Has anyone signed up and met up with old friends?If so, how did it all go? Good experience or a bad one? I have signed up but i have not paid the fee required to send e-mails.Im making my mind up about that one!
Started: 1st Sep 2006 at 21:50
Last edited by disco_diva: 1st Sep 2006 at 21:51:08
Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 21:59
Last edited by getwom: 19th Jul 2010 at 14:29:26
getwom, i agree people do change over time. Little Johnny or Jilly that may have been your best mate at school could be now some sort of nutcase.I think it may be best to move forward. Happy memories do make you feel good, but times and people change and you will never get those days back.
Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 22:08
hi disco diva i joined friends.it was the main reason i got the computer.i found a cousin of my husband's that was a bridesmaid at our wedding.i had not seen her for about 38yrs.it was lovley and the reason we lost touch was because my husbads family cut her out of the family and so her also.now time has passed ,her mum is dead and she grew up not knowing some of her cousins.
i also found a girl i had worked with,we lost touch when she and her husband parted,i had phoned him and he told me he did'nt know where she was.she had not changed(apart from us both getting older) and we phone and email each other.sometimes jobs move people.i married and went to live in manchester then macclesfield.if you don't the person you find you can always lose touch again and for what it costs if you want to really find someone i think it's worth it.you need to put in the maiden names of girlfriends.try it and see how you go.
Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 22:46
Plum,thanks for your advice. Glad to see that it worked out well for you.
Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 22:53
Last edited by disco_diva: 1st Sep 2006 at 22:54:04
I agree with getwom on both his assertions over people changing over time etc. I still see some of my former friends in the street, but don't choose to introduce myself to them, maybe they see it as the same.
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Last edited by getwom: 19th Jul 2010 at 14:30:29
I contacted a old school friend 40 years on and it is lovely listening to the luxury lifestyle she has. Weekends in Dubai sailing their boat on the Thames and visiting their villa in Portugal. It certainly makes my day when I get her emails and so glad she such a good life.
Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 23:47
been a member for the past 3 years.not a hint of old aquaintances. they are probably all dead anyway.[:o]come to think of it, maybe thats why i feel so chippy.
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 09:53
I found quite few people from my schooldays on Friends but only four replied to my messages even though I'd known some of them quite well as a young person.I had brief correspondence with someone who read my letter to the Lancashire Evening Post but otherwise despite the number of people I had contact with during my 28years living in England I seem to have lost contact with many in the intervening years. As has been said folk change over the years and we may just have to regard as so many memories.
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 10:32
I joined with a view to trying to find an old friend, who I was told had gone to America,never did find them, but now Im being innundated with emails from the site for dating matches, dont know why as I never asked for this service and cant seem to get rid of it.Ive put it on my blocked senders list but still they come on. Genes reunited is another with the same problem.(by the way I paid for both these sites)
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 11:16
have you put in the names of the people you knew?i did and thats how i found my husbands cousin.i also have been in contact with my cousin who lives in america but i did'nt know where but i found her as well.must admit i hav'nt heard from her for a while but then you do have to work with some relations and they have thier own lives over there.you know the saying "you can choose your friends-ect".
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 11:26
i joined 5 years ago but only the free part of it im too tight to pay for anything ...i can see if any body who i went to school with but cant email them
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 12:09
hi mandie nice to see you on here again,not seen any postings from you for a while.
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 13:11
sure did plum.
name address and the years i lived there. also the schools i attended, places i was gainfully employed, but zilch, nothing, so i have construed that i am a surviving soul from the heady days of youth.ahhhh, if they only knew what they are missing!!!!!but maybe they are looking down on little ol me and saying the same thing.
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 14:50
must get in touch with DERECK ACCORA.
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 14:52
i went on friends reunited to find a cousin who i had not seen for 30 yrs i emailed her and we still keep in touch.we also visit each other every couple of months.when we were young we were like sisters and then we fell out over something trivial but now we are back together
Replied: 2nd Sep 2006 at 18:24
hello, Im new!
dont do it, ive just met me first boyfriend after 30 years Im still runnin!!
Replied: 4th Sep 2006 at 21:26
ive been busy plum47 but i have done lots of postings i only go on here in the day if im not at work or monday n wednesday nights
rest of time im working
Replied: 4th Sep 2006 at 22:04