There are 3 types of people in the world. Those who don’t believe in soulmates, those who believe everyone has only one soulmate (madness, I mean statistically, how is that even possible?!) and those who believe that you probably have multiple possible soulmates (aka. me, a realist.) If you are one of those people who believes in multiple soulmates too, then you probably also believe that a best friend can count as soulmate too.
Your best friend will go through so many ups and downs with you, especially the ones that involve your romantic endeavours, that they should get a medal (until then we have Friendship Day, which is 30th July next year, so get planning people!) We want to celebrate all types of relationship here. So, without further ado, here are 6 signs you’ve basically found your best friend;
Every time you meet up, you know that food will be involved at some point
Everyone knows that food bonds us all. Fun fact: Food is the most popular thing on Instagram, so if you want a whole bunch of likes, that’s the way to go. Instagram has the right idea though, because what is an event without food? A damn waste of precious eating time, that’s what! Even if you weren’t initially planning to eat, you best believe that once you get to the best friend level, the need for food will become an unspoken one.
Another unspoken rule? That you can eat whatever you want and as much of it as you want when the two of you are together. True friendship is never feeling ashamed of having seconds, or thirds, in front of them. Nom, can someone point me to the nearest pizza place please? Asking for a friend… 😉
You can communicate in memes
All hail the reigning queens (and kings) of memes, because you know that’s you and your best friend. You’re so in sync that you don’t even needs words to communicate anymore. Instead of having actual conversations, you just send, and tag each other, in countless memes. Put it this way, if there was a meme Olympics, you and your best friend would crush the competition with your superior pop culture knowledge.
Let’s be honest, regardless of who you’re sending them too, memes sometimes communicate things that would take too long to explain with actual words (hello, that’s why we have emojis and GIFS too, CLiKD loves a good GIF obviously 😉 ) Communication is essential in any sort of relationship, so this is a true sign you and your bestie have it down to a science!
They like everything and anything you post on social media
We’ve all been there, you’ve posted a new picture on social media and it hasn’t got any likes yet. With your best friend as your personal cheerleader though, it won’t stay that way for long. They are always quick to show their support, even if your picture is a little blurry. If they haven’t, for whatever reason, been on social media lately, then be prepared for a whole string of notifications saying that they’ve liked every single post you’ve put up during their social media break.
They’re also always there for commenting ‘??’ on every single selfie you put up, as well as going all Ru Paul on ya with the ‘YAAASS QUEEN’ and ‘YOU BETTA’ comments. They are one of the few people you know who can like a picture of yours from 102 weeks ago without seeming like a massive stalker. Now, if that’s not special, I don’t know what is.
You hate all the same people
Yes, I know. Most of us should have left that kind of secondary school behaviour behind (unless you’re still in secondary school, then continue) but hey, when your best friend is awesome, you’re automatically suspicious of anyone who doesn’t also see that awesomeness. Plus, you’re very protective of them. Even if you’ve never met the person who is making you friend annoyed/miserable, your response is likely to be like ‘ugh, hate them’. It’s just what you do.
The nice thing is, you would do exactly the same for them if the shoe was on the other foot. You have each other’s backs, always.
You probably owe each other a fair amount of money
Look, we’re not suggesting that this is necessarily a good thing, but it happens. I’m not talking a one-sided affair here either. It’s more like you buy each other rounds and you leave the bar before you’ve evened out the number of rounds bought. Or you bought the cinema tickets and your friend didn’t have change and forgot to pay you back, but it’s ok because they bought your dinner the other day. There is a huge difference between that and someone taking advantage of you of your kind nature by spending all your cash! In the first scenario, you know that as besties, the scales will balance out over the years.
Nevertheless, it shows how comfortable you are with each other. You spend as if they are almost an extension of you and it reflects a relationship with a lot of trust, which is the biggest sign of true friendship.
No topic is unacceptable
That’s right. Whether it’s dating, family or a play by play of your most recent bowel movements, your bestie is there for all of it. If you can’t discuss your toilet habits with your nearest and dearest, then who can you discuss them with? Sure, the two of you chat a lot, but you also listen to everything and anything the other has to say. The perfect balance 🙂
They know all about your weird crushes, what you ate for lunch yesterday and you have already planned your future lives together (god help, the romantic partner that tries to come in and change the plan now!) They are also your walking, talking conscience. If you can’t figure something out on your own, then your best friend is likely to be your next port of call, because you tell them pretty much everything.
Truthfully, every friendship is unique and there will be different things that mark what it means to be best friends with someone, it all depends on the people. In a world where everything and anything seems to be #goals, it can be easy to forget what things are a true achievement and what things you should feel lucky to have, as well as the fact that appearances can be deceiving. Just remember, friendship should be substance over appearance. Now that’s true #friendshipgoals 🙂