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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 4

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    Can I just have a friend

    that last long just one?
    okitsohkay okitsohkay 22-25, F 13 Responses Jun 5

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    I neither need nor want a lot of people in my

    life, however those that truly enter it mean the world to me. I've just finished talking to the most precious friend one could hope to have in their life, and I suppose I'm feeling a little emotional. After a twenty year friendship I moved two years ago and don't see her as...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I also believe they come

    and go just like any other, what makes you a good friend is if you can let them come and go. Quality.
    zehero zehero 22-25, M Jun 11

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    Are You Looking For True Friends Or A Collection Of

    In reality, as well as online, I've always adhered to the concept of the quality of friendship vs Quantity. In other words, I'm not one to "collect" friends for the sole purpose of appearing popular or flitting about from person to person because with numbers someone is always...
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 9 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I am discerning. I won't add anyone without an

    avatar photo. I won't talk with the anonymous. Advice from someone met on here.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I spent years beating myself up over friends.

    I've always wanted a huge group of girlfriends who I can take crazy pictures with but it never happened. When I find myself in a group of friends I see early on who is real and who isn't and I always find myself with one or two friends. They're not big in number but they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Be real not fake.Be understanding

    and friendly. Have some compassion in your heart and a smile upon your face.A true friend is someone who can listen as well as give sage advice.Honest,open minded and above all a decent human being.All these qualities together makes for a good friend.
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Friends are a important part of life .

    A good friendship has to be cherished and nurtured . A good friend won't judge or be demanding . A good friend will stick with you through thick and thin however tough things get .Thats why true friends are few and far between .
    girlfoxy girlfoxy 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    There was a point in my life

    that I had a lot of friends, or so I thought. I had lost almost all of my so-called friends around the same time. I only have a few friends now, but it's better that way. I know who I can trust.
    JustinaMiller JustinaMiller 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Yes, of course I believe in quality of true

    friends rather than quantity. Sometimes true(genuine) friends are hard to find, but when you do find them you know you have struck gold. I have been fortunate(blessed) to have found such friends ,while my inner circle of close friends is not huge the quality of our friendships...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Jun 17

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    I'm grateful for the 3 solid friendships I've

    maintained in my life. People I can be COMPLETELY honest with without them judging. We don't always agree but I know that their love is unconditional! That is the true meaning of friendship: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!!
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    This doesn't apply to friends.

    It applies to EVERYTHING :P always always always pick quality over quantity :)
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Yes I do! I have found some true quality

    friends on EP and I am so grateful for them! My door is always open for new friendships to develop - otherwise I wouldn't have the ones I do:) - but I will not take for granted the friends I have already made ... I will nurture and cherish our special connection as best I can...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Quality interactions

    and relationships are depressingly hard to come by, at least in my life at this time. What do I mean by "quality"? I'm not some kind of a narcissist standing there with a clipboard and ranking a person's coolness, wittiness, and overall social worth, only to find I'm too good...
    frigidifold frigidifold 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    i have an amazing best friend.

    she always there for me and has really shown me what real friendship is. i ffallen onto a hardship and she is letting me move in with her and is gonna help me with this pregnancy. i believe my friend is my rock. my angel. and exactly what i need.
    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    You are always there to pick to me up

    and dust me off and make me see my worth in life you are there to support me through my lowest lows and share my highest highs with me because you make them highs I am so lucky that you came into my life you are not only my best friend but my soul mate and I just wanted to say...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Cause a good friend can be your life line.

    ....you can share anything with them n they will be there for you always.....but good friends are so rare to find ....wish i could have one.......
    tendertulip tendertulip 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I don't believe in the more the merrier.

    Two or three is enough for a crazy party if you are all close enough to enjoy yourself to the fullest. 100 'friends' doesn't guarantee a free ticket out of all problems. Most of them would walk out on you. Count yourself lucky if only one of them stay.
    Airlangga Airlangga 22-25 3 Responses Apr 12

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    "I find that most people do not care

    for friendship or the intensity of a complete connection. Most want to know as many people as possible, to be seen in many places; with as many new acquaintances- all friendly faces, but little heart. But i want to know a few people intimately, one or two- to know them...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 12

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    Thus I keep my circle very small.

