But then they were no longer virtual! YMMV! ;-)
I guess you're right, can't argue with that, doc. :-)
I did mean to mention that I think if is great when virtual friends become real friends!
Yes, it rarely happens but it sure is great when virtual friends become real friends.
I don't know it's just me or it's the same with others but the older you get, the harder it gets to make friends. It's not like I'm getting more selective but there are less and less chances to meet new people simply. Even if you do, the "depth" of friendship often remains quite shallow unlike with your old buddies. And the problem with old buddies is due to jobs, careers, marriage, etc. most of them live far from you and even if some live close enough, it is awfully hard to get together, hang out unless you constantly make tremendous efforts for.