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Yes.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

I think you can make lifelong friends off the internet.

For me, however, I will have to have known them for 2-3 years before I can actually see them as a friend instead of an acquaintance. I have 3 from my days on RuneScape I still talk to and do stuff with.

Side rant. America's notion of friendship is fucked. Every person they talk to is a "friend." Makes me cringe. I think (along with most other places outside the USA I have lived) that you can only really have a few real friends. I think this is where Americas notion of "best friends" comes from. Best friends in the USA = friends for most of the world.


You're not my friend, buddy.

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I still don't have any friends
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I don't have any tbh. *shrugs*
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YES but some do fade away but that is cause we never exchange contacts they are life long friends I made on mmorpgs... I spent years with them... great people! though there was 1 bad one but they were just 9-10 year old back then and i was 13...

I have real life friends... but there is hardly anything to do in real life lol.... real life is boring
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I walk alone through the electronic wasteland we call the internet.
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15 / F / Murica
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Nope, people hate me online and offline
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After selling the last batch I caǹt seem to make new ones....
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I think so, I met my 3 best friends online. I even met 2 of them IRL the other one lives in Canada and I'm not allowed to travel countries but I would love to meet her.

Funnily enough I went MIA from my IRL friends for 3 years but my online friends actually convinced me to get back into contact with my IRL friends. So I owe my online friends a lot.
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I met my only real friend on WoW. The only person who went out of their way to be in contact with me and who seemed to care. I lost access to my account and was never able to contact him again. I never played Wow after that, and never met anyone else online who cared, nor IRL. I don't even remember my own char's name but I do remember his. I miss you BluePassion. (used to tease him for that silly name lol)
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Posted 1/7/16 , edited 1/7/16
Easier to become friends with people online than real life. Don't need to have eye contact. Wooh!
I am pretty friendly with people so I think I've made a few friends recently which is very good :)
But I have yet to meet any of them in real life, not really needed but it would be cool.
Always open for more friendships though as long as we have common interests.
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Posted 1/7/16 , edited 1/7/16

HighProfile wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:

I think you can make lifelong friends off the internet.

For me, however, I will have to have known them for 2-3 years before I can actually see them as a friend instead of an acquaintance. I have 3 from my days on RuneScape I still talk to and do stuff with.

Side rant. America's notion of friendship is fucked. Every person they talk to is a "friend." Makes me cringe. I think (along with most other places outside the USA I have lived) that you can only really have a few real friends. I think this is where Americas notion of "best friends" comes from. Best friends in the USA = friends for most of the world.


You're not my friend, buddy.



I am not your buddy, pal.
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I still email and IM people I met on games and IM sites up to 4 years ago. Some of them I dont get to message as often as I'd like too, but I still have a few people I talk to quite frequently.
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When it comes to relationships the internet is easy and fickle. It's quick to find people that relate to each other, but also very easy to say goodbye. It isn't impossible though to find a lasting sincere friendship.

I have a friend I met online 15 years ago. We visit every so often and I'd have him as a neighbor if I could. He's kind of temperamental and we've fought too many times to remember, but we're still tight. I'd never walk away from him.

Had a girlfriend I met online and we visited frequently for a few years. We'd still probably be together if we were more serious. Our goals were too different though. We still remained friends.

Then there's a guy that called himself my friend for years. One day his sister was an asshole to me and wouldn't let up. I called her on her shit and called her a bitch. (Not a word I use lightly) He removed me from contact without a word and haven't heard anything since. Friend, huh? What a fat lie that was.
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My best friend I met online when we were 11 years old. We met in an IRC chat in 1999, played a text based DBZ game. Then we moved on to Runescape, then WoW, then League, and now we don't really game anymore. We didn't meet face-to-face until we were juniors in high school, and I jokingly tell people that our first meeting was in a hotel room. I was actually a groomsman in his wedding a couple of years ago.

So yes, it's possible to make friends with people over the internet. Like with any relationship, you only get out what you put in.
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