a very good sweet friend of mine whom i saw from chat. We chatted for hours and latter on started to speak thru phone.Finally we met each other face to face. WE felt very happy.Now she means a lot for me.Though i have a girl friend and her marriage is fixed, we enjoy speaking to each other and sharing each others happiness and worries.
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@saraltoms (154)
• India
1 Feb 07
i have come across quite a lot of them in internet. I got a very good sweet friend of mine whom i saw from chat. We chatted for hours and latter on started to speak thru phone.Finally we met each other face to face. WE felt very happy.Now she means a lot for me.Though i have a girl friend and her marriage is fixed, we enjoy speaking to each other adn sharing each others happiness and worries.
@TiareF (241)
• United States
31 Jan 07
There was a dating site when I was down in FL where a group of us met and then we all got together and went out for coffee a few times. As the group got bigger the places changed. I think the last gathering I went to had almost 200 of the people that I had talked to in the forums at it. It was an awesome gathering and nice to meet so many of the people that I had talked to on a regular basis. I've met men online and later gone on dates but they just didn't seem to be the same as they presented themselves. So I'm all up for meeting friends on the net but not going on anymore dates.
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• India
31 Jan 07
that is soooooooo nice :) i havent met any of my online friends in real life yet though....
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31 Jan 07
I have met quite a few boyfriends on online dating sites and my ex-partner too. We were together for 6 years and had 2 children together and are still friends now. My sister also met her husband online. I think it is a great way to meet people as I find it difficult to meet men in my day to day life.
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• India
1 Feb 07
Aren't we all real here ? Just create an account on orkut.com and meet other 40mn real people with profiles.
• India
1 Feb 07
I guess u took it wrongly..... The thread starte did not mean wot u understood.
• China
1 Feb 07
friend