(Closed) how long shall I wait to get someones number until I take them off my facebook?

posted 5 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 4
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I mean some people don’t check their Facebook every day; maybe give them a week?

But at the same time, there are not a lot of people I would give my phone number to but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to stay connected with them on Faecbook.

Post # 5
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MademoiselleL:  +1. at least 80% of the friends i have on fb are either friends from high school, who i don’t have and won’t have numbers for. i use facebook to keep in touch with people from school. do i want them all to have my phone number? nope. would i need their numbers? nope.

though, OP, you’re much younger than i am. so i see why you have that policy.


Post # 6
1777 posts
Buzzing bee

@outgoingcutie15:  If having a phone number is an absolute dealbreaker to remain on your friends list, then decide a time frame and take them off (maybe a week). If they later seem like a someone you’d like to add back, add them back.

Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have around 500 people on my facebook and 18 months ago I moved from the UK to Australia.  I posted a status asking for people to inbox me their numbers so I had them on my new phone as I’d like to stay in touch!

2 people replied. Smile 

At least I saw the funny side!

Post # 9
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

Lol, I just went through and got rid of everyone I hadn’t spoken to in person or online for over a year. Easy done.

Post # 10
1469 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Can’t you just evaluate based on what you know about them rather than condition it on phone numbers?

Post # 11
7272 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is… strange. What if someone who causes drama gives you their number? Will you still keep them as a FB friend? Why not just delete the ones who cause drama? Or ones you haven’t talked to in the last couple years?

Post # 12
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would just delete people you don’t think are your friends. They can always add you again, or you can add them again. No big deal

Post # 13
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Please do not revolve your life around Facebook. Better yet, don’t judge your friendships or self worth based on how many friends you have on Facebook or who “likes” your posts and pictures.  Step away from the Internet and go live your life.

Post # 14
3151 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@outgoingcutie15:  why not minimize what you share. I’ve had a fb account for years and have had exactly zero drama. I don’t put much personal info out there. I don’t share the ins and outs of my day. Just an occasional link or funny observation. I really can’t imagine what sort of drama I would even get involved in. This seems a bit immature. 

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