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    I love people who can make me laugh.

    It's the most important trait I look for in anyone. I think it's what I enjoy doing most, to laugh. It's the best cure for anything in my opinion.
    JadeScarlet JadeScarlet 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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, 2015

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    paulosgood paulosgood 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    one of my best friends is tottaly diffrent

    than me she hate eminem but i love him she moves 1d but i hate'em she tinks that the games are just waste of time but i m addicted to them but above all that i love her because she was with me all the time even low times
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Since I know NOBODY like me

    but have a lot of friends, yeah. But I'm the completely different one.
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    I enjoy the opportunities to get to know,

    learn about, and understand those different than me.
    Unsurefornow Unsurefornow 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 19 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    My friends usually have to be at least somewhat

    social, where as I have high social anxiety, they have to pick up my slack. The people I'm best with are people who are willing to get to know me and get close to me, then I am able to be myself around them.
    KittySoules KittySoules 22-25, T 3 hrs ago

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    / / / / /_ / _/ew "' /""/ / / / /_/ear 2016.....!!!!!
    lankauok lankauok 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    the world would be a boring place

    if we where all the same....
    GoKingsGo GoKingsGo 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    I dont mind what background you have

    or where you are from or what you do for work. We are all beautiful creatures and deserve to be treated well feel free to message me
    kellysolomon kellysolomon 26-30, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Livit Livit 51-55, F 11 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    AryanaTwinkle AryanaTwinkle 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 19

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    all of my all friends are absolute oposite of

    me, they all quiet shy, reserved while im all the place like, and very social
    FelineLover311 FelineLover311 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I care. I will always care.

    Even if I don't want to.
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    As long as our personalities mesh well together,

    I can get along with just about anyone. It is good to be friends with people you have things in common with, but sometimes it is nice to have friends from all different walks of life.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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 7 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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    I have a Social Anxiety!

    I guess that you could help me to improve my social! This Anxiety makes me feel so frustated! Thats why sometimes Im alone! I do really need a friend!
    Ayumi05 Ayumi05 16-17, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Or not. My friend 'broke up' with me.

    And here I thought my other friends could help me get over this.. Until I realized I really don't have other friends. My non existent network suffered a blow there.
    YuruYuri YuruYuri 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    sophia2089 sophia2089 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I enjoy meeting and becoming friends

    who are completely different than I am. I work with people of all races, ages, genders and any other differences you can think of. That is what makes it enjoyable.
    Gambler715 Gambler715 51-55, M Dec 12, 2015

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    Often the people i find interesting are

    completely different from me. I love variety
    RagnarLothbrok RagnarLothbrok 31-35 1 Response Jan 28

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    kyliethainsucks kyliethainsucks 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    I am Jewish. So many people around the world

    hate us, hate me. I have done little harm I am aware of! I have non-Jewish friends! I value these friendships immensely!
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 28 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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    I recently moved to a new city

    and it feels like a whole new world. I can seriously do with more genuine friends. Perhaps EP is not the right place to make real life connections but do you guys have any suggestions? Most apps I have downloaded is for dating only although they advertise it as useful to...
    Mystiquelady Mystiquelady 36-40, F 20 Responses Jan 25

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    I do not care of your culture,

    your background, I certainly don't care how you look, as long as you're kind, understanding, not a butt, and willing to get to know me... then I'm happy to be your friend, and you to be mine.
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    we are all different in color

    and skin and race. but the fact is that we all have hearts, minds and souls, we may think the same or different but it doesn't make us enemies, we all have a chance to life, love and family and we must all die one day. the fact remains that we are all humans with heartbeats . so...
    Francescacutie Francescacutie 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    My best friend is my complete opposite.

    She's a bit of materialistic, I'm simple, she's a pain in the arse, I'm a bit tamed (sometimes), she can't go a day without her phone, I can go a year without my phone, she likes to talk, I like to listen, she hates reading, I live to read. She likes Justin Bieber/ Chris Brown...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I like to befriend everyone!

    And I really mean that when I say it. I appreciate everyone's differences! I would say I'm pretty easy-going. In school I was friends with people from every social group...nerds, stoners, choir kids, popular kids, jocks, loners, cheerleaders, band geeks, emos, outcasts. I'm...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    Three type of people you need in your life: 1-

    your guide 2- your counterbalance 3- your soulmate
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    I've realized that my old friends aren't

    who I thought they were. Currently looking for that one friend who I can consider a brother or sister.
    DalUiAi DalUiAi 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I have met some amazing people using the

    Internet people I grew to love but never met but you feel that you can speak to about so many things!
    SamM1057 SamM1057 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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    I already have some weird friends in my list,

    (not here obviously) and I love them because they don't change for my sake.I think that's a good mentality to be oneself and I respect that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    If you'll give me the chance,

    accept me for who I am, then I am willing to do that also.
    Randompi Randompi 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    And i want to be friends with other different

    people because it's a great way to meet great new people, and I'll want to talk about if you don't mind of course.
    narroyo7 narroyo7 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm born in the wrong land

    and wrong continent which is most ridiculous and retarted Belgium Europe because creatures like me exists only in the states and the fun is that my creatures in the states made billions with the same ideas like I have AMERICA HAS MANY GOOD PEOPLE AND ALSO SUPERSENSITIVE...
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    Walking away from a friendship

    that no longer benefits you isn't wrong; it means you're a stronger person for doing so. Being able to accept that this person is not inherently bad, just bad for you and your life, is what makes you noble. You are allowed to terminate toxic relashionships. You have to...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    Why did god make me so think

    and ugly I am 39 years old can't even get girlfriend and friends
    paulosgood paulosgood 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Opposites attract right.

    Well, that is sometimes the case, but it really depends on the person. Sorry that it's not much😊
    Toopsiecat Toopsiecat 70+, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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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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    Except with my upstairs neighbor she is

    freaking ridiculous. I can't tell if she is fighting, having sex or praying?? Wtf?? Maybe there an exorcism going on upstairs. Well time to turn up the music (AGAIN)
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 11 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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    So I've been on EP since late 2013.

    I've met all sort of people. The amazing ones, trolls, creeps and ect.EP friends have come and gone, which is normal. I've had the pleasure of posting stuff as well as reading the experiences of others. Many posts I've seen on here have really moved me.Definitely learned a lot...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 2 Responses Jan 3

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