They later went for an outing chaperoned by Amie’s mother.
And though she initially described facilitating the meeting, which happened over a year ago, as a “leap of faith,” Spark is glad the teens got to meet and notes they are still very much in touch and are hoping to see each other again this year.
Spark and the other mother handled the meeting in the right way, boyd says.
Not4helps you meet platonic friends online that you can connect with in real life.
Our members are people like you looking for hiking partners, dining companions, drinking buddies, a friend to go see a movie with, someone to play tennis with, or a great new best friend.
From the time kids are toddler age, parents help in forging their friendships, whether it’s play dates at the park or in a toy-strewn living room.
So when your teen tells you they want to take an Internet friendship — with someone they’ve only met virtually through social media or video games — to the next level by having actual human contact, it raises the question: Should you facilitate the meeting or fret about it?
We’re two sisters that live across the country from each other and think it’s really hard to meet new friends - like really good friends, not acquaintances. I lived in Florida and although the people were friendly and I was very active socially, and I did make friends, it was very transitory.