how to find real friends from internet?

@fsll518 (304)
China
February 26, 2010 7:00am CST
hi, dear Mylotters... how to find real friends from internet, do you have any idea? or is it a mission impossible? then do you have other suggestions?
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• Philippines
19 Mar 10
If you are looking for real friends, I guess it can be hard to find it on the internet if you are not soulmate, or destined to be friends. There are people who are lucky to meet their true friends online, I believe they are destined to be friends. There are friends we meet online that are kind and nice, but during the times that we need someone to be there for us, they are all gone so I guess there are not a true friend, but just a virtual friend. I met my close friend online too, but we meet personally in one basketball games. At the first meeting, I can say I have a very light feeling about her. It seemed that I know her for ages. We get along, we texted, shared secrets and now we are best of friends. I guess real friend are those you talked with personally, that you will lean on personally. It is hard to meet true friends online. They are still stranger until you meet them personally.
28 Feb 10
I have made some friends on the internet and have actually met up with some of them. However the friendships didn't last. One became a very good friend, but because he was male it ended when both he and I found a soul mate. You do have to be careful and need to be communicating via the internet and/or phone for a long time before you meet because as many people have said - they could be telling lies and these will only come out after time. An extreme example is a girl i chatted to for a while. Then one day I saw an article about her in the local press - she had attempted to murder her husband! However it can be said about anyone you meet anywhere that they can deceive you, but it is easier to lie on the internet.
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@Porcospino (30476)
• Denmark
28 Feb 10
I have found two very close friends through the internet. We were online friends in the beginning, we exchanged emails and chatted, and after a while we decided to meet. I met one of my friends in 2003. She lived pretty close to me and one day she came over to my place. Our first meeting was a tremendous success. We talked for many, many hours and we got along really well. Since that time we have been close friends, and we have spent a lot of time together. In 2007 I met my other friend. I visited her town, and her and her husband picked me up at the station. I liked both of them right away, and we also got along really well. Today she is one of my best friends.
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@MAllen400 (830)
26 Feb 10
Hi, I think you can have internet friends in fact I know because I have. I think you have to have something in common with them though. One family we are friends with is in america and we got chatting and she was trying to find some relatives here in England. It ended up that we found them for her. She came over with her brother and stayed with us. The following year she came over with her niece, the next with her dad. The next year my son went over to the states and stayed with her and ended up marrying her step daughter. Sadly the marriage did not last and luckily no children involved (my son is now with someone new and has a wonderful daughter) but we are still friends. Another family were going to come and live with us as he was in the american air force. It failed through though but we went over and met them and still friends and that has been for quite a few years. So yes you can make very good friends on here. I hope you meet someone special, dont rush it and be good friends first if it is more than friendship that you want.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I'vet met alot of people that started off as online friends, and ended up spending time with them. Some of them have remained friends since 1997. (= The internet should be regarded as a world of enchantment and wonder.. Because we can paint it as bright or as black as we want to. We can also paint it grey.. You know, those flaws, imperfections, and little white lies that we hide? I've lived with several people whom have started off as online friends, dated a couple of friends who I met first online, and spent time hanging out with and partying with those who started off as online friends. Much to my surprise, none of them had painted me a world of false rainbows, cookies, and gumdrops. They were just as they had presented themselves to be. At best, one of them was a little more shy than he had a let on to be, but some people can simply express themselves better through writing online than they can verbally.
@fsll518 (304)
• China
26 Feb 10
oh, sounds interesting... by the way, which site did you get those friends?
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
26 Feb 10
From a wide variety of sites!! Some of them I met in chat rooms, social networking sites, online gaming arenas, being introduced through mutual friends online.. (=
@shibham (17019)
• India
26 Feb 10
Mylot, the most popular platform ever in net. I hav made some good friends through it. There may be some other sites but i believe that mylot is all d best to find out some good friends. Lol
@fsll518 (304)
• China
26 Feb 10
Yea, Mylot is nice one. I agree.
