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Are you a Frenemy?

This era of social networking sites has only given rise to the number of frenemies who come out of the woodwork. I've heard school-aged girls talk about "accepting" someone as a friend on Facebook, not because they like her and really want to be her friend, but to "spy' on her and keep up on what is happening in her life. You know, who she likes, where she goes, who she hangs with.

Even grown women befriend someone on these sites just to nose around, when in all actuality they can't stand the person they are "friends" with. So the backbiting and tongue-wagging continues, all while our posted profile faces smile at each other. False, fake … frenemies.

I found this in my devotional today.

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy."

Proverbs 27:6 (ESV)


Asked by Jademom07 at 2:46 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (6)
  • No, i'm not because those that I don't like know it. They would not accept me as a friend knowing i don't like them.

    Answer by Jguevara at 2:50 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • No but I have come across some though out the years. Now I know how to spot them easier!!!

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 3:00 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I have a "Frenemy."

    Answer by jillisue808 at 3:32 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I have one. She's friends w/ all of my other friends, so I keep her around.

    Answer by kenzie07 at 3:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • No, I'm not. How terrible!
    Is this the "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer" frame of mindset?

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 4:00 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • OK, I admit to friending a few people I don't like on FB just to see what they've been up to in the 15 years since HS, but then I removed them from my list after a few days. Maybe I'll check up again in another 15 years!

    Answer by Pnukey at 4:35 PM on Oct. 14, 2009