Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Torana, Dec 31, 2007.
What is the difference between a friend and an acquaintance?
An acquaintance is someone who you've just met, and might possibly forget later on. Or you might accept them as a friend if you hang around them for long enough.
A friend is someone beyond the acquaintance level. Someone who, somewhere along the way, earned your trust. Every friend starts out as an acquaintance, but not many acquaintances make it all the way up to friendship.
Just my two cents, if it made any sense at all...
An acquaintance is someone you say hello to on the street, ask them how their kids are doing in school and chat about the weather.
A friend is someone your child has hurt himself and your car is in the shop so you call a friend who drops her vacume cleaner hops in the car and takes you the hospital no questions asked.
An acquaintance is someone who when you meet him, you will say you just had a party.
A friend is someone you invite to said party.
A good friend is the person you call after you accidentally kill a person at said party and need help hiding body.
A great friend is the guy who goes to your house with the plastic bags, hacksaw, and cleaning equipment after getting the phone call.
A friend will bail you out of jail; a good friend will be sitting next to you saying "Man, we screwed up."
hahaha Dom that was awesome!
I think that the majority of people here are friends. Even if we have never met in the real world. I think we could count on each other if the need arose.
I belong to another board with people from all over the world and they are just acquaintances not friends.
I would never invite them in for coffee but you guys have an open invitation.
So in a way a friend is someone you are comfortable around.
I agree with you there lessa.
I've become quite good friends with a few members on here and I wouldn't class them as anything less
Strange really. But I agree with you. A friend is someone (IMO) that you can feel comfortable with in conversation. That is loyal and trustworthy. There for you when you need them and also someone you can share a good laugh with.
An acquaintance is someone that you bump into up the street or walking past each others house and stop to say hello. Not someone you'd go out of your way to go visit or talk to normally.
I also agree.
Though this forum is very different.
Its much more open here and In the two years I have spent on this forum I am still active regularily because of those friends I've made. Especially the very splecial Torana
But yes you are right Raven. This forum really has some wonderful people here and feels more like a small community where friends gather, rather than a forum where strangers gather!
An acquintance is someone who you make small talk with at parties and maybe have a little natter with if you pass them on the street, send them a Christmas card out of politness but don't phone then up all that often.
A friend, well, I guess you know what a friend is.
Nah- if anyone needed help- I would helpo if I could. Or cheer anyone up.
Friends are like bras- uplifting, supportive and close to your heart!
A quantence is someone that you know but don't hang around or go out of your way to hang around. You know them from work or you don't call them, whatever.
A friend is someone you are comfortable to fart and burp around!
I just count a lot of people here my friends- cause I would cry if they told me the truth!
ok, major love fest coming this threads direction but aye, I so agree with that. The people here are so friendly and caring it is really lovely to see. I talk to a lot of members here outside of the site and reguarlly through the site and would definatly class them as friends, really good friends some of them. Not going to be as corney as to say "i love you (insert about 5 names here)" but I do really feel like their is friendships here.
I guess thats why we all get along and work together.
There are very few forums that are this way inclined. Usually when one joins a forum after a month or two one never goes back. But here well its very different.
*hugs everyone then runs away*
Here we got addicted not just to the forum, but conversing with a large group of friends. If we weren't as friendly half of us wouldn't even be here anymore I don't think.
this thread turned all warm and fuzzy
Group hugs lol
awwwwwwwwwwwww such a fuzzy feeling
AAAAAAAH I'm allergic to fuzzy!
hahahahahahaha I wonder how many people get terrified of this thread lol
Not me! ayay
I think it is a good thing we meet for coffee at the cafe on the net.
Could you see a waitress trying to get orders straight while we all talked exactly how we type.
It would definetly be chaotic. But a lot of fun.
This is definetly friendship and not family. which I like better.
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