Originally Posted by mikekc
I pulled a prank on my friend in the past never to this extent, and never to hurt him, but you can be anyone on the internet and add in a guilible/naive person and anything can happen. I don't know what kind of person he is, but I just can't dismiss that this happens.
Right, I don't think anyone is 100 percent discounting that he wasn't probably tricked, at least initially.
What is fuzzy, and leads to discussion is how long was he tricked, how long did it go on, how could he not know, why he would act like he did about a solely online relationship, etc.
Thats what makes him reek of some sort of guilt here.