On-line friendships

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    They come and they go.

    What's your best experience with them?

    I had a woman that I corresponded with for many years that I met on a crime forum. We became close friends.

    I've lost touch with her.
     
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    In years of being on forums there are only 3 people I ever spoke to on the phone.
    And that was only after knowing that they are in fact who they say they are.
    I have never met one in person...however if I find myself in California...there is somebody there I would like to have a few beers and a cigar with.
     
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    I'm sure I know to whom you refer. However I would like to kick him in the nuts. Maybe you could deliver the message. And from his blustering I figured out who he was LONG before he was on the Admins FB page. Yes, I spoke with the Admin there on the phone several times and he's a FB friend..

    There is a TN forum I'm on and I know every person on the forum by their real name and also where they live and work. They have meet ups, but I've never been able to attend one.
     
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    I've regularly IM-ed a number of people before and spoken on the phone to two.
     
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    I also live about an hour away from Mudwhistle and another member of a different forum. I really should have coffee with them, but when I'm through their neck of the woods I'm either in a hurry or tired.
     
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    Got to be good chums with a guy on another board. A few years later, while on a visit with my kid in L.A., we hooked up and went to a party and a concert. Great guy, Navy vet.
    We stay in touch but not as often. I do intend to visit him again some day.
     
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    I met my wife online, and we have several friends we talk to on a regular basis.

    My oldest son met his fiance' on an online dating service. And my middle son met his g/f on a NaNoWriMo website. So my family has had good luck online.

    I have met friends face-to-face several time, and have not had a bad experience yet.

    I think the upside of online friendships is that we see what a person is like inside before we see the outside.
     
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    Mainly just have two that I can think of, where I've met and/or talked to on the phone. Known 'em both since about 2004 or so I believe. Still good friends online.
     

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