How do you choose your friends?

United States
October 8, 2008 5:35pm CST
Do you choose friends based on a certain criteria or set of rules? As for me, my friends just sort of pop up into my life and pick me, not the other way around. Most times, we have nothing in common, but the desire to talk. Other times, the friend is like a soul mate. I don't really have rules for selecting friends. My only rule for selecting a best friend is that the person can't be a Libra. Some of my best and worst friends have been Libras. I'm a Libra. And, don't get me wrong. I love my Libra friends. But, ordinarily we don't have very long friendships. The friendship goes great for about three months and then suddenly explodes. My last Libra friend got really mad at me (for some illogical reason) and broke off our friendship by email. She said some really hurtful mean things. I was heart broken for almost a year. Since then, I try not to get too close to people who share my Libra sign. Of course, I'm always willing to make exceptions. Libras make the best friends. Are you friends with a person that shares your horoscope zodiac sign? What are the criteria for your friends?
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• United States
8 Oct 08
My friends just kind of happen. Sometimes I start talking to people that I'd rather not get too close to because I can already tell it won't last long, but because those around me aren't great judges of character, they talk to them for awhile and it ends up creating a long friendship. I have never thought about the horoscope aspect of friendship before. That's kind of interesting now that I think about it.
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• United States
9 Oct 08
I get along with almost every other horoscope sign. Just not Libras.
• Canada
8 Oct 08
I don't "choosse" friends, friends just HAPPEN to me. One of my best friends is a Turkish lady I met here at The Second Cup. Actually it was the fact that she's Turkish, and my interest in Turkish culture that got us chatting. My HUSBAND happened to be on a writers group that I joined. I'm still amazed at the miracle that is our relationship. :) Those are just two examples.
• United States
9 Oct 08
What an amazing way to meet a man!
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
I choose friend base on there views and the things they like in life. Someone who is not pretending to be someone else to please other people and somebody whom i can trust. Someone who will not say bad things against me when i am not around and someone who listen to me when i need a shoulder to cry on. Those are the qualities i am looking for in a friend. Most of my friends they dont share same zodiac sign with me. So far i only have 1 best friend and the rest i consider it as my acquaintance.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I have no idea what anyone's zodiac signs are, and I have no idea which ones are compatible with what. I have a very hard time finding people who make good friends anyway, I think a lot of the people in my town are self centered and like their cliques too much.
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Like you I don't really "pick friends" they just sort of happen. I don't have a certain "type" of person I perfer to be around more or anything. All of my friendships just sort of...came out of no where. My best friend and I met in PE in 7th grade said Hi and been the best of friends for almost 10 years now.But in general as for the people I like to be around and be friends with as long as they can have a sense of humor we'll get along. I like to laugh and most of my friends and I joke around all the time. It's frustrating when you have someone sitting there staring at you laughing (I've had that before! lol) So really if you're nice, humorous and can just take life for what it is, we will probably get along.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Oct 08
I just meet people and if they're nice and honest we can become friends. I don't really believe in the horoscope thing and I prefer women friends to men but once you can make interesting conversation you're in. I guess with me you must be interesting and intelligent.
• United States
9 Oct 08
hi I dont choose my friends by seeing their Zodiac signs.I prefer to see their behaviour,talent,way they speak to others,understand others,their mentality.These are the criteria's I see in making friends.I think these are the enough characters to be seen in making friends.I generally see this characters in making friends.
• India
9 Oct 08
Friendship just happens.Can v ask a person's zodiac b4 making friendship with him/her? I'm a friendly person,will start speaking with people right away. If our wavelength coincides we'll become more close. If not will maintain some distance,he/she will be just a friend,not good or best friend. But atmost I see to that I don't hurt any1 and not hated by any1 :)
@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
i don't have any criteria for a friend. As long as she / he is nice to me and sh / he sincere for her / his friendship then thats it. I don't choose friends. They just come and i'll welcome them.
• Morocco
8 Oct 08
For chosing a friend , I do the seem thing as you do , I don't follow any rules , it comes by its self :friendship , the most of my friends are my best friends , the only raison of that is that we understand each other very well , and we support each other at any time . What you've said about broken friendships in a specifie time ( three months you said)I can tell you that all my relations with those people still intact from the begaining intel now , the only advice that I can give you is that you should be humble and comprehensible as much as possible because friends are something really precious and very important in life of each of us,and believe ,me it does be really important because it will be thought times where you will need someone who supports you.