Buena Vista Productions
Now as adults, you realize that some of your first friendships are the purest and easiest to maintain. Sure, college pals can be the best thing ever, but high school friends truly get you, 100% know your past and when you see each other now, you revert back to your high school self... in the best way possible. There are lots of laughs, some gossip about old classmates (guilty), and a lot of reminiscing. Read on to see why your high school friends are the best friends you'll ever have.
You and your high school BFF have so much history it's inevitable you'll talk about the past when you two get together. You talk about everything from old crushes to horrible hair cuts you used to have. They were there too, so you both have the same memories. It really is beautiful to share that with someone.
That's because you practically lived at their house for years. You joined their family for dinner, holidays, yard work, shopping trips, and even vacations. You spent the night there more times than you can count. You've even been present during some pretty awkward family arguments. Good times.
Years of friendship and having nothing to do during those formative years turned into perfect comfort in silence. You know how with some people it feels weird not talk for a long period of time? Not a problem for you guys. You'll even nap together, scroll on your phones separately for 15 minutes, or sit in the same bed watching different shows on your laptops and it's not weird at all.
It's a fact that you do the stupidest stuff in life during high school. Therefore, your high school friends have seen you do so much stupid sh*t, it's not even funny and nothing you do now could possibly top that. Come on, they saw you fall in the mud at a house party on New Years Eve and then proceed to make out with the guy who confirmed picks his nose and eats it afterward... the weird drunken antics of your mid-20s are nowhere near that shameless anymore.
A favorite high school pastime is driving past your crush's home to see if they're there. It's super embarrassing now, but you and your friends loved doing it and at 16 because it just felt a little less stalker-ish. Now, you can't do that with your 30-something co-worker. They'll tell you it's creepy. And maybe it is a little bit, but it's fun, too, so when your high school friends come to visit, going to your crushes "go-to spots" is kind of a necessity... just to see if they're there.
20th Century Fox
High school friends give the best relationship advice. They've seen you date more than a few losers, and know who you will get along with. Trust them now and listen to their opinions. They know you better than anyone. If your new man seems great but your high school friend thinks he is a bit sketch, he's probably sketch.
True friendship is not having to wear bras in each other's company. They were there when you got your first bra and helped you sift through the bins at every Victoria's Secret semi-annual sale. They know you have breasts, but don't require them to look perfect when they visit. Get comfy and skip the bra.
You have a lot of free time with not much to do in high school so you guys did some mundane stuff together. You would pick them up to get gas, just to drop them off right after. They accompanied you to the doctor just to wait. You two wandered aimlessly around Target to kill time. Heck, they'll even sit in the bathroom with you while you shower. High school friends will tag along just to make the boring stuff a bit more fun.
You've been friends for so long you basically have a telepathic connection. And obviously, the two of you think alike after so many years accidentally brainwashing one another to share your views. One look is all it takes to communicate that you're uncomfortable and need to go. Or that someone just showed up wearing the craziest thing you have seen and you need them to look over. But not too obviously. High school friends just get you.
Fights happen in any long-term friendship. You're not going to agree 100% of the time and sometimes one of you is going to accidentally do something super shady. But when you've been friends for so long, you tend to have a better perspective on every fight — making apologies come quicker and reconciliations a lot easier. You've got like 10 years of good friend moves to outweigh that one crappy thing you did.
Seriously, it's not stealing considering the number of things that they have that are ~technically~ yours. If your BFF really wanted her clothes, movies, or book back, she'd know where to find them... or she would've told you before you snatched it from her closet that, "I actually need that back after you wear it."
When you have a long-term friend from high school, you two laugh at some pretty dumb stuff. It's just a fact of life. You'll laugh your ass off at something she said 12 years ago because it's still funny. Or that time in 7th grade that she got her period at a waterpark and you had to teach her how to put in a tampon. You also still do the dance you made up in middle school at a sleepover just because you can. But you know that once you're around college friends or coworkers, those jokes stay under lock-and-key to avoid any awkward explaining.
We might not keep up with every single friend, acquaintance, and enemy from high school, but we've woven a pretty tangled web and can definitely get the deets on old so-and-so from high school when we need them. Your old high school BFF is still friends with Jake from Math class and saw your freshman year crush at Jake's housewarming party and he told her that X, Y and Z was going on with the girl that used to bully you. Sure, you've got Facebook to find out which randos from your high school are married already... and which ones *gasp* even have children, but for the juicier gossip, it's not hard to use your high school web. Plus, your high school BFF is the only one who's not going to judge you for still caring what your first crush is up to.
A friend you grew up with has had the same experiences as you. You and your high school friends still talk about the weird sub you had back in 3rd grade. Or the girl who simply disappeared in the 5th grade. They know all the odd teacher rumors, including that one teacher