I wish I could agree 100% and those who have this kind of bond are lucky. I've been disappointed almost 75% of the time so I'm very mistrustful now. I've met some wonderful people though and honestly, I'm more comfortable with the ones who I can see and talk to and I can count those on one hand. It's too easy typing words you don't mean and putting smileys you don't feel. I'm not judging, I say this based on what I've experienced and I've been on the Internet for a long time. There could be a long debate about this.
I can relate to this in every way. Sure I have friends whom I know in real life. But in all honest, my best friends are the ones on the internet. For some, I feel like I've knowen them for eternity, but when the truth is, is that I've only met them either a few days ago, or last year.
I wish my father could understand this... There are people I've been talking to for years on here and FF... He does not trust one of them. But I've been there for them and them for I... They have talked me out of suicide a time or two even if they didn't know it. There are days when i do not even see a screen when I talk to them on our DA chat... I see them all sitting around me in my bedroom. There are no or but their laughter in my ears and them clutching their stomach from the pain of laughter. Their demented smiles when we come up with the strangest of situations... Their serious and sympathetic faces when I am having a problem. My own pain in my heart when they are going through a hard time.
My father says you cannot feel a bond like that with someone you never met or he says those emotions are just them playing with you so you will trust them enough to meet them in real life and then they'll kidnap you for human trafficking or something along those lines almost always comes up... It breaks my heart that my father cannot see they have become as much a part of my family as he is. People often say you do not need blood to love someone like family, well that's true. All you need are the words and presence and comfort from another to form a bond. It does not matter if they are written or spoken.
This made me cry. ._. It's just so true My only friends are the ones I met online, and I love them so much. I hate when people call a relationship an "internet/online/fake relationship" It's a relationship, not something fake, and it should only be called a relationship. Whether it's just being friends or being more than that. Humans are humans, not "fake", whether they're miles apart or in the same room.
Well, the "fakeness" can come from people being dishonest about who they are. I'm totally not saying that that's the case with anyone you've met, but I know that I've had some very fake relationships before... Those are my thoughts, for what it's worth...