    ..I don't add to it until I feel a good connection first.
    Sweetangel49 Sweetangel49 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Id like one though. Maybe two

    if I'm lucky. Internet friends are one thing, but a hug or a clap on the shoulder would be nice.
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 better than me.
    EclecticDay EclecticDay 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I'm a single, caring,

    openminded, understanding and respectful guy in his 30s who doesn't judge. Is there any genuine women out there who want a meaningful friendship with me?.
    Tannedguy007 Tannedguy007 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I never had a true friend

    and I hope one day that I will find one. and that's it. I don't want a big group of friends. just one or two that I can have fun with and get to know over many many years.
    OnyxAo OnyxAo 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I believe in quality of friends is more

    important then quantity its better to have that ONE friend that will have your back through thick and thin instead of those 20 that wouldn't give you the time of day
    Lachdanan Lachdanan 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Having 5 good friends is better

    than having a 100 average ones.I prefer quality over quantity any day.Have also read a person cannot manage more than 45 relationships/friends , so the number game is not for me.Have a group of like minded souls and let the fun times flow.
    Moonlighting22 Moonlighting22 31-35, M Nov 11, 2014

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    This is so true. Due to the nature of some of

    the work I do, I tend to have a wide network of friends. Although, I have many people I would call a friend, it is quite a small network that I would call a true friend. I have been battling some health issues lately and it's during these time, of hardship, where you can...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    I had one best friend

    for ten years. We were inseparable. We both crocheted and watched My Little Pony and Once Upon a Time. We'd drive to a 24-hour wawa several times a night and get coffee or diet coke or tea. (I pretty much stayed at her place from 5pm until 4am.) But now I lost that. She doesn...
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Be real not fake.Be understanding

    and friendly. Have some compassion in your heart and a smile upon your face.A true friend is someone who can listen as well as give sage advice. Honest,open minded and above all a decent human being.All these qualities together makes for a good friend.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I want to have a real,

    and true friend that I can be completely honest with. Someone that will stick with me till the end and support me in any situation. I am glad that I have one. My one and only friend. We are like sisters. We are very close, and know each other completely. It was as if we share a...
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I would love to disappear on everyone I know,

    except my kids. I'm just tired of all the crap. I hear Antarctica is nice this time of year.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 13

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    Several weeks ago I met a woman in this site.

    I saw one if her shared experiences and I felt compelled to leave a comment, which she liked. She saw my profile and shared experiences and became interested in knowing more about me. She messaged me and we began talking. Two people talking quickly turned into two people with...
    BlackRaven2015 BlackRaven2015 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I'm grateful for the 3 solid friendships I've

    maintained in my life. People I can be COMPLETELY honest with without them judging. We don't always agree but I know that their love is unconditional! That is the true meaning of friendship: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!!
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    with quality of friends you can have one friend

    and feel like the best and luckiest person alive but with quantity you can be in a room full of people yet still feel lonely
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Better a good one than a ton

    or none! Can I get a hallelujah!?
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I have no use for a whole lot of friends.

    When I was younger in my teen years, I hung out and partied. I'm content on a friend accepting me as I am and I the same. The minute you get married, or get into a relationship those quantity of friends say oh she never hangs out anymore, or she's ignoring me. A Quality friend...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    I respect people's opinion about me,

    even if it's not true. Like I had a big miscommunication with my friends and some things were said and I am honestly not upset about it.
    Metria24 Metria24 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I love the connection my best friend

    and I have with each other. We don't always see each other, but when we do, it's like we never left. We're so close and trust one another to talk about anything and be completely open. It's so wonderful. I'm glad we're in each other life's and hope we'll always be.
    lisabar89 lisabar89 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Most of my friends are like me,

    introverts. We can go for months without seeing each other and end up feeling like we only saw each other yesterday. When we're together sometimes we're loud and overenthusiastic. Most times we just spend our time together in comfortable silence. We don't need words to...
    0penbook 0penbook 18-21, F Aug 5

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    shaharbano shaharbano 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 19

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