How would you react?

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  1. Syrusv37 profile image90
    Syrusv37posted 6 years ago

    How would you react?

    Say you used to know someone you were close to when you were ten years old, and you moved far away, leaving them behind. Then, seven years later, you returned, only to see them again. How would you react when you saw each other again? What if they were the opposite sex, would the reaction be different?

  2. Ana Teixeira profile image79
    Ana Teixeiraposted 6 years ago

    I think the reaction doesn't change regardless of the gender of ther person. The only thing that can influence the reaction is the type of relationship you had with that person. If it's an old friend... it's always great.. if it's an old boyfriend / girlfriend.. might not be as great!  It really just depends on the relationship you had

  3. raquelpier profile image70
    raquelpierposted 6 years ago

    I have rekindled old friendships many times, in many instances, in regards to this topic-all of which were positive. We seemed to have picked up right where we left off, as though we had never been apart. That goes for samee sex and opposite. True friends, real friends, remain friends, at least for me and my friends. I hope you can or are able to share the same sentiment with you and yours! smile

  4. xethonxq profile image68
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    I would be thrilled to see a friend from years ago. I think I would give them a big hug (regardless of gender) and take them out to lunch to catch up.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    I simply do not know, how I would react to such drama................I am a simple person.............

    tell me what you need........forget and dismiss the game playing.

  6. Ann Marie Dwyer profile image84
    Ann Marie Dwyerposted 6 years ago

    I found someone quite by chance I had not seen since I was 10. It had been 24 years. He walked directly up to me and called me by name. (I truly have not changed that much over the years.) It was a (now man) boy who had a terrific crush on me in the fourth grade.

    We passed polite conversation and went for coffee. We had a lovely time.

    I have been reacquainted with others who I had not seen in a number of years (many far more than seven). We were able to discuss memories and fill one another in on the intervening details. It has always been a warm, welcome experience.

    I do not think it changes based on sex.

  7. BfoBarney profile image60
    BfoBarneyposted 6 years ago

    It would either be incredibly awkward or great! If they have changed a lot and I am unable to connect with the person anymore then I would feel uncomfortable trying to talk to them. But if we still have the same interests then we would have a great yarn trying to catch up.

    However if they were from the opposite sex and there had been a few changes to ones body, well that's a whole different story.

  8. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    It all depend on the relationship before and what you feel when you see the person again.

  9. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    I'd just start up a friendly conversation with them, by asking them a few questions about their life and also sharing some things about mine.

  10. msorensson profile image68
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    The reaction is dictated, only by the moment..

    To predict it would be to lose the beauty and the sacredness of the moment you meet again, for each and every meeting is a sacred contract..friend or enemies alike..as there is no abiding self, who you were then and who you are now and each moment is different...

    If you have a chance, I recommend reading Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, and Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass, and The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa..

  11. NiaLee profile image60
    NiaLeeposted 6 years ago

    I personally am a person who would say hi and talk a little except if the relationship was not good. Then, ever sex is the same, it is the nature of the past relationship that could make that gender thing something important.

  12. radhikasree profile image56
    radhikasreeposted 6 years ago

    I would be glad to see the person after such a long separation. I would talk about all those memorable moments we together had in the past. I would gift her(him) with things she liked and spent the entire day alongwith her.

    If it were a person of the opposite gender, I would observe how he behaves and accordingly I also will react. Still, he is a friend only, not more than that.

  13. shweta25 profile image63
    shweta25posted 6 years ago

    To meet someone,especially one with whom you bonded really well,irrespective of sex, is an awesome feeling in itself,recall and recollect the memories you shared together,even if it is for a day try and live the moment with that person because you never know tomorrow..so have fun and enjoy with that person..

  14. khdijan profile image62
    khdijanposted 6 years ago

    I think relationship with that person matters more................. if it's one of your siblings then it would be a much exciting moment for you........... as i have experienced this ...............

 
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