Well, not at first, but then when I started paying attention I saw Bronies practically everywhere I looked on the internet!! xD
Interestingly, I actually first got into MLP-FiM because of one of my friends. Well, that and the AWESOME music the fandom generates! Aviators FTW! And Zaqho, Haymaker, and all those other awesome people that I can't remember the names of.
Yes! ^.^ I met him at the first brony meetup i did here in Lithuania last winter(like 10 months ago).The meetup was really weird,but together we somehow started talking a lot,and until now we are like best friend ^.^ Now sometimes we do some random brony stuff,spend time in the city together. hes the only friend that i really chat/talk with and hang out.