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I Am Very Selective When It Comes to Letting People Get Close

For anybody who has a hard time -really- opening up to people, because of past relationships or experiences.. 30,152 People

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    Reason why I have many friends

    but not a best friend... As long as theres more than 1 box unticked, you'll just be a "friend". And betrayal = Enemies
    AnnelieseChristine AnnelieseChristine 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    So. I don't really know

    where to start. And I'm not gonna spill a whole bunch of feelings here. I just need someone to talk to, I'm really confused and upset and just really not feeling the greatest.
    cassassy101 cassassy101 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Hii!I’ve been in unrequited love

    for 4 years now. I know it hurts a lot.I wrote a book on this topic too.The book trailer for my debut novel “You are my Wonderwall” is finally out.Please spare 2 minutes to have a look.The novel will be out pretty soon.Thanks.
    youaremywonderwall youaremywonderwall 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    It is extremely difficult

    for me to open up to someone, and is quite rare that I ever really do. I am usually a very naturally trusting person, perhaps a bit naive, always giving the benefit of doubt, but at the same time I am selective of who I let in simply because I tend to over think about things and...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 5

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    As you lie back your muscles tighten.

    You put him off for a while searching for an excuse, but he refuses to be swayed as he approaches you. He asks if you're afraid and you shake your head bravely. He has had more experience, but it's the first time his finger has found the right place. He probes deeply and you...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I don't trust easily.

    So when I tell you that ''I Trust You'', Please Don't Make Me Regret It.
    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F Jun 18, 2014

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    I am very particular about the type of people I

    let into my heart and mind.??
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I've always been selective with whom I am truly

    friends with. It's just the way I am. I've been burned in the past and so it's just easier not to let someone in.
    TeaAndReading TeaAndReading 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I need to be able to trust someone first off

    and get to know them. I need to know that they have a kind heart despite what issues they have and won't hurt me. If you have those three things i will let you close and eventually into my life. I have only ever met a few, but I care for those few with all my heart.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I am and when I do it means something big.

    I usually end up getting hurt, especially when I am trusting and want to let someone into the biggest part of my life, my daughter Jaelynn. Still unable to go see her, sitting outside the cemetery welling up and losing it emotionally. So many thoughts, memories, and visions...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 3 Responses May 31

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    When it's not you who they want,

    it's abundantly clear, am I right? if I'm wrong, I need to know. Thoughts??
    TearsWW TearsWW 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 4

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    Choose the guy or girl

    who brings you to meet his or her parents, not his or her bedroom.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    She Just Snuck Up On Me

    Like a new lust...she s l o w l y started out...smooth and silky, with ever so a subtle hint of sour cherry followed with a sophisticated spicy berry-esque draw...her effusive and fascinating bouquet drifted so quietly, wrapping herself completely around me...overwhelming my very...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Je Ne Regrette Rien

    Nobody has ever hurt me, not that i can recall. No one ever really made me feel betrayed either. I have never had my heart broken, how could I...I have never felt love, they way I would expect too...yet it seems that My ENTIRE family loves me. I have one younger sister, and...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F Aug 3

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    i might be an open book

    and tell u all the past events in my life, as well as planned events. but that doesnt mean ive let u in. im very selective with who i let in on an emotional level. im like that with everyone.
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 6 Responses May 14, 2014

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    I am extremely selective.

    Most people I've met though my life have know little about me. I have grown up in an environment that doesn't allow me space for me to take care of myself. Till recently I've started going to therapy to help myself. Have learned somethings. I believe I have only ever let one or...
    LAlbertoG LAlbertoG 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    bellecc11 bellecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Especially a girl. She can use you

    for her own needs, or reject you after you do whatever she wanted. It's why I try not to be overly nice to any girl. The same applies for guys but in a different way.
    StudCanadian StudCanadian 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 8

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    People might think that I have too much pride

    or I consider myself superior. But that's not how it is. I just want to surround myself with good hearted, moral, loyal and smart people who I can share meaningful things with and have both hilarious and real deep conversations with. That's the perfect kind of environment.
    babysaurus babysaurus 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just posted a rant on a group "I Need To

    Vent" & they wouldn't let it post, cuz I was sharing about how frustrated I feel regarding all the guys who are trying to hit on me here... And I was specific about the things they've said & how much it ****** me off... And I cussed a lot. *Anyway, just thought I'd throw out...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 11

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    I am not selective at all.

    I flat out don't do it.
    StudCanadian StudCanadian 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm a constant stream of awkwardness.

    The anxiousness never stops.
    mollzjanine mollzjanine 18-21 Jul 11

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    maybe because I'm naive.

