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

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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 6 Responses Aug 16, 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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    I like to be friendly with many people

    but when it comes to being a friend that may truly understand me.That's the kind of friend I enjoy being a very good friend with.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    Absolutely. Close friends are an integral part

    of my world. Their presence a treasure beyond value. We need those near and dear to us, trusted confidants, emotional supports, honest critics, purveyors of laughter, partners in crime, and all the wonders that they bring. They are the trusted few. That being said, I believe...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    A new survey has revealed

    that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The study, conducted by online dating site www.agemeet.com, collected data from 53,233 users with the results being quite...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Not that I expect to make "friends" here per se,

    cuz to me a friend oughtta be someone you've actually met in person. But if I can meet people who make me think, "Gee I'd like to be friends with this person. If they're ever in my neighborhood or I'm in theirs, I'd like to meet up." Someone I could talk to about what interests...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 15, 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 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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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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 1 Response May 28, 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 Jan 4

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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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    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".
    Mystic74 Mystic74 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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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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    Because you get invited more parties etc.

    Would I expect more from a crowded house of people who are friends but not friends?
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Dec 15, 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...
    gowithmyheart gowithmyheart 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Even though I have just my fiancé & kitten,

    I feel that the only thing I want are close friends. People that won't leave, that are actually there for you. I truly am a loner. I'd like another friend, but I'm happy with what I do have. They mean the world to me.
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F Dec 2, 2014

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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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    How come society makes us feel bad

    for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are wicked and no BS censorship either.
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28, 2014

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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 2 Responses May 27, 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 9 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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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 3 days ago

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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...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I only have about four people in my life

    currently that I trust and that haven't betrayed me. Two female friends, an ex, and a guy that is my best friend that I want to be more with. I have had a large number of friends before but that was drama and bs filled. I just need a few people that truly care by my side.
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I can't stand hordes of acquaintances.

    How the hell do you know who I am?!
    gerolf gerolf 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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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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    This one cracks me up.

    ..especially on EP, when so many people choose to have so many "friends" in their circle!
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 18, 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.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Not looking for 100+ followers I would never

    keep that straight! I like my small circle here, easier to interact with. I see no point to having a bunch of people in my circle that I never communicate with. Just a friendly "hello" once in awhile is enough, but if we never interact, that is when I think of removing someone...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    Is there people that still exist

    who do not let their personal issues consume their lives? I can understand that we all go through things in life and some more often then others but where is the balance with the rest of life. Some people get so caught up in the negative things in life that they miss out on...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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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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    At 30.years old, I have about 3 very close

    friends, including my fiance. I have 1 friend who is there for me but we are not super close.. I am totally content only having a few friends. I'm more of an introvert anyway and prefer time alone. Being very spiritual, my friends are spiritual too and we all know that whether...
    jjewell84 jjewell84 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    WWoooooohoooooooo!!!!

    Double digits! I count all my friends on my fingers. 10 friends (: I've never really been social. I've always been the awkward kid.i was the one everyone avoided and when they noticed me, it was only to remind me i was invisible. i never really had friends until 8th grade...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Seems all I have around me is people I know.

    No one really close to me where I would trust them. People are different these days. Or maybe my expitations or experiance hinder me.
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 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 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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    My "best friend" didn't go to my birthday

    dinner, didn't make plans, and didn't even say happy birthday.. It's sad that people I hardly know said it but not her.
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Dec 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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

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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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    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
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    CantThinkOfAUserNameLol CantThinkOfAUserNameLol 18-21, F Dec 13, 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 Sep 29, 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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