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Old 04-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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How many people did you meet online, and then meet up with offline?

I have met up with around 10 people offline, who I first met online. smile:


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Old 04-15-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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Probably 40 or so when I used to vend at reptile shows. It's cool to meet folks with similar interests after having contact with them online.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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most of the folks I know online I know IRL (in real life). Most of the ones I've met through this forum or other online social media do not live anywhere near me and often live in another country. Since my travels are limited at the moment to family that greatly reduces the options of meeting these people. I would like to travel someday and meet some of these fine people who have enriched my life.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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I bought and sold vintage drums for a while. Some of my sales were to people who were close enough to meet up. But, for the most part I used FED Ex. I met another drummer who showed up at a club to check out me and my band. He was a nice guy, but he bummed smokes off of me all night. lol
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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Good Afternoon,

I have never actually met anybody face to face in person and we do live in Europe; though I have several penfriends.

On the other hand, my older daughter Naia and her husband and 2 children, however, had adopted two kittens from a Chef and Cat Whispherer in Palm Beach, Florida who, I have interviewed on line from another Forum ... We have been told, he is a truly Lovely man, and he and wife, are quite incredible ... true heroes.
The next time I am in the USA, time permitting, we shall rent a car and visit.

Have a nice Sunday.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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I have met one person so far from DC, though she doesn't come on much anymore. The great thing is I have met a few cousins through my online genealogy searches and I will be meeting two of them this summer (can't wait!).
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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I have met many people in my online life. Most from my time with Heinlein Fandom and Science Fiction conventions.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:48 AM   #8
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I have met hundreds of people in person that Had first contact with online. I used to flip gym equip and woodshop tools on Craigslist to pay for my home gym.

I am also a travel trailer owner that is part of a community of people with the same brand Travel trailer. I have been to two Rallies where a bunch of us get together and go camping in the same campground.
I have to say I have been really lucky and never had a problem with anyone of them. Some real freinds have been made at the Rallies.

I have only been burned twice on CL where people didn't show after agreeing to meet and sell me stuff.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #9
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I've never met anyone individually, in person, face to face, for the purpose of hooking up with that one particular person. Who knows, if I were single, things might be different as far as my on-line activities go.
I've met up with person or persons for the purpose of participating in group activities, such as cycling or hiking, for instance. This, I do a lot.

But as far as meeting up with someone off-line for no-social purposes, yes, many times, when I buy and sell things on the classifieds.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #10
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My husband is on a forum for old ford trucks, and we were fortunate enough to meet up with some of the people he chats with while on a trip. It was a wonderful experience and I hope to meet up with some people from this forum some day. Other than that, I have not met online friends that I didn't already know.

No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
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