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17 Things Every Twenty-Something Has Been Through With Their BFF

Hiding in public toilets to avoid someone ring any bells?

 

1. Having a wee somewhere awful

 

When nature comes calling and finding a toilet seems less likely than a long term partner on Tinder (no shade), sometimes needs must and weeing behind your friend's out-stretched jumper seems like the only option. Other methods include (and these really have happened) in plastic cups, behind the doner van, or in the queue waiting for the IRL toilets. Yes really.

 

2. Eating an entire family sharing meal and not giving a solitary shit

 

What's the point of a friend if they can't devour 50% of an XXL pizza, two tubs of ice-cream and a double baguette of garlic bread on the side? NO POINT, THAT'S WHAT. Best friends were made for cosy nights in and enough pizza to feed a small family, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

 

3. Carrying each other home when you're too drunk to function

 

This point takes one of two forms. You're either so drunk you've lost a shoe and your friend is gently coaxing you into a taxi trying to make sure you don't throw up. OR you're chasing your legless friend down the road picking up the content of their bag and making sure they doesn't lose their phone.

 

You've probably been both in the last month.

 

4. Hiding from someone you don't want to see

 

Whether it's spotting your ex in a club, hiding from someone your BFF hates or avoiding your mum's friend when you're inappropriately drunk at 11am, you've probably dragged each other into a toilet cubicle/behind a hedge/under a table at some point or another.

 

5. Helping each other through heartbreak

 

An inevitable and unfortunate part of being a twentysomething is heartbreak. It could be the death of a family pet, the breakup from a significant other or things just not going your way - and at this point if a friend isn't asking whether you want Phish Food or Cookie Dough, are they really a friend?

 

6. Attempting - and failing - at health trends

 

As Dry January, Sober October and Fitness February (we just made that last one up) reoccur every year, you probably vow again and again to make it more than 8 days on a health regime and become a new and improved you. And then happy hour roles around once again.

 

7. Crying over how much you love each other (usually involves point 3)

 

Why is it that every night out usually results in someone crying over how much they platonically love someone else and/or having some kind of emotional breakdown? Ahh, it's because you go out with your best friends and you really, really do love each other. That's why.

 

8. Surviving your first mates holiday

 

The sun burn, the cheap alcohol and the undeniable lack of sleep: surviving your first mates holiday is something you and your best friends will never forget (if you can remember any of it, that is). You undoubtedly have photos of it plastered around your room - let's just hope there isn't a tattoo on your bum to act as a reminder, as well..

 

9. Going on double dates

 

One of the other great things about having a BFF? Being set up with their fit mates and/or double dating. It's basically a right of passage for single twentysomethings. 

 

10. Ringing each other to get out of awful situations

 

You probably thought this only happened on the movies - and then you realised asking your friend to call you seemed like the only legitimate way to avoid said awful situation. Can be useful when you're a) at a party and you know nobody, b) you're on a terrible date, or c) you're waiting somewhere by yourself and don't want to look lonely.

 

11. Falling out with each other and making up an hour later

 

And by 'falling out', we mean an exchange of stern words when you arrive at their house for pre-drinks, only to see them wearing your dress that you wanted to wear. Um, it's a no from you.

 

12. Some sort of car-related disaster

 

Inevitably, being a twentysomething probably means it's your first car - which also inevitably means it's prone to breaking down at less than prime moments. Either that, or you won't be very good at driving and get stuck in a ditch en route to a party and have to stay there until your mum turns up to help you.

 

13. Helping each other move out - and usually in with each other

 

Being a twentysomething marks the end of university and the start of actual, IRL adult life (or so everyone says, anyway), which usually involves moving out. With moving out of the family home comes moving in with your BFFs, attempting to cook more than a pot noodle and learning how to use a washing machine.

 

14. Taking a pregnancy/STI test

 

Whether you were expecting to or not, there are only a certain number of people you'd be willing to pee on a stick in front of and wait whilst it tells you if you're pregnant or not. Your best friend definitely makes that list.

 

15. Losing friends and watching people change

 

You and your proper, real best friends will watch as people come in and out of your lives, and whether friends stick around for months or years before drifting away, there's something quite stirring about losing touch with people and later discussing the memories will people who are still your BFFs.

 

16. Doing absolutely nothing together - and loving it

 

OK OK so going on nights out, holidays and double dates is all well and good - but most of your friendship is spent lying in bed next to each other scrolling through your separate phones. Amirite?

 

17. Enough memories to fill a book and then some

 

But really, the main thing you and your BFF will go through in your twenties is enough ridiculous/sordid/hilarious situations to fill a book and more. Some of them unspeakable, some of them totally outrageous - and some of them the type of stories you only bring up when you feel like having a nostalgic cry into a bottle of wine.