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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    My husband is always amazed at how easily I can

    make friends. The thing is, I do my best not to judge people harshly and too soon. There are still those individuals who just don't quite click with my personality, of course, but for the most part I enjoy talking to a wide variety of people. I am religious, hold my health in...
    sweeterthansugar95 sweeterthansugar95 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 15 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Hello am mj and am new here,

    i just want to have friends sll over the country
    mjmaegawa mjmaegawa 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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 can get along with anyone,

    I just like talking to people. Literally cannot think of a person that I don't like
    camb1zzle camb1zzle 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Depends on the kind of difference.

    To give an example, I totally love to read but I am okay if you aren't into it. But if I am a conversationalist and you are a one way street, that's a sure death for that friendship.I notice many people here love to talk about themselves without realizing how boring it gets...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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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 30 Responses Jan 25

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    Hello to all new here.

    30 years of age needing to talk to like mined people. Very outgoing and not afraid to speak my mind.
    stevewilliamson1234 stevewilliamson1234 26-30, M Feb 9

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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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    Clllay Clllay 13-15, M Jan 10

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    I get along with most people.

    I can generally can start a conversation and learn more about them. if you just let them talk they will tell you anything.
    tacobilly tacobilly 36-40 2 Responses Jan 15

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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 25 Responses Jan 24

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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 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    It's always fun meeting new people

    and getting to know them. Plus it gives you a break from your old friends!
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I am am a pastafarian phylosophical anarchist

    with a quirky sense of humor and way about. that said, I have many general friends and two really close friends.
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I am friends with people of all ages,

    races, religion and from all walks of life. I don't see differences between them, I think a lot can be gained and I think myself lucky to have found such a diverse range of people. Even if you do not agree with someones views it does not mean you cannot be friends or they do...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    Devilangle Devilangle 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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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 5 Responses Jan 3

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

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    I certainly can and in fact I prefer it.

    You get different perspectives that way
    AbbyS94 AbbyS94 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I think that you don't have to agree on

    absolutely everything to be able to share a friendship. I'm aware that there are other types of people, lifestyles and opinions out there. And I'm open to learning about them.
    ThunderAndRain123 ThunderAndRain123 22-25 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I just love making new friends.

    Please message me if you're interested ^_^
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    Perception and impression is everything.

    People are so quick to try and erase someone from their life when they can't handle the truth or an opinion totally opposite from their own. What people fail to realize is even if you delete or ignore people, there is still an impression that you have left upon people. If every...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    keem15 keem15 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I've got friends from different ages,

    races,colours,even faiths! What connects us is far more important than anything that divides us ! We met through various jobs or projects I've worked on or areas I've lived in. And remained friends. A while back I was into dinner parties. And once a month I'd host a dinner party...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I'm not a judgmental person: I like to see

    people appreciate who they are not what the world tells them to be.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    Oh I've got friends who are older.

    Younger. Much much younger.! Just because my attitude is to take people as you find them. I've known many older people whom I was supposed to respect and look up to. And they turned out to be complete kids! Stroppy. Must get their own way, kids! Similarly. I've also met...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 11

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    I'm a woman and some of my best friends are men!

    I work with a crazy gang of guys who spend time on practical jokes!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    Hello Stranger!

    Thanks to EP, I know that I can love a fervent Christian, an avowed Republican, people who are wealthy... EP has really granted me the opportunity to care for someone before ferreting out the ways that we differ. And it's a blessing because I've realized that you can be friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Hey there! I am new to this

    and I'm willing to listen to your stories and share mine. Living in Shanghai, China and working as an English teacher now.
    timber315 timber315 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days 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 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I don't care if you are skinny,

    fat, ugly, tall, short, straight, gay, or bi. I will totally be friends with you and still love you for the way you are. You can always be yourself around me. I don't judge people for who they are and I never will. :)
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Yeah! So much, that guys end up crushing on me

    and falling in love, because I end up making them feel really comfortable around me, which makes them open up and share things they don't, otherwise. Am I a flirt? I'm bored of hearing about how easy I am to get along with. I wish I had the chance to say that to someone and be...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I run a charity that feeds homeless people in

    our town-they have a cooked meal three times a week-catering for about 40 at each meal-we have to raise our money from table sales and donations-doing this we meet every type of person-talk and befriend them-the charity has been running for over 27 yrs.
    charles678 charles678 70+, M 4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    I am easy to get along with.

    I just love making friends and making everyone feel special. :)
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Just looking for a friends

    and ended up here, it's nice to know that somewhere out there willing to be friends😐😐😐😐😐
    mjmaegawa mjmaegawa 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I can but it's not the other way around

    when they find out that I am actually different.
    rnendez rnendez 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Teens 14 to 17 years old

    that wants to be friends on Skype? I'm a 16 old girl lol I don't know if i posted this b4 bc i can't see it lol
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I don't care if I'm with the nerds,

    popular, normal or isolated people. I want to friends with everyone. I want to get to know people more. I was a popular kid in my old school but then I transferred to a new school and I started being with different people. The normal ones, the weird ones and the popular ones...
    dreadedpast dreadedpast 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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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 10 Responses Feb 19

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    UGH! What do i do?? I was texting my best

    friend, and then i said something i guess to her is offensive and i apologized and tried to understand why it offended her, but now shes completely ignoring me... What i said, it was not suppsed to be rude or anythjng but im SO ANGRY! Why do i feel like its my fault tho?!! ITS...
    Wehtt4m Wehtt4m 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    We are all addicts of something.

    Some of is just haven't tried what we are addicted to yet.
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    The only thing we need to have in common is

    respect for each other. We don't even need to enjoy the same things, like or love the same things. For casual acquaintances, ironically, the bar might be higher, because you tend to need something in common to tolerate someone who isn't building a relationship with you.
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I love people of all ages.

    Actually, I love talking to people in general. People are amazing. Whether you are a stranger, or my best friend I will be talking to you instantly. I love people who can hold conversations and actually talk about anything. If you ever feel down, or really need someone there for...
    lupitalu lupitalu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Accepting others as they are is key!

    I enjoy learning how other people see the world, so many different perspectives. If we are only stuck to liking one type of people then you come off as closed minded and you can't see past a curtain that reveals so many interesting people and ways of thinking! Why not accept...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    Something that has come up a lot lately is

    people asking me my opinion about their lifestyle/choices. I am one that accepts people for who they are as long as they are not harming themselves or others. I don't judge people about their choices since I don't know what they've been through. I think people focus so much on...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I am new and I wish to have friends

    and I need a girl friend
    mohammedosama200 mohammedosama200 13-15, M 1 day ago

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