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I 'd Rather Have A Few Close Friends Than Many Acquaintances

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    I had a good friend pass away recently.

    In HS we were very close. He's one of the three guys I smoked my first "wacky tabacky" with. The last 5 years or so, it was just a text here, or a FB update there, or short email. He passed in his sleep, at the age of 49.......I had been meaning to call him for the last several...
    BluRidge BluRidge 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 6

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    I see so many people happy to cost through life

    with lots of acquaintances, hanger-ons, associates, whatever you want to call them, essentially people that would not be there for you in your darkest hours. People who would not be there for you if you needed a comforting word, or an eager ear, rather they drift in and out like...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Online friends are one thing

    since they don't actually materialize in person (unless you want to take that risk lol). But real friends like in my real life, I can be very picky. Like I really don't like most people my age, I rather hang out with people older than me who are more established and most...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 5 Responses May 23

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    *Edited* Standing on my back deck,

    coffee in one hand , a lit cigarette in the other, watched as the sun disappeared into the edge of my back yard. The sounds of crickets and tree frogs starting to sing, lighting bugs were becoming visible, and I was alone. so very very alone. but it didn’t feel alone really...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 9 Responses May 27

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    I never really had many friends at school,

    mostly because it was a boarding school and I didn't board, I played sport which was contrary to the view of what a day boy should, hence the fact that I love Albert Camus - L'Etranger. Apart from my partner, I now consider myself blessed, I graduated from university with four...
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Yeah. I guess I've done well in this sense,

    I have a small group of my fav besties, but I've got plenty of acquaintances too. Yay! Friendship group mastery! hehe omg
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    EFairy EFairy 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 22

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    I really can't understand those

    who try so hard to get attention from everyone. Maybe I think that way because I'm an introvert but it truly seems like a waste of time. I'm still young so most people around me try to talk to everyone and call them their best friend after a week. Life isn't a popularity contest...
    Alyssa5977 Alyssa5977 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 17

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    In long distance relationships texting can be a

    wonderful thing for staying in touch, but it also has its drawbacks. It can be the cause of misunderstandings and misinterpretation. Sometimes things are said on text that is meant one way, but is taken another way, causing hurt feelings, because emotions can not be seen or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22

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    Yes!! I only need those

    who truly have my best interest at heart. You have a mission, a battlefront to conquer. Not everyone is meant to go with you. Some are there to challenge and test your will, strength in character and your mind. Most of them just end up being summer time friends. Choose your...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 5

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    quality is better than quantity.

    nothing more true when it comes to friends. if you've even got 1 friend that you keep your whole life that is special and should be treasured. A real real friend won't question you why you haven't been touch they are just there for you.
    IMyOwnLeader IMyOwnLeader 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I like to be able to trust

    and rely on my friends. Does it matter that whilst I have many acquaintances I only really value a very few of them as my friends? No I don't think it does. Acquaintances come and go, true friends will always be there no matter where or what you are doing. I am lucky to have...
    Earthgirl188 Earthgirl188 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I already have multiple acquaintances.

    What I need is a few good friends who I can count on.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Friends : I Only Need 1 Hand

    I don't see the point in adding people to my friends list when i opened this profile i was criticized by a lot of users for not adding them after they added mei didnt add back as a friend to me is somebody i know or have know a certain amount of time not after 3 secondsTo me a...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    booklover87 booklover87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Reddemonsoul this is the best friend you can

    ask for. She has been through when I was stupid an immature to now. I want to say thanks so much for being my best friend, I am lucky to have a friend like you. I am always here for you when you need to talk, have a shoulder to cry on, an so on. Thanks for putting up with me an...
    2chainzrocks 2chainzrocks 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    If you want to add me to make up numbers on

    your friends section please follow not bother I'm here to make friends and learn new things. I keep my circle small as I like to get to know people not play Q&A to connect with friends as that is not being a friend.
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I find that when my social circle consists of

    mostly acquaintances I find myself feeling lonely either after our interaction or even during our conversations just because I know they will only stay acquaintances and it will not evolve into a true friendship. When I know I have a true friend I know I can call them any time...
    ccxc910 ccxc910 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Trueness. I mean, there really is nothing wrong

    with having a lot of friends. On the contrary, being friendly is a good character trait to have. However, you should be responsible enough to consider only those people who are really worthy of being called a friend. Popularity isn't so bad, just don't let it get you. For when...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F Jul 16

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    I deleted my Facebook back in high school

    because I didn't want "Facebook friends." Those who have my number or make an effort to get in touch with me are those worth keeping.
    IamEDGExxx IamEDGExxx 22-25, M 2 Responses May 27

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    Quality over Quantity.

    . You deserve to be surrounded by uplifting, encouraging and positive people. And in return, be sure to be an inspiration and positive influence on others. 💜
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 5 Responses May 1

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    I have trouble trusting.

