Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
Curious as to what you think about meeting people / friends from the internet?
I've met a few and have always been under the impression that its not really socially acceptable and I have therefore kept it on the down low about how I know some of my friends. They're great people and I don't look at them any different than anyone else I know, but I'm not sure if thats how all people who I know see it. What are your thoughts?
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
In 2003, it is more and more common to meet people you originally "met" online. Whether in friends or relationships etc. I do not worry about it at all, because the people I have met online then met in real life have turned out to be good friends. Especially people from this site.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
I've met several people from another (Yahoo) boards. I had some of them to my home for a Kansas City Barbeque. Two of them lived in KC, one flew in from New Jersey, and TxAgKuwait was stationed at Leavenworth, so he came by. I've met a few folks at Southwest headquarters, and I've met another poster in Orlando while I was on vacation and he was down there on business.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2713 times:
I was a pleasure meating you and your wife. Thanks for the dinner and I enjoyed taking you two for a ride. After living with a drunk, I can drink just about anything.
It was fun kicking it at SFO last time you were in town.
I've made some good friends here at this site. This is the only website I met other people from. I have a really good time hanging out with Lortab7.5mg (CstarU), An-225, ILUV767 and all the others from the gatherings. I also enjoyed chatting with Sophiemaltese.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2646 times:
Ive met a few a.net users before in person and it turned out to be some great times spotting with them...i have no qualms with it, but I come from the same camp as flyf15 in the sense that Im still at that stage where it seems a little awkward to talk about meeting people from the internet with friends...hopefully it will pass though...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
Some people I've met from the internet
Brick - Mark Abbott
Tim Samples - Denver photographer
N737MC - Aaron Mandolesi
Craig Mills - Denver photographer
JeffM - Jeff Miller
Rydawg82 - Ryan Spencer Morgheim, he mostly posts on jp.net
And several other people not from this website. Vafi88 doesn't count, since he's my brother.
[Edited 2003-08-07 19:55:49]
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
I`ve also met a lot of people from here, with some I met frequently now to fly or to go spotting together. It is fun because I don`t know anyone else who is interested in aviation except the people I know from a.net.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
then I met JCS17, he was a dissapointment..
Yeah, the only thing you were dissapointed with was the fact I wasnt gay.
I've met quite a few a.net users and picture contributors, everyone has been okay... Hopefully, KROC will get off his candy ass and make it down here for tour stop number 32...hell, its not like Crapchester will be getting one anytime soon.
I dont think I could meet a romantic interest online, too wierd, too many odd people on the internet. I mean, take Neil Robertson for example...
RNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 834 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
I met my wife on the internet. We have been happily married for all of eight months now. I do get some strange looks occasionally when I mention how we met. Someone even had the nerve to call my wife (she's from Mexico) a "mail-order bride"! Now, that's rude!
For people who are a bit shy, chatting and e-mailing on the internet is a great way to get to know someone. Of course, you need to be cautious and a little skeptical until you really get to know the person.
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
The last time I was with somebody who I met offline was, err, 1994.
Specifically, I met both my long-term exes via a BBS that still includes most of my close friends. They were both great people - otherwise I wouldn't have chosen to live with them for so long (and get engaged to one) - but clearly neither was Miss Right, because they're not in my life any more. Oh well...
Still looking for somebody special, and the Internet is as good a way as any.
Of course there are some odd people online; but odd people are out there in real life too.