The Difference between a Good Friend and a Best Friend

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It can sometimes be hard in to know the difference between a good friend and a best friend. Are they someone you should call your best friend or BFF? Sometimes in life it is hard to understand the latest  social media ‘rules’… Is it ok to update our Facebook status?  Should I text late at night after a glass of wine? The world out there has sure gotten confusing.

One that comes up often in the world of friendship is when a person becomes your “best friend”. This is looked at by some as equal to a new romantic relationship and saying “I love you” for the first time. One thing is for sure… these word can for many become a huge ball of stress.

If you have been hanging out with a new gal pal for awhile and feel perhaps she might be falling into the BFF category.. You might want to consider a few points first…

Some Things to Consider When Calling Someone Your Best Friend

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  1. Some people throw BFF around and some people take it very seriously. Approach with caution. You are never really sure how your friend might feel about these words.
  2. Most people agree you can have way more than one Best Friend. “Best” doesn’t really seem to imply what it once did in the age of moving across the country, twitter and instant text messaging.
  3.  A best friend is quite literally someone you cant see living without. These people are super important to your daily life and someone you need to talk to frequently.
  4. You keep some details of your personal life hidden from your good friends, but your best friend is someone who knows literally everything about you. All your secrets, and best yet, you know all of theirs. That is one of the awesome parts of having a Best friend and one of the biggest difference between a good friend and a best friend.

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A Good Friend or a Best Friend Poem

This lovely poem is really helpful in the difference between a good friend and a best friend .. It might help you narrow it down if you are not sure if your friend is a good one or a best one.

A good friend will tell you what you want to hear.
A best friend will always tell the truth.

A good friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A best friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A good friend will be there for you all through school.
A best friend will be there till the day you die.

A good friend will bail you out of prison.
A best friend will be sitting next to you saying
“damn that was fun!”.

A good friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A best friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A good friend hates it when you call after they’ve gone to bed.
A best friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A good friend will always be complimentary.
A best friend will give you the honest feedback and tell you when you are heading down the wrong path.

A good friend wonders about your romantic history.
A best friend could blackmail you with it.

A good friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A best friend calls you after you had a fight.

A good friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A best friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A good friend has never seen you cry.
A best friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A good friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names.
A best friend has their phone numbers in their address book.

A good friend expects you to always be there for them.
A best friend expects to always be there for you.

A good friend is someone you enjoy hanging out with.
A best friend is someone you need.

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Final thoughts on the difference between a good friend and a best friend

It can be confusing when you are trying to see if your friend is just a good friend or a best friend. We hope this page has helped you to clear some of that stuff up. If you don’t have a Best friend go out there and  find yourself a BFF! If you have one… why not text her right now? Facebook check in? Ok send it off Email works too. But remember to check in on your best friends often if you want them to stay best friends and not be good friends.

Written by Amanda Blain

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13 years ago

I really like that and agree with the good friends vs. best friends.

13 years ago

I agree as well, but lets not forget the dreaded frenemy . I have a couple of those Im phasing out as we speak. Lol-not so much.