Yes, I've had many friends over the years who have either passed away or moved to other states but a couple I still keep in contact with when I have time. Many are gone to parts unknown and I probably won't ever see them again.
As far as online? I could count my friends there on one hand. Including the people here. Another site that I'm on, I just found out yesterday that a long time member was a phony and had been using someone else's name and pictures all along. Quite a shock actually as I had talked to her quite a bit. After a dark web search? I found the real person and it's quite possible as we're not done yet that this female just actually might be a man. Fooled a lot of people and just quit every site and disappeared. So, you really have to watch who you meet online.
I lost contact with almost everyone from Ask.com and blurtit.com. Never hear a thing from them and I don't reach out to them but once and if I don't get a reply? I move on.
Although we are few here? I feel like I know and trust all of you.
The Matrix Forum I mod on is just customers who have questions about the workings of certain games.