Do you have a life outside of here and social media?

I've noticed that a lot of people here seem to have no friends and no life outside of here or video games or whatever online stuff they do. I find this so depressing.

Are you one of these people? Do you not have friends irl? If you respond, I wont judge or look down on you. I just want to know about it.

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  • Lots of friends, the house is never empty. Well, WAS never empty. Can't wait for coronavirus to fuck off.

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  • I do have a great life outside of this. I come here only because I could use a diversion from my busy job.

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  • My irl friends come and go, most of them have had the good sense to move out of London and migrate back to me every few months.

    I’ve never had an online friendship, my method of friend entrapment involves learning my target friend’s schedule and conveniantly slotting myself into it.

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  • I'm keeping in touch with my friends via telephone, and texting.

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    • Dont you have friends you can spend an evening with over drinks or have lunch with?

      I was pretty solitary as well a few years ago and I didnt realize how lonesome I was until I got back into the swing of having real world friends I could spend quality physical time with.

      I think maybe you would enjoy meeting and bonding with new friends. (?)

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  • Si

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  • I’ve got a duck load of friends. They’re about to come over for a bonfire ☺️

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  • I have a lot of down time because I work in Border Services and nothing happens lmao.

    And I have very serious Insomnia where I go days without sleep. Really wicked stuff. So I’m usually on here between 11 PM and 6 AM, which is like 11 AM and 6 PM American

    I get lonely really fucking fast so any second I’m not with someone I try to fill with communication elsewhere.

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  • Outside of my boyfriend and my besty I'm pretty alone. I like it that way though. Less people to know my secrets and potentially hurt me

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  • I made friends with a bunch of flies in my bedroom, I even gave them names. There's a rotting animal carcass outside so I'm super popular right now.

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  • I like my alone time and have a lot of it. However, to keep emotionally healthy I am involved in outside activities a few hours a week. I volunteer at a local animal shelter, teach a couple of drama classes and volunteer at the town museum. Of course that's all on hold now until this virus thing runs its course.

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  • I prefer to keep my friend circle pretty small, but I am also very close with my family and we talk a lot and usually do a lot of hanging out (except for right now during this coronavirus, of course). Other than that, I go to work, work out and exercise, play with my cats, etc. Sometimes I draw or write, or pick up my violin I used to play just for the fun of it. I like to come online usually on break at work, during lunch, or before I go to bed.

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  • No. I have no life.

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  • I have my room mate but she is just here for the mostly free ride.
    I talk to and hang out with my older sister once in a while.

    Last person I tried to form any sort of friendship with - she is socially awkward so we never quite hit it off. Strange cause she looks and seems like the type that would have tons of friends but she is just distant.

    Others I have tried to be friends with turn out to be crazy or just very awkward.

    I would not mind having more of a social life but I don't know how to go about it. No one ever asks me to go out or even for any contact info.

    I post on here a lot but not other forums much nor social media.

    Today people at least have the web. How did socially isolated people cope back when there was no web? Or maybe people made more of an effort to be social before they could take the lazy way out and just rot away on the web.

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  • I have a friend group. They all kind of suck, but a few of them are okay. Now I've just got to find a way to get some of the better friends to play some D&D Basic with me.

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  • I'm practically friendless, socially inept, etc.

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    • You dont seem that way on here. You seem nice and normal in fact.

      You do need to learn to say nice things about yourself though. I've noticed you are kind of hard on yourself.

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  • Little bit

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    • Do you want to get out of this, or do you like being an online only person?

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      • I'm actually outdoors a lot. My job is outdoors, I live surrounded by beaches, caves and rivers. No way am I gonna sit inside all the time and not explore that shit!

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  • Pretty much, I know a lot of cool people. My life isn't the continuous crime spree it was in my early to mid 20s but I Still get out plenty and party a bunch.

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  • Not at the moment lol.

    Well I do have friends but all except 1 lives at a distance so i'm usually alone and that's the way I like it. I can make more friends close to me and I have before but I feel suffocated easily if my privacy gets invaded by other people.

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    • Well I dont think you are one of the ones I was talking about. You seem to be at a stage in your life where you would rather be alone I think.

      I meant social recluses that talk online all day but still want friends, or those who are socially inept and have fallen into a hole where the online world is all they have. That's some depressing stuff.

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