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Old 07-01-2018, 07:53 PM
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I thought this might be interesting since we have been discussing friendship quite a bit lately.

If you want to answer for more than two close friends, feel free!

BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally?
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet?
Are your personalities similar?
Are most of your interests similar?
Are your values similar?
How do you usually communicate?
Do you do things together? If so, what?

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally?
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet?
Are your personalities similar?
Are most of your interests similar?
Are your values similar?
How do you usually communicate?
Do you do things together? If so, what?

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:57 PM
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Does he/she live locally? No, 1000 miles away
If not, do you ever visit each other? Once in awhile as my brother lives in the same city
Where did you meet? Online
Are your personalities similar? Not really
Are most of your interests similar? Yes
Are your values similar? Yes
How do you usually communicate? Text, email, phone, cards
Do you do things together? Not much since we live so far apart, but we are very close.

Does he/she live locally? Yes
If not, do you ever visit each other? N/A
Where did you meet? Church
Are your personalities similar? Not at all
Are most of your interests similar? Some
Are your values similar? Very much so
How do you usually communicate? Text, phone, in person
Do you do things together? If so, what? We worship together since we attend the same service at church and now and then we meet for lunch.

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:58 PM
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I dont have a best friend. Or any real friends. The closest “friend” I have is more like my mentor.
lives on the other side of the world
met at church
i visited her country once
she comes here to visit my family, not me
we are both strong christians, similar interests and personalities
usually email and text,sometimes call if she has time, her schedule is very very busy
we like to go out to eat, sit and talk, go for walks, buy matching clothes
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:16 PM
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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? She moved into the house next door
Are your personalities similar? yes
Are most of your interests similar? no
Are your values similar? yes
How do you usually communicate? We talk and text
Do you do things together? If so, what? Once a month we meet for lunch.

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? She was the first person I met freshman year of undergrad.
Are your personalities similar?No
Are most of your interests similar?yes
Are your values similar? yes
How do you usually communicate? talk and text
Do you do things together? If so, what? I am God mother to her kids and our dhs are good friends, so have lots of get togethers for cards, dinner, game nights.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:28 PM
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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Yes, 3 miles.
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? middle school
Are your personalities similar? yes
Are most of your interests similar? some
Are your values similar? yes
How do you usually communicate? text, phone, FB, in person
Do you do things together? If so, what? shop, vacation, eat out, movies, church

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? yes, maybe 2 miles
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? high school (him student/me teacher), but we didn’t start hanging out until way, way later
Are your personalities similar? very much
Are most of your interests similar? a few
Are your values similar? yes
How do you usually communicate? FB/text
Do you do things together? If so, what? We did when we were both single, but not much now. We played trivia, went hiking, just hung out.

BFF/Close Friend #3

Does he/she live locally? no
If not, do you ever visit each other? We see each other a time or two a year.

Where did you meet? We went to high school together, and we were roommates in college.
Are your personalities similar?yes
Are most of your interests similar? a few
Are your values similar? yes, a lot
How do you usually communicate? FB
Do you do things together? If so, what? shopping, eat out

BFF #4

Does he/she live locally? yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? work
Are your personalities similar? yes
Are most of your interests similar? some
Are your values similar? she is more conservative
How do you usually communicate? text, FB, in person
Do you do things together? If so, what? vacation, shop, eat out, play trivia, take fun classes


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Old 07-01-2018, 10:14 PM
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@PPCDTeacher .. It's really cute that you and your mentor/bff buy matching clothes. I like that!


BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? We met online, when we were both in college.
Are your personalities similar? Not really, no.
Are most of your interests similar? We share some interests but his biggest interest is music and sound, mine is not.
Are your values similar? yes
How do you usually communicate? In person, through text, on the phone.
Do you do things together? Of course!
If so, what? Watch TV shows we both like, movies, listen to music, dinners, hangout as a group, shopping, sometimes play games like cards, dice, video games (occasionally).

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? Yes, 34.2 miles away to be exact. 37 minutes

If not, do you ever visit each other? N/A
Where did you meet? We met in middle school, 6th grade. We
Are your personalities similar? No, she is more out going and louder than I am.
Are most of your interests similar? We have some similar interests like shopping and makeup, we both love Mexican food. We both like mysteries and we both like hunting for a good find. She's heavily involved in rescuing dogs and I've fostered kittens in the past (not currently, unfortunately.)

