(Closed) What does it take to unfriend someone on facebook?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just unfriend them.  No explanation.  I have yet to have someone message me and ask why I unfriended them.  BTW, I no longer accept people as friends that I don’t actually know in real life.  So, when I made the decision to unfriend strangers, I really didn’t care if they wanted to give me grief because I didn’t actually know them anyway.  

Post # 4
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I unfriend too. I don’t talk to you anymore, you annoy me, I don’t want you having access to my personal life anymore… unfriend.

I only friend people I know and still speak to in regular life.

Post # 5
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did a major make-over to my friends list a few months ago and deleted around 50 people.  Those I  don’t talk to anymore, or care to, and those that annoy me.  I never heard from all but one of them.  One person actually requested to be my friend again, without a message or anything.  I haven’t talked to her in years and she moved to a different state.  So I’m just ignoring the friend request for now. 

Post # 6
2701 posts
Sugar bee

I am a serial unfriender. I occasionally go through my friends list just to delete people that annoy the living daylights out of me. I also have never been messaged about unfriending someone.

Post # 7
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hide them if I still consider them friends but just don’t want to see their kind of annoying statuses anymore. I can still communicate with them.

I unfriend them when I don’t consider them friends anymore.  They usually do something that really pisses me off to get that done to them.


Post # 8
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

I’m with @Mrs.ChubbyBunny:. I occasionally go through my friends list and defriend people. I do have some relatives on a list with limited profile viewing.  I have had someone contact me and ask me why. I just explained that I am slowly whittling down my friends list to include only close friends and family.

Racist or homophobic comments will get someone defriended immediately though. No need to perpetuate the hate.  I have no problem explaining the defriend in that situation.

Post # 9
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Most people don’t even notice they are deleted. I’ve deleted so many friends. I do monthly or bimonthly clean ups. I never have more than 200-300 friends. I delete people who I will never see again (I worked summer jobs all over the country…you are BFF while there, but don’t talk afterwards), people I don’t talk to, and I delete people who…post too many damn statuses. I don’t want to hear what you do 24-7 (Going out to smoke a cigarette, damn its cold, what should I eat today, etc). 

Post # 10
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If I see racism or homophobia I delete them. And I tell them why.

Post # 11
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it’s easier to just delete than to restrict access.  The person might not realize they’ve been deleted, but if they click on your profile and see that they can only see so much, well then its pretty obvious.  Just delete, its’ only Facebook after all.

Post # 12
2950 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just delete.

Mostly people that I NEVER EVER talk to not interested in what their doing to keep them on there.


I dont like their constant comments, posts, etc… (racist, everyday reference to drugs, etc)

Post # 13
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just delete too. I like to go through my list every now and then and delete people I longer have contact with.

Pictures of babies on the toilet/naked children or is always a guaranteed deletion.

Post # 14
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOL I unfriend people all the time if I don’t want to be their “friend.”  I don’t see it as a big deal because they’re usually people who I don’t see anymore in real life anyway.  One was a cousin and I don’t know if he knows I did that because we’ve never brought it up.  I just couldn’t stand it anymore and I didn’t know at the time that there were other options so I just unfriended him!

Post # 15
8 posts

I just delete the profile from my list. End of story!

Post # 16
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think I’ve only ever unfriended my ex, and a couple of my friends’ exes (at my friends’ request – messy breakups).  Sometimes I think about going through and deleting all the people I really don’t talk anymore to or just friended after some party in college, but for me it’s not even worth the time to do that – besides, sometimes it’s entertaining seeing updates from those random people, so I don’t mind having people I haven’t seen in 5+ years on there.

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