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I Downsized My Circle

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

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      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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My circle is full of awesome people! And I don't usually just add people to my circle randomly, I add people that I think are really cool, and I like! (Even though there isn't a...
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F Jan 9

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    Hmm. I have a hard time connecting with people - online and off. I appreciate people wanting to get to know me and be in my circle, but it's not going to happen. My circle here is...
    OlicityShipper OlicityShipper 70+, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I like how it's a pun on "you're in my circle" you know like a trusting circle of friends. Everyone is welcome in my circle, just like everyone is welcome at The Lord's table...
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    i will pretty much add anyone to my circle but before you add me and think you wanna be friends please read these things about me first. 1) I am real and everything I say in my...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm as friendly and nice as they come, But please do not Add me to your Circle (Friends list on here) IF: - Your not going to talk with me or IF your going to stop replying back...
    GuyWhoLikesToTickle GuyWhoLikesToTickle 31-35, M Jan 2

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    Greetings! I joined EP to meet and get to know people through interesting conversation. Here's what I do and do not appreciate: • If what you send me is distasteful, you will be...
    Dorfkrug Dorfkrug 16-17, M Jan 2

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    Thank god I found an experience that let's me proclaim I will not be adding men to my circle. I could just ignore them, block them or just simply not acknowledge them, but I'd...
    Hipsterwannabe Hipsterwannabe 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Actually I don't really want to know why you chose me to be part of your circle, but thank you for adding me all the same. I love reading all the different activities of the...
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Just a few words about myself and why I joined... I have a lot of life changes happening at the moment. This means I am often stressed with not many a person to speak to about...
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I am removing the people in my circle that never had a conversation with me or that I feel like I have no need for them to be in my circle. It's nothing personal but I just don't...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to wish all of my circle friends the best for the new year.. May 2015 bring you happiness and everything you wish for... Love you all very much.. KISSES!!!!!!!
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I removed almost everyone who doesn't have a story up. There were a couple people who don't have stories up that I kept because I actually had a good conversation with them. If you...
    PlusSizedCutie PlusSizedCutie 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I'm just curious, what made you add me to your circle? And of course, why do some people add you if you don't intend on talking?
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jan 2

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    Tell me why you add me to your circle? Seriously why? I want to know!
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    It's not just that people can act differently online, but that I feel more comfortable adding people I've actually talked to because of the silly fact you're labeled as a friend...
    zunderwo zunderwo 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    "Like really really small... " I proclaimed to no one clicking ' add to circle' on my profile
    UglyButtCheeks UglyButtCheeks 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    A dedication to My Very Special Circle of Friends! And this is why... For the stories that you write...some full of humor and so much delight. Others filled with the passion...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    Hello, I would rather you add me if you are planning on speaking with me, I don't really fancy one of those big circles with the people I don't speak to... Theres no point in it...
    AnonymousHelpMe AnonymousHelpMe 18-21, M Jan 4

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    It's Neko here! I need you all to read this if you're already in my circle or want to add me. 1. I am very in-depth with the supernatural. Don't try to change my beliefs. It...
    LostNeko LostNeko 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm just cleaning up my circle. It's surprising how so many people blocked me. Which is such a shame im an awesome friend to have. Well it's YOUR LOSS!!!! not mine
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Little "disclaimer" I've noticed quite often people add me to their circle, but apparently without any motivation, anything we could've in common, or even just the mere intention...
    mat4 mat4 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Unfortunately due to some evil scumbags who have nothing better to do with their time, I will not add anyone to my circle. Its sad that after nearly 5 years of being an EP member...
    Hypnotia Hypnotia 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 8

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    Sorry don't take it personal but I like to have my circle friend private and personal. Ones whom has mutual respect and at least share similar common interest.
    sweetliz sweetliz 41-45, F Jan 10

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    Lately I've had a huge amount of people adding me to their circle but I don't get any messages from them, no comments on posts, nothing. Why would people add me and then not...
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Like a shark I will circle you - You are my prey
    CautiousCoitus CautiousCoitus 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    i'm no longer adding or accepting anyone in my circle,,i'm 95 percent done here, EP is no longer a benefit,i'm only here for 2 or people at most,i'm tired of the of the games,i'm...
    bluesky52 bluesky52 51-55, M Jan 14

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    I just hate it when guys add me to their circle and send me sexual messages and pictures. Like, why ? Im here in this app not to hook up.
    annaambrose annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Jan 15

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    Your friends should motivate and inspire you. Your Circle Should be well rounded and supportive keep it tight. Quality over quantity always. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Jan 20

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    A few simple ground rules. 1. I do check profiles before I add people, which brings me to my second point. 2. I will NOT add you if you have experiences on your profile such as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 21

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    I am very picky who I add. I don't add just anybody into my circle! I will always check out anyone's profile before I add. If I find most of the persons experiences mostly sexual...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I won't be adding anyone under 21. Some things are not right. I want a small circle of friends to talk to. I almost deleated my account but EP was being a pain about it and there...
    Lovetocook44 Lovetocook44 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    They say there's a silver lining to be found. I believe it's some where in the clouds.If I can look up I can see it. I don't know what this new year will bring me but self...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Jan 1

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    I have ZERO interest in adding men. If you add me, you're wasting your time! I've said it before and I'll say it again, NO! It's pathetic that so many waste their time simply...
    jusBec jusBec 51-55, F Jan 1

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    Yes, maybe we should be a little choosy when it comes to befriending people. 
    AWhiteRose AWhiteRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Please Read This!! Hey, so I want you guys to know that I am not here for anything sexual, so before you add me, I'm really only here to meet people and make new friends either...
    canadianchick101 canadianchick101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Good question. I'd like to know :)