Are your values similar? Yes
How do you usually communicate? Text, in person
Do you do things together? Yes
If so, what? Go out to eat maybe go shopping afterwards.

BFF/Close Friend #3

Does he/she live locally? Yes, about 15 minutes away from my house and about 3-5 minutes away from my school. She's in the district I went to elementary and high school in.
If not, do you ever visit each other? N/A
Where did you meet? I've known her my whole life. Our families are close.
Are your personalities similar? In someways, yes.. in others, NO!
Are most of your interests similar? Some of them are, yes.
Are your values similar? Yes, very similar
How do you usually communicate? Text, In person, phone
Do you do things together? Yes
If so, what? Go out to eat, vacation (vegas), go to shows - live and movies, watch tv, games, holidays, shopping, go out for tea
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:03 PM
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I consider my mom and fiance' my best friends, but NOT counting them, I'm like PPCDTeacher. I don't have any best or other friends either.

The last person I guess I could kind of consider a friend (more than an acquaintance, but nowhere close to a close friend), I knew her for 10 yrs. We met at a university class we had. We got together for a few hrs for lunch about every 1-3 yrs. Even after 10 yrs, she just stopped contacting me for no reason that I can tell. I gave her a good amount of chances and kept up the contact for a while, but the time came when I was done too.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:25 PM
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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally?No, she lives closeish to where we grew up. I moved away after college, so we're about 1,000 miles apart now.
If not, do you ever visit each other? Yes, frequently. I visit home about four times per year, and she'll come home if I'm also there so we can hang out. In addition, every summer either she comes out here or we take a vacation together. I've visited her place once or twice in the interest of "fairness" but she literally lives in the middle of nowhere, and I live in a big city with tons of things to see and do. She suggested she just keep coming out here instead because it's more fun.
Where did you meet? In middle school band. We were close friends all the way through high school/in the same friend group, but the interesting thing is I didn't consider her a best friend until after graduation. After a few years, she and I were the only ones that made the effort to continue staying in touch.
Are your personalities similar? Somewhat. We're both introverts, but she is much more than I am.
Are most of your interests similar? Again, somewhat.
We can always find fun things to do together. She LOVES sports and I hate them. I drink and she doesn't really, I like going out to bars and she has no interest in that. My time with her is more "low key" than with my other friends.

Are your values similar?Yes.
How do you usually communicate?Snapchat, texts, FB messenger
Do you do things together? If so, what? Yes, when we're in the same location. Movies, shopping, dining out, zoo/aquarium, etc.


My "local best friend" moved away last summer. To be fair, she did really try to get me to go with her. She kept saying, "It'll be an adventure!" We were very close when she lived here, but we don't really communicate a lot now that she lives far away so I don't know that I'd still consider her a best friend.

She's more my loud/crazy friend that I would do things like go bar hopping with. The funniest thing was when the friend I posted about above was coming to visit and I started worrying about these two meeting, because I didn't think they'd like each other. On the surface, they seem very opposite. When I really thought about it, I realized they were actually very similar, but friend #2 was basically the extroverted version of friend #1. No wonder I "picked" her!
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:36 AM
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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? No, 500 miles away since I moved in March.
If not, do you ever visit each other? She will be my first houseguest. She is and will always be the friend of my heart.
Where did you meet? We taught together. She is the only person ever who thinks of teaching like I do. She read this somewhere and called us “thought partners.”
Are your personalities similar? Only somewhat.
Are most of your interests similar? Just some.
Are your values similar? Very.
How do you usually communicate? Now we text.
Do you do things together? If so, what? We used to walk, talk, shop, movie, class, learn....

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? No, 500 miles away also.
If not, do you ever visit each other? She will be my 2nd houseguest.
Where did you meet? We met in Newcomers Club in my old town, 28 years ago.
Are your personalities similar? Not very.
Are most of your interests similar? Yes, we both love family, beach living, smart, shopping.
Are your values similar? Overall yes, politically no.
How do you usually communicate? Now email. And I send her pics of furniture I’m considering so she can weigh in.
Do you do things together? If so, what? We used to shop, go out to lunch, and talk up a storm. We both think shopping has lost its appeal since we can’t go together.

