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Your partner doesn't count. I don't have a best friend, but if you do, who is it and why?
ex-girlfriend became my best friend. can she count?
Have you tried giving her a maths test to find out?
I thought everyone knew "Have you tried giving her a maths test to find out?"
So probably, yeah. Not that either of us are getting married. Or have partners.
and be each others best man?
Things are looking up!
kids are less likely to have a best friend anymore which makes them more likely to have emotional problems.
But I used to have a friend who'd describe me as his "best friend" and, although I did like him, the feeling wasn't entirely reciprocated, which was a bit awkward.
The guy I mentioned above is someone I knew in primary school then bumped into when I was about 17 and started going out for a drink with once or twice a month.
Now I live in London I only see him about once a year but, every time, it's a little more difficult. We now have literally nothing in common and he's got a general reluctance to ever more a conversation beyond small talk so it becomes this really tedious evening - I'm sure he can't enjoy it either but still he keeps texting me to meet.
Or was that just a figure of speech?
I imagine that would be a shock.
I have 2, one of whom is my brother.
He just doesn't know it.
Pretend Best Friend?
we only sometimes text and email now, although I often do refer to her as 'my best mate' when talking about her to someone else.
for small mercies.
a wife-beater, a racists . . . .
the last 'best friend' was a bitch to me.
All aboard the drama llama.
And it's usually about something like not doing the washing up, or one of them looking at a street sign in the wrong tone of voice.
When ever hairloss jokes are mentioned usually.
it was over something like that!
you look like BFFs in the comic
IS IT ALL A SHAM??
though we have fallen out recently over Prendergast's choice of best man.
Anyone want a new best friend? I promise to laugh at even not funny jokes.
Can you be mine? Thanks.
Here's a laugh for your next joke 'Hahaha, God, bamos you're so funny!'
You're the best friend I've ever had :')
bamos, that comment you made early was so very clever/witty/inspirational*
Delete as appropriate and use to your hearts content.
I'm an awesome best friend :)
I love people who laugh at anything. It's a good ego boost.
No best friend as such, that's harsh on everyone else.
Because they are arghhhhh!
You're already in my top 8 friends!
YES! Top four surely?
I'm making a website in your honour.
We share a strong bond. You're my new best man.
I have a close circle of friends and I think at some point I've probably thought of every one of them that they're the person i get on with best and like the most...then i dump them and move on to the next one.
she was great, spectacular irreversable falling out i've tried to so hard to repair but can't, it will always be my biggest regret.
we lived in each other's pockets
We grew apart.
I doubt I'll ever have one again, I just have general friends that I like to varying degrees.
you seem to have very fixed ideas about who you'll date, at what sort of distance you'll keep friends.
Its curious...do you ever think you'd just be spontaneous and just go with something, even if it didn't fit into the rules/plans you've made?
not with important stuff like the friends I keep or who I date. Don't worry I did try with her, we just moved on. She's not into the same things as me which is a large part of bonding whatever sex you are.
My fixed dating idea went out of the window already :D and i'm having a lot of fun on that score.
There are people who im close to but having grown apart from someone i knew for 9-10 years like that girl I'm not so keen to invest so much time and energy on one person. I'd rather just meet alot of people and have general friends then pick from that pool who i'd like to closer to based on how well we get on when we're together and other things, common interests, fun factor etc etc same as everyone else.
hehe- cool, your dating age range thing was so narrow I almost found it a bit disturbing, and the 'never gonna have a best friend' thing reminded me of that, but I guess it makes more sense
it was narrow but then I live in Manchester where most of the older men are very very old looking.
aah yes...I have a friend from machester the same age as me, and I swear he looks mid-late thirties. His hair stopped liking his forehead and he's got a proper wrinkly tramp tan. Poor fella
yeah- I'm not sure I'm his best friend though, not that I'm the jealous type or anything ;)
A guy I was best mates with throughout uni started going out with a strange and jealous chick, I think ultimately she got on at him so much about the fact we'd just hook up and talk about records that we stopped calling each other.
just really good friends.
so we got another one
this is going to sound terrible.
but i have 9 people i honestly count as best, best can totally trust and totally love friends.
it's mostly because i mix/mixed at college with lots of different groups.
I think that's what most people are saying.. I have a group from college who are my oldest friends, but then I have new friends that are lovely and good. They're all amazing, I couldn't pick a best, I think you have that at junior school and when you get old and all your other friends have died or you've fallen out.
these people are just all people i would refer to as 'my best friend'
i love them very very much and all of them i could not talk to for a year and within two seconds of talking to each other again be sharing very personal things
a note of doom and death at the end?!
Maybe we could do a group suicide pact? I'm hoping for a natural disaster, and we can just stand at the edge holding hands and feeling at peace with ourselves....
the suicide doesn't appeal to me at all. but the holding hands cliff things is rather poetic innit
I had a few friends that I called first when nasty emergencies hit. Some came through for me, some not so much. Made me rethink my relationships.
I have different groups of friends. My school friends, my college friends, work friends and various other people I've picked up along the way.
Normally I'd regard my old school friends as my best ones, but that's really only 'cos I've known them the longest, I haven't seen a lot of them for months now.
Recently I've bcome a bit of a recluse and not really seeing much of people.
I'd say my doggy is my best friend. I can talk to her about anything and she doesn't judge, she's always there for me. I spend most of my time with her oo. :)
probably have two people that would consider me their best friend.
One of them has a habit of saying 'you know, you're my best friend' every so often. I find it kind of sinister. I think its political.
My best friend from school I've known since I was 14, we were best mates through the last few years of school and see each other a lot in the holidays, although we're also part of a much larger group of friends too. He's great.
At uni, although we've never used the word 'best friend', I definitely have someone I feel much closer to than anyone else. We have loads in common and a really natural sort of connection and repartee, and although we've only known each other 5 months people assume we've known each other for years.
These are both boys, incidentally. Any boys have a girl (not their girlfriend) as their absolute best friend?
a few that are closer than others. all the best friends i have had have either floated off to other countries, fucked me over or had mental breakdowns. 'go figure'?
because we've been friends for 7 years, and had many cooking adventures, and beach adventures, and sewing adventures, and drinking adventures. Lots of that last one. I love her lots and infintely, she's just funny, creative and, I hate this phrase, but we're on the same "wavelength"...and she likes real ale.
But this reminds me of something thatwas in the news last week - how Eastern bloc immigarnts don't tend to have any British friends even after a year. This was supposed to be a bad thing.
I realised that I only have around fifteen friends and that of those only around four are people who I've never actually worked with at some time or another. I also don't think that I've made a firm 'new' friend for over fifteen years.
my gf is usually my best friend. Had a few people I considered very close friends but as the years go by since I quit booze and drugs the friendships have watered down and the people who they now take booze and drugs with on a regular basis are their new best friends. I'm actually losing friends at the moment, seems to be something to do with me having a life beyond work/booze/drugs. Luckily I've made new friends who actually do things and go places
Anyways - I have three, I guess, all from school. All for different reasons but mostly mutual interests and general aceness reliability and all that good stuff. Bridesmaid at one of their weddings this summer. Ick.
though I haven't seen her much 'cos she's at university still, and is really far away. :(
but I fill im getting to the stage where im prepping up potential replacments with the inevidable (as usual with secondry school friendhships) parting. I used to have 2 but the fact we haven't been in the same school for 3 years & doing completely different things from each other has hinderd that.