Do you consider fellow bees your friends?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Personally, no. I believe in the anonymity of the site. There are users I like and respect, but nobody that I consider a close enough friend to add on fb or see irl.

Post # 3
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1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I don’t really know enough people from here to say yes. However!! I have made close friends from other sites that I have met in person and still keep in touch with 18 to 15 years after we met. One of my best friends came from a game I played for a long time. Other friends from that game I haven’t had a chance to meet yet but we still keep in touch. Known them about 8 years now. I feel very lucky to have all of them still in my life. 

Post # 4
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10480 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I have some bees on social media and we chat and keep up off the bee. So yes.

Also I’m in a group with some bee moms who had babies the same month I did so we all chat and share pictures of our kids. So I guess I know lots of bees outside the bee.

Post # 5
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9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I met one of my closest friends on here. 🙂 We haven’t met in real life yet because we’re on opposite sides of the country, but I absolutely love her and she’s been such a huge part of my life for the past 4 years now. It probably sounds cheesy AF, but I’ll forever be grateful to this place because this is where I found her. 

I’m also part of my baby’s birth month group and those ladies are amazing. I have so much love and respect for each of them and being a mom would be eleventy billion times harder without them. 

There are a few others who I keep in touch with outside of here too. It’s especially nice since they don’t post here much anymore and I’m not on here nearly as often as I used to be.

Post # 6
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13951 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nope, I like how anonymous this site can be when I need unbiased advice.

Post # 7
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1390 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a whole group of girls from the site I consider my friends. Haven’t met any in person yet but I want to! We’re all fb friends though. 

Post # 8
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644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Nah, I don’t want the drama on this site in my real life.

Post # 10
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763 posts
Busy bee

 

I consider them friendly, and someone whose advice I take seriously. I can’t consider them friends because I don’t know any of them in RL. But I feel that is for the best because they have helped me, (or yelled at me, lol!) over all types of shameful things which I don’t feel comfortable talking to with people in RL. 

Post # 11
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6865 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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renayaladisia91 :  I think most bees wouldn’t like me in real life.  There are many who, if you feel different politically, can’t see around it to your ‘good’ aspects.  I wouldn’t mind meeting the ones who live near me just because I need to get a life, but I don’t see it happening.  Still there are ones where I read their comments and go “who said that?  Oohhh of course, haha”  I like ones I’m familiar with, I just don’t know them or hold a strong interest in their lives beyond the boards and their snarkiness.

Post # 12
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3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

No.i enjoy the objectivity/impersonality of online discussions. I’ve never had any interest in making friends online tho. 

Post # 13
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786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I really do like y’all, but I can’t see myself creating personal a friendship based on the comments offered and the questions asked. Some days I go on a real snark trip too, which is only a fraction of my real personality. I do have reasons for being here and I definitely appreciate the insightful, tough love and polite bunch 🙂

I think when I move into the TTC world, I’ll be more open to creating real relationships here.

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