So how "real" are your friendships on RJ?

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    Jun 08, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    I've not really met many people who are willing to invest in an online friendship to any real depth on here. Makes me wonder if it's even possible. Maybe we're all too busy, or have more need to invest in more physical relationships. Thoughts? Others' experiences?
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    What do you mean by "to any real depth"?
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    I think it takes time and also some trust building. I like the forums and I can get an idea about who I want to be friends with.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 08, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    This site is about fitness education, living a healthy lifestyle and developing friendships.... and they do go far beyond this site itself. Just know there are many good men here.. guys who I've developed a rapport here on RJ, then on the phone and in person. It can go far beyond simply an "online friendship", but it takes two people to "tango" so to speak. Are you willing to put in the time?

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    Jun 08, 2011 10:50 PM GMT

    I have great confidence in online friendships...but I limit that exclusively to those on RJ. I have several that I KNOW I could count on and trust them explicitly. They know who they are...and I am eternally grateful to count them as friends. Were it not for the mileage issue, I know we would be spending lots of time together.
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    Jun 09, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    To me, calling someone a friend means that I'd be able to meet face-to-face at least occasionally and cover the time in between over the phone. So I haven't made any real friends here in RJ and to be frank I'm very disappointed.
  • JP85257

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    Jun 09, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    The only real friendships I have on here are with my Roommate redmcs, MShea and Wesley lol I forgot his SN, but he is one of my kids.