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

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm going to delete my old profile

    as it brings too many bad memories of the past... I want a start over with only a few friends inside my closed circle instead of a large group of acquaintances... No offend meant to anyone I used talking to... Look me up if you feel like but I'm most likely not going to add you...
    RazorVixen RazorVixen 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    My boyfriend of12 years slept with my best

    friend and had a baby with her. I find it hard trusting anyone!
    teriberri7 teriberri7 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 14

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    Yep! Not every person

    who you can talk with is a friend!
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 19

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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

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    It's odd.....I can't really explain

    where this feeling comes from. I'm egotistical I suppose, and I'm okay with that. Though I have only ever met one person in my life that I thought was on the same intellectual level as I am. I suppose it's because of this reason that I first started to have this thought. I want...
    UndyingNEET UndyingNEET 18-21, M Oct 7

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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 4 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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

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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 7 Responses Aug 16

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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

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    I have 4 friends in my life

    that are as close as brothers to me. I think that is better than having 400 people who I talk to once every couple of months or even years.
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 9

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    That's pretty much my friends circle now.

    Just a few people I mainly hang out with. I lost contact with everyone after high school but I guess that's just what happens.
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 20

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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

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    That is a FACT. However,

    the fact stays also that those FEW friends I managed to get, never actually stay with me either! - and I have no damn idea how that even happens, but they just stroll into my life, make me believe and eventually I loose them all over again. As a result I start shutting...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 12

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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

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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

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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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    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

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    I keep the number of friends on my profile down

    to a manageable number. I like to think that I'd be there for my friends so I keep an eye on how they're getting on and often comment on what they post. If I had too many friends on my profile I literally won't have time for all of them so I'd try to avoid getting into that...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 14

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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 5 Responses Jun 6

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    I was best friends with this girl the last two

    years of high school and all through college; she basically became my sister. I used to be the 'good' one, she was the one who showed up to every class stoned. However, she's a mother now, and has become so uptight, I no longer want to be friends with her. She is ridiculously...
    Saithe Saithe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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

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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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    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

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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 6 Responses Sep 3

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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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    I'd rather have both;

    which I have. I probably have too many acquaintances, honestly...but I consider only a small amount of them as my real, true, close, best friends.
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 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 4 Responses Jun 17

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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

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    CantThinkOfAUserNameLol CantThinkOfAUserNameLol 18-21, F Dec 13

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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

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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

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 18

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    I think the word friend,

    is thrown around way too easily. When I was younger, I was very quick to call anyone I shared a few words with a friend. As an adult, I realize that true friendship is something very rare. When you find it, you should cherish it. To find a person who truly has your best...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M Sep 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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    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

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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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    Growing up I was always the social butterfly.

    My Dad always said I had a way of making people feel comfortable and at ease, which made it so at one point I had about 7,000 friends on my contact list. As I got older I realized the true meaning of friendship. You always hear that its during the hard times when your true...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    I've only ever had two friends,

    currently only one of them is still in my life. I find that I can dedicate the time that they deserve to them, and that I can become closer to them than anything. Personally, I think that life is better when you have fewer people around you. You become extremely intimate with...
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21

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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

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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 3 Responses Jun 12

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    Now I'm beginning to realize

    who my true friends are. Those friends who accept me for who i am. Thanks to my friends I hope to meet more people like you.
    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 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 2 Responses May 27

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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

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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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