Regardless if you met someone online or not, a friend that adds positively to our social world usually fulfills certain needs in our lives, are there for us, and listen.
“Nearly 40% of teens said they met someone online who went on to become a good friend. Teens go on to report these online friendships as having a positive social influence in their lives and that these relationships make them feel good about themselves.”
A true friend…
1. Supports you in all your endeavors
2. Forgives you for anything
3. Accepts your dorky side
4. Always has your back
5. Constantly keeps in contact
6. Keeps your secrets
7. Regularly make time for you
Looking at this list, all of these things can be done across a screen. Emotional and social support does not always need a physical presence.