That's your prerogative, and I'm fine with that. We can't like everyone, just like we can't expect everyone to like us :dunno: Just don't talk to me on IMs if you don't like me/have no interest in getting to know me. Don't talk to me just out of pity, or just when you need something, because I do not appreciate being used like that, nor do I need your pity. I'd rather sit and stare at an empty screen, than sitting here chatting on IMs with people who only talk to me for those reasons. If you're my friend, you can always come to me for anything I could be of help with, or if you need anything, yes. But if you don't like me, then don't talk to me if you need something, cos I have no interest. You see.. about a year ago, I found out who were my friends and who only said to be my friends. I don't hate those who turned out not to be friends. I don't hate people. Nor do I dislike them. It's just the way the internet works I guess. And these days I'd call most people from the internet with whom I talk acquaintances rather than friends. I found out I only have a handful of actual friends and that's enough for me. Not saying I don't want any new friends, don't get me wrong. I just don't want any new so-called friends who turn out not to be friends after all. I do not hate people from here, and I'm not a person to hold grudges. Admittedly I have disliked a few people from this site with a passion, but today I got thinking, and you know what? It's the internet. some people aren't who you think they are, or who you'd like them to be or whatever. The internet is unpredictable and all that. And you know what, I let it go. And I'd like to keep it that way. But my message is that I'm sick of people talking to me if they have no interest in me and/or my life. I'm not some person you can just go to if you need something. Want to be friends? You're more than welcome to contact me, just don't be fake or feign interest if you don't give a shit :smile: That's all I ask for. eace: EDIT: this isn't directed at anyone in particular, just frustrations regarding online friendships in general EDIT 2: I realise I myself have been guilty of the things mentioned too, so I will change my behaviour in that aspect myself as well, otherwise I'd be the biggest hypocrite of all.