@judelen (428)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
hello! Friends in the internet mostly are not real be careful
• Bangladesh
31 Mar 10
Hey guy, The way to find out real friends from internet is to stay honest and simple. I've been myLot since December 2009. By this time, I've participated in discussions and comments being honest and simple. Because I dislike hypocrisy, telling lies, fraudulence etc. It'll take long time, but effective. Have a friendly day.
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
2 Mar 10
I have made friends on mylot and if it is someone that comments alot to my discussions or we run into each other alot I ask to be their friend or vice versa.... There are so many mylotters that anyone can find someone with common interest to yours..... Why don't you start a discussion about your interest and from your responders start requesting friends then you can also set your friends for anytime they start discussions you can respond
• Italy
1 Mar 10
You dont need to find good friends. Just be a good friend for others and you got so many around you.
@mzz663 (2778)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I've met a lot of friends from the internet. You have to have something in common to start with. A mutual interest usually gets a conversation going. Before I met anyone in real life, I've talked to them on IM extensively and pay attention that they are consistent in their answers. If someone seems a little odd or that they lie a lot, I drop them as a friend.
@judelen (428)
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
Hello! Friend, I've read a website about an online friendship as they say. The owner of that website made that for an awareness to all online friends. I would like to share what i thought out of it. In his experienced there a lot of people in the internet were not true. Profile is not true. As the writer expressed himself that he spend much money in dating to met somebody, but when they meet, its so discouraging because as what in the profile is not true at all. There's an event that he meet a girl that in the internet profile a doctor but when he meet the girl it's only her dream to be a doctor, it so funny. Here comes another lady meet her online friend pretending an engineer, but it's only a construction worker. So the owner tend to have a website about online friendship. But for me may be it's not all in general because i've also a friend that they get married and they are happy just as online friend as they start. I think believing is not just in one day chatting but may be for a long time. But i think in the internet 80% of it is not true and 20% only is true. If you want a lifetime partners, why you look in the internet why not in the people surrounds you which you can talk, date, and even eat outside. Right?
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
27 Feb 10
You can start from here. Using the mylot site to slowly start building your friends here. There are alternative social networking sites such as facebook, hi5, tagged and many others that can help you find suitable friends over the internet. It is not a mission impossible but you have to be wary whom you trust.
• United States
26 Feb 10
I have some friends I have found on the internet. I met a friend (Tim) in 1996 and we are still friends. We don't talk often but we do still visit now and then and keep up with one another. I also have some new friends of late and we are getting along great! I think it is possible, but we also must be very careful!
@krisnel (498)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
it is hard to find true friends in internet. it depends on the persons character. if he or she is really serious in making friends.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 10
I think it's not easy to find real friends either from internet or even in real life. It's almost impossible to be able to find one real friend. It takes a lot of time and sometimes luck, to be able to find one in a million. Some are very lucky to be able to find many friends, but not sure how many are considered as real friends. I am happy that at least i had got one real friend, whom i can share my happiness and sadness together, since from my childhood. Besides that, i do have a few other friends, which is not really as close as my childhood friend.
@allknowing (87577)
• India
26 Feb 10
It is not easy to find real friends but after interacting for a protracted period of time one can judge the genuineness of a person and one can take steps inch by inch. I have done that and now I have a real friend who has met me. She is from another country and when we met there was nothing that we had to learn about each other as we felt we already knew everything.
@Garage (44)
• Bangladesh
26 Feb 10
As far as I know The movie MISSION IMPOSSIBLE shows the mission was not impossible. Though that was only movie but here we have to have real friend. I have some real friend from internet and I have found after a lot of time pass. If and only if you wish to have real friend from internet you already at a right place I think. Keep rolling you must have some.
• India
26 Feb 10
My dear friend you can't find real friend in internet you can find around you only and internet friends are all fake only and never trust them at all.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
26 Feb 10
i dont know if is it easier, because here we cant know the personalit. we can know the thoughts and the manner he/she express his/herself, but nottotaly.. i dont think that could be impossible, perhaps with time we would find a real online friend and would know at all.. avea nice day, ali