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Afraid to meet friends from the internet

PaolaR11

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I've always been to have more friends online than in person, and it's a little stressful when you have acne and in the photos they can´t appreciate your acne, or if the person you're talking to you think he notices a lot on appearance or something and you feel that when you're going to meet them in person they're not going to talk to you anymore , when you meet a friend from the internet you feel an adrenaline rush, there comes anxiety, insecurities and the desire to hide... well that's what I feel, I feel like the first thing they see me is my acne and they feel "scammed" because in person I'm not the same as in the photos, I feel like they're not going to talk to me anymore or they're going to criticize me. :smileys_n_people_45:

 



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Yeah, it's always nervous when you meet people IRL for the first time - you can't hide behind a screen.

I was ashamed of my acne and photoshopped all of my pictures before uploading them to social media, so the "me" people saw online wasn't the real me.

Nowadays, many people use filters which automatically change how they look. I think this has lowered people's expectations - they presume the person won't look the same in real life. Heck, nearly everyone I know uses filters which make them look wildly different from they do in reality.

Don't let your insecurities get the better of you. Be confident and radiate the energy you want to receive.

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