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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    True friends are hard to find but,

    when you find them. One true friend is worth a thousand acquaintances.
    manslip manslip 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I believe in quality of friendship.

    However, as I have said in other posts, I have to met people to have a friend. So I am trying a new strategy to start with. Meet many people first.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    Allison (BesideMoonlight) is the best friend

    I've ever had. Ever. I love her so damn much. I can't wait for school to start again so we can hang <3 though I have lots of acquaintances, she is at the top of my highest quality friend list. I love this girl so much <3
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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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 26-30, M Nov 11, 2014

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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...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 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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    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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    True Blue Friends

    I never had anything remotely near "lots of friends" and I never wanted it. From a fairly young age I always just wanted to enjoy being with friends, the rest was......not interesting enough to care about for me. That mindset never really changed much, it just matured a little. I...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    People says You will be wasted

    so much time hating somebody. They only take 10 minutes gossiping about you but you however take 10 month or even year to forget it. As that, you wasted your pure heart. Making it dark and full of hatred and revenge. I know that is true. Honestly, I want to have a life with...
    ZykhaG ZykhaG 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Today I had to say goodbye to my best buddy.

    He gave me so many memories.Being more of a pet person than a human person I was deeply attached.I got him when he was 8 weeks old in 1998.He died on my bed at 1:15 pm.My heart is broken into pieces.
    terryb954 terryb954 46-50, T 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I was never a big fan of female friends.

    I always felt it was easier to be friends with males, I am naturally a guys gal (one of the homies). That was until I met my friend Stephanie. She showed me that there is a gift in that female bond. She is a gift from God healing me from the fear and untrust I had in...
    MrsJoye MrsJoye 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Truest words, and I am

    so blessed to have the most supportive, loving group of friends. Though they are miles away, they remain in my heart always. Missing them something extra tonight.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    As a little kid I was always popular

    and beloved that having a lot of friends was a good thing, it's not necessarily a bad thing but like the title says quality not quantity. Anyway now I have many friends but they are fake and not real so I have no friends. It's really hard to explain its like I can be surrounded...
    jojowillsaveyou jojowillsaveyou 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    You might not see it

    but the people around you value you in different ways.... Sometimes it's not that you're uncool, rather it could be that you're too cool for people to cling around you. Stay positive and know your qualities.
    Fuad97 Fuad97 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I'm 20 years old and up

    until a year ago I wanted more friends, I never had many and I always dreamed of being that 'popular guy'. Right now, I have about 4-5 friends and they're the greatest friends I could ever ask for, and I'd choose them over millions. Recognise the quality of friends who deserve...
    SomethingFox SomethingFox 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I love this. My best friend would say it to me

    when i told her i felt lonely kuz i didnt have many friends. I only really had her i could trust. And now she wont talk to me. I feel like i could believe in quality over quantity much better if i had some trustworthy friends in the firstplace
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    No matter if I have one friends

    or 100 friends, all that matters is how much they care about me
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 28, 2014

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    i use to have alot of friends

    but those friends would hurt me and honestly didn't even care for me now i have like 5 which is ok but i now value quality over quantity
    DenaRose DenaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    i too truly believed

    that quality of friends are more important that the quantity of it. even having one friend you can confide all your worries, sadness, excitement, and enjoyment of life is truly worth having.
    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F May 18, 2014

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    I think we should have more friends with all

    kinds of quality. Because we can not assume who will leave us in the middle. I lost me best friend and he was my only friend.
    averick averick 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    Better a good one than a ton

    or none! Can I get a hallelujah!?
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I have 2 best friends.

    Everybody else is an acquaintance. And I rather be alone then to deal with ignorant and mindless people.
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends When Looking For A Female For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    Reunion

    I wasn't going to go. No way! It was my 20 year HS reunion (yes...to you young pupps out there--I am an old lady of nearly 40--haha). I live in a metropolitarian area about 4 hours from the small, podunk, redneck town I grew up in. I had a good reason NOT to join in the...
    Justcate Justcate 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I believe that it's not about how much you have

    but rather the quality of what you have. You can have 1,000 friends but if they're not good to you and cut from crappy cloth instead of Devine silk. You'll never be happy or satisfied with them. True friends are hard to find but, when they are found. They are everything!
    Nior18 Nior18 18-21, M Aug 21, 2014

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    "Timing Is Everything"

    I often wonder if our free spirited nature increases or decreases as we age. Sometimes solitude is nice and yet there are times it would be nice to discuss the deeper side of life with a like natured soul who not only wanted to hear what was being said, but wanted to contribute...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    Relationships - Of Any Kind - Needn't Be A Form Of Indentured Servitude

    "You are just a child, I feel like I am babysitting." This was said to me by my Chinese roommate on one of the last days of my study abroad trip to Nanjing over a year ago. We had spent the entire night tearing the room apart frantically searching for my passport. In the process...
    jayregz jayregz 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    True Friends

    I was raised to believe that if u have one true friend in life, u are very lucky. If u have more that one, u are very fortunate. If u have fly-by-night friends, then they were never meant to be. Then, there are those that pass u in the night. They say u will meet likely over...
    alekatz alekatz 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    deops deops 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    In real life also, I have few friends

    who are lifelong and part of my life... I am very individual n I like to be with few people who really feels like true friend and make life easy on that with them...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M Jul 11, 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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    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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    I hope this happens someday! I never ever had a group of true friends! It has always been one to one which is great as i love giving my full attention to the individual and vice...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I can count on my hands how many "true" friends I have had. I am saddened by the phrase "true" friend. Personally to be considered my friend you have to get past the point where I...
    Ulrythe Ulrythe 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Is there really such thing as a "true friend?" Cause most of the people who have told me they were my "true friends", both in person and online, turned out not to be. I believe...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've lost a few good friends due to misunderstanding.. I don't want to lose anymore.. I found out that true friends will stay with you no matter what and will go through anything...
    HighHopes811 HighHopes811 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I don't know why but it is so hard to find true female friends. I'd love to have BFFs (like in that movie, Bridesmaids) or someone I can confide in. The female friends I have - I...
    amc888 amc888 22-25, F Jan 17

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    You know who are your friends... you know who are your true friends... friends run...true friends stay no mater what
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M Jan 1

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    True friendship is the best relationship one can have,i want to have some close friends who share my tastes and have enough enough time for me so we could share our lonliness
    sweetietweetie sweetietweetie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I do cherish true friendship and I want meet some friends on here
    imyourboyhere imyourboyhere 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 10

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    They are the things that last forever. True friendships seem to be the the things I lack most, but for those who are truly my friends, thank you so so much! I will hold you close...
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm glad for the true friends i've met here on EP since last year and i would love to make a lot more this year :)
    4everoptie 4everoptie 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I want a group of true friends that really accept me for who I am .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    We all have that someone who cares, and thats the first prerequisite of true friendship. This sums it up right - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/youre-never-alone
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 Jan 11

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    im tired of these were "besties" one day then the next... they are fake. can i have true friends. or is it just me
    whynot724 whynot724 13-15, F 3 Responses