How to treat somebody you've met online?

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asked Dec 23, 2010 by Mattophobia (6,997 points)
So for example, if I had spoken to somebody quite a lot online and got to know them quite well but never having actually met them. But one day you decide to meet in person, how do you treat them? Like an old friend or like somebody you've never met?

So really my question is "How do you treat somebody you know well online when you meet them for the first time in person?"

- Matt

5 Answers

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answered Dec 23, 2010 by kevin (35,790 points)
I treat people like an old friend. Foe example, I met another an online friend that is also on lockergnome/chris network and we talked earlier on twitter and met each other at Macworld 2010
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answered Dec 23, 2010 by David (3,306 points)
Just be yourself. Sure, there's the initial shock I guess you could say from actually seeing the person however you've already gotten to know them and their personality. Be yourself and be comfortable.

If they look strange and offer you candy though, RUN!!!
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answered Dec 23, 2010 by recck (3,166 points)
Yea, just be yourself! I've met so many people online and have met a few of them and we just reminisce about things we've talked about and what not. I even go to the same college as one of them (it was coincidence), and we hang out fairly a lot. I've even know him longer than his roommates have known him, it's funny.
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answered Dec 24, 2010 by paoconnell99 (91 points)
I have a friend that I met online back in the Nineteen Eighties. After five years of talking with this guy on Usenet (before the Web) we met in person at a computer convention. We're still friends.
commented Jul 3, 2012 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Did something like what paoconnell99 but it was with a local Bulletin board system that I was a member of. And we had some small get togethers from time to time and just acted normally with them. It was a group thing and was fun. Just be yourself when you meet them.
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answered Jul 3, 2012 by Lee Wood (2,385 points)
Alot of my friends are people I have met online first via forums for the different interests i have... Its different in person, but like others have said, just be yourself, and after the initial awkardness it will be like any other convo with friends :o)
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