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    Interestingly, I seem to have both. A few close friends and many acquaintances. However, in those many acquaintances there are a few that I'd like to become closer with in...
    SimplyMarah SimplyMarah 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I would accept anything at the moment. All i really have is people on the internet. I want a person who actually asks me to gondobstuff together , or cares how i feel or am, does...
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I Agree But ~ - I believe the best way to find a few close friends is to have many acquaintances. If you pass on the acquaintances you could be passing on some potential close...
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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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...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    If you're not careful, a good thing can pass you right by. A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine from High School died rather un-expectedly. He and I hadn't spoken in...
    Scout63 Scout63 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Friends - Yes, I'd rather have a small circle of friends but get to know them and keep in touch instead of having 500 and don't even know anything about them. I am like that in...
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F Oct 22, 2013

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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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    My partner or boyfriend and I have a few very close friends which are other gay couples. Gay men and gay women that are in great relationships. The rest of the people I know are...
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 5 days ago

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    Whenever I hang out in a big group I feel uncomfortable and nervous. My housemates thrive being around people but I'm happy and comfortable with my own company now - which in...
    redmidget redmidget 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I prefer to have a few close friends that I can trust and know will be there for me. I've seen too many people, desperate to not be alone, surround themselves with superficial...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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...
    Earthgirl188 Earthgirl188 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    ExtremeNextHTNF ExtremeNextHTNF 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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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...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I have a few close friends and someone special. ....I love it that way...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Un-circle Me .... If Familiarity Has Bred Contempt :p - Yes, I know, you found something you liked, you thought I'm gonna be the next best buddy you're gonna have online...
    mikatsu mikatsu 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Give me a few quality, durable, and reliable deep friendships than many superficial ones. It is that simple to me.
    WildBruce WildBruce 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Close and trusted friends are definitely preferred over acquaintances. I guess I have been stabbed in the back too many times by both but usually acquaintances. So I let very few...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 2

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    The idea of friendship is summed up for me in one of those little decorative plaques I saw which said: "A true friend comes in when the rest of the world goes out". And I thought...
    phoenix66 phoenix66 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I have a few friends left from my childhood. It is kind of funny, we have all gone our separate ways in life, but I still consider them to be my "true" friends. They no matter what...
    billyw420 billyw420 36-40, M Mar 23

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    I wanted to erase all the friends I ever had in my life. Ofcourse not the online ones. I barely know them. Sometimes it doesn't feel right. Having so many hi-bye friends you don't...
    EmotionJammer EmotionJammer 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    On Growing And Changing - I've always been a relatively solitary person. When I was younger it was because I didn't really connect well with people my age. Now I think I might have...
    salaciouslyyours salaciouslyyours 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    who needs to have multiple strangers around them when you can have a few close trusted friends that make life worth living ??
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M Mar 23

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    OK, I am forgetful....I really do better with remembering voices more than names... So, the fewer I have to keep up with the better. I am not antisocial, well, I can be...but its...
    tacitlygarrulous tacitlygarrulous 70+, M Mar 14

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    ive meet some nice new frends
    boydude boydude 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    When I was a former member I started out with a few friends and ended up with about 6000. I came to the conclusion that I was happier with just a few close friends and downsized...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 17

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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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    Having acquaintances it's nice to be able to wave and say hello to someone when you occasionally see them out in public. It's nice to have a connection with someone no matter how...
    robbie1280 robbie1280 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Less drama. Besides I was always told at a young age that the few close friends are no more than a handful. True to the core! And I am blessed,,,,,,,,
    clairevoyeur clairevoyeur 51-55, F Mar 22

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    I want a few genuine caring people close around me.
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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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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    I've Had Both.. - I have had both scenarios. I have found when I was in the larger group, on the exterior it always appeared as though all of us were the best of friends and...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    It's quite simple. The more people you have in your life which know you and your business. Well the more potential enemies you have. I personally only need at most 5 good friends...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    So true. First or all it's pointless to have a lot of friends. It's a lot of pressure put on you and then you have to worry about too many things. One friend may feel like you're...
    KyLeone KyLeone 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Not A Friend Collector - Today I finally made up my mind and cleaned up people in my circle. Those of you who I have removed might never see this. As you have not been on EP for...
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 7 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    I have a circle of 6 people i trust and love dearly i woudnt trade them for a trillion followers on twitter:)
    lulumorris lulumorris 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have a few close friends in real live and the rest are just people I meet online and off. My close friends and I have a lot in common and pretty much feel the same about...
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M Mar 14

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    I have plenty of friends but nobody who i can really talk to. I just need somebody who cares :(
    Essol Essol 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 22

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    How Many Of Us Have Them? - All of my good friends have been my friends now for at least 6+ years. The longest friendship to date is 14 years and counting. These are my BEST...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F Dec 1, 2013

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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...
    ccxc910 ccxc910 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    The best thing i can have is friends that will be there for you . Real friends !! Thats worth more than having 1000 fake ones.
    OhAustin OhAustin 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I never really had friends growing up (at least close ones). I didn't realize this until college. All the friends I had were really cool people. I felt like we were all like family...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 18

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    I don't have a close friend T_T
    gitzai gitzai 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Finding Mr.Or Ms Right - This is the advice I gave to my children on finding the right person. It can apply to men or women, heterosexual or gay. When you start dating someone, don...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I am an introvert, so I've never understood the point of having more than two or three friends. I never quite understood how a person could have dozens of friends and spend time...
    BohemianHippy BohemianHippy 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't know about you all, but all my life, I've never been able to find a true best friend. I don't believe in quantity, but the quality of friends.
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Another Circle Cleanup. Today I've decided to again clean up my circle. Somewhere along the line I find out something interesting. I've been blocked by one of my friend. I am...
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I rather have/hold four quarters than 100 pennies. I call my besties my quarters.
    smallz23 smallz23 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Acquaintances can be good. It's nice to be able to wave and say hello to someone when you occasionally see them out in public. It's nice to have a connection with someone no...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F Mar 29

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