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I Downsized My Circle

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    Its the Recession!

    Seriously, I had to. Several reasons: I'm not suspicious just a bit private, but once you get to know me I am very open. In real life I have a few close friends that I am compeltely open with (OK, not to the EP degree, well not yet). I hated seeing people in my...
    iams iams 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2009

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    Just A Few

    Yes, I just did. The only reason I do so is because I get no interactions from them. I prefer to add someone if we have similar interests and we COMMUNICATE. I only deleted those that I feel that the interaction on EP is one-sided; that is me doing all the talk, comments...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    Sometimes It's Necessary

    It starts innocently enough. You add a few people and then a few more and then one day you look and there are people in your circle that not only don't you speak with, you don't even recall adding them. Whats the point in that? For me its much more about quality than quantity...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 8 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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    It Was Time

    I decided to go through my circle. I have been here almost a year, I  had a large circle but few if any really spoke to me. I have met some really great people here, if you are no longer in my circle it is because you never talked to me, or I had tried to speak to you but...
    Selendra Selendra 22-25 3 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Fair Enough

    I will have no pleasure with Profiles (people) in my circle who has stories or been commenting to stories for the sake of sarcasms. I love knowing friends about their life and mind, but not on how they treat others with rude commentings. Making and having fun with people's...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    I May Have Gone A Little Overboard....

    From over 300 to 41.... I am soooooooooooooo glad I did it too =)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Often !!!!!!!

    whomsoever it may concern.............i have removed u......its nothing personal.........i dont like to keep 100 or more friends in my circle.........and i think u will be also happy to not to see me unnecessarily in yr circle........* peace*
    destinyguy destinyguy 26-30, M Jan 25, 2011

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    Several Times

      Every now and again I downsize my circle. I don't really like to do it but there are cases where it is really needed.  Sometimes friends have left, sometimes they just arent online anymore, some became toxic and some our paths and journey's have changed. ...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Yes I Hav

    and i do constantly..no hard feelings..still friends.. can add u back anytime if we really do b/c friends(mutual interest friends :)  ...... .. *STILL FRIENDS~even out of my circle... please remove me too! do me no hard feelings :) .. one reason why toOoOooo many...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Broken Circles Become A 'c'

    I too am down sizing my circle! There have been many people come and go over 20 months! I am quite happy with the circle I have now, they are great people! If you find you are no longer a member,JUST ASK ME!..You'll be welcome!
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 1 Response May 18, 2010

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    Cleaning Out

    I sometimes downsized my circle; I do ep cleaning out once in a while. I have friends who I will never delete from my circle because I hope they come back.
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Don't take it personal, but if you want to remain in my circle then act like it... I'm not just going to add people to build up a huge amount of friends, I'm not about the...
    Kirstenw23 Kirstenw23 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    The gates have permanently been shut. I never wanted to take this drastic measure. I selected the option to not have anyone not in my circle to not be able to email me. I am tired...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    1. People on here call me Zuzu, which is a shortened form of my real name that very few people know. You can either call me that or anything else, I don't mind! 2. I'd like it if...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Friendship When I first joined EP almost 5 years ago, I friended everybody. I am pretty easy going, upbeat and easy to talk to. I had well over 3500 friends at one point. I was...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 14 Responses Sep 4

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    I still cant understand that why people add me their circle? What is the meaning of circle ? Should i thank u people because of circled me? :)))
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I appreciate when someone finds something beneficial in my posts or comments and interacts with me. What I do not understand is why people add others to their circle but do not at...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I clean up my EP circle from time to time. It is nothing personal, I just find when people can't read or respond to any of my stories, I just come to the conclusion they are really...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Repost of my disclaimer: Please feel free to add me if you are looking for someone interesting. I don't care if you are male female or other. In fact I believe diversity is good as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Hello, Beautiful People Ok, I am not here to have the largest circle of acquaintances. I want true genuine friends. In general I am happy to add most people. But there are certain...
    00TimEP 00TimEP 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    My circle I want to be people I know i can talk to and have a laugh with. By all means feel free to say hello and message me I will reply. But my cicrle is for those i like and...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 29

