Post Reply What defines the line between acquaintance and friend?
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Posted 10/30/16
How would you best describe the line between people you would classify as an acquaintance versus a friend? Are you careful about who you define as a friend or more lax about it?

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Posted 10/30/16 , edited 10/30/16
I don't have to like you for you to be an acquaintance.

Also, you care about friends. Acquaintances you wouldn't care or maybe even notice if they died tomorrow.
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A friend is someone you talk to and see regularly on your own time, and acquaintance is someone you know and maybe work with, but don't interact with in your personal life very often.
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I think you cross that line when you spend time with that person for the sake of spending time with them as opposed to someone you spend time with as a matter of convenience. Good examples of acquantences would be people from work, people you know from competitions, people at a business you frequent.
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To me, an acquaintance is someone you know, but don't hang out with, talk to about serious things, or spend extended periods of time with. It's more of a casual "Hello, how are you doing", and a two minute or so polite conversation before moving on.

I don't really care for the definition of acquaintance vs friend, but I definitely know whether I'd consider a certain individual as one or the other.
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How you connect with that person and obviously spending time with it to know if it's more insane than you're.
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A friend means I will do something for them without the exchange. I like to think that we would help each other without profit, but instead if we can make a profit together, it is shared, and our goal is to break even.

Having an acquaintance is someone I can trust based on their mentality and attitude, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go out of my way so easy like I would for a friend, and that is how business and relations is done.

Now in all honesty, I know who I can trust, and people I can call friends are those who can take the time to actually talk to you, to offer their opinion without crossing the line. DON'T think I will not acknowledge such friendship, just learn to accept that we are here to give each other a helping hand no matter how little it may be. We don't take advantage of each other, we see eye to eye, and we respect the choices and opinions of another.

Aquaintances are here to barter, friends are here to build on each other's skills, and encourage something better
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Posted 10/30/16
honestly to me both are the same

i don't use the word acquaintance at all .. just friends

so there's no fine line for me on this
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when one decides to talk to them on a regular basis not out of circumstance but out of their own free will?
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An acquaintance is someone I chat with at work or who I just happen to meet at,college or at social events. A friend is someone who I would consider inviting to my home at some point. I'd also be happy to spend time with them outside of my normal work life/business life.
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Acquaintances are people whom you interact occasionally or regularly on a basic level, but you don't know particularly much about each other and you make no effort to see one another outside of where you happen to meet. An acquaintance might be a barista you order from and exchange light conversation with. A friend would be someone who you may know from being acquaintances from light conversations as a barista, but you spend time away from the cafe for each other's company.
Posted 10/30/16
If you don't have their phone number, they're acquaintances.
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Pretend your life is a social networking site like Facebook. Acquaintances are the people you friended and maybe message on their birthday. Friends are the people you message and call and talk to all the time. Basically, you don't need an acquaintance to stick around for your mental and social stability. A friend you do.
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Posted 10/30/16 , edited 10/30/16
Acquaintances are the people who keep you at arms length as far as i'm concerned. Yeah, there's more to it than that; but still.
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Posted 10/30/16
For me, it's an easy 2 step process.

Can I constantly meet you?
Do we have simular intrests?

Although it shouldn't be nessessary, there is also a third step.

Do you pass my friend test. (aka, don't piss me off, gross me out, ect)
I only included it because a perticular tranny passed the first 2 parts, but by god was she obnoxious.

there is also the rival test. 2 steps.
Can you constantly, but narrowly beat me in 1 of my favorate video games?
are you a dude?
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