How long online friendship lasts ?

How long online frienship lasts ?

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It’s a 4.5 minute read,if you have patience proceed..

Before we proceed further let us understand ‘friendship’.

“Friendship is a best ship which can lead you on world tour”   unknown

It takes roughly 200 hours to become best friends with someone,    according to science. Can you sustain it afterwards ?

Say 6 months ? 1 yr…..3 yrs…..7 yrs…. Or till one of them decides to knock the Heavens door ?

Don’t you think… friendship is a complicated relationship among people ?

It can last from one day to…. life long !

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…it’s about who came, and never left your side” unknown.

It is said that true friendship is possible,having similar wavelengths,and  the two sharing their true feelings, whether a happy or sad situation in an honest way,at the same time maintaining the confidentiality,helpful to each other whenever possible and not interfering unnecessarily into their personal matters.

with the invention of internet and followed by online chat facilities…..both distant & near friendship became ONLINE

What is online friendship ?( Unknown to each other initially )

It is communication between two unknown friends exclusively via internet.With the advent of social media,video chats etc,it became easier, simpler and importantly faster to develop online friendship.

What is great about online friendship ?

1.You can develop confidence in yourself.  2. Get support in times of depression (morally). 3.Emotional bond.  4.Can add value to your life.

Is it necessary for online friends to interact face to face  ?

Depends on the parties concerned. It is said that for friendship to be real,better they have face to face interaction and be honest with each other.

Can one trust online friendship ?

How sure are you that the other side person is true to what he or she,as they describe themselves ?

But remember,It is not all that easy to find right kind of person and probably you should think twice and must be lucky !

Initially it may be touch and go ,but make sure you listen to your sixth sense.Suspicions apart,I think if both of them are on the same wavelengths,the friendship can boost and lasts longer.

Can online friendship between man and woman possible ?

If the friends happens to be man and woman,it all the more imperative that they know their limits and keep things cool.We also come across many examples of people falling in love and taking the friendship to next level and break up later.Ultimately it is up to them to decide how to maintain the relationship to be long-lasting.

If both parties intend to have fun ( online ),share the moments,having jokes,exchanging the ideas,making recommendations,suggestions, even helping each other’s in difficult situations,(need not be financial),and may or may not be serious in taking the friendship to next level… can still be a lot of fun!

What about age factor?

I  am not sure.For teenagers the relationship is obvious. For Middle aged people it can be different meaning.For older people they are in need of affection & some body to talk to.

What if friends happen to be young & aged?

It is up to the individuals concerned to continue or stop depending upon the individual feelings and priorities.I am not able to guess really and internet search giving different opinions.

And the secret of lasting online friendship ?

In order to achieve lasting friendship,I think a continuous communication is important.I feel it should be on a daily basis at regular intervals.

The beauty of online friendship is that you don’t know the other person, personally and your imaginations run wild !( if you are not into video mode the fun is much greater)You are in your own virtual world,enjoying every minute ! The discussion can even be a deep personal conversation !

My take…long-lasting online friendship is possible, provided

1.If the parties develop mutual TRUST and be HONEST (not exploiting).Don’t overdo  chats or get addicted.

2.Be frank and have an open communication.Have a regular chat schedule  ( timing is important,both the parties must allot mutually convenient time) and keep in touch,know each other even better.

3. Be a good listener and appreciate the other party when the person deserves the same.

4.Give importance to the common bond.

5.Don’t be possessive.Tune down your ego to ZERO

6.If possible turn online friend into a real life True friend.

What is your experience with unknown online friends ?

Would you like to add any more suggestions ? please go ahead.

Thank you . Philosophy Through Photography

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  28 comments for “How long online friendship lasts ?

  1. January 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…it’s about who came, and never left your side” 
    That’s Really True. Usually People Think That The More Time We Give,More Out Of The Relationship Will Come But That’s Not True . I Observed In My Own Life

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  2. January 30, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    What a lovely way of expressing friendship and online friendship so aesthetically. You have done a deep analysis regarding the same before publishing it, I am sure some personal experiences helped too…isn’t it?
    But Sri, let me tell you, none could have a done a better job than you . . This I can guarantee you.

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    • January 30, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you Ana,for your encouraging comments. are right about my personal experience.
      And to be frank, one unknown ( beautiful) friend is responsible for this inspiration.
      I am thankful to this wonderful person.
      Yes. Longtime online friendship is possible .My gut feeling.

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      • January 30, 2019 at 5:22 pm

        And Insha Allah ye dosti kaayam rahe…Yehi meri duwa hein Almighty se….Let u know no bounds in this friendship and let it flourish. And let your gut feeling be right. Amen.

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  3. January 30, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I think the recipe for online friendship is Trust, Respect and Honesty!

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  4. Eva
    January 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    With the advent of technology, I believe that this post is quite timely. I too don’t know the answer. I think it would vary from person to person and what situation they are in.

    Online friendships like “face to face” (sorry I don’t know how else to describe it) friendships need effort to make it lasting. I think that is the common denominator between the two.

    Great post 😊

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    • January 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you Eva for your thoughts..I agree fully.Partners must make lasting effort.Sustaining the friendship is tough but it is possible.

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    • January 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you Eva for your thoughts..I agree fully.Partners must make lasting effort.Sustaining the friendship is tough but it is possible

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  5. January 31, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Online friendship will last as long as we respect each other and be honest, with no use what so ever.

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  6. January 31, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Very good question, by the way? I would ask – is on-line friendship possible at all?

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    • January 31, 2019 at 8:46 am

      I think it is possible with a positive note.What can be the correct answer from your point of view ? I am curious ! You can enrich my limited understanding of this concept.

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      • January 31, 2019 at 2:05 pm

        Well the main focus would be Facebook friendship. As you aware, there were some issues last year, with lacking private and personal informations, but the problem actually is that people make fake profiles, just to act like a kids. I don’t understand that. Anonymous – and than kind of commercials, sexual harassment, political issues…If you do not know that person and met her at least once in a life time, there is a great chance that he/she is using use somehow.

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    • January 31, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Hi Anagalic blog,I am not successful in translating your posts to English.Is there any possibility of you adding English part too ?

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      • January 31, 2019 at 1:51 pm

        Puh, I don’t think so. It need too much time to translate every text I’ve made not just for blogging, but and for other forms of writing. I am sorry. My main focus is to translate from English to Serbian, so we can learn so much more than we know now. There is a lack of literature in almost every serious discipline on our language. And that is a shame. I can help you if you want something specific to read, so I can suggest some of my texts and than translate it for you.

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  7. February 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    A very interesting piece of writing on this very relevant topic . Great takes indeed!

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  8. February 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Great share..


  9. February 6, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I agree with you and wanted to add that when there is the anonymous element, it leads to people confiding secrets more because they don’t have a fear of being judged as much as they do in real life. That in itself can make people feel closer to someone else because they get more vulnerable with them. Great post!

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    • February 7, 2019 at 6:05 am

      Hi,Little Miss Menopause,Appreciate for stopping are right.Anonymous element can form key ingredient in making people feel closer and make themselves happy.Thank you.


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