i know that a lot of people here met their signifcant others online and it seems like an unusually high percentage of the group. so i started wondering how many of you had met friends from online even if they weren't romantic interests. the majority of my "real life" friends are just not into the internet and find it very strange that i've met people in person that i only ever knew online. as far as i know, my boyfriend's family (excluding his mother, father and sister) thinks he met me "through a friend of a friend" because they wouldn't be comfortable knowing the truth. i don't agree with that but it's not my family. :? i also met my first college roommate online. she was in a chatroom where we'd started talking about different colleges and what schools were well-known for particular fields of study and she said she couldn't find a decent school to study criminal justice. it turned out, the school i was transferring to the next year (when she'd be starting college) had a phenomenal CJ program so i tipped her off about it. a couple weeks later she tracked me down again, thanked me, told me she'd applied to the school and we started talking regularly. then after a while we decided we might as well room together since we'd at least talked before, and that was better than getting stuck with a complete stranger. anywho, how many of you have met people from the internet in person? any horror stories to share, or did it work out just fine?