Nowadays the problem of finding friends online causes great arguments and controversy. Some people consider the Internet to be a perfect place to look for a soulmate, a person you can trust, while others believe that it is impossible to have close relationships with someone you know only from social media.
In my opinion, the Internet can help to find a true friend. To begin with, chatting on forums, you may meet someone who has the same interests as you and can share your hobbies and your opinion about various topics so you will enjoy communicating with this person and make him or her your close friend. What is more, some people are too shy to honestly talk to somebody face to face but they feel more confident whole communicating online so they can easily make friends.
However, there exists another point of view on this issue. Many people think that a person can tell you lies abbout his or her interests and lifestyle to make you think better of him so when you meet your online friend in real life you might feel disappointed as you have nothing in common and no subjects to discuss.
I strongly disagree with this opinion above because people who communicate using the Internet for a long time get to know each other really well and they arrange to meet only after having made sure that they can call themselves friends.
In conclusion, I would like to say that the problem of online friendship is still to be discussed. All in all, I still believe that online communication can lead to a true friendship.