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I Am Not A Friend Collector

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 179 People

    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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    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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    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 for you folks is attention hounds and you should really see about getting that fixed. Don't get me wrong, I...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Oct 24, 2012

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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'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

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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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    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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    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 about who I add and really I will delete people if there is no interaction at all over time.
    friendlynudist friendlynudist 36-40, F Sep 11, 2012

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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

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 14, 2013

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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 2 Responses Nov 4

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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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Please don't add me if you are not going to talk to me and get to know me. I do not collect friends just to have them in my friend list. I like to interact and get to know people.
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 8

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    True Friendship comes when you least expect it. Being a friend doesn't guarantee anything other than self-respect. I believe that people are hung up with the notion that people...
    CaptainRoberts CaptainRoberts 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    To be honest, I dont have any friends at all. no one to call and no1 to talk with when I need a shoulder.. but anyway I decided to open up to a girl tht my bfs friend is with (we r...
    dddd3333 dddd3333 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Friends who talk behind your back, friends who make indirect hateful comments, male friends who tell you they love you, friends who eventually start to show their true colours. I'm...
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Im talking to my best friend, who is a girl, and she and my other friend friend, a boy, just recently dump her. Im glad that im helping her with her feeling and making her feel...
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M 30 mins ago

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    I don't have any Friends. The last 4 years i don't have any friends, because i'm really shy. But now i Got Friends. But i'm only with Them in school, and talk to Them there. I'm on...
    SarahHansenCph SarahHansenCph 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    i want some true friends here i don't want large circle but true trusted friends , like some real friend with who i can talk in any way , can express , can share , discuss...
    r110 r110 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Just like it says in the title, I don't need to be one of these people who has to have over 200+ friends just to make myself look popular to others, all I need is just a close...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've recently found out my best friends cancer is getting worse and I'm scared I'm going to loose her. She has bone cancer and a tumour in her throat which is getting treated but...
    celticsage celticsage 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    It was in the fourth grade when we met. her name is Felicia. its funny how we met, we hated each other. every day she would say something mean to me, so I said something really...
    ThatOneBlackGurrl ThatOneBlackGurrl 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I need a rich friend!!! God that would be soo much fun!!!
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    i'm not really sure if i am in lobed with my best friend, but i always feel like i do. i dont think there is wrong with that, except we have the same gender. i never said this to...
    mrvildac mrvildac 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    i am interested in finding a female friend preferably my age. please message me if you can. thanks.
    db174 db174 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I may be a hot head but my friends mean a lot to me.
    mikey142 mikey142 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I would love to get to know some people on here. Short- term or long-term, whatever floats your boat. I have a small social circle in real life and well it comes in a complete...
    justanotherweird0 justanotherweird0 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    many claim to be friends with me, but i honestly feel empty.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    i hate it when ep friends that i really care about delete their account without letting me know how i can contact them again or at least say goodbye..i've met some amazing people...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    My friend is in juvenile hall, doing a year. I don't even know why. I just can't believe it. Does anyone know how's in there?
    usernamex4 usernamex4 13-15, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have never had many friends, so i cherish the ones i do have more than life itself. i would gladly risk my safety and my life for them
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Wherever I go I know that I can always come back to my best friends. Nobody can ever replace these people in my life. They have my back to the fullest and I will have theirs. I can...
    norcalkaylala norcalkaylala 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm looking for XBOX 1 Friends. If any of you play the Xbox 1 system. Here's my gamer tag. NIGHTRAIDER1969.
    NightRaider1969bc NightRaider1969bc 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    I want some new friends......any takers?
    sirlegendary sirlegendary 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    These "friends" here on EP are bullsh*t. Everyone wants to talk and when you want to talk they are silent. Screw you
    boki98 boki98 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    Jus met a crazy friend same like me :p Feeling Happy to meet her :)
    SkeletonTeddy SkeletonTeddy 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Why does everyone use me? People at school are ethier mean to me or act like they like me just to get things from me or to just mess/play with my mind. It's like I was ment to not...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    An online friend would be good, just someone I could trust and vent about things to
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 16-17, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I really want a friend who can teach me a language. Or a pen pal. I love learning new things so if you like to share your knowledge then Im up for it.
    stompey stompey 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Helppppppp!!!!! Anybody want to talk about some pretty deep stuff?? I'm a great listener as well!!! Looking to make some friends that I don't know from "real life"..ANYBODY OUT...
    Chrissy1985 Chrissy1985 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I don't know why it's so hard to make new female friends at 30 being male.
    jomurgel jomurgel 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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