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Making friends online...

Post by Green Light » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:59 am

I was wondering since I don't have much friends in general, and most of my friends are online buddies...I wanted to know where you meet friends online...

IMO, myspace are more like for friends you already have rather than meet new ones.

So what do you do to meet new friends. :?:

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Post by lurttinen » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:13 am

Green Light wrote: So what do you do to meet new friends. :?:
I go out and meet people. :P
There is a whole world outside. :o

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Post by onehundredandtwo » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:07 am

Well you're meeting people on this forum right now, I do have real life friends (it's good to have real life friends) but online I talk to real life friends on MSN and I sometimes talk to people on forums.

I never liked Facebook, MySpace and Bebo for meeting people you don't know (can be dangerous), I think it's best for people you know.

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Re: Making friends online...

Post by RMcGirr83 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:02 pm

XBox Live!!

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Re: Making friends online...

Post by Green Light » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:46 am

RMcGirr83 wrote:XBox Live!!
LOL, me and my real friends just make fun of those dudes on live... :P
I made a few friends when I was younger playing Runescape (mmo)
I still talk to one in particular...

Meeting people on forums I wouldn't say we were friends... I guess just members of a community? :?
When I mean friends, I mean like I talk to you, not just question coding and help people out in support.. lol
lurttinen wrote:
Green Light wrote: So what do you do to meet new friends. :?:
I go out and meet people. :P
There is a whole world outside. :o

For online, facebook, IRC, MSN
That's the thing.. I don't really go out.. :mrgreen:
I use MSN to talk to friends I've already had or met online...

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Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:04 am

Green Light wrote: That's the thing.. I don't really go out.. :mrgreen:
I think that's what Lurttinen was suggesting. Go out more :)
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Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:26 am

Green Light wrote:
RMcGirr83 wrote:XBox Live!!
LOL, me and my real friends just make fun of those dudes on live... :P
It was a joke. ;)

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Post by darcie » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:27 am

I wouldn't ever suggest anything online as a good place to make friends, but I actually have :oops: due to a forum that I frequent. The forum was started for fans of a radio show, but operates more as a general community with the theme of the show. After years of knowing these people, then a meet-up at a live recording, some of the other members really are my best friends. Actually, when I started my Facebook account, these were the only people I had as friends... it was a bit odd a year later when "real life" old friends from school started adding me! :lol:

Alright, feel free to mock me now. ;)
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Re: Making friends online...

Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:49 pm

darcie wrote:Alright, feel free to mock me now. ;)
First one that does gets a black eye from me!! :twisted:

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Re: Making friends online...

Post by Realisty » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:53 pm

I think there is love in the air between RMcGirr83 and darcie ;)

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Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:02 pm

Nope, just good 'ole fashion friendship. ;)

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Post by 3Di » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:10 pm

:o

btw, to all, do not think virtual friends are really 'friends' (I mean literally) .. a very friend he/she's something else, I do not have all the words necessary in order to explain entirely the real concept, but.. ;)
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Re: Making friends online...

Post by darcie » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:16 pm

I would definitely agree that in most cases, a friendship or other relationship forged online can be superficial. It is difficult to know a person entirely when they are able to provide only some information about themselves, or mask the truth about their identity. I am really not an advocate of meeting people, friends or potential mates, over the internet.

But I'd say that the key to making friends, whether online or in the real world, is to go places where there are people with similar interests and values. Find something in common and build on that. :)
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Re: Making friends online...

Post by Green Light » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:35 am

darcie wrote:I would definitely agree that in most cases, a friendship or other relationship forged online can be superficial. It is difficult to know a person entirely when they are able to provide only some information about themselves, or mask the truth about their identity. I am really not an advocate of meeting people, friends or potential mates, over the internet.

But I'd say that the key to making friends, whether online or in the real world, is to go places where there are people with similar interests and values. Find something in common and build on that. :)
Like I said I have a good friend that I met on a game.. I have some pictures.. and of course we talk on the phone.. I guess you have to be trusting to give out your information like that.. but over 5-years I'd say I trust her ;)

I wouldn't suggest giving personal information like phone numbers to anyone you meat online.. I did but I was like 12 or 13 at the time.. we still talk.. it's actually more of a friendship now than before.

.. I'll be moving out of the states soon.. so I guess I could start going out side.. though I wouldn't say the country I'm moving to is that safe.. :?
I just want to be older so I can move to my Dream country Canada :P

@RMc dude, I knew it was a joke.. ;)
I didn't take your advice seriously.. I hope you knew that as well .. :mrgreen:

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Re: Making friends online...

Post by Caedmon » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:04 pm

I met my wife online about 10 years ago... We worked together on an IRC network I ran :)
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