Has anyone become IRL friends with someone they met on ?

Please boost I'm curious

@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?

As long as the people are real, friendship is real. Medium doesn't matters :blobcat: @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 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 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 yes, but I was living in Portland so that's almost cheating?

@weltsnake I would love to meet many of my internet friends (whether or not I met them on here) though I'm shy/socially anxious so it would probably be me cowering while they try to convince me they're not gonna attack me.

Some IRL people know I use masto, but I do not tell them my username or instance, because while I want to meet my internet friends physically, I do not want to meet my physical friends on the internet if that makes sense?

@lapis wait are you me? I would also love to befriend more people here that I could also see IRL but I'm very shy and socially anxious. Even though it's something easy it feels like a big undertaking for me, wtf lol

Oh and yeah it makes perfect sense, just 3 of my IRL friends know I'm on Mastodon but I never tell them my username

But seriously, are you me?😂

@weltsnake Shhhh, don't let anyone know about your sockpuppet elekk account :blobwink:


@lapis Hahah that account will be buried alongside me

And DAMN you actually made me blush :blobcat:

@weltsnake "No, but that's OK". I've got IRC-only friends for 20+ years. And a handful of other friends I've met IRL a few times.

@trini That's amazing! 20+ year friends are hard to come by

@weltsnake something something cultural differences in what is considered a friendship something, but acquaintances, sure

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!