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    Honestly yes as I have never met anyone IRL. Do I feel like they are friends? Yes.

    I guess I see cyber friendship different to IRL. Different but similar.

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    iv spoken to a few people thro the msgs and planning on meeting a lady next week at the park with our kids (if it dosnt rain) apart from that yes i consider all of you to be strangers, i would like to get to know alot of you, but i doubt people would wanna know me, i have very low self esteem, and im shy and think people are always judging me (not only u guys but everyone else in the world) sorry if i offend anyone

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    I guess it's how each person defines the word stranger. A stranger to me is someone I know absolutely nothing about. So some here are strangers to me, others aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily of the Nile View Post
    Just a heads up, I'm a 50 year old man.
    Oh good that makes 2 of us

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    You know, to me the members on bubhub are similar to characters in a TV show/book/movie - you get a window into a part of their lives, you feel close to them and cheer them on, you become immersed in their trials, tribulations and successes for a little while... but at the end of the day you turn the computer off and go about your real life.

    Things people have said, done or shared on bubhub do sometimes come into my head IRL, in a similar way I would remember something I had read in a book or seen on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    You know, to me the members on bubhub are similar to characters in a TV show/book/movie - you get a window into a part of their lives, you feel close to them and cheer them on, you become immersed in their trials, tribulations and successes for a little while... but at the end of the day you turn the computer off and go about your real life.

    Things people have said, done or shared on bubhub do sometimes come into my head IRL, in a similar way I would remember something I had read in a book or seen on TV.
    This is a perfect description of how I see BH.

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    Yeah I would think of most BHers as strangers to be honest, I have met a few and love my DIG (CBK!!) and don't consider them strangers at all, however I like the idea of being unknown and like to think I keep a fairly low profile here. Don't think there is anything wrong with that though, I value the opinion of many BH strangers!

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    I think that while I remain "anonymous" with most people on here and no one knows my real name etc, we are strangers, but for want of a better word, if that makes sense. A "stranger" is the person sitting opposite me on the bus, the person in front of me in the bank queue. They are faceless, nameless folk who I feel no connection with. But the so called strangers on BH have personalities, they are real. I feel a vibe when I see their names, posts and read their stories. I can pretty much name 20 or more hubbers and each has a different feeling about them, even though I haven't met them IRL.
    However, I have made a lovely and dear friend on here and although we have not met in person, we email and update one another regularly, we share photo's of our families and truly care for one another.
    So, for the people on here (besides who I consider actual friends) strangers might not be the correct word, but maybe characters in my life, like pp said, who I do admire and respect.
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    Absolutely we're all strangers (excepting the few who've actually met in real life).

    I think it's a really dangerous attitude to have that we are friends. I think it's very important to keep distance in cyberspace - I don't even understand people who add random others from bubhub to facebook, thereby exposing all personal photos, real name, information etc.

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