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I Am Not A Friend Collector

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    Moreover, I am not a friend collector friend

    collector. If you have nothing on your profile but a bunch of likes and a bunch of friends and have not shared anything else about yourself, I'm not going to add you to my circle. Also, if you can't think of anything better to say to me in a message than 'Hi" or "You're cute...
    PennySterling PennySterling 51-55, T 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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 prefer to have something in common with those that fan me and those that I add to my circle. .I don't judge others if the choose to...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 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 me, I'll add them back. But the few people that I add first, I add because they gave insightful advice or...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2011

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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 share/promote their music which is totally fine. Some of them write to me on occassion and I appreciate the personal touch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 12, 2011

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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? What is the point here? I receive numerous mail notifing me of fans, i check their profiles and see they have...
    scubafever scubafever 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    I'll be blunt about it: Amassing tens

    and hundreds of people never mattered to me in real life and it doesn't online. I question people who do that. Like, are you that insecure, that lonely you need so many people to form a cult of personality around you when you know good and well you will talk to maybe less than a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 30, 2014

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    Must Be A Record

    I don't think I've ever added this many people in a week let alone a day . I just happened to get fanned by the right people today .
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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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 only spoke to about a quarter of them. In the span of a 2 weeks, I was up to about 80 people. I finally realized that yes, I shared a lot of...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M May 5, 2012

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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 people so a friend collector is not my style.  For those that are, you can pass me by.  I'm not interested in...
    Sweetertnu Sweetertnu 41-45, F Dec 27, 2011

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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. If after several weeks we haven't had much interaction, I just remove. Sounds cruel but it means that after a while I end up with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Friends Are Not Friends

    I have seen EP members with a list of more than a 1,000 friends. I believe these are connections MAYBE with other members with a similar interest, but not actual friends. I really doubt they could tell you ten things about these so called friends.
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    I don't understand people

    who treat others like a collection to their supposed popularity. If you don't value the people that you are surrounded by you are not friends. If you pretend to value them until someone else comes along that you perceive as better than you are not friends. Just treat others with...
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F Nov 23, 2014

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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 would add a person who had more than 150 friends but decided to be less strict this time but I just got a friend request from...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 24, 2013

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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 friends list regularly of people that I do not talk to. If you wish to friend me feel free to send me a message, I will most likely add you but...
    mcm99701 mcm99701 61-65, M Apr 9, 2014

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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 alone is the way I want it.  :)
    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 and pathetic little attempt you want to try and make to somehow "fulfill" me. I am not going to exchange erotic emails or...
    PandoraAdore PandoraAdore 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2011

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    I like to keep my circle of friends small.

    I'm not here to collect friends...I don't consider ep a popularity contest...and if you do, we definitely won't be friends. I don't even send out friend requests...not since my first year here...many years ago. I also don't add everyone who sends me a request... There are...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I am always looking for more friends. Now this my sound wrong but I find that people who think they are worthless, weak, have no reason to live, wanting to be wanted by someone or...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have a really good friend and we get along so well and hang out a lot, but my god I hate her best friend whom I've known since high school and she drives me ******* nuts like omg...
    Allj93 Allj93 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    So back when i was in 5th grade i had no one until i met a girl and we became Bff (i'm a dude) we laughed we had fun we talked day and night and the whole year it was just PERFECT...
    themainguy themainguy 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So back when i was in 5th grade i had no one until i met a girl and we became Bff (i'm a dude) we laughed we had fun we talked day and night and the whole year it was just PERFECT...
    themainguy themainguy 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    Today was not a good day. First off when school started one of our lunch ladies had passedout. Ambulance had to come and everything. She is now at the hospital, currently still...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have this Friend who i think i have started to like alittle. I dont have that many friends that are girls so i really to cherish this kind of friendship wich ofcourse only makes...
    vaccticuz vaccticuz 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I got a new apartment, as you might have read (though probably not, lol). I'm just starting to get it organised and I'm starting to buy furnishings and stuff.. and it just occurred...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It seems that once you leave high school people go their own way. Then those new people you meet are just acquaintances and never fully become friends. My 2 good friend alive an...
    megz327 megz327 26-30, F 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Am I a bad friend for not wanting my best friend to get into a relationship it's not that I don't want them to be happy I hair dot want to be forgotten and left behind like my...
    adambird adambird 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I don't have friends in real life but talking to my online friends whether it's on FB, KikMessenger, Skyping, or eve people on PSN I find my self laughing out loud and feeling so...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm Abby. I'm currently 17 going 18. I'm from Malaysia. I have a mother and a father. I have two older half-sisters and a half-brother. My father is my mother's second husband...
    abskingggk abskingggk 16-17, F 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    just because we dont hangout in person dosnt mean that therw not real friends **** i bet u that there is someone you talk to on the internet that knows you better than ur "real...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm recovering from anorexia. But my "friends" keep calling me fat.. Yeah ok I'm not skinny I just have a bit more fat then some other people.. But I hate it when they call me fat...
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hey, I'm looking for some friends. I'm 15 and transgender (mtf). Send me a message if you wanna be friends! I'd prefer people around the same age group.
    SweetheartEmma99 SweetheartEmma99 13-15, T 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I just got a letter from a friend. He's sitting out his time in Plainview, Texas. That's somewhere in west Texas. A young man who epitomizes the meaning of the can do attitude, he...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    first of all! I need a friend.. that's it, maybe I had on my childhood. but when I moved from a place to another, eventually. my friends are gone, but memories are not
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have my boyfriend... But when he's at work I finally realize, what friends do I have. When he's not around I spend my time alone and I just want to make friends that I know I can...
    himynamesalexis himynamesalexis 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    He's a year older than me and we have been friends for a few months. He's kinda cool but I only think of him as an older brother. I admire his honesty and bravery for confessing to...
    Claudia905 Claudia905 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    And this is precisely why I have one friend and it sucks because Im in love with him and refuse to let myself pursue him because i don't want to ruin our friendship and he deserves...
    SophisticatedPsychopath SophisticatedPsychopath 18-21, F 2 Responses 40 mins ago

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    I wanna find someone real, honest people r really rare just be truthful anof cause I'd b truthful and would earn your loyalty. ...inbox if u'd like a friend like me
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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    Everyone girl needs a gay best friend ( male ) I think they're the best people ever....
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    If your ever gonna tell somebody about self harm, make sure it's an adult. I love my best friend because I told her about self harm. She said she would stay and help but nope.
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I just try so hard to make friends but for some reason I can't. I guess im to shy. I guess my self esteem is the lowest of the low and I guess im not that good enough 😕😔
    miamor12 miamor12 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I need people to talk to who don't just talk about sex. Sure, sex is great, but I'm here to make friends.
    BetweenFlames BetweenFlames 18-21, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i only had one best friend, who died in an accident. others are all back stabbers. i really want someone who will talk to me. please.
    abhishakghy607 abhishakghy607 16-17 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    when ur best friend throws a pencil at your face. 
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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