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Do you have more aquaintances or close friends?

I feel like I have lots of aquaintances but few really close best friends. Do you ever feel like you're too old to build new great friendships?


Asked by EwansMommy at 8:12 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Relationships

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  • I have lots of acquaintances but few really close best friends.

    Answer by LiLJeni at 2:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I'm the same as you, but I don't feel too old to build new relationships that are deep friendships. I'm 25 and I moved from CA to IL. For the first 4 years I felt exactly as you did....I didn't know if I'd ever find "those" kinds of friends again that I left in CA. I've made one close/deep friend here and I'm so thankful I at least have her!
    Don't give up, the people your looking for are out there, but if you don't try, you won't ever come across them! Hope this helped! If you want to talk some more msg me! GL!

    Answer by CABlonde at 8:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I definitely have more acquaintances than I do "best friends". I am a military wife and great friends are hard to come by. I do have some good friends but none that I'd consider "best friends" but better than acquaintances

    Answer by Parkers_Mommy8 at 8:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I have outgrew old friends, and since our boys have been in school I have made a few close friends. I like having friends at this point in my life, they're more honest, and trustworthy. I guess because we're all a bit more mature than when our kids were babies, toddlers, etc.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:20 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • i would have to say i have made new friends and got rid of old friends because i used drugs with them in the past so being in recovery i had to change people,places,and things


    Answer by 19angie74 at 8:25 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I have few of both....more aquaintances than close friends. My hubby is never thrilled when i get to be friends someone...

    Answer by mamaziller at 8:58 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I have way more acquaintances, but I consider nearly every parent of the girls in my troop and all of the teachers I have worked with to be acquaintances.


    Answer by scout_mom at 9:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • i have some people who are my close friends

    Answer by knagsmom at 9:28 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I don't have very many best friends out here in CA, but am still best friends with 4 girls I grew up with back East. I honestly feel many people don't know the difference and use terns like close/best friend loosely. I'm 24, still in college, so don't feel it's too late- it's just harder. Especially as a mother, I have a plethora of acquaintances and that's not always bad, less drama! Haha

    Answer by lexi8622 at 12:54 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I have 3 woman that I would consider close friends.

    Answer by augest1 at 1:23 AM on Jan. 12, 2011