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Has anyone become IRL friends with someone they met on ?

Please boost I'm curious

@weltsnake "friend" is one way to put it I guess 💕

@weltsnake difficult to answer for a radio amateur! I know many people who have friends who they speak to often on the air for many years, but never meet irl, but it still seems to be an irl friendship?

@M0YNG
As long as the people are real, friendship is real. Medium doesn't matters :blobcat: @weltsnake

@weltsnake

ahh i do want to meet mastodon people in IRL!

The reason I love this place is seems like the people who come here actually give a shit, are naturally curious, are very accepting and are willing to try things off the beaten path.

One day I hope this place becomes so popular that it doesn't select for these types of people, but there is a wonderful luxury to being part of the fediverse NOW before that happens since right now it does generally select for those types of people.

@Alonealastalovedalongthe I really agree wit this. I'm always happy to see Mastodon and the Fediverse in general grow but if I extrapolate it to what something like the birdsite is I get scared and therefore I try to enjoy this place as much as possible.
Also same, I too want to meet Fediverse people IRL

@weltsnake Someone I first found on another website but also has a Mastodon account.I guess this counts as Yes?

@weltsnake uh, mostly? I randomly saw someone that I didn't know post a picture of a road junction that I instantly recognised as being about 1 km away from my house, so I IM'd them and we arranged to meet up. we don't talk much but I think we can be called friends

@cadence Ooh that's really cool! I actually wished something like that would happen to me but living in a really small town reduces that chance significantly.
But I'm glad you have that cool story :)

@weltsnake I live in new zealand which is the smallest and least represented country, so yeah, I never thought it would happen to me either

@weltsnake na. This is mostly because 2020 simply didn't allow for meatspace meetings so far 😞

It happened elsewhere before tho 😀

@bekopharm ouch that 2020 reality check really hits but I'm glad it happened elsewhere for you!

@weltsnake You didn't allow for a "not yet" option. ;-) Email, livejournal/blogging, other social media, yes I have become friends IRL after electronically becoming friends. But it takes a while for me.

@chiasm true, should have thought of that. That's really cool too though

@Anarchist_Mallrat Aww that's really cute! I love this type of stories :blobcat: Congrats to you two!

@weltsnake if it counts i became irl datemates with someone i met on tumblr

@weltsnake Yes, but we were only able to meet up 2 or 3 times pre-pandemic.

@naga How dares this pandemic to stand in the way of friendship! I'll sue lol
But for real though I'm glad you still met, hopefully you're still in contact

@weltsnake Thank you! The commission (artist in profile) was a gift from my wife :)

@naga Oh that's really cute :) Thanks I'll check her profile out!

@weltsnake not yet, but I have stumbled upon someone I met IRL a couple years before #Mastodon existed

@weltsnake someone I met on Mastodon now lives in my boyfriend's house :)

@weltsnake I became IRL friends with someone I met on an anime forum, does that count?

@yuki Anime forum friends are something special, I'll allow it lol

@weltsnake note to self- don't vote without reading the last poll option

@BadAtNames Omg that happens to me too often and I get frustrated

@weltsnake like, meeting in real life or becoming net friends?

Because I got net friends.

@polychrome meeting in real life. Nothing against net-only-friends though, net friends are awesome

@weltsnake Sort of... I've met up with 2 people (technically 3, but one was a BOGOF). The two I've spoken to, but not seen physically since, and the second is a bit more complicated but hopefully the answer will be a definate yes in about 2 months I guess.

@weltsnake My wife and I met @vu3rdd and his family for a few days and we had a great time.

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