Do you have any close hypno-enthusiast friends that you’ve met on the Internet? How did you become friends?
I was fortunate to meet many fellow hypnosis enthusiasts through the Internet, and then through in-person meetings at various events over the past decade or so, and count several of them as close personal friends. We became friends through our shared interests, including but not solely limited to our interest in hypnosis, but also our shared interests in science fiction and fantasy, including Doctor Who (quite a majority of them, amazingly), comic books, and generally geekery.
Of course, I knew some even before the Internet days, through science fiction fandom and the Usenet era, but it was only over the past several years that I met most of them, and count myself fortunate for doing so and for the opportunities for doing so.