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Would you meet people from the internet?
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Posted 10/16/12
If it's convenient, go ahead! But make sure it's not in some alley where you can get kidnapped T____T
Meeting in public is probably the safest way.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Well I was having a conversation with someone, and they said I was being close minded when I thought it was a risky move to meet people on the internet in real life . When I meet people I have connections with them somehow, where they came from, from what friend, etc. Where as someone from the internet could be lying to you, and disappear like they never existed. I guess it because I'm not the type of person that would become friends with people I just met off the street.

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I agree with you.
I would hardly meet a person i know from the internet, even if have known him/her for years and is very close to that person.
Although people can argue whether you can be close to people on the web compared to the ones you have meet outside the world of computers.

It is safer to meet up with humans you see and meet often instead, like colleagues at work, school etc.
You never know how a person from internet will be once she/he is before you.
I know too many bad stories about that kind of scenario, meet up in real life.
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In certain situations, it's a horrible idea. In certain situations, it's a brilliant idea.

I have plenty of friends I met on the internet that I've known for years. I'm sure they'd love to see me some day, and I'd love to see them. I also know some people that I wouldn't feel safe meeting. There's no concrete answer here.
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I've met up with a couple of friends online before, we all live somewhat close to each other so it was convenient. If you do decide to meet someone online in real life make sure it's in a public place. Also let your friends know where you're going. If you're a bit worried then take a friend with you, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

From my experience, it was okay - we had buckets of fun. Went bowling, movies, had coffee, failed epically together on skill testers. As long as you're comfortable with the situation then you're fine. Don't get me wrong, I've had experiences where the person was awkward and I felt bad so I asked them what they wanted to do and go from there. in the end everyone was happy :D

But I can't stress how important it is to meet in a public place, especially if you're meeting them for the first time. Also if you're uncomfortable about meeting up and just tell them why, if they are your friend then they will understand. The internet can be filled with dangerous people but it is also a place where you can make friends.
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My mom met my step dad over the internet. He's nowhere near crazy and pretty cool.
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Yeah, but it would depend on the person. It's just that meeting anyone is a bit risky I'd think. So, I'd probably have a friend with me and stick him/her like glue. It takes me a bit to warm up to people sometimes.
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Lol, creepy pic.


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Lol, I actually met someone online, visited them, went out for 2 years and keep in touch time to time, but broken up.
The Internet is a big risk, I took a huge one. So people shouldn't let their guard down when socializing with a stranger.
Just remember to know what your getting into and the consequences when you decide to take a risk with someone. It may be a good or bad thing.
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I don't mind at all.I would just like to meet after we know each other pretty well from online first. Would at least want a year of vid chats,whether it be for relationship or friendship.

No matter the medium I beleive bonds can be made anywhere.But I wouldn't say like a happy-go-lucky fella:"hey it's alright and no risk".I am very careful when online.But I also never lie either.Not saying I've ever vid chatted anyone but my indie employers and so though.
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It truly depends on you're comfort zone. Will you miss out on opportunities to meet really great people? of course, but it's ultimately up to you're judgment. Back when I was 16 (2006) and Myspace was trending; I posted a wanted flyer for a drummer and this one dude I've never met before replied and said he was interested. I only gave him my contact info because his profile claimed we were the same age. LOL
Fast forward to the present , he is one of my few friends that I can trust with anything. And after many line-up changes, and a short break we are still making music; although I'm currently in search of a bass player and vocalist.
Although, If you're over legal age, I definitely recommend meeting people over the internet but please use some sense and good judgment.
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Posted 10/19/12
You wouldnt have to move but if they live in a general area maybe one can meet them. Like others said "get to know the person."
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If anyone's in CANADA right now...specifically in MONTREAL...I would be happy to meet a fellow anime lover
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Because all the people around me thinks that anime is soo childish....
sooo basically I'm a lone anime fan in my circle
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i whould but depends how long i know them if we have cam/mic more than 50 times and then yes i would and ill only meet them in a public location
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I wanna meet Jennifer_2011 and see if she tries to strangle me. Delusional person with a victim complex.
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