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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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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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    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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    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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    shaharbano shaharbano 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 19

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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 2 Responses Apr 28

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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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    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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    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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    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'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 a week ago

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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 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 17

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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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    My "friends never invite me anywhere",

    and if I invite them there is always an excuse. I always see them on instagram and snapchat hanging out with there other friends. I just feel so alone and have no one. There are days where I wish I had friends to go to the mall with.. There are days where I want to invite a...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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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 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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 4

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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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    Can I just have a friend

    that last long just one?
    199xkid 199xkid 22-25, F 13 Responses Jun 5

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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.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    deops deops 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 5

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 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 3 Responses Aug 1, 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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    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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    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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