True story, tl;dr alart.
I have this MSN friend who I met online about 5 years ago, never met him in RL (he's from Barcelona, and even though I could go there many times in the year, I don't like travelling). His life was pretty shitty, we used to play an MMORPG together for long hours, and 2 years ago we quitted. So... he was a virgin just like me, except one year older. His father is a drunkard who's been in whack house several times, and he's had many problems with him... Anyway, we talked about all this stuff, I tried to help him, support him, etc.
Then on 2006 he started going to the gym, he got a job, started going out eventually... whereas I discovered 4chan. So basically I saw myself starting to get into animu/hentai/4chan and lurking for hours, while he was trying to advance in life.
In a matter of months, he got all muscular, he started meeting girls, but still a virgin at the age of 20.
Then this year he started playing WoW, he also turned 21, and would talk to me about how much ass WoW kicked. I have never played the game but it felt like I would be getting close to him again, or at least I wouldn't feel so distant. Then one day, he tells me he had met a girl from Barcelona IN WoW, they exchanged pictures and shit, and that they would meet up soon. So what are the odds of this happening? Well it happened. They met up and 1 month ago he lost his virginity at the age of 21. Now he is happier than ever with his first girlfriend and we barely talk anymore. I know I can still talk to him about whatever the fuck I want but it's not the same, because it feels like he's not interested.
There is no point to this sad story and I have two RL buddies I see and talk to every day.