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    A few ways to support your gay best friend.

    Be friends with the guy he's dating even if he's (WAS) your worst enemy. Invite BOTH of them to your parties. Be the nicest ***** you can be. Be supportive. Let your gay or bi best friend know that you guys are still friends. And last but not least be who you are.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    why is it so hard for me to make friends?

    i don't think i'm a horrible person.. i just dont know how to open up to anyone, i'm terrified that they'll find me too boring or plain.
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jul 30

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    I enjoy hearing people's life stories.

    Without diversity, life would be boring. It's our differences that can make life worthwhile
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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    Not everyone is like this

    but I wish they were.
    lexisavoie lexisavoie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    talaunanna talaunanna 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The word "friends" is probably a stretch

    but I can associate with anyone I believe I'm very confident in my ability, although if it doesn't work out I'll probably resort to taunts and violence.
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I can be a friend with just about any body,

    even senile old men make me laugh some times.
    Karinamvedo Karinamvedo 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 20

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    Do you ever sit down

    and think what kid of person you are and how others feel about you ?
    jdscanlon11 jdscanlon11 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    Don't you just love it

    when you find out your best friend is gay?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Amongst my friends I know Christians,

    Pagans, Wiccans, Atheists, Agnostics and even a Mormon or two :) Just because people are different doesn't mean we can't get along with them.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I want to make real true friends I can talk to

    all the time, tell anything and have a long sweet relationship guys or girls
    skittlequeen skittlequeen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to this.

    ..seems pretty interesting and very "deep"... How is everyone and where is everyone from? I'm from England!
    westiegirl8998 westiegirl8998 22-25, F 24 Responses Jan 24

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    If only closed minded people came with a closed

    mouth πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I have friends who's interests

    and personalities are very different if not completely opposite of mine. As long as you see value in each other and cherish each other's feelings that's all that matters. Number one respect each other. Number two have fun!!
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I want to make new friends from anywhere

    because I enjoy learning about different cultures and I think there is strength in diversity.
    Shyviolet2 Shyviolet2 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    You could be some creepy,

    preppy, cheerleader creature thing, and I could still potentially be friends with you. I don't care how similar or not you are to me, if we get along then we get along. If not, then fΓΊck off.
    LinkTurtle LinkTurtle 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Let's be clear, I'm not meaning l can

    and will be friends with everyone, my arrogance and ignorance radar is well tuned and l have no respect or tolerance for rudeness either! With that said, I'm talking about conversing with people who have different life experiences, outlooks and opinions from me. I enjoy a good...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    how do I go about kissing my best friend she

    is a lesbian she wants me an I want her I feel so much love for her do I kiss her
    liketof66 liketof66 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    It is amazing all the different walks of life

    people come from. I love getting to know new people.
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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    I just made friends with a scary sheep :D He

    head-butts everyone except for me :D I love that guy and he loves me lol
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    In fact I am. My best friend

    and I are complete opposites, yet somehow we manage to get along. He's an atheist, I'm a Christian. I'm a police officer and he's the biggest stoner I've ever met, which often causes more problems than religious differences. He's also bisexual and has a crush on me, which I don...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am sure it will be a good experience to know

    people around the world with different thinking and mindsets... Happy friendship...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I want to be surrounded my strong people Wise

    and experienced people in life People I feel yes feel including think are special people because they are different from society Not by looks but their their personality and the frequency they give off I want to be around creative people People who are deeply passionate about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 26

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    I like having friends

    that like the same things that I do...or at least some things...but I also enjoy having friends that are totally opposite of me. You learn more from them. Like I'm insecure, introverted, shy to an extent, cynical, negative...geez I THINK I have some good traits somewhere!!LOL...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Except for a few things,

    one of my best friends is the complete opposite of me. We both agree that there's no reason we should be friends. We even hated each other when we first met. We don't like to question it though.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    However, a level of intelligence is always

    appreciated. I don't necessarily mind seeing your ****, but a simple hello and a discussion of who you are would be nice. An approach that inspires is more intellectual. Words about you not photos of your ****, your ***, flowers, or scenes of lovers getting it on...... Do you...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 19

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    Most are my friends are different

    and I love that! It's great to hear about people's experiences and adventures in this crazy world
    Dnate82 Dnate82 31-35, M Aug 10

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    I can be friends but my only wish don't love me

    if I make some wrong or please don't block me it will hurt me much.
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    While visiting Panama,

    I took a trip with a bunch of tourists to the San Blas Islands. Four Germans, a Canadian, a French girl, an Italian living in the UK, one New Yorker and me an American Navy brat with no regional culture. I never felt more at home than I did with this group of people. We spent...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 14

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    think i found one already

    who is super awesome.... fingers crossed
    Danteh11 Danteh11 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I love meeting new and weird ppl.

    bc I can be my ernegery self, and bc is more fun, than meeting normal ppl
    theThunder1123 theThunder1123 22-25, M Aug 8

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    mobatest mobatest 26-30, F Aug 14

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    loryR loryR 51-55, F 17 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    Everyone is different

    and unique which is why people connect so well with other people. Would you really enjoy talking to someone who is exactly like you? I actually need us to be different so we can have conversations that are dufferent everytime we talk. I like learning new things about people. At...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11

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    georgeristick georgeristick 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    AmyXLoves AmyXLoves 13-15, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care who you are

    if you are nice to me I am nice to you.
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Luxe0716 Luxe0716 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    All my friends are different

    as I am. I love to meet people who are totally different from me, I can learn something new and it's exciting.
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 3

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    I think having friends

    that are different makes the relationship more interesting and fun. ??
    LiveLaughLove1996 LiveLaughLove1996 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 7

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    I'd really like to make new friends

    so feel free to message me! I'm easy to talk to and I dont judge,
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 2

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    My name is James. I have "friends" totally

    diffrent from me. I have "friends" from 5-6th grade that i left because they never really were friends, they were just looking for fame and attention. So i left and went to another school were everyone were totally diffrent from me it felt like. So on the first days i was really...
    jamessweden jamessweden 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    And that's what make my friendship with you

    guys unique, you know who you are. I don't care that millions of people can see this cause it doesn't matter. You two make my life easier and funnier and fuller! Thank you!
    hannapanna hannapanna 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    those make the best friends diversity makes the

    world go round if we only were comfortable with people who were too alike wed all be lost and ugnorant
    cl79 cl79 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    kyliethainsucks kyliethainsucks 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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