There was once a time when I was able to talk to anyone and everyone online. I had plenty of online friends. However, as time went on we all lived our lives. Now most of my online friends live in the real world, not the cyber one. Which is fine, I should go out and meet new people... if I could remember how. How does one forget how to make new friends? I mean for gods sake I am on the internet. Yet I cannot carry on a conversation to save my life. No one really sticks around to hear what I have to say, and everyone seems to disappear unless I am treating a forum like it is an instant messenger. How exactly did it come to this? How exactly did I forget how to make people want to talk to me? Now the only thing I can think of doing is posting something along the lines of : "Looking for a pen pal or potential real life friend. Is anyone interested?" Just 5 years ago I would not have to do that.