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    Facebook really confuses me - sometimes I send out messages and don't receive a reply. I then get all upset thinking that they hate me. Perhaps a few weeks or even a couple of months later they'd get back to me just to say they were so busy when I messaged them etc.

    On the scale of things, would you say that people who do this are friends? I guess the fact that they did eventually reply (even a few months after I messaged them) and the fact that they were honest about the delay placed them well above someone who wouldn't reply at all. However, do you think the fact that they took so long in replying overall suggests that they don't really see me as a friend?

    Do people generally not reply on Facebook because they are too busy at the time? What would you think of someone who got back to me a few months later saying 'sorry I haven't been in touch...' and just explains that they have been busy? Would they be a friend?
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    It depends on how strong your friendships are outside of Facebook. If they are closer friends, they may be telling the truth. Some people aren't on Facebook to read your message, or they may have seen your message and then forgot to reply. Messenger also may not be the main point of contact for your friends - they could prefer WhatsApp or text? If this is so, I wouldn't be so harsh on them.

    If it is important, why not call them or meet them in person?
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    (Original post by cheesecakelove)
    It depends on how strong your friendships are outside of Facebook. If they are closer friends, they may be telling the truth. Some people aren't on Facebook to read your message, or they may have seen your message and then forgot to reply. Messenger also may not be the main point of contact for your friends - they could prefer WhatsApp or text? If this is so, I wouldn't be so harsh on them.

    If it is important, why not call them or meet them in person?
    I totally agree with cheesecakelove - that's what happens with my friends
 
 
 
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