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I Am Not A Friend Collector

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    I would like for people to send a message before you add me as a friend or I will not except. I will not except a request from someone that has hundreds of friends. I clean my...
    mcm99701 mcm99701 56-60, M a week ago

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    Friends - IT amazes me how many friends members have in their circle,some number in the thousands, many in the hundreds. How in the world can you be "friends" with so many people...
    scubafever scubafever 46-50, M 8 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    I Take My Circle Seriously - Although I said with this new profile I would do things a little different I will still not add people who have too many friends .My last profile I...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 24, 2013

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    It's Fun But Unreal - I was a "friend" collector when I first was on MySpace over 4 years ago but quickly realized many of them were anonymous fans of my blogs or just wanted to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 12, 2011

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    Pet Peeve - I admit I have no love for the friend collectors and please don't tell me that you know anything unique about the 300-1200 people you've added for an audience. The term...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Oct 24, 2012

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    I don't understand why some people would befriend u just to add you to their collection and never try to be a real friend, am not saying they should be devoted but at least try to...
    Joungar Joungar 26-30, M Dec 5, 2013

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    I Am Not - I am going to try and keep my circle manageable. I was on EP before and added too many people and it got crazy. This time will be different. I'm going to be careful...
    friendlynudist friendlynudist 36-40, F Sep 11, 2012

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    Nahh - Adding friends randomly makes me feel less important, because they just add me to have more friends. They don't want to talk or give feedback or whatever. If somebody adds...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2011

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    Friends Are Not For Collecting - Friends are a rarity and the ones that come into my life are treasured. I won't add just anyone, and it's not because I am a snob, it's because i...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    Getting To Know You . . . - I tend to add a lot of people to my circle but not because I'm a 'collector', it's because having you in my circle is the best way to get to know you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Not A Friend Collector - As everyone can see, I'm a solitaire, don't have anyone in my circle and this is the way I want it...later can be a different ball game, right now, being...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2011

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    I Love My Block Button - Yes, I realize I have made posts about the things lacking in my love life. That, however, does not mean I have any interest what so ever in you or the sad...
    PandoraAdore PandoraAdore 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2011

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    Small Groups - I like small groups because they are more manageable.  I'm extremely busy and don't have time to catch up on everybody's every little thing.  I collect things not...
    Sweetertnu Sweetertnu 41-45, F Dec 27, 2011

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    I Won't Add, Just For The Sake Of Adding - I made that mistake a month or two ago. I added about 15 followers yet never talked to them. I kept getting followers, and adding yet I...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M May 5, 2012

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    I am Honest in Friendship! I love my friends so much that i can do anything for them. i like people without ego.. i hate when people use "I am" in everything...i believe in "We...
    softnspicy softnspicy 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    Okay, I told my best friend of 13 years that I have feelings for him, he said he feels the same. He then went on holiday and while he was on holiday he called ME asking me for...
    ClaireD97 ClaireD97 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I met this little person here on EP. She brightens my day, which begins with a joke , making me laugh so much, oh so much. She's so little, has a busy day, fights with her school...
    Qatalyst Qatalyst 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't have any friends. I used to. I actually had quite a lot when I was in high school. But that was 5 years ago, and I'm in college, have a boyfriend and a busy job. They all...
    RunningFree32 RunningFree32 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm bisexual; I fell in love with my best friend of 10 years I'm a woman and as is my best friend, I spent three years with a man who best be and constantly assulted me. (No doubt...
    josiedaniels18 josiedaniels18 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I really can't cry too much about it because I brought it upon myself. But it still hurts to know that she won't forgive me. I got drunk one night and slept with the guy (a friend...
    ConfusedTeenGirl ConfusedTeenGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    my best friend is in luv with the girl he met on ep she is 16 my best friend is 24
    Williamarif Williamarif 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    my best friend is in luv with the girl he met on ep she is 16 my best friend is 24
    Williamarif Williamarif 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    my best friend is in luv with the girl he met on ep she is 16 my best friend is 24
    Williamarif Williamarif 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Just to my friends here... if I´m not writing to you as often or as gladly...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Hello my dear friends. I know, I know...I haven't respond to your messages but it is just too much of them and I don't have so much time to go through all of them. So how are you...
    thepianogirl thepianogirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My friend knows all about me and still loves me....:*..:*..:*
    MyBoyyy MyBoyyy 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    As you move on in time,you start making new friends...but, all at the same time you start to know who the real ones are.
    Emma307 Emma307 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's amazing isn't it?... How two strangers or more can come together and just share a bond with each other that could last a lifetime. I love it!.. Meeting a new friend always...
    StevensTHEname StevensTHEname 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    People keep ditching me at d wrong time...need some friends who stay with me
    akshay10kallianpur akshay10kallianpur 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I don't have a large circle and am not interested in "friending" everyone. I like the circle I got and am very slow to add more people.
    JustmeraeAgain JustmeraeAgain 46-50, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    What is the most important quality you look for in a friend?
    margai margai 41-45, F 15 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It's hard to say this, but no one has really bothered to get to know me. I'm not looking for attention here, but making a friend wouldn't hurt.
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 54 mins ago

