Are the people on your friends list mostly from your country or other countries?

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United States
November 25, 2007 1:25pm CST
The majority of the people on my friends list are from the US and Canada and I think that's because I tend to have more in common with them than members from other countries. Most of the other countries don't celebrate the same holidays that I do, their education system is totally different and these differences make it difficult for us to respond to each others discussions. Once in awhile I will find something I can respond to if it's on a personal nature and have noticed that it's the same with my foreign friends and my discussions. Do you have more foreign friends on your list or more from your country? Do you find it difficult to respond to discussions from other countries or do you respond just for the sake of responding and earning?
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23 responses
• United States
25 Nov 07
You know I haven't noticed if I have more North American friends than non.I do know I have a few from the Philippines, and a new beloved friend from Italy.I don't choose my friends by where they are from. I choose them by what interests we share.If we have many interests in common, then we can be friends. I like that I have friends from other countries.I get to learn about other cultures and I can help them learn a little more about the U.S.. It is great.
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• United States
26 Nov 07
I accept friends by our mutual interests also and it seems the requests I get are always from people in N. America. I don't think I have ever requested a friend.
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• United States
26 Nov 07
I have had friend requests from people from all over.And I have asked people from all over too.
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Ctry, you requested me :p Because I have never requested a friend.
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• Poland
25 Nov 07
Other countries - I haven't got a single person from Poland yet. But anyway my friends list is small, so that's also a reason for that xD
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• United States
26 Nov 07
Yes, I see you are new to mylot and welcome. I'm sure before you know it you will have a bigger friends list than you can handle.
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• Poland
26 Nov 07
I wouldn't be so sure - I'm not going to add new people to my friends list just because they've added me. And, BTW, I'm new to using MyLot, but I've regged my acct here 4 months ago ^_^
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• United States
26 Nov 07
Some people become members but don't log on often or probably even forget they did it!
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
25 Nov 07
Hello Dear,most of my friends are from US and Canada and Australia,but no one from my Country!!I hope that you have no problem to have nice discussions with me!?I enjoy to be here,with my dear friends!!See you and Regards Silvana
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• United States
26 Nov 07
I have no problems with your discussions or responses. Your English is great and I love dalmations..lol!!
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
27 Nov 07
Hello Dear Friend !Thank you very much!!Have a nice Day and Regards Silvana
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I don't know. I think it's a mix. However, to be truthful, like you, I get along most with Canadians and Americans more because we understand each other more. Sometimes people from other countries post things and I just can't understand them because I don't live in a country that lives that way. The same goes for them and my discussions. But in general I just never really pay much attention... I think it's about half and half.
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• United States
26 Nov 07
I sometimes find it hard understanding what someone who doesn't have the full grasp of English is trying to say which makes it difficult to respond to their discussions.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Same here. I understand that people are not fluent in English, and I can dig most of that, but there are just some sentences that don't make sense at all! Something I think is kind of funny though is that most of the time you can totally tell, even from the ones who write pretty well, because their sentences start with the same phrases. "Well I wonder" "What are your feelings on this" are the first two that come to mind.
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• Saudi Arabia
26 Nov 07
My list includes people from various countries. I find it quite more interesting to interact and maybe mingle with other cultures. I learn and they learn. I totally don't find difficult to respond to posts from other countries as long as the post isn't about something I am not aware of entirely, for instance if it is culture-related thing or custom that i dont know of. Frankly speaking, I would love to learn and know more about other people. Here you are, responding and interacting with me and i am from a different culture. So I don't think it is difficult. Thank you for the lovely post my friend.
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• United States
27 Nov 07
I do enjoy reading discussions relating to customs of other countries but seldom have anything I can add to them.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I think the majority of friends on my list are from the US however I do have a few in the Phillipines. I tend to be able to answer most discussions if they are on general topics but when they talk about their country and culture, i tend to skip those.
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• United States
27 Nov 07
I find it hard to respond to a lot of discussions that are country or race specific. If I don't know anything about it what can I add to it?
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
26 Nov 07
LOL - often I forget where my friends are from except for the country of 'mylot'... I think many are from the US but some of my closest bestest friends are from Italy and Austrailia.
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• United States
27 Nov 07
I feel like mylot is a country of it's own myself sometimes! lol....now all they need is a government!!