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    I must have forgotten my original intention of being here. That is to learn from others that have been doing this longer, to share ideas of things that I want to try, and to share...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    1. Don't be afraid to message me - I've heard I give off a "scary" vibe. I'm a nice guy, just don't get on my bad side. 2. I'm not going to add you just because you added me. I...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello EP!! We're back!! And - most importantly - we're going to make our experience here better than last time - so please read this before adding us to your circle. We are a...
    stephnj stephnj 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I like to keep in touch and up to date with people in my circle, and it's growing too big for me to manage keeping up to date with everyone. It's the reason why I have decided to...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I just finished removing 1,447 perverts and fake profiles from my circle. It took 7 hours. You see i'm a christian but that doesn't make me perfect because I should have taken the...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Not just for potential circle friends but to anyone reading this profile I want to say a few things. I use EP mainly as a form of catharsis, so I like to be candid. The stories I...
    benjiescobar benjiescobar 18-21, M Aug 21

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    I definitely would love to cook a 5 course dinner for my EP friends (circle, fans, you) naked. Maybe even all of you can eat it off of my body. Haha, I love you guys...
    xrefusetosink xrefusetosink 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    I am Chris and would like to add you to my circle to talk about your opinion on my fantasy
    CCstnt45 CCstnt45 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I try to communicate with people before adding them to my circle. At least try to message me before adding me.
    whassupoldlady whassupoldlady 16-17, F Aug 24

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    The Circle of Life Birth --------> Crappy and **** things happen to you --------> Death
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Before anyone adds me to your circle it's better if you understand me. I'm very simple and caring but my experiences are there for a reason. I have depression and anxiety along...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F Aug 26

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    The Crazy Merry Go Round My life is usually peaceful, by design. I live pretty much alone except for my brother's clothes. They live here, he does not...anyway.... For the past...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 27 Responses Aug 27

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    I am kind of new at EP, but have learned this: People I add often want to know why, so I thought I might as well put a post on this theme. The most common reason I would add you...
    MeVE MeVE 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Why? Well when someone adds me to their circle I take the time to check out their profile. If there is anything I see there which catches or ‘grabs’ my attention then they...
    Alexandra4u Alexandra4u 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    It's funny that it tends to be the perverts who add me to their circle. Then they'll send a message: "Hi" "Hey" "Wassup" or some one-or-two-word variation of those. They have a...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    If i've never spoken with you before... i'm not friending you, if you bash me because of a question I asked, and experience I have posted, or a comment I have made, and then try to...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F Aug 31

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    I'm about to delete u active people so if u wanna stay in my circle comment on this
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I still don't understand what a circle is
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Before you add me to your circle.. 1) I don't send pictures of myself unless I am interested in you 2) I don't do dirty talk 3) I don't reply to middle aged men 4) I don't...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Before you add me to your circle.. 1) I don't send pictures of myself unless I am interested in you 2) I don't do dirty talk 3) I don't reply to middle aged men 4) I don't...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Before you add me to your circle.. 1) I don't send pictures of myself unless I am interested in you 2) I don't do dirty talk 3) I don't reply to middle aged men 4) I don't...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Exactly. Life can seem like you're going in circles... Sometimes you have to start all over and see where plan "A" failed and then proceed.
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F Sep 1

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    I realize people come and go on EP. Every so ofter I will cull friends. If they disappear and stay gone for a few months I will remove them from my circle. Nothing personal...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    This man apparently wants me to think he is better than the man who incessantly stalks me on EP and wants me to want him and has told me that no power on Earth can keep us apart...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I finally removed a lady from my,circle n blocked her today.. It was always a one,sided thing anyway..
    naughtybar10der naughtybar10der 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Missing all my circle, nobody seem to be on, sure would of liked some convo.
    Original23 Original23 22-25, M a week ago

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    To all on EP I will only accept circle requests from people who are ages 13-15, 18-21 or 22-27 if you are not within these ages then I will not accept your request, sorry but I...
    Jenniferlovesex666 Jenniferlovesex666 18-21, T 2 days ago

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