How many friends do you have

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dogboy

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Being on this site during Memorial Day, it was apparent that a lot of us were on. Since the younger generation is accused of being a stuck at home on the computer generation, or Xbox, etc. I wondered if as a group we have few friends, a few good friends, or socialize a lot.

When I was younger, and on through college, I had just one very good friend, with some auxiliary friends. Because I had no brothers or sisters; having a close friend was really essential to my mental well being.

In college I had that one friend who lived down my street, and a solid group of others. Growing up on the beach, we would go to the boardwalk and have a great time all through the summer.

Now as an adult, I have my family, but that's about it. I have a few other adult friends, but I would never share the things with them, that I did when I was young. How about all of you?
 

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I think it also depends on how you use the word "friend". I tend not to use it too loosly.

I only have about 10 friends, and I'm bffs with 2 of those people. However - I have a lot of acquaintances that I don't mind hanging out with, like going to the mall or downtown.

However, I consider a friend I can call and cry to... or tell them almost everything.
 

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Meh... I might have 1 friend in real life, but it depends on how you use the word "friend." Sometimes I'm not sure if he's really my friend...

Online, I have about 2 friends.

I'm not exactly the most sociable person....
 

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I have four friends who I have been with for years now (one of them for 10 years now) and we couldn't be closer. But then there are about 10 other people who I would consider close friends, and about 50 who I consider to be acquaintances. I can pretty much get a long with everybody, even if I don't like them.
 

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Many people seem to consider me a friend, but I do not return those sentiments. I do not have any close friends, where I would call them up and hang out with them. However, on a more peripheral level, I function well with my x-coworkers at the supermarket. And on that level, too, I have gotten to know the gymnasts at my local college. I go to their home meets, plus at least one away meet each year. They always acknowledge me. Even a few alums stop and chat every so often.

I was part of a soccer supporters group, The Steel Army, for a bit, but it's too expensive to go downtown to the pub they meet at, so I havent been for months.

But my social life mainly is bulletin boards like this, and most of the time, I forget I am replying to a person, and not just a post. There are a few folks on here I'd love to meet, but that does not mean we'd become friends by any stretch.
 

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I guess I did mean close friend or reasonably close friend, as opposed to social friend, but both count. I always had only one close friend, and then there were all the others.
 

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I have some good friends that i've known for 5 yrs know but I have a group that i'm always with when i'm at school. Thee are 6 of us together and we are really close. ^_^
 

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I have lots of friends...Although they wouldn't be people I exactly go out and do things with...I only do that with a few people...I talk to some more people...And then there are people that I know, and be with if there is no one else left
 

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I don't really know. I really have no one I consider a friend. I talk to people, and get along with them, but don't really have any friends. The closest thing i have to a real friend is actually in my opinion an adult that lives up the street from me. But i don't even talk to him much any more.
 

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i have one real life friend, but most people i talk to are on aim and on there i have about seven usuals that i talk to.
 

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I have a lot of friends online, and I have a couple groups of friends that I hang out with in school. n.n
 

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A lot of acquaintances (put it this way, I have at least one person in all my classes at school I can talk to) and some casual friends (hang out every now and then). Of Florida and Vegas I have about 5 close friends (people I can tell stuff lol).
 

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I have about 4-5 good friends (One's I can talk about serious things) and quite a bunch of people I go out with.
Online? Well, 2-3 that I can consider 'friends' (As in I can have a serious talk). As a matter of fact, my messenger list consists mostly of people I know in real life, and we usualy end up making arrangements to go out through it!
 

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Maybe a handful,
1 at school
1 at home
1 which moved and we rarely have contact
and 1 online
So 4.

But I have a bunch of people I wouldn't classify as friend but are nice people (mostly online though).
 

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Well this is a broad question because everyone has their own definition of what constitutes a friend.

That being said i don't prefer to put a number to the number of friends i have. I see it as a meaningless number that shouldn't need to be kept track of. I have a group of friends that i hang out with and ill leave it at that.
 

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None. None that I'm in recent contact with, anyway. We all just kinda gradually stopped talking regularly after graduation.

I have friends online though. I talk to a few of them over the phone sometimes.
 

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I don't really know. I really have no one I consider a friend. I talk to people, and get along with them, but don't really have any friends. The closest thing i have to a real friend is actually in my opinion an adult that lives up the street from me. But i don't even talk to him much any more.
I had an adult friend when in college. She was the mother of one of the friends in the beach crowd, and we could all talk to her. She was actually an art teacher in the high school, and one of those cool people, at least in our eyes. Of course there were at least two things in my life that I could not talk to her about, one of those being obvious.

I guess I was hoping that we all get out a little bit and just don't hang around at home all the time in front of a computer. I think everyone needs some social interaction.
 

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2 in real life, about 6 or 7 others I talk to but I don't consider friends (or more accurately I stopped when they treated me like dirt)

I don't really have a social life, and I haven't been round here enough to consider anybody a friend (yet).
 
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