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8 Ways to Turn Your Online Friends into Real-Life Besties

Reader's Digest Logo By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: <p>There are many reasons why your path might cross with another person's path online. Maybe you're involved in a business networking group, an artist's forum, or a support group. Whatever the case might be, these kinds of commonalities can lead to fast connections. Such was the case for New Yorker Suzanne Zuppello when she and a woman from the U.K. began talking in a private Facebook group for women with the BRCA genetic mutation for breast cancer. Eventually, the pair discovered they were around the same age and dealing with similar struggles. 'I think because we shared this rare experience of having a major preventative surgery, we already felt a mutual line of trust,' says Zuppello.</p>

Find some commonalities

There are many reasons why your path might cross with another person's path online. Maybe you're involved in a business networking group, an artist's forum, or a support group. Whatever the case might be, these kinds of commonalities can lead to fast connections. Such was the case for New Yorker Suzanne Zuppello when she and a woman from the U.K. began talking in a private Facebook group for women with the BRCA genetic mutation for breast cancer. Eventually, the pair discovered they were around the same age and dealing with similar struggles. 'I think because we shared this rare experience of having a major preventative surgery, we already felt a mutual line of trust,' says Zuppello.

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