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

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    After a dilema in elementary school every

    since i've only had close friends :) I like it that way, what's your reason?
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    close friends are the treasures in life,

    you can do anything you want to do with them.... laugh, cry, fight,prank and do all the nuisance but never disregard them...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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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 Sep 29, 2014

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    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I used to have lots of friends.

    When we went out for drinks,I would watch the beer pour out the holes in my back.Over time I have just a few good friends
    workingdude25 workingdude25 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 12

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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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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My daughter met her friend

    after 9 years.How nice it would be to meet a friend after so long.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 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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    I have always had smaller circles of friends.

    Not very many people are close to me at one point or another.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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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    ... 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 8 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    ngog ngog 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Lately since I've returned seems every guy

    wants to be in my circle. Sorry It's not me nor desire what BS they offer. If your accepted in my circle it means you came true and are open honest and sincere and not here for alternative motives. Yes my stories spark an intrest their mine n mine alone don't exploit me or...
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Small gestures that make me smile 1 text from

    friends saying hello 2 when a random act of kindness is bestowed upon me 3 I can become close friends with someone and not have them pull away 4 someone ask how I am feeling 5 someone making me laugh
    braveywanes braveywanes 31-35, F Feb 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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    *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 9 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Watch the video. "Fake friends,

    negative friends....Ain't nobody got time for that!" They say you become who you hangout with. Lovingly and kindly step away so that you aren't negatively affected. Help by becoming a model; be the change.  
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jan 4

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    coz sometimes having too many acquaintances

    makes our world so little but having few true friends makes our world alive
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I think a few close friends is definitely

    better then a bunch of people you don't really know, plus I'm not really the most social person, lol.
    mysteriouswastaken mysteriouswastaken 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I would really love to have a group of close

    friends that I can connect with on a deeper lever. Spiritually, emotionally... Friends who will be there for each other. People to make and share memories with. I'm not the best at making friends and to be honest I lack human interaction. It seems the older you get the harder it...
    moonlightserene moonlightserene 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 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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    I do have a lot of acquaintances,

    but the true friends I have are more like brothers. We would die for each other we're that close. I love them to death and wouldn't trade any of them for the world. :)
    ethan96 ethan96 18-21, M Feb 10

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    I like to trust and get to know only a few

    people than just randomly talk to a large group. If I don't have anyone to talk to about problems or secrets then I will feel alone. There are a lot of people at my high school, but I still feel alone when I walk around. I do not like to get involved in conflict either. If I...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    You know those ones, the ones

    that you could happily appear at a function with, arm in arm and feel safe in their presence. The ones you could dress up with, dress down with, and probably in some case get down with too! I've found a few of them here, people I want in my life online and off. Now if only I...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Right now I have 2 friends.

    but I wouldn't hesitate to put my life in either of their hands and i know they would trust me with the same. we're all really into propping for the apocalypse so this trust means a lot to all of us.
    boredalex boredalex 18-21, M Feb 8

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    Faelan Gage Morgan And Gabe.

    . LOVE YOU GUYS :") hahah! Lol! You guys are the bros tbh.. ;*
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F Feb 22

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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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    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, 2014

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    Slow process. Standing in line battling those

    in front of you. Have a high number. Standing in line and observing the scars and then walking past the shops of hurts, fearful, conceited and Narcissism Stores open 24/7. For got to ask question or a simple "Hi" is all it takes... Still standing line...optimistic as hell...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    acquaintances are wonderful to say hello to

    and catch up with but it's normally superficial and you only share important matters when you see each other, maybe months or years after an event. i'd rather have the close friend so we can actually be there for each other.
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    An interesting quote I read earlier; good

    friends are like stars, you can't always see them but you know they are there.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I would... although l have many acquaintances

    and enjoy chatting with them, like others l have a few close friends, whom l can discuss anything with, no holds barred...you know who you are and thank you all so much for being there... Or here, l should say... l wondered, what is it that makes internet friends more truer...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    This goes for off line

    and online. I don't open up to many people and when I do it's because I feel like I can trust you.
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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 9 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    Close friends... I will take a few close

    friends, who I can count on to be there for me...over a large group of people who are only thinking of themselves and don't give me the time of day... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Jan 27

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    As the New Year approaches,

    it's time to let go of the negativity to make room for more positive things in my life. There are plenty of people who claim to be a friend, want to talk but yet never reach out or just don't respond. I rather save my energy and effort for those select few who make the time for...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F Dec 28, 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 4 Responses Jan 20

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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Real friends are like gold.

    Acquaintances are like sand.
    alanbt alanbt 61-65, M 6 Responses Feb 12

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