@GardenGerty (127013)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I have never even sorted out my friends. For the most part, I just accept requests. I have friends from all over. If someone starts spamming me, or is very contrary to my beliefs, I delete them. I still seem to find plenty to respond to, but I do not have tons of time on here right now. I often have people request me, then are never heard from again. I have a large population of inactive or banned friends. If all of my friends started one discussion per day, I would never be able to keep up. I only respond if I think I can contribute something to the discussion.
• United States
26 Nov 07
I was going through my list to delete the members who haven't been active in months when I noticed the countries the majority of my friends are from. That is what gave me the idea for this discussion. I usually don't notice myself.
@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 Nov 07
I think I have a lot of people on my friend's list from different countries. *shrugs* To be honest, I don't usually look at people's locations when I decide to friend them. I have one really awesome friend who lives in Italy but will be moving from there soon, some friends in India, a friend studying in France, friends from Ireland... a large selection. I guess I have things in common with a lot of different people.
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• United States
26 Nov 07
The problem I find is when they aren't very good in English and I can't understand what they are trying to say. I give them a lot of credit for trying though.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I think the people on my friends list are about equally divided, ctry. Sometimes it is hard to communicate past the differences in language or culture, but I do try(as I hope they do). That is one of the reasons I select different people to place on "notify" from time to time, to try and get to know them better. It's funny, but sometimes I receive responses that have nothing at all to do with the discussion I posted, LOL.
• United States
26 Nov 07
I don't have my notify turned on for anyone on mylot. I get more than enough emails as it is and I'm very anal about keeping my email to a minimum.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I think the majority of my friends are here in the states, but i have a few that are not..I know the other countries celebrate different holidays and some of them talk about those holidays and i know nothing about them..The only time that i find it hard to respond is when they are talking about something that is only done in their country.I hear them talking about different sports that they have,or holidays they celebrate and i am at a loss, but other than that its about the same.i can usually respond to them pretty well..
• United States
26 Nov 07
I always read the discussions about holidays in other countries but of course I have nothing to add to them.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
25 Nov 07
The majority are from my country, but I mostly look at people close to my age and my interests.
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• United States
26 Nov 07
I also like to have a lot of friends in my age group. That way I know they will understand what some of my discussions are about when I talk about "the old days"...lol...
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
26 Nov 07
My friends are from all over. No we don't celebrate the same holidays but I find it interesting how much the same we are in our differences. I really don't know where they all are from. Some from India some fom China and Rumania, I never thnik to check until I get a notification. Then I check so I will know how to respond the their discussions.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
26 Nov 07
I haven't really noticed which ones are more but I know that some of my closest friends are US or Canadian. Sometimes I find it hard to add to a discussion especially on foreign holidays or politics etc. I do seem to have more in common with people in North America.
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• India
26 Nov 07
To be frank i have never noticed whether people on my friends list are from my country or not but i think it is not and it is the mixture..I think may be majority fo people are from other country.. Yes sometimes i cant respond to discussions from other coountries may be because i dont know what is it and what to respond and obvious;y the habits differ...I n such cases i dont respond..
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
26 Nov 07
I usually make friend requests if I feel that I can relate to the topics that they start and respond to. But sometimes, I do make friend requests based on nationality because I can relate to that as well. I haven't really checked how many in my friend list are from which country. But I do find foreign friends interesting...because it's nice to know about their customs and traditions. I would like it better if people from America and Canada would give a little explanation on the festivals when they are posting on the common ones. For example, though I've heard of Thanksgiving, I'm not really aware of what it is.
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@fanji008 (782)
• China
26 Nov 07
Hi,there! I would say people on my friends list mostly from other countries. I like making friends with people all over the world cause it helps me to learn about different things in different countries.It broadens my view and give me another insight into other cultures. I always think it's very necessary to be an open-minded person and I try to do that. I don't think it's more difficult to respond to the discussions from other countries.Maybe we'll come across sth different,but that's the point cause if we always stay in an environment which we're so familiar with,we don't get fresh air and new knowledge.I don't respond to all the discussions so I never respond just for the sake of money:) I choose what I'm interested in or the one that I can offer some opinions or help cause I'm glad to do that^_^ Thanks for the discussion and have a nice day!
@subha12 (18449)
• India
26 Nov 07
on my friendlist, most of the people are from different countries than mine.it is like that most peopel have added me in . so whatever friend request i get i accept that. its nice to mix with people from all over the world.
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@azimsay (545)
• India
26 Nov 07
I have no International friend,but I like to be a friend other contry.In INDIA I have so many friends.
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@ayou82 (3459)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
no i have friends from any parts of the globe and im so happy..
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