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This SO your kind of humor, Your Highness. I LOVE IT!
LOL! You have come to know me so well, kind sir. I'm very pleased that we are on the same wavelength now. 😆😆😆
It's funny you should say that because when I first saw this post earlier, it was a reshare by someone else. I looked at the meme and thought, "Damn, Lesley would love this." When I scrolled back up to reshare it, I saw that it was already a reshare of YOUR posting. HA!
Haha! That is so funny. That's happened to me before, although mostly on FB where my close friends and family reside. I'll see something that I think someone specific will like and then I notice that it's actually their post. Just goes to show how you can get in tune with others' tastes.
Just goes to show how you can get in tune with others’ tastes.
I had a really good RL pal (recently passed away) who used to get pissed when I referred to my "friend" online. His reaction was that you can't have real friends without ever meeting them in person. I told him that was pure bullshit.

Back in my teens and early adulthood, I was a hardcore CB radio hobbyist. I "met" many folks on the airwaves and got to be very close friends with some of them. I did eventually meet them all and continued the friendships (with some to this day... 40+ years) in RL.

When I first got on the modern Internets (in 2000), I was amazed at how similar forums and USENET, etc. were to the CB radio (or HAM radio, in general) when it comes to social intercourse with fellow travelers in those venues.

You CAN develop lifelong and meaningful relationships with folks you may never meet in person. It happens. It used to happen even before these technologies came about... remember the pen pal?

I always wanted a pen pal when I was a little kid. Never managed to acquire one, though; probably because of lack of trying. However, nowadays I have many "keyboard" pals. It's all good!
We had a pen-pal project in middle school, I had an Australian pal. I wrote, he wrote back, I wrote back to him and...well, that was it :(
Well, shit. That was a sad story. :(
Yeah, but at least it wasn't very long!
@V. T. Eric Layton That's exactly what I like about Pluspora (and previously G+). I like the fact that I don't actually know people. I think it allows us to express ourselves in ways that we may not normally do with people we know IRL. It's kind of freeing.

Also, sometimes online relationships are just better left online.Sometimes transitioning to RL can be disappointing and destroy what was good.
I actually met a few of my g+ people in real life. It was indeed a fascinating experience.
@Foryouwhynot IB said,
Yeah, but at least it wasn’t very long!
HAHAHAHA! #True.
@Lesley said,
I think it allows us to express ourselves in ways that we may not normally do with people we know IRL. It’s kind of freeing.
Very #True.
Also, sometimes online relationships are just better left online.Sometimes transitioning to RL can be disappointing and destroy what was good.
Yes, #shit happens. ;)
A few years back, I tried my hand at online dating. I met a very nice feller and we seemed to have a lot in common. We exchanged a number of emails, all pretty lengthy. He was a good corresponder, quite loquacious and humorous. Then we met for a few RL dates and everything fizzled. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ That's the way it goes sometimes.
I've met @Beej Cobalt IRL. She is just like her online self.

I never tried online dating. I wouldn't trust anything to be true. With the general messages like this, there aren't the expectations to lie about. I trust people to be themselves in this type of forum.
I met my wife on a VERY early social media platform (Xanga) but at the time I wasn't looking for a relationship...but stuff happens, and that's as close to "online dating" as I got ;)
Then we met for a few RL dates and everything fizzled. ¯(ツ)/¯ That’s the way it goes sometimes.
You just haven't found the right one yet... ME! HA! ;)

I'll even send you and accurate pic...

Me and my two brothers... Steve (L), Monty (middle), and me. ;)

Bild/Foto
Aw, you look very happy. It looks like you really love each other. That's nice to see. I really love my brothers, too. I have two older ones and they're very different from each other, but I am like both of them in many ways. You could say I'm a blend of the two.
Yeah, they're both my "big brothers". I'm the youngest. Steve is 69, Monty is 63. I'm 58 (in a couple weeks, actually). Monty and I were relatively trashed when that pic was taken. Actually, I'm relatively trashed right now or I never would have been presumptuous enough to suggest to Your Majesty that I may be a fitting mate for you. ;)
Ha. Of course there is no fitting mate for me. I am the queen!

My oldest brother is Steve, also.
:)

Yes, difficult to find a match for a Queen. Kings are mostly assholes with scepters. You'd be better off leaning toward the Jester. Laughing is not a bad thing. :)
Arguing already. That's not a match?
We are not amused. ;)
@Lesley and @V. T. Eric Layton

The both of you need to read a book (or two) from Christopher Moore, specifically, 'Fool' and 'The Serpent of Venice'
HA! You may be right. I've never read anything by him, but it has potential.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16218.Christopher_Moore
Oh I love Christopher Moore's humor! I've not read anything by him I didn't enjoy!
I have those two books you mentioned on my "For Later" shelf at my local library's website. Thanks. :)
You're welcome!