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Do you think SW is a good place to find friends?

Be honest.
I'm not here looking for friends because I realized that I'm happy with my friends offline. But I did meet some decent people here that I would like to stay in touch with.
I think SW's purpose (in my opinion) is the public forum. and the amount of catfish here makes it hard to find people you can connect with.
summersong · F
I have met a couple of people here who I’ve become very close with so it can happen but it’s like any other place really in terms of connecting—you always have to be careful with who you allow into your life no matter where or how you meet them.
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
Amen.[@334441,Summersong]
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
[@334441,Summersong] and you have to be careful of the kid’s legos on the floor
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
I met some good people here and not so good..I think you need to be cautious a lot more here than in real life.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
Spokeskitty is someone i talked to every weekday for 2 yeara
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
[@21000,JarJarBoom] and the occasional hi on a weekend too!! 🤗
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@647049,Seashell] thanks seashell
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
Yeah. Some people from here I've known now for a few years.

We don't connect on FB or anything but the interaction is genuine and it's always nice and supportive.

Places like SW are great but unfortunately you do have to sift through catfish and others to find genuine people but it's fine,
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
In that case. I may have ran into a cupple. :( you know, acting like they want to get with me but yet not revealing anything about themselves or have 0-1 pic on their profiles hmmmmm [@352419,5thApprentice]
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
[@680007,AncientGamer71] Yeah, always gotta be careful with some of those profiles, man.
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
I know...riiiight!? [@352419,5thApprentice]
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
cat·fish


/ˈkatˌfiSH/


noun

noun: catfish; plural noun: catfish; plural noun: catfishes



1.


a freshwater or marine fish with whiskerlike barbels around the mouth, typically bottom-dwelling.




2.


another term for wolffish.



verb

verb: catfish; 3rd person present: catfishes; past tense: catfished; past participle: catfished; gerund or present participle: catfishing



1.


fish for catfish.
"with the Mississippi River far below its normal level, the catfishing kept getting better and better"




2.



USinformal
lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.
"he was being catfished by a cruel prankster"

I had to google it :(
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@680007,AncientGamer71] I wish I didn't know what a catfish is... happier times lol
SW User
[@680007,AncientGamer71] fictional online persona? then we're all guilty
marsbar · F
I’ve found some really good online friends, but I have great friends irl too.
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
Another thing that burns my ass on here is that 60 percent of the women have in their about me, I hate men or men go away girls only! you know its just chat, and its closed mindedness to not want to get to know a person based on what they are and not WHO they are. yes, I know its not a dating site..that is what makes it all the stupider! (if that's a word)
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@341171,sighmeupforthat] that too lol. but most of them with that description gave me fake vibes lol
sighmeupforthat · 41-45, M
[@647049,Seashell] hell, i even got dick pix like huh? you comparing something boy?

:P


*chuckle chunders*
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
I wont send my dick out over the internet. I find it tacky and ratchet. but yeah good point too. I say we start a post on here and go catfish huntin. when a catfish is exposed, we list their username on here under KNOW CATFISH lol fryyyy fishies fryyyy rotfl.[@647049,Seashell]
SW User
I have some friends on here I like to stay in touch with on here, but I kind of find it the same here as you. And the amounts of catfish here are crazy, it's ridiculous 😑
lovehonestly · 41-45, F
I've met a few that I would consider friends. Otherwise, it's a place of distraction from real life.
ImRileyTheDog · 18-21, F
Depends on what kind of friends you are looking for. This place offers a wide variety of them.
Just like any other place tbh. There's some you connect with and some you don't 🤷🏽
WuZetian · 31-35, F
There are a lot of friendly people here and if you are lucky to find ones who are genuine..just like some people from EP they remained friends and meet offline
lovehonestly · 41-45, F
Perhaps it ebbs and flows-I came over the first few weeks of SW following the closure of EP. That's when I remember most of the SW participants looking for their EP friends. Now, it seems less so. I came in the tail end of EP so there were only a few I kept in touch with.
WuZetian · 31-35, F
[@65395,lovehonestly] lol..probably but then people keep changing names here..I don't anymore notice the ones I first talked here
lovehonestly · 41-45, F
[@299394,Jadenightbird] I have learned that is true-whether it's because they are the trolls, or as the result of being trolled and have entered SW witness protection by changing their user name remains to be seen.....
user533 · 26-30, M
true about the catfish part too lol
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
Not sure of the term "catfish" is but ive met a cupple awesome ppl on here. my friends IRL are jackasses. At my lowest point in my life right now the bailed on me...even though ive bent over backwards for them in their time of need. kinda sucks uch.
sighmeupforthat · 41-45, M
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@341171,sighmeupforthat] Gorgeous lol
Bluesky53 · 56-60, M
right i have offline friends,but here has it's bright spots,because you share your inner thoughts,
SW User
Well, now everyone knows to keep you at arm's length.
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@554696,MechE96] Sometimes I find myself talking for a long time with someone in the public forum and we become close... but not always
and I found out many things about many users here and it damaged my trust for the people on this website to be honest.
SW User
[@647049,Seashell] I do understand the hesitation.
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
God, ppl actually do that? that's just mean.
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@680007,AncientGamer71] So many
AncientGamer71 · 46-50, M
Well I try and be as internet real as real as I am normally, sometimes it don't work in my favor. unfortunately. [@647049,Seashell]
SW User
No worse than anywhere else. I'm not actively looking for them but I have found a couple.
Tminus6453 · M
Online friends, yes... but not real life friends you hangout with..obviously
JayneA · 36-40, F
After yesterday's revelation I now have doubts about everyone
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@607256,jaynealcock] The anonymity offers breeding ground for catfish unfortunately...
Wiseacre · F
Not here for friends, either..only aquaintances!
Mayumi · 22-25, F
[@426791,Justsayit] Pretty much
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
I met my bestest friend here!!! Well EP... but same thing
It’s like the real world just a bit more tricky to read I think 🤔
CountScrofula · 41-45, M
Sure, it's literally the reason to come here.
datboi · 22-25, M
No. Everyone’s too judgmental
bout as good as any other i think🤷

 
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