13 Socially Acceptable Ways You Act Only With Your Best Friends

by Mel W.

Whether you've known her for more than 10 years or for just a few months, a best girlfriend is practically a sister.

You've both reached the point where you feel so comfortable with each other that you can get away with saying or doing almost anything. Here are the 13 ways you act only with your best girlfriend(s):

Saying "I Love You" When You Get Off The Phone

Besides your family or boyfriend, you only say some version of "k, love you, bye" when you get off the phone with your best friend. Without even a second thought or bit of hesitation, it just rolls off the tongue. She's practically like family, anyway.

Peeing In Front Of Each Other

This usually only happens when you are both drunk and there is only one bathroom. There's a huge line, so you both just go in together and take turns. You might have some deep conversation or use the time to vent about whomever just pissed you off.

Calling Each Other Endearing Names

Only your best friend can do this. If anyone else said such things, it would be extremely rude. Examples:

"Love ya, bitch" as a response to something she says or an alternative goodbye.

"You're so crazy" when one of you overanalyzes a guy situation, gets really intense about some diet or fitness regimen or decides to do something really adventurous, like skydiving or a last-minute trip to Vegas.

Even though you call her crazy, you're usually right there next to her.

"Don't be lame" when one of you is suddenly tired and bails on the other. After you try to cancel plans you had to go out, your best friend can say this to you, which usually forces you to get up, get dressed and go out, and you usually end up having more fun than if you had just stayed in.

Cuddling On The Couch Or In Bed

Best friends like to cuddle. We just do. When we've had a hard week at work, just ended a relationship, or are hungover, we like to share a blanket on the couch or cuddle in bed and watch movies together. You don't necessarily have to make physical contact, but just being in close proximity feels good.

Walking Into Each Other's House Without Knocking

Even if you only see each other a few times a week, when you have plans for her to come over, she knows the door will be unlocked and she can just walk right in. It's like her second home, anyway.

Using Each Other's Stuff Without Asking

This isn't being rude or impolite. If she comes over and wants to borrow an outfit or try out some of your makeup, you know you will say yes anyway, so what’s the difference?

Sending Ugly SnapChats To Each Other

There's nothing better to make the work day or school day go by faster than by using SnapChat to compete for who can make the uglier face. The more double chins and flared nostrils, the better.

Over-Sharing About Bodily Functions

I'm not really sure why we like to do this, but if it happens and your best friend is there, she is going to hear about it: "Ugh, I seriously have such bad cramps right now," "Oh my god, I'm totally breaking out," "Damn, I have to go to the gyno tomorrow." No boundaries, no problem.

Telling It Like It Is

If the two of you go shopping and she asks for your opinion, you are totally allowed to be honest: "No, I don't like it; you can find something cuter." While this could offend non-best friends, your BFF will appreciate your honesty -- even if she chooses to buy the item, anyway.

If one of you does something to upset the other, you don't bottle it up inside. You call her out on it, she apologizes and you hug it out. Then, everything is right again in the world.

Rehashing The Same Conversations Over And Over

Best friends like to analyze and analyze again. Whether it's about dating, school or work, we just like to rehash the same conversations from different perspectives. It's therapeutic every time.

Laughing At Each Other When One Does Something Embarrassing

If you trip while you're wearing heels, realize your shirt is on inside out or discover you have toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe, your best friend will be the first person to laugh at it with you.

This isn't meant to be mean. She has your back. You both laugh because you don't take things too seriously in each other’s company.

Eating Outrageous Amounts Of Food Together Without Feeling Judged

You might feel self-conscious about ordering a cheeseburger, fries, a milkshake and then dessert in many situations, but with your best friend, you simply don’t care. With your best friend, you don't have to pretend to eat a salad to prove you're being "healthy." It’s nice to indulge without feeling judged.

Taking Pictures Pretending To Kiss Each Other Or Actually Kissing Each Other On The Lips Or On The Cheek

Best friends love taking pictures together. When having fun, there’s so much love in the air that girls feel required to capture the moment and post the photos to Instagram. This isn't done for attention, but rather, out of love.