Are You One Of The 1 in 4 Texans That Have Made Virtual Friends Online?
Have you found yourself chatting online with people more since the pandemic?
Yes, you sure have.
The fine people over at the FreeCell Solitaire site, Freecell-Challenge.com, conducted a survey of 3,000 internet users to find out how many people found new friendships online.
They found that 1 in 4 Texans has made virtual friends online since the start of the pandemic.
Texans Are Getting Friendly Online
That's right - 23% of Texans polled have never met these people in person, but find a great time chatting with them online.
The info shows that on average, Texans have made 3 virtual friends.
Other information gained from the survey is that we get lonely too.
The survey said that 17% who have felt lonely have sought comfort by connecting with other people online.
It's Not Just You
Personally, I find this to be true for me on Facebook.
There have been tons of people that I expect to comment on posts that I make daily because of the online relationship I have made with them over the past year.
Also, I've found myself getting concerned if I haven't heard from a few of them if they haven't posted anything or commented on anything in a while, so this is real!
e-Friendships Are Valid
But these online relationships, do they count the same way friends do?
Yes, they do.
A whopping 42% of people think so!
Does it matter that you've never met these people?
When your real friends start tripping, fire up a PC and find an online friend.
They love you more! LOL
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