I posted this over at the account planning forum but thought i would post it here as well.
Is a purely online friendship possible?
When I classify a online friendship, it is friendship that occurs online, a relationship that has had no offline contact previously or no plans to meet up offline, A friendship with regular contact over an extended period of time. When you ask a person offline what is the key to their friendship.
Often the answer will be we have great conversations, we do interesting stuff together, they are always there for me. All these functions can be produced in an online relationship. What are the elements of an offline relationship that you cannot create online. One of the things that is missing, is human contact but why does that stop us from a online relationship? Would love to know other peoples thoughts.