It is almost unfathomable to some people that you can make friends online. But as the truth is, if you need meaningful connections, online is one of the first places you can get it now.

One of the most exciting things about everything online is that the world is literally at your fingertips. So even if you’re not after an entire relationship, you can still make use of free chat rooms and free chat lines. The internet has something for everybody, and here are a few tips about how you can make connections online.

Ask a questions

Get to know someone a little bit more and start asking questions. Of course, some of the most important questions you can ask will discuss things like political affiliations, how they feel about the movie Jaws, and whether they see themselves as a winter person or a summer person.

When it comes to making connections online that you can write deep and meaningful communications, one of the best things about making me different connections is that you take the time to genuinely care about what you’re asking.


It is all too common for people to sit in the same room but have their phones out in their hands instead of trying to talk. Try not to be that guy when it comes to making your connections either in person or online. If you have sent a long email or a message asking plenty of questions, be prepared to give the response the time it deserves.

In a world where everything can be ordered and delivered on the same day, try to make your meaningful connections a little bit deeper. We used to send letters worldwide and wait weeks or months for a reply although you don’t have to wait months anymore. It can be very nice to have a little bit of anticipation and thoughtfulness in your communications.


You will hear many people talk about finding your tribe online. And that possibly is one of the best things about the internet. If you have a specific interest, you are more than likely to be able to find a group of people with similar interests on Facebook, or Twitter, or even on Instagram.

There are also sites like Reddit where people can share things that they have found exciting, and people can reply and respond to how they feel about it.

What is important, is to assess before contributing to decide whether this is a safe space for you to communicate and create meaningful connections online.


When you first dive into the world of the internet, you might be tempted to share a little bit too much, a little bit too often. It only takes some small amount of information falling into the wrong hands before you find yourself in trouble. And we have all heard the stories about stalkers who find information online.

Be very careful with the information that you share about yourself, your family, and if you are on vacation. Being cautious online as much as possible will help to keep you safe.

If you are looking for romantic connections, be careful and read more: Safety in Relationships: How Well Do You Know Your Date?

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