Is an online friend a real friend?

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by sand-fish, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. sand-fish

    sand-fish Well-Known Member

    Is an online friend a real friend?

    You have not: Met them

    You have/might have: Chatted to them regularly for a year or more in text or even skype.

    So how close to a 'real friendship' could it be? What is a 'real friendship' anyway? Can it really be defined?

    Deep Questions.
  2. TheImperial

    TheImperial Well-Known Member

  3. Nicolas_Cage

    Nicolas_Cage Well-Known Member

    Real friendship is when you can connect your genitals with each other
  4. r3dman

    r3dman Well-Known Member

    This isnt the best place to ask that question, but yeah. It indeed is.
  5. QoDivine

    QoDivine Well-Known Member

    It propably depends on the person and that's why no one can give you a legit answer.
    If both parts of this friendship consider it a true friendship then it is a true friendship isn't it?
  6. Shanksuper

    Shanksuper Banned

    Depends on how honest the two people are I guess. Why DC though?
  7. 5chneemensch

    5chneemensch Well-Known Member

    Online friendship is not friendship. Online friendship is acquaintanceship.
  8. raqyee_v2

    raqyee_v2 Banned

    Yes, friendship is way more than physically interacting with someone.
  9. ololo1

    ololo1 Well-Known Member

    Ofc they are real. In fact online friend is best friend. He will never be able to beat the shit out of you for offending him and he will never get mad and you will never get let down since no expectations of him.

    Make games not war. Peace.
  10. LadyAries

    LadyAries Member

    Yes, of course. A friendship is how you connect with someone emotionally. You don't have to be there physically in order to connect with someone like that. It sure helps, but it isn't needed. I have friends online I've known for years that if they were to "break up with me" I would probably go into a depression and cry my eyes out. Just because I've never personally met them, I still care closely for them even though the entire Pacific Ocean is between us.
  11. MWaser

    MWaser Well-Known Member

    Define real friend.

    There's a saying "A friend in need is a friend indeed", and I think that's the way you could define real friends. I'm sure there's people who could be emotionally attached to you enough for them to perhaps be real friends, but it is rarely that you'd have the chance to test it like that.

    In any case, I'm sure it's possible, but treat most people you meet online as mates, not friends
  12. LightLycan51

    LightLycan51 Well-Known Member

    Yes it is, more than anything on steam since you actually will get to keep in touch with him over many games.

    Obviously you will have even more of a friendship with real life friends but you can also have friends on the internet.
  13. Subway

    Subway Well-Known Member

    What if your online friend is a real friend who you now only communicate with via chat. Are they a real friend?
  14. sand-fish

    sand-fish Well-Known Member

    holy fkin shit bro. Dat's real.
  15. TheImperial

    TheImperial Well-Known Member

  16. BloodPact

    BloodPact Well-Known Member

    They are only real inside the matrix.
  17. 007-

    007- Banned

    firensdhip iz mgaic
  18. hwdge

    hwdge Well-Known Member

    what if cleverbot
  19. DrFrank~

    DrFrank~ Well-Known Member

    If you can have "real" friends then can you have... "unreal" friends?
  20. ZZkirk

    ZZkirk Well-Known Member

    If you can trade rares with them without being scammed, then yes.