Woman who made online friend during lockdown horrified at suggestion they actually ‘meet up’

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A woman who made a friend online during lockdown is petrified they might actually have to meet up in real life now.

Eleanor Gay, 32 from Hemel Hempstead, told us she first met Alice in April on a yoga chatroom where the pair instantly hit it off.

She went on, “We were in our respective living rooms – I was crammed in the corner surrounded by dirty plates and pizza boxes – when she saw the picture of me casually stretching into half-moon pose.

“She complimented me on my Lululemon yoga pants, one thing led to another, and the next thing you know I’m asking for her number and WhatsApping with her 15 times a day.

“It was all going so well for the first few months. Then now, out of the blue, she suggested we actually meet up.

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“In person.

“She keeps talking about drinks in the park at a safe social distance, saying she’ll bring homemade banana bread and a quinoa salad. I’m absolutely distraught. Who is this monster I’ve let into my life and how do I wake up from this nightmare?”

The woman in question, Alice Williams, 31, also from Hemel Hempstead, has told us, “No, I’ve got absolutely no intention of meeting up, ever.

“I only suggested it to be polite, I thought she’d know that. Screw this, I’m going back to Mumsnet. Nobody wants to be friends there.”