The 10 Types Of Friends Every Single Girl Needs

The 10 Types Of Friends Every Single Girl Needs ©iStock/pixelfit

When it comes to friends, quality is way more important than quantity. We’re all busy, and making time to spend with friends isn’t always easy, but there will always be those moments where all you want is to grab a drink with someone who has known you forever and just gets you. If you’re single, those moments happen a lot more frequently, which is exactly why you need these types of friends on speed dial:

  1. Friends that stick to plans. It’s pretty hard to maintain a close friendship with someone who is super flaky and can rarely manage to follow through even on plans they made. Eventually you’re going to stop trying when it seems like your friend has no interest in spending any time with you. Friends who are consistent, considerate and dependable are worth a million good first dates put together, especially when you’re single.
  2. Friends that answer when you call at 2am. Even if it’s not literally 2am, every girl, single or not, needs a friend that will make time for her when she really needs someone to talk to, vent with or just hang out with so she doesn’t have to be alone. Planning dinner with friends two weeks advance is nice and all, but life doesn’t always fit into a set schedule.
  3. Friends that can be away from their boyfriends. Even if you think her boyfriend is great and you don’t mind him tagging along sometimes, there’s no way you want him to be there every time you hang out. There are just certain girl things you want to talk about that you don’t need her boyfriend to be privy to. If she doesn’t get that, friendships must not be very important to her in general.
  4. Friends that know what you’re thinking before you even say anything. It’s kind of nice to not have to explain yourself all the time, and that’s something you really notice when you’re around a friend that has known you forever. You might actually start to wonder if they know you better than you know yourself. But that’s not possible, right?
  5. Friends that will tell you the truth. Friends that flatter you and tell you what you want to hear might seem great in theory, but when it really comes down to it, sometimes you just need someone that will make you face facts. You don’t look good with bangs, the guy you’re hooking up with is a douche bag (and he’s not even hot), and you get obnoxious when you drink tequila. Time to get your act together.
  6. Friends that don’t judge you. It’s important to have friends you can be 100% yourself around without worrying what they’ll think of you. Trying to be someone you’re not can get exhausting, and your time with your best friends should be something you look forward to, not dread.
  7. Friends you have inside jokes with. Finding people who get your sense of humor is always a great feeling. Having inside jokes that you both get without having to explain anything is even better. There’s no doubt that laughing with someone has a way of bringing you closer together.
  8. Friends you can’t stay mad at. Even the closest friendships have their ups and downs, but as long as your friendship is important to you, you’ll always find a way to get past little arguments and make things right. Nothing is worth losing a good friend over, and besides you’d never do anything to purposely hurt each other anyway, so there’s never anything big enough to make a dent in your friendship.
  9. Friends you can go out with. Especially when you’re single, you need a friend or two who’s willing to go out to places that aren’t necessarily within your neighborhood dive bar comfort zone. If you’re going to have a chance at meeting someone, you have to put yourself out there, so a friend that’s up for a last minute cooking class or happy hour cocktail should definitely be on your speed dial for when you’re in a flirty mood and don’t want it to go to waste.
  10. Friends who know how to listen. A lot of people have a bad habit of doing a pseudo-listening thing where they appear to be paying attention when in reality they’re just waiting for their turn to speak. Being able to talk to someone who isn’t constantly making everything about them is a lot more valuable than you think it is, so a friend that actually cares about what you have to say is
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to, contributes regularly to, IN Magazine, and SheBlogs Canada. Want to chat about relationships, Stephen King or your favorite true crime podcast/documentary/book? She's on Twitter @courtooo.