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    A friend like you is like no other friend A friend like you is a friend i dont regret meeting A friend like you is like a friend i cant scream at or fight with A friend like you...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Mar 16

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    I have seen this more and more and I don't understand. Best friend -A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or...
    lovedandadored lovedandadored 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    All my friends are bi or lesbian, but none of them are guys (there is one who I absolutely adore cuz he's so feminine and claims to be straight...I wish he was gay though! he's so...
    SarahBear907 SarahBear907 16-17, F Mar 16

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    You know, I just don't remember how to make friends. And since I don't have very good past experiences, I think I am very hesitant to make friends and very skeptical. I always...
    teriojo teriojo 46-50 2 Responses Mar 16

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    (Poem) Once had a Friend by Claudia K. I once had a friend who told me not to sing, I once had a friend who told me not to dream, I once had a friend who held religion like a...
    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F Mar 16

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    The friends in my life come and go like the seasons. I would love to make some true friends. Friends I can call in the middle of the night when I want someone to talk to, friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Like all cliche stories, mine started out great, but soon got flushed down the toilet. She was beautiful. She was caring. She was funny. She was my best friend. I'd liked her...
    SparkOfHope101 SparkOfHope101 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I wouldn't say I actually hate her. If anything, I'm jealous and hurt. Our parents were friends since before we were born so we grew up together. Inseparable throughout grade...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I've known my"best friend" for almost 6 years now. We met in a locker room freshman year of high school and have been friends since. We understand each other perfectly and share an...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I am a freshman at my dream school. Everything is going well. I have great grades, and I already got accepted into my program of studies. While that's all great and exciting, it's...
    Jenbean Jenbean 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't entirely agree with that statement. I'm never excited to see my friends is a more truthful statement. I've always been very pisces-like, loyal and loving. But now I'm...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My best friend all through elementary recently moved away. She wasn't the kind of friend you talk to, though, she was just fun to be around. We had the same sense of silly, non...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Hello everyone. I am 14 years old and you might think this is just the stupidity of teenage hood but I seriously have a problem. So I became friends with my "Beast Friend " 4 years...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Friends are hard to come by in this world. So are good friends. Friends that care a lot about you and are concerned to see you down. Today, I’ll give you some friends that are...
    Beastmode2011 Beastmode2011 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Hello everyone reading this site. The story that I’m going to tell you now is quite long, but I think it could be useful if you are in a similar situation in the future. It all...
    blinker1 blinker1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    people school is just about, but hey, I want some friends okay? Girls at school are mostly what all of my friends…… Well, friend or few call the Mosquitos privately, the blood...
    TaylorMarieee TaylorMarieee 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    What is a true friend? A true friend says what they think their friend needs to hear even when they know that their friend may get angry. A true friend doesn't leave because they...
    halo198 halo198 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I was a freshmen in Highschool at the time. I had a really good friend, she always smiled when she saw me. She just was never upset when I was around. Keep in mind I was just...
    Shauntreece Shauntreece 16-17, F Apr 1

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    ​know i am very young, but yes I've fallen in love. so it all started in kindergarten. we instantly connected, he was my best friend over everything. we both had a learning...
    seersh98 seersh98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3