    I only have one good friend but I am okay with that..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    I would, but I move too much to develop any

    kind of close friendships. It's lonely and it freaking sucks
    nomegusta nomegusta 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I honestly wish I had a few close friends,

    but all I have is a ton of acquaintances. kids see me as popular at my school, but I don't even get that lol. I'm not really friends with anyone, I just know a lot of people and I'm really friendly I guess. but I'd rather be 'unpopular' and have like two really close friends...
    westsidechillin westsidechillin 16-17, F 6 Responses May 28

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    Well, now, my friends are down to less

    than a few after some "housecleaning". Not worth the stress or the vampires I have had to endure. I feel like a hundred pounds has been lifted off my shoulders. I'd prefer to spend my time with a more genuine person than be taken for granted, as "always being there".
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I only have two bestfriends friends

    and the rest are acquaintances
    undrayaaa undrayaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    You know I already have this my 3 very best

    friends in the world Lyric, Amelia, and Sidney thank you girls and my newer but very nice friends Alyssa, Sylvana, and Penelope thank u girls you are like sisters to me and I don't need anyone else other than you 6 ❤️💞
    birdroks birdroks 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I've noticed that a lot of people

    who are part of this group have hundreds or thousands of friends. Hmmm..
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    This is me. I know literally hundreds of people

    maybe thousands and many call me their friend. I only call two maybe three people my friend. I love them and pour love into them.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I have always had a huge group of lads to

    associate with ever since I started going out to bars and clubs. However I only actually have 1 or 2 people within the group who are actually good friends that I would speak to on the phone or would go for a one on one meal or drink with. I can't help but think that selfish as...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Jul 13

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    Yes I have come to the conclusion I enjoy

    quality company. I'm not here to follow the crowd or become famous. I just want to take my life one day at a time. I don't lust for money or material things. I am satisfied with just taking my time and living life in the moment. I have hobbies I enjoy but most of all I enjoy...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 27

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    I have 2-3 close friends

    and everyone else i know are literally just acquaintances
    mareiyanna mareiyanna 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Unity Of Friendship

    "A true friend is one soul in two bodies." Aristotle I have found such a friend, and the value of that friendship cannot be measured or priced. It is the rarest of all gems.
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M Nov 18, 2013

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    A friend and former coworker described it best

    when she said that I'm a "very personal person" - whenever I start getting to know someone, I naturally move toward greater and greater connection with them. I reveal more and more parts of myself, and don't miss a beat if and when they do the same. I don't do it with everyone...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 2

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    I am more of a reserved person

    and with too many friends it can make me feel overwhelmed and pressured to talk. If I have few good friends then It is better that way.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I'd rather have a few best friends

    that i can rely on, confide in, and depend on.... Overall, i prefer a few close friends than many acquaintances.
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    On any given day, I would

    rather have a few close friends than just mere acquaintances. One cannot have enough friends here or in real life. Choose your friends wisely and carefully.
    maryannesinclair maryannesinclair 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    its better to have few close friends whom

    youunderstand and they are sincere to you rather having a group of friends who are not sincere to you
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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    It's not the quantity of friends you have,

    but the quality that counts.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 24

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    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    nutssquared nutssquared 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yet I can't even seem to find one

    who won't call me a ***** when really all I needed was understanding. Or one who actually will give me the time of day. Or one who actually gives a **** about me. Or do friends not do that?
    jordins22 jordins22 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 17

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    I have been very social in my past

    and made millions of friends all over the country....... now I have realized that its better to have a few close friends because more friends means more problems........... I am so happy to have real loyal friends who care for me a lot...also special friends I call Jigarrrzzz...
    Pseudo69 Pseudo69 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Regarding friendships,

    I believe in quality not quantity.
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I do have a few close friends

    and many acquaintances. I am friendly with many, people, but my soul I bare to only a chosen few that I love and trust. I feel this way about them because they have allowed me the honor of getting to truly know them. Those are the relationships i choose to nurture.
    IWillCherishYou IWillCherishYou 51-55, F 2 Responses May 28

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    A few close friends is much easier.

    .. more intimate, than having many friends... having many friends, though, is nice for when you go out... you can play a lot of games and it's more fun. But a few friends keeps things personal... that's nice.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response May 28

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    I don't trust a lot of people.

    ..there are very few people I can say that I love. They're my family, my sisters and brothers and I know that they'll be there forever and so will I. I think its better to have a few close friends that you will know forever than have many friends that I'll won't talk to next...
    deldel22 deldel22 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    It's easy to find a friend

    but it's really hard to find a TRUE friend. :) We're always keep in touch even we do not see each other for a long time. I always find time to greet them, to texted them to call them. Once I found a true friend, I keep them forever.
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    FOR THE GUYS....My son

    and I used to get a lot of laughs over that horrible and funny show, "The Pick Up Artist."Now I present to you the PUAs female counterpart,who is usually very attractive and charismatic-the Bull**** Artist. Gentlemen, as the mother of a son, I will give you this advice-RUN...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    To my experience having few close friends are

    better than having a horde of people that "know" you, they just know so little about you that it feels like we have never done an introduction. Quality over Quantity.
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I have seen some profiles here,

    where people have thousands of friends, and I don't see the sense in that. I would rather have a small circle of friends, to chat with, but yet be able to get to know this person, and have meaningful conversations. With thousands of people or even hundreds in the circle there is...
    strafer008 strafer008 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I do have both. A few close friends

    and many acquaintances. I meet new people on an amost daily basis and having all these acquaintances is something I can't nor wish to avoid... But it doesn't mean everyone deserves the title "friend" immediately. Friendship is a relationship like any other (it even has the same...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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