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The internet[edit]

  • Many people now have hundreds, or even thousands, of friends on Facebook. How many friends do you think an individual can realistically have?
  • Have you made some friends over the internet?
  • There are agencies on the internet which claim to be able to put you in touch with other people with similar interests. What do you think of such agencies?
  • Have you ever used the internet to try to contact a long-lost friend?
  • Have you ever met in real life somebody you first met on the internet?
  • Have you ever been 'unfriended' by someone or have you ever 'unfriended' someone?

Old friends[edit]

  • Do you have many friendships which have lasted since childhood?
  • Do we need to work to maintain friendships?
  • Has the concept of "friendship" changed in the modern age?
  • Why do people stop being friends?
  • Do you have any friends you don't really like?
  • Do you relate differently to your male and female friends?
  • Which is more important to you - your friends or your family?
  • There is an old English saying "A friend in need is a friend indeed." What do you think this means?
  • Are you friends with people because of, or in spite of, what they do?

Making friends[edit]

  • What is the best way to meet new friends?
  • What's the best place to meet new friends?
  • What do you think of the idea of buying (or renting!) a puppy and walking around town with it?
  • Do you think that it's easier to make friends at one time of life than at another?
  • Do you think that rich people make more friends?

Keeping friends[edit]

  • Do you think that most people are naturally able to get along with others or is it a skill which needs to be learnt?
  • It is sometimes claimed that a true friend is someone who who can call you at 3 am to ask you to help start their car. Do you agree?
  • Do you think it's possible to be a good friend of an ex-husband or wife?
  • Do you think a man and a woman can really be "just friends"?

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