After years of being left by friends, I became accustomed to people coming and going in my life. I talked to people online and they also came and went in my life. It felt worthless until two people online stuck around one who is now practically a sister to me and Ryan who is now my boyfriend. 2017 was one hell of a year but luckily I had Leanne and Ryan by my side. They have always been a phone call or a text away when I have needed them. Having an internet best friend is amazing and I am going to tell you why!
5 benefits of having an internet best friend
They are always there for you
Having a friend around for support is so reassuring. Nowadays we are never without our phones and it is now so simple to stay in contact with people. Whenever I need to vent or just talk to someone because I am feeling lonely throughout the day I don’t even need to leave my house to have a friend there for me. Online friendships are just important as real friendships.
Send you things to cheer you up
Whenever I am feeling upset or just having a really bad day, I always grab my phone and send a message to Leanne or Ryan depending on the time. During the day I don’t have Ryan because he is asleep (not for much longer though!!) and at night Ryan is awake so if I get upset or have a nightmare I know that he will be there to answer my text and cheer me up. These two people know exactly what to say or what to send me whether it be a funny picture, meme or whatever the case may be to cheer me up.
You have a place to travel to
This is one of my favourite benefits of having an online best friend. You can travel to them and they can travel to you too! Leanne and I have had a few adventures since meeting online and it was absolutely amazing. Ryan has also visited me and we had some amazing adventures while he was here and soon I will be moving to be with him! I absolutely love to travel so it’s pretty fun and cool to know people in different countries so you can visit and explore with them.
Old fashioned pen pals
Through the years of being friends with Leanne and I have sent each other whether it be little cards or presents for Christmas it’s always pretty fun and exciting to do it the old fashioned way rather than sending a text message with what you want to say. They can always be great keep sakes too.
They’ll accept you for who you are
When you are meeting people online you get to choose who you want to talk to not like when you are in school you kind of get forced to talk to people and be around them even though you don’t really want to be around them. When you get an internet best friend you know that they are not there because they have been forced to be around you or talk to you. Another thing about having an online best friend is that you can talk to that friend about certain topics that you find difficult to talk about face to face.
For years the internet was my escape and I am very lucky to have had the internet to help me get through the difficult times in my life, If I never met Leanne or Ryan it is safe to say that I most likely wouldn’t be here typing this post for you all. Although there are so many great people online that you can meet you also need to be very careful and cautious about those people. Your safety is the priority.
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