What reasons can you think of for unfriending somebody on Facebook?

Jump to Last Post 1-14 of 14 discussions (15 posts)
  1. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 5 years ago

    What reasons can you think of for unfriending somebody on Facebook?

    If someone unfriends you on Facebook, does it always mean he or she does not like you?

  2. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    It most likely means that person is angry with you. They accepted you as their friend, then they unfriended you? Something happened to change their mind.

  3. profile image0
    mikeydcarroll67posted 5 years ago

    It can be any number of things. For example, it could be that you post too much to the types of things that you post.

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    That's hard to say...perhaps you were posting too much and they needed to scale down some of the offenders.
    It depends if this person were a close and personal friend or a stranger who friended you.
    a stranger is easy to delete but someone who knows me would have to have done some egregious things over a course of time for me to unfriend.

  5. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years ago

    Politics and Religion.  It's one thing to hear different points of view on HubPages where we can discuss our views with a modicum of civility.  It's a whole other thing to get spammed day in and day out by a "friend" who just assumes everyone in their universe agrees with every thought that drops out of their head like a gumball rolling out of a dime machine.  I don't unfriend these folks. I hide them.  They can see my posts if they are interested, but I don't have to suffer theirs.

  6. Aime F profile image81
    Aime Fposted 5 years ago

    I don't usually unfriend people unless they're particularly spammy (like ten posts per day about random, boring stuff), or if they post about personal drama on a regular basis.

    But I know lots of people who do regular "clean outs" where they delete anyone that they don't talk to at least somewhat regularly. So in that case not so much of a "I don't like you" gesture as it is just growing apart and not wanting people they're not close with to see everything going on in their lives.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I usually just hide such people. I even did that to my own sister, just because of the shear volume of stuff she posted. I can still see her stuff if I want to, but it does not show up on my news feed.

  7. Bredavies profile image67
    Bredaviesposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes it can mean that you two do not engage with each other anymore. It's not that they do not like you all the time, sometimes it's just distance and lack of communication.

  8. creativemedia profile image60
    creativemediaposted 5 years ago

    Main reason is them damn friend invites to play those stupid games.

  9. peachpurple profile image65
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    yes definitely, prejudice and jealousy for sure. I unlike them too

  10. sockii profile image78
    sockiiposted 5 years ago

    No, it doesn't. There are some people I can be perfectly good friends with in "real life" but I don't want or need them on my Facebook feed. In fact, remaining Facebook "friends" with them can have a detrimental impact on our real friendship offline. As examples, if they constantly post political or social issues items that we fundamentally disagree with and I don't want to have those kinds of arguments with that person. If they post nothing but baby and kids photos and I have no interest in following the exploits of their children whom I don't even know. Or maybe a person was just a casual acquaintance (a friend of a friend, a co worker at one time, someone from high school I haven't seen in years) and after a while I realize we simply have no connection, they never comment on anything I share, our interests our far too different. Then I might unfriend not because I "dislike" them but it's clear we don't really connect on any level.

  11. badr techn profile image59
    badr technposted 5 years ago

    i think that they don't like what you post on your wall on facebook or how to think
    but that does't mean neccesry they do not like you

  12. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't give it much thought unless they were my family or "real friends".
    Facebook friends are often people you have no (real interaction)
    Various scenarios for unfriending someone
    I can easily see unfriending someone who is an ex or friends of an ex whom you feel has no business knowing what you are up to socially anymore. I can also see doing it if the person is constantly filling up your wall with countless postings you have no interest in seeing or reading about. Some people overshare!
    They posted something you find inappropriate on your profile page.
    Maybe some of "their friends" have been trolling Facebook and they reach out to you. Some people use social media sites like online dating sites.
    I'm not a huge Facebook user and wouldn't loose any sleep if someone unfriended me. Odds are we're not "real friends" anyway.

  13. cathylynn99 profile image79
    cathylynn99posted 5 years ago

    i have unfriended two people who repeatedly posted young scantily clad women in suggestive poses. i don't need some old guys'  excitement material on my page. i also unfriended someone who repeatedly posted negative things about homosexuals. i'm straight, but any kind of hate doesn't fly with me.

  14. Alyssa Gripshover profile image81
    Alyssa Gripshoverposted 5 years ago

    I recently unfriended someone that was related to my fiance. She was posting personal issues(like breastfeeding) constantly, every day, several times a day. I had told her i didn't care for that stuff, could she knock it off. It's not that I'm against it at all, but when you post it all over your page you are begging people to see your junk.I don't think those issues are to be discussed with every tom, dick , or harriet. I don't need that. She wouldn't respect my request to keep her posts tasteful, so I unfriended her. I felt that I had a right to choose what I saw on my computer screen, she didn't appreciate it though. But I have to be around her and my fiance's side of the family, and to keep the peace I had to get her off my screen. Hopefully, someday she will understand.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)