    .I find it hard to see the worse in someone till it's to late
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Glimpse Of What Might Be

    You touched my cheek and twisted my hair around your finger. You held my hand and kissed my lips softly. Your smile reaches your eyes and when you look at me it's sincere and I see how much you care. You put your arms around me and I feel safe, I feel protected. I close my eyes...
    Wurkoutgurl Wurkoutgurl 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    In time their "truth" comes out.

    ...sometimes if we just sit back and wait...dont jump, we know who we can mix and mongle with and who we cant. Just sit and observe before jumping on any offers from them that seem like an awesome deal. The awesome deal handed to you on a platter....but there is a price...the...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F Aug 3

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    Yo!! Been out with family tonight.

    .and just wondering..what u think of people meeting online and falling in love?! I thought it was pretty out there..but my auntie is happily married, my cousin with a decent bloke for ages..it happens (they met online)....?? what happened to chance and fate and all that? and..is...
    saravonpein saravonpein 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Not only am I afraid of getting hurt

    but im afraid of hurting others. I am complicated, easily misunderstood, reserved and i get disinterested in people quickly. If a relationship or friendship does not meet my standards instead of nurturing it so that it can develop and grow I drop it like a hot potato. So until...
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 4 Responses May 18

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    I dont let many get close to me.

    .. Not because im snobbish or antisocial... Im just very guarded... Ive been hurt much in my life and i put up walls to protect that from happening... I used to be scared of letting people close not only to protect me but i was scared of what they would see.... The abuse... The...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    To get close to someone,

    they must have thing in common with me, share similar goals and ideas, and set off a good aura. Uk, just that right kinda vibe
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I have never been in love

    and quite honestly I'm afraid to be due to witnessing such terrible relationships in my life
    lolitaxSweetie lolitaxSweetie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I am usually very cautious about

    who I let into my life. I won't bore you with the back story, but I do not trust easily. It takes time for me to feel a level of friendship or intimacy. Every time I think I've moved past this, I'm proven wrong by the people I've chosen to let in. I always swear it will never...
    JARSMS JARSMS 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    In my entire 28 year life i've met exactly 1

    person that i could consider a true friend. someone trustworthy that i could rely on, someone i could share with perhaps not necessarily without being judged but that i would atleast be accepted by. Wth is wrong with all the other people?
    veteran87 veteran87 26-30, M Jul 14

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    It probably would be nice to have a lot of

    people in my life but I've realized that you can't allow just anyone in your life without really getting to know them. A person may have some serious issues going on that can bring harm to you. You must know their character, background.. all that matters when I make a decision...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I wish there was a dating site/app just to find

    friends or people with common interests in your area. Is that weird? Since moving back home from college I haven't been able to hang out with anyone my age. It probably wouldn't work. Most people are so pre-occupied with sex when they go online, it'd probably just end up...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    Its like this. when you stick your hand out

    and get bitten. you learn very quickly not to stick your hand out anymore. I've been "bitten" so many times by people who are supposed to love me. I pretty much decided not to let any one near me any more. i'm so skeptical of people when they are nice to me I automatically think...
    suthrngal suthrngal 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I felt safe. So safe.

    Once again, I felt safe to share my thoughts & feelings, just as I am. No filter, no social structured politeness, just pure expression & need. And he listened. He listened so well. Now I feel violated. So violated. Once again, I experience feeling violated Just Because...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I used to be a very forgiving

    and trusting person. Too trusting, even. I used to fall in love hard, and get all these intense emotions for my significant other(s). That is, until "she" came along. It was my junior year of high school, and this new transfer came in from another school. She was gorgeous- half...
    A7SH A7SH 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm a walking contradiction.

    I want to be alone but I don't want to be lonely. I want closeness but I'm afraid to let the walls down. I want to share my secrets but I don't want to give you access to my soul. I want more than anything to trust you but I cannot allow you to find the chink in my armor...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 13 Responses Jun 27

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    I think it's because I never feel like I'm good

    enough. And if people know me, they really wouldn't like me at all. For that matter, I don't even like my attitude sometimes....a lot of the time. I just have so much work to do on myself, it feels overwhelming. Then the flip side is saying, let it go, life is a journey, things...
    boobaloo22 boobaloo22 36-40, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Why so serious? Some people may think I am snob

    and serious person. Sometimes I am, sometimes I am just shy or tired. I might accelerate to extreme seriousness if needed. It's a useful thing at keeping unnecessary people away.
    JD0121 JD0121 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    I believe people come in

    and out of our lives for a reason. Each experience, good or bad is a lesson to be learnt,
    Seraphina31 Seraphina31 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    It's just how it is when you have been burned

    so many times you lose trust in people.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Wanna Get Close?

    I am not too sure how it started, but my whole life, I have had a hard time letting people get close to me. If you were to meet me, you wouldn’t think so, I can talk to anyone about anything. I guess that is the difference of being personable and secretive. I find it hard to...
    Joneedslove Joneedslove 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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