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What Kind of Person Do You Like To Make Friends With ?

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11. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Ed, I always seem to find talking to men easier than talking to women. I don't know why - maybe cause I'm not a girlie girl? But I love to shop, so that can't be it...

Not a "girlie" girl

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Heels and full-tilt makeup with Prada purse and pretty skirts.

Like Carrie on Sex and the City.

13. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

A vivid image, Tway

Does being neurotic also have any thing to do with being a girlie girl?

14. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

I think thats cool Tway.

I much prefer girls who wear T-shirts and baggies, jeans and trainers than girls who wont show their face unless theyve put on make-up and done their hair. They freak me out, i find it harder to talk to them because you feel like you are trying to crack a safe. I'll stick to the approachable girls, the ones who snort when they laugh or aren't worried about eating double cheeseburgers etc...much more fun.

15. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I guess I must've lost touch with real "down-to-earth" types. In China, the girls are traditionally quite modest and rather fashion-conscious.

16. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I can't say I like double cheeseburgers, but I have been known to snort on occassion. I also walked out of the house yesterday with a camisole static-clung (unbeknownst to me) to the inside of my sweater. I only figured it out when I saw this pretty, white cami lying in the slush on the floor of the bus and thought "Hey, that looks like mine..." And then...

17. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Double cheeseburgers .... in fact , any kind of hamburger is foreign food to me now. My stomach wouldn't know how to react at all

Otherwise, a camisole sounds a bit "girly". Doesn't it, Tway ?

18. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca 沃伦

I guess I must've lost touch with real "down-to-earth" types. In China, the girls are traditionally quite modest and rather fashion-conscious.

Because I have lived away from my own country & culture for quite a while now, I have naturally formed friendships with local people. It's difficult to generalize about friends in a completely different culture, to other people who do not understand that particular culture anyway.

Over the past few days, I have received calls/messages from Chinese friends wanting favours done for them. Normally, favours are "urgent", and need to be done very quickly.

Being able to do things for others, seems to be part of the criteria for people wanting to be friends in this part of the world. Again, I don't mind at all. Favours get repaid as long as you don't wait too long. And there are enough people in China for you to be selective.

19. Posted by suenorris (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

I choose my friends very carefully, and have a small select group of friends.

-snip-

[ Edit: please keep it nice! ]

20. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I've never been aware of actively choosing friendships - they just develop gradually, slowly, unexpectedly sometimes. The older I get the more I realise the value of true friendship.

Few people have your best interests at heart. We live in an increasingly competitive world and it's hard to forge real bonds when we are constantly sizing each other up. I find my age-group to be particularly wary of each other. I find my own sex especially guilty of this. (not excluding myself)

I have lots of people whom I would call pals, mates, acquaintances (whatever term you prefer), but I can honestly count on one hand the number of true friends in my life. And, this is something that I feel is a good thing. Friendship, when you find it, is a real gift, and I think the term shouldnt be used as lightly as it often is.

Like Love, I dont think you can easily define Friendship, and for that reason I guess it means different things to different people. For me, a friend is someone who loves you no matter what, who doesnt judge you for your actions even if they dont agree, who doesnt let you get away with acting like as ass, who enjoys spending time with you, who has the ability to say sorry when they are wrong, who is honest. They are things that I strive for in order to be a good friend myself.

We should never take our friends for granted.