8 Types of Friends Every Girl Needs

Where would we be without our friends? Pretty sad and lonely, that’s where. While we will always have our family and significant others will come and go, friends are the ones that really make life interesting. Some friendships are forever, and some will fizzle out, but there are certain types that every girl should experience at some point in her life.

  1. The Honorary Sister. The two of you know each other so well, you could practically switch bodies and no one would even notice a difference. She’ll be there for you no matter what, and you can tell her anything.
  2. The Platonic Male. Having a guy friend can be a great alternative to constantly hearing your girlfriends’ take on everything. Guys think differently, and they tend to have a more logical perspective than your own. Plus, they probably have a ton of hot friends that you might not feel so platonic about. Guy friends are an endless source of other guys with date potential written all over them.
  3. The Work Bestie. You’re inseparable between the hours of 9 and 5 – you go to lunch together, every coffee break is spent gossiping about your other coworkers and you also have each other’s backs when it comes to work issues. Your friendship may not ever make the jump outside of the office, but that’s okay. You’re perfectly happy keeping your friendship within business hours.
  4. The “Always Up for a Good Time” Acquaintance. Even if you aren’t best friends, this girl always has a line on the biggest party in town and she’ll never object to you tagging along. She’s also the person you absolutely must have at your parties, because who else will insist on taking that tequila shot everyone else is on the fence about?
  5. The Girl You’ve Known Since Kindergarten. Remember how easy it was to make friends when you were 5?  You were probably in the same class and didn’t really have much of a choice but to grow up together. Even if you grow apart when you’re older, you’ll always have that connection to your childhood, meaning there will never be a shortage of things to talk about.
  6. The Couple. No one likes being the third wheel, but sometimes, somehow, it ends up working out perfectly. Your couple besties have probably been together since before the womb, and they’re so comfortable with each other and their relationship that you fit in seamlessly without ever feeling like you’re intruding.
  7. The Frenemy: We all need a little competition and conflict in our lives to keep us on our toes, and the frenemy is your perfect source of drama. Not everyone is going to have your best interests at heart, and your frenemy will remind you that you can’t automatically trust everyone you meet. She’ll keep you vigilant about who you let in to your inner circle, and keep your skeptical side on high alert.
  8. The Eccentric. Your eccentric friend is the perfect person to add a little variety to your everyday routine. She’ll open your mind to all the strange ideas the world has to offer. Most eccentric people are just misunderstood and maybe a little bit ahead of their time. Give her wacky ideas a chance, and who knows what you could learn.
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to Bolde.com, contributes regularly to AmongMen.ca, 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.