Can you really be close friends with someone who you have only ever talked to online or over text?
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.
Sure, I think so.
If online only then it can help by not being in the same room.
Video chat maybe but you have seen the show catfish right?
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.
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.
How did you meet her?
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.)
Yes. Speaking from personal experience going back 20 years.
Should be 100% no, this is just one of the problems with technology
And I'm 32, have an iPhone...but I miss Nextel