Friends...how many is too many?

United States
October 17, 2007 7:48pm CST
I love meeting new friends and adding new friends here on mylot. I was wondering if anyone considered over a certain amount of friends on here as "too many". I know it would hard to keep up with all of them. But I have a lot of them who do not post regularly, and I certainly do not want to deny if someone wants me to add them. I am careful about who I select but I do love adding to my freinds. Let me know how you feel about this subject please. How many would you consider as "too many"?
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28 responses
• United States
18 Oct 07
i dont think there is a such thing as 2 many friends you can never have enough ! !
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• China
18 Oct 07
please
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
When we talk about of having friends here in mylot, there are no too many friends to me as long as you are happy to have him or her as your friend. Having many friends is nice as they will help you when you need some advices. When I have a pending friend request, I do not hesitate to add them immediately, even though I will find them as a newbie or old members. Everyone is welcomed and I will be grateful if they are in my friends list. Have a nice day and God speed!
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@seabeauty (1481)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I like adding friends too even if we don't talk to each other and even if they never respond to my discussions.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Well the more the merrier I would say. It benefits all of us if they were active but if they aren't then that is ok. I'll keep adding more friends. I am selective too in who to add and who not to add.
• United States
18 Oct 07
If you are looking for an exact number I will throw one out for debate: Googol. That is 1 followed by 100 zeros.
@jesus777 (664)
• Bermuda
18 Oct 07
i feel that you can never have to many friends because some people pretend to be your friends at times but they really are not the one who are your true will stick by you through thick and thin no matter what so i feel those who stay close to you are your true friends!!!!!
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I suppose when you get into the 3 digit it would be too many to keep up with. We do have the options of turning off the notification so we won't be swamped with discussions.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Is there such thing as too many friends? I don't think so. If anyone on mylot wants to be my friend, I am very happy to oblige. I am however careful about who I select as well. If they are trying to refer me constantly to other sites and such. I don't really care for that too much.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Oct 07
I usually look for new friends when I find that there are no more interesting subjects in which I can respond to or the favorite subjects I like are not in the column on the left too often. So I have to go to the interest, find that favorite subject and look under the people who are interested in that and ask them to join. I then add members anyone who requests that I do, and I also check profiles of those who responded on a post that either I did or one I responded to. The more the merrier. If I do not get to answering one of their posts, I will do so eventually. I do not keep lists. "Oh wow! I have been waiting for XXDX to respond to my posts, YYY has not writing a post for a whole three months! Bad Bad! They have to go!" or "How can I keep up with this? How can I respond to all these thousands of members! What am I going to do?" :) That will not happen.
@azimsay (545)
• India
18 Oct 07
We meet so many people in our life.But all people are not our friend.Only one people willbe friend and very close.We will tell all the things in our mind.
@Bunsdk (242)
• Denmark
18 Oct 07
I am generally under the impression that if someone asks me to be their friend they have a purpose to it, so I accept straight out. But I dont ask others unless I really mean it. So in my eyes I have two kinds of friends here on mylot, ppl that asked to be, and those I asked. Having friends on a forum in 3+ numbers is just outright overkill, and I would wager that they dont even know half of them. Id even dare say that to those having 50+.
@zxkiky (59)
• China
18 Oct 07
I don't think friends are too many,But i am a new member in mylot, from then on i just have a friend in my friends. I don't know how to add new friends here
@mizrae (587)
• United States
18 Oct 07
While some friends may never respond to a discussion, they might be the very person you reach with some very important bits of information. Add to your friends, because some day you might get the response "I'm so glad I read your discussion about such and such, it literally saved my life."
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
18 Oct 07
You can never have to many friends I always say. I always try to take at least on day a week and send comments to my friends and let them know that I care and that I am glad to have them as friends.
• United States
18 Oct 07
For me to think that a person has too many friends, they would have their numbers in over a thousand. True some can keep up with that many, but I don't see how they are able to actually create anything other than maybe like a business acquaintance.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
18 Oct 07
I do not think that there is a such thing as having too many. As long as you can handle it. What I mean by that is you don't get so far behind in your responses that you become overwhelmed. For one thing, the more friends you have the less pressured you feel to respond to discussion that don't interest you. That is always plenty to choose from. I have noticed that a lot of people do way more responding than starting topics. I know that it is easier to respond to what someone else has come up with, then to try to come up with your own topic.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
18 Oct 07
I don't know about too many but I am getting picky in regards to accepting more people who are closer to my age or even older is good. I love young people but I find here a lot of the younger people have total different interests than me and as result I don't answer their posts and they don't answer mine. Take Care.
• United States
18 Oct 07
I think the more the better I read all of them but if i havenothing to say i don't reply
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Oct 07
As the saying goes, "One can't have too many friends" is a true statement in which I agree. There's nothing wrong with having a lot of friends. There is something wrong with having no friends. Having a lot of friends means you're well liked and are popular. AND it means you'll have a lot of help if and when you need it. LOL
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
18 Oct 07
I have 258 Friends on My LOt. Over the past few months, I had deleted at least 100 or more. I do this is they are innactive for far toolong, if they are posting inapproiate topics. I think 258 friends is way too many. I can't respond to all their discussions, try as I might.