Do u like have a lot of friends in your friends list(e.g. here on italki ) or u prefer having a few intimate and good friends!
How about your real life , what do u prefer and what do u like about friends ?
Many online ¨friends¨ are really more like acquaintances. I have quite a few of them but I honestly can not maintain most of them to be real friendships. I generally have a policy of rarely turning down friend requests on online sites. I have also very occasionally asked to be friends merely to be able to find someone again who made posts I enjoyed, so I can find them easily again, not with the expectation that we would become important in each other´s lives.
However, with italki I have been starting to wonder about that policy of rarely turning down friend requests, because perhaps when someone makes a friend request here they are expecting to be a true language partner and expecting to spend time together discussing the language. I have far more friends than I truly have language partners. The ones I consider language partners are the ones that we have regularly practiced languages together.
In ¨real¨life I have many acquaintances and a few friends.
So do those of you who prefer fewer online friends frequently reject friendship requests?
Hi mahmoud , Susan and Katarina , thanks for your comments .
Mahmoud , I hope u could improve your English , maybe you could help someone in Arabic and take help in English and make new freindship!
It sounds there is a simple reality ; even if u have a huge list of friends , u have time only for a few of them .!