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

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    close buddies where are you.

    .? (>'_')> but I never understood the purpose of having to many people around especially when they leave you with an empty feeling...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    See I do agree with this.

    .. but then i don't because sometimes a few close friends aren't there.. and then your left with just yourself. I would rather have a lot of people to turn to than just a few.. because people can become busy and they do disappear.. then again, i hate having a lot of people who i...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Close friends are the best gift in life.

    They make you laugh when things are bad and they are always there for you. That is way better then an acquaintance b
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M Jul 13

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    lovejazz1 lovejazz1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    An acquaintance is some one you may

    or may not know well enough to talk to about things that are of interests but, is not a close friend. A close friend cares how you feel and enjoys your company, interests and they also familiar enough of you to be nonjudgmental.
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have only a few friends

    but we consider eachother family
    Lokisvixen Lokisvixen 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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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, 2014

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    I miss the times of having real internet friends

    that you talk to on semi regular basis. For whatever reason, people just disappear from here. No good byes. It is what it is and you just have to accept it and make new friends.
    Harleyman050 Harleyman050 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I don't mind having more

    and more acquaintances. Besides commenting publicly on social media I am comfortable having meaningful conversations with all my acquaintances. But to focus on turning them into close friends, probably would not be the best idea from my end.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Real friends make a difference in your life.

    Reality is involvement and kindness.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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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, 2014

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    This is true in my every day life

    and I am now realizing this goes for EP. My previous account was deleted in which I had over 2000 friends. I truly only knew a handful of them. This time around I am really looking to only add friends I chat with and get to build a friendship with. I want a few close people not...
    lovelychickadee lovelychickadee 36-40, F 14 Responses Jun 22

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    Because in the end, fake friends never notice

    your tears, agony and pain. They're the ones who will leave during your arduous situation/s. Having monumental amount of friends is like collecting dust that quickly fades away in a blink of an eye.
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I dnt mind a few aquintances

    but a true friend is better than a brother
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M Apr 15

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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 9 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    ... but I feel like I have none.

    I don't like being surrounded by a lot of people, so I don't regret not having many acquaintances at all. But sometimes I am a little sad about not having real friends. Everyone I talk to and get close with sort of moves on on me, we drift apart and never get close again. Don't...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    I have trouble trusting.

    I only have one good friend but I am okay with that..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    I have a ton of acquaintances.

    I like them all, but there is a tight knit that I consider my true lifelong friends. We don't have to see each other every day, but when we do see each other, we pick up right where we left off. They are a core group I would drop whatever I'm doing and be by their side if...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    lildiva89 lildiva89 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 4

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    My friends in my mind are arranged in a pyramid.

    .. At it's Pinnacle is the special she of my days.... (I am looking for her) From there are my closet friends and so on... If you really are my friend we will converse...
    BlackBlueBrotha BlackBlueBrotha 41-45, M 2 Responses May 23

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    It's how I roll. I was trying to explain

    this to my 19-yo daughter. She's frustrated that it seems like it's so difficult to make friends that actually behave like friends. I explained that it's a challenge to have high expectations. We are driven by reality whereas many people are driven by fantasy or by trivial...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Less friends less bull.

    **** to deal with.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Fewer Friends - But Like My Fingers,

    I Can Count On Them! I guess it was our itinerant up-bringing that broke me away from social circles. From the time I started kindergarten until I finished high school I had been in 13 different schools. Lots of opportunities to make friends? Yes. Opportunities to keep friends...
    EverreadyRabbit EverreadyRabbit 61-65, M Apr 9

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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, 2014

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    tnt2015 tnt2015 31-35, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I feel like it is better to have a few strong

    bonds than many weaker bonds with people. I get emotionally drained after spending time with a lot of people and I like getting to know what actually makes someone who they are haha then at just know a gazillion people's names. I am much more a small party/get together with...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 4

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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 36-40 7 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I've met a lot of people in my life,

    but only stayed connected with the ones that mean something to me. I don't want to have a lot of people I call friends that I barely know just to show off. I like having the few trusting and loving friends I do now.
    Mordecur Mordecur 18-21, M 2 Responses May 24

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    You can't talk to an acquaintance the way you

    can a close friend. I only have my boyfriend, and a girl I've known since grade eight. She ****** me off a lot, and she's an idiot that's love obsessed with me, but I don't know what I would do without her. I don't know where I would be without my boyfriend. I don't need anymore...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 3 Responses May 14

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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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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
    sincerehuman sincerehuman 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    a lot have offered me their company.

    . a lot have tried to mke friends.. a lot have i listened to.. and a lot have asked me to trust them.. it is hard for me to lean on fragile branches when they're obviously showing how fragile their friendships are.. a friend told me, being a friend to me is a lot of work..it is...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I am acquainted with (almost) my whole school.

    Have 0 real friends. Some day....( or just wait to get out of high school)
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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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, 2014

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    My daughter met her friend

    after 9 years.How nice it would be to meet a friend after so long.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    My back is killing me

    and I can't sleep!!
    Elwood1981 Elwood1981 31-35 6 Responses Aug 19

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6, 2014

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    Im honest:- I do get attached,

    even online :). it doesn't matter to me where in the world you are, what you are or who you are - Its your character that had me keep coming back and talking to you. If you find me too intense, not slutty enough, not able to verbalise enough, too insecure- Im sorry, Im me with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    learned this lesson the hard way!

    it's amazing how people have no problem being your "friend" when they need something from you. but as soon as you no longer let them walk all over you, they walk away. on the bright side, who needs people like that in life?
    calgarysc calgarysc 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    "Lots of people want to ride with you in the

    limo. But what you want in your life is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." - Ophrah Winfrey
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 20

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    And find them like this.

    http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 27

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    One close friend outweighs any number of

    acquaintances, honestly.
    Darkoceans11 Darkoceans11 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's taken me many years to realise this.

    The group of friends I have had over the last 5 - 8 years are the ones that I hope will be with me for life. They are GOLD. I've stopped wasting my time on people that I don't particularly like and I've culled a few toxic people as well. Life is too short to drink bad wine...
    Tobeme64 Tobeme64 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I can count on two hands the number of close

    friends that I have. They may be few in number, but they are precious in ways that make me smile....and inspire my UNQUESTIONABLE loyalty.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M 1 Response