3 months since I moved. I hope I’ll make a friend or 2 here.

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Old 07-02-2018, 06:34 AM
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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Yes, outside of town on the state line - about 25 miles from me
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? Support group bible study
Are your personalities similar? On the surface, no; when you get to know us well, yes
Are most of your interests similar? No, not really. We have very similar spiritual beliefs/interest, but our other interests are soooooo different. I’m all arts and creativity and she is sports and animals.
Are your values similar? Yes, very similar
How do you usually communicate? Text conversations that last for hours, phone calls that can last forever, lots of face to face sit down times over meals.
Do you do things together? If so, what? Yes: we now attend the same church so I see her and her husband every Sunday, we meet for meals every 7-14 days and talk for hours, and we work out together. Sometimes we run errands together if we haven’t had time to “really talk” in a while.

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? No
If not, do you ever visit each other? Yes l, at least 1-2 times a year I go to her because it’s hard for her to travel with a preschooler
Where did you meet? Kansas City. We lived there at the same time. It just happens that our home towns are just three hours apart
Are your personalities similar? No, I am a massive introvert and she’s a massive extrovert. That is actually the source of most of our conflicts.
Are most of your interests similar? Yes - literature, theatre, art, education (she’s an adjunct professor for a community college), community service
Are your values similar? Very similar
How do you usually communicate? Random texts. We can go for months with no communication and then pick up the phone or text and it’s like no time has passed
Do you do things together? If so, what? When we can get together we do life together. Lately it has centered around her preschool aged daughter as she is a single mom. I got to have lunch with her a few weeks ago because she works near the airport I dropped my friend off at in Dallas.


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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Not currently. After she and her husband split in late 2012, she moved back to the area. In June of 2015, she moved 1,000 miles away when her boyfriend and future fiancé got a new job. Before she moved back to my area, she lived 6 hours away for about 15 years after college.
If not, do you ever visit each other? I have been to visit her twice since she moved and she has been back to my area a few times. We visited each other frequently when we were 6 hours apart.
Where did you meet? College. She was assigned as one of my roommates my senior year after I split from my past roommates.
Are your personalities similar? In some ways yes, in others we are very different.
Are most of your interests similar? Yes and no. She tends to adopt my interests but shares some with me as well.
Are your values similar? Yes
How do you usually communicate? Now we usually text. We used to call each other in earlier years
Do you do things together? If so, what? She used to come to some of my music gigs and plays, we would go to the mall or the movies and jazz clubs. She joined my husband and I and a friend of his at a baseball game a few times.

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? Sort of. About 50 minutes away across the state line.
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? She was cast in a play my husband and I co-directed.
Are your personalities similar? Yes
Are most of your interests similar? Yes
Are your values similar? Yes
How do you usually communicate? Usually through text, sometimes on the phone.
Do you do things together? If so, what? We go out to eat, to jazz clubs, just hang out.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:21 AM
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I don't have a BFF although I do have people I call friends.

BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? yes
Where did you meet? We taught in the same school for years
Are your personalities similar? Yes
Are most of your interests similar? Yes, though she is unmarried and I have a busy family life. We love the Lord, our families, kids.
Are your values similar? Yes
How do you usually communicate? Now we communicate by texts and lunchdates.


BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? Yes
Where did you meet? Teaching partner for many years
Are your personalities similar? Yes, both introverted
Are most of your interests similar? Yes, family, traveling, grandchildren
Are your values similar? Yes
How do you usually communicate? email
Do you do things together? If so, what? Lunchdates, afternoons at beach
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:03 AM
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BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? - Work
Are your personalities similar? No - she's crazy and I'm reserved
Are most of your interests similar? Yes
Are your values similar? Definitely
How do you usually communicate? Text
Do you do things together? If so, what? Movies, concerts, lunch, hang out at our homes together, etc...

BFF #2

Does he/she live locally? Yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? Church
Are your personalities similar? Yes
Are most of your interests similar? Yes
Are your values similar? Definitely
How do you usually communicate? Text
Do you do things together? If so, what? Movies, boating, BBQs, hang out at our homes together playing board games, etc...
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