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post #28 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Friendship over the internet

Originally Posted by WOOLCOCK View Post
So close to a full compliment and you just had to include that last bit. Damn it man, just when I see promise stemming from this friendship your old habits sneak back in and force me to question whether I'm putting in too much effort without reward. You're like Cal's puppy in constantly terrorising me when I expect the opposite. Yes I just referred to myself as CAL in this situation, do you think that makes me happy?

On topic: there are a bunch of people on here who I have complete faith in being able to get on with in real life as well as I do with them on here. They know who they are. End of the day on forums etc you're going to find people who share similar interests and thoughts with you which will lead to conversations you'd expect to have face-to-face with that exact person. I went down to London with a few lads I knew from a safe standing forum who'd I'd spoken to for months and who I got in with. Christ I've actually been to 4 separate towns/cities since with them for football/music events. Good solid bunch of lads with similar tastes to me and I don't for one second worry over only meeting them in person many months after knowing them.
That is a touching story Mr.Woolcock but do you think that the opposite thing can happen where you think you will get along because you like similar topics but they end up being dislikable people in person? I believe in getting along with people online but I dont believe in true friendship until you see that person in person to have a better idea of who they are.

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