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I Think Real Friends Are There When It Counts

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    A True Friend Steps In

    Long ago a friend told me this and have carried in my heart and mind ever since...A TRUE FRIEND WILL STEP IN WHEN IT SEEMS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS STEPPED OUT".....over the years I have found this to be ture and like Walt Whitman said: " I no doubt deserve my enimenes but I don't...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 22, 2011

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    Especially this day and age!These days people don't have any manners so i find this disrespectful and it shows me what kind of attitude they have so I tend to avoid these people...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    As I am I only have 2 good friends. I use to move around alot because my parents were divorced and had to share us. So I couldn't really make real friends. But now settled with my...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M Jul 21

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    Good friends are rare to get so if i'm your friend, consider your self lucky ;)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Good friends are hard to find.
    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    there are friends who you think are your dearest but do not really reciprocate your friendship.. and then there are friends who you regard as "just another friend" but they are...
    remydodol remydodol 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I think facebook destroys friendships do you agree ? Explain
    BeautifulBrownBabyDoll BeautifulBrownBabyDoll 31-35, F 20 Responses 6 days ago

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    I did a little experiment to see who really was a good friend, but just taking a week off from contacting others first. Basically, if someone else got in contact with me first...
    graceelizabet graceelizabet 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I think internet friends CAN be real friends is probably a better way to characterize my own thoughts on this subject. I think that one's online friendships can be just as...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 16 Responses 3 days ago

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    Should I just give up on real friends? All I have is online friends and no one in my school
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 10 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I think people can relate extremely strongly from online connections, but it depends on how they relate exactly, just like in real life people we interact with whom some might...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I used to think having "internet friends" was a joke. Then I came here and made some good friends. In fact, I don't even refer to them as internet friends. Friends are friends...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 10

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    internet friends are real. I have plenty. but my most favorite internet bestfriend is devin. I basically know everything about him. we have known eachother for a year & 3 months...
    iheartbands iheartbands 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    I do believe that internet friends are real and much better than the 'friends' outside of the computer. I get more help about the issues in my life from some of you guys here than...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I feel and think women who are pregnant are so beautiful and radiant looking. I am now pregnant again with multiple births already. I am a Catholic wife and mom and do not...
    heatherinarizona heatherinarizona 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't have any real friends at school. They're all fake and have stabbed me in the back one time or another. That's why for my junior year, I plan on avoiding them all. So I took...
    SomethingGrimm SomethingGrimm 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I don't think best friends exist, my family are mine :)
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F Aug 7

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    My friends have always been my family. They are the family you choose to have, not what you're born into. I love my blood family but I am a black sheep and we don't often see eye...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't. I never had real friends. If I had a 'friend', they were fake. I would get talked about secretly or turned against and bullied. The family I come from is ****. I get...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    If you're looking for good time please refrain from sending me a message. If you're looking for someone to play around with, spare me. I'm not the right audience for you. If you're...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    The most annoying type of people are the superficial ones that don't realize they are superficial. Like now you see my face and you suddenly can't talk anymore.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F a week ago

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    I think pregnant women are drop dead gorgeous!!!! I always love seeing pics or someone who is pregnant and has a nice noticeable baby bump. If that is you message me. Thanks for...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think shy guys are so adorable. I'm shy myself and I think shy guys are the cutest things ever. It sounds weird I know but I always crush on shy guys because they're kinda...
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD I dont really have any friends and i havent had any for many years except my wife and kids. I have a few people i talk to online but other than that no...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    You probably do it's justbthatbyou have so many trust issues and paranoia that when you have a real friend you think their ale or using, while in conjunction pushing away new...
    iamonamission iamonamission 16-17, M Aug 4

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    She may never read this, or ever believe it. But she's the only person on EP I've felt I've got to know on a personal level. Someone I've actually felt close too and thought about...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Since I've had a child of my own and seeing the overall process, idk why but I find pregnant women to be very very attractive. I generally think that if they are normally...
    graywolf558 graywolf558 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have many friends from different countries. Most of them are female and attractive. There are Tibetan's from Nepal and the rest live here in Australia from mainly Vietnamese and...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I know they mean well but it just seems like my friends don't trust my judgement. Everytime I talk about this boy, they shut me down. They want me to stop talking about him and...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    There is a solution to this dilemma. Build a new family! Most would call this just making friends, but I'm suggesting an organization to help. Twelve Step groups can be a...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    As I prepare to type this, I realize that most of this story results from me being an analytical, clingy Teenage girl. Yet, It's a relevant problem to me and I want to get it off...
    LostInTheSolarSystem LostInTheSolarSystem 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have always loved the kindness of other people, who cares about looks and beauty on the outside, your looks grow old, but your personality is who you really are inside. This...
    darkbladeangel darkbladeangel 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    What are fake gamers what is your definition of a fake gamer shall I look it up will I see your face in the book for hating for the us females who love video games ever since...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    they really are! i met some people on the internet that have been nothing but joy in my life. finding good friends is hard but it is very easy to meet people up here (when you're...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met a lot of good people from the internet, I like that I can meet someone online. Let them see my character, and allow for me to open myself up to them. Most people that I've...
    thegreatrumi thegreatrumi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Many people have told me that honestly sharing so much about my life online can be dangerous and can put myself at risk to online predictors. But here's something they don't know...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I have so many things i want to say to my friends but i just cant because they'll probably leave me or something. I really need someone i can say anything to and not get shunned or...
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    The definition of friend is someone with whom you share a mutual bond of affection, so internet friends count! Woohoo. You don't have to have actually met someone IRL to get on...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do believe that it is easy to find friends online. I also feel that it's totally okay if you start dating or fall in love with each other. I have found many lost friends through...
    devomkar devomkar 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    most of my best friends from school are made from facebook 😂
    queentheresa queentheresa 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    one of my best friends I met on World Of Warcraft way back. Even though he lives In sweden and I Cornwall I still talk to him more then most of my RL mates. The internet can have...
    staticdreams staticdreams 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    there is one living right across the street from me a sweetie with a hubby and a son they moved in about 5 months ago and she's really getting big now. she's so adorable she's...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Jul 27

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    Paper plates are better then dishes. You don't have to wash them. Or have one of your friends sneak a plate in your sink and don't wash it.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Jul 30

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    Until I find out they aren't, which then things get a bit creepy… but every once and a while I meet a really cool person online :D ( the context of real in my experience is...
    megmeg526 megmeg526 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have many friends that are white, black, Asian, Latino, Mexican, and others. In fact, I am in an active interracial relationship and marriage with biracial children. My black...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6