Show of HandsShow of Hands

sneuby July 7th, 2013 6:34pm

Can you really be close friends with someone who you have only ever talked to online or over text?

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 9:42 pm

Yes. I have been part of a prayer group for close to 20 years. We've been on the Internet and only two of them have met face-to-face.

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fixitlater My Life
07/07/13 3:04 pm

If online only then it can help by not being in the same room.

r3VOLution not of this world
07/07/13 1:05 pm

Video chat maybe but you have seen the show catfish right?

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sneuby Philadelphia
07/07/13 1:09 pm

Yeah that's kind of where the question stems from. Also my college forum because I'm going into my freshmen year and people are trying to meet each other online before school and I think that's weird haha.

wego Utah
07/07/13 12:46 pm

I have a very dear friend in Australia that I've had for years and have never met in person. She is every bit as present in my life as the friend down the street.

wego Utah
07/07/13 11:32 pm

I think it was a forum. It's been a really long time! It's so cool because our lives are similar enough to really be able to relate and benefit each other and different enough to teach us both new perspectives. (Because of her Aussie life and my American one.)

susanr Colorado
07/07/13 12:40 pm

Yes. Speaking from personal experience going back 20 years.

peckernutt
07/07/13 11:45 am

Should be 100% no, this is just one of the problems with technology

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peckernutt
07/07/13 11:51 am

And I'm 32, have an iPhone...but I miss Nextel