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Commenters, Thanks For The Advice And I Love You!

All you Frisky readers out there, I wanna say those three little words to you — I love you. I don’t know what I’d do without you. Shudder to think! I can only hope that some day, I can rely on and heart a man as much as you, baby. You got my back! Sure, sometimes we disagree, but sometimes I’m not right. I love that no matter what, I can always count on you to tell me what you honestly think. And on one very special occasion, you saved me from myself.

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Girl Talk: “Friendships” In The Technological Age

Hold onto your mouse pads, I have a revelation for you (drum roll please): online friends are not the same as their “real world” equivalents.

I know, duh. You rarely, if ever, actually see the people you meet online. They don’t go with you to the grocery store or to check out the cute guy at Starbucks and are unlikely to ever ask to borrow your Marc Jacobs handbag (meaning you never have to humiliate them by saying no). If you’re going through a bad time, they might be there with some emailed sympathy and advice but call them in tears at 4 AM and you’re crossing over into stalker territory.
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