81 Reasons Why Your Best Friend Is Better Than Any Boyfriend You'll Ever Have

by Ashley Fern

The relationship you have with your best friend is probably the most important relationship you will ever have in your entire life.

Finding this special person is not easy, but once you do, you wonder how you could have gone so long without her. People throw the term best friend around casually and while it may hold some truth to it, there is always that one person who sticks out compared to the rest.

This is the person you call when you are at an all time low, who won't judge you and will stick by your side regardless of the situation. She is your go-to when something amazing happens in your life or something terrible. She is your favorite person and, honestly, you wouldn't have it any other way.

Sure, some people may not understand the intensity of your relationship, but that's only because they have yet to experience it for themselves. Why is the relationship between you and your best friend the best kind there is? Well here are 81 reasons why:

1. She is the best travel partner you will ever have

2. You don't act selfish with her

3. You are an extension of each other's families

4. Staying in together is better than any night out

5. She makes you want to be a better person

6. She actually listens to what you have to say

7. She tells you the things you don't want to hear and you don't even get mad

8. Even if you don't see each other for a while, it will always feel as if no time has passed

9. You feel comfortable telling her anything and everything

10. She cares more about your well-being than anyone else

11. You have been there for each other in the darkest of times

12. People question your sexuality because you spend the majority of your time together

13. You can tell how the other one is feeling even if you don't actually say it out loud

14. You hate all the same people -- even if you've never met them

15. You can't buy anything without getting her approval first

16. You never, ever get sick of each other, despite all of the time you spend together

17. You share everything with each other: families, secrets, clothes and experiences

18. She is someone with whom you feel totally and completely comfortable, which is a rare thing these days

19. Your relationship never feels one-sided

20. You pass no judgments on each other, instead you try to understand where the other is coming from

21. Her happiness is also yours

22. You never hold grudges when it comes to each other

23. If you do fight, you make up in 15 minutes because you don't want to waste your time arguing

24. You spend hours just lying together, laughing at the stupid things

25. You can speak to her for hours and never run out of things to talk about

26. You support her dreams and goals even if they move her far away from you

27. You feel no reason to lie to each other

28. You aren't scared to tell each other the things that are hard to hear

29. She is the person you have shared good and bad memories with

30. She knows the exact way to cheer you up after having a sh*tty day

31. She may hate your ex-boyfriend more than you do

32. She is always the person on your side, even if you're wrong

33. Driving around blasting music with no destination is both of your favorite pastimes

34. She accepts you for who you really are, flaws and all

35. People assume that when you go anywhere, your best friend will surely be there too

36. You really couldn't imagine your life without her

37. You miss each other when you aren't together because you know any situation is just that much better when she's there

38. You've showered together on more than one occasion and think it's perfectly fine

39. She comes before any boyfriend, at any time, for any reason

40. You are loyal to each other, no questions asked

41. She can basically read your mind

42. You make your schedule around her schedule

43. You don't have sex so as not to complicate things

44. There's no awkwardness discussing your feelings

45. It's probably the longest relationship you've ever had

46. She's the person you call en route to all your destinations

47. You FaceTime on the reg

48. She is someone you can depend on without her expecting anything in return

49. She is the person you don't have to say "don't tell anyone" to -- it's just an unwritten rule of your friendship

50. She doesn't wait until the next day to tell you about her recent sexcapades, she texts you from the bathroom

51. She knows your kill count better than you do

52. She isn't the one holding back your hair, she's next to you throwing up in the sink after going too hard the night before

53. You Snapchat each other every morning upon waking up and every night before going to sleep

54. She is a real and genuine individual, which is something so rare these days

55. Your life basically just features the two of you

56. You would never do anything to hurt her

57. You talk about being each other's maids of honor even though both of you are single

58. You two have the best time doing the weirdest things

59. She uses your first name when she's trying to be serious with you, which just makes you burst out laughing

60. You are each other's plus ones to any and all dating events

61. One of you is the designated big spoon and one is the little spoon

62. She knows better than to post unflattering photos of you just because she looks good in them

63. You know everything there is to know about each other

64. She won't complain when you ask her to do a favor for you

65. You live your lives by the motto #NoNewFriends

66. You don't need to talk every single day to know you're each other's favorite person

67. Whenever something bad happens in your life, you know you will never have to deal with it alone

68. You can finish each other's sentences

69. You know all of each other's sizes and buy clothes you know the other would love without even checking with her first

70. You're friends with each other's work friends

71. She is your other half

72. People actually wonder if you two are capable of doing anything apart

73. She makes you feel better the second you talk to her

74. You actually have no idea where you'd be in life without her

75. The love you have for each other is so unique and special, people actually can't comprehend it

76. You may not remember the second you realized you were best friends, but it's been quite the journey since it started

77. She has no fear telling you if you look like sh*t

78. Her opinion is just as valuable as your own

79. She is always there to listen to you vent even if you've had the same conversation five times before

80. She wants what's best for you even if you can't see it at the time

81. Because no matter what happens in either of your lives, you know you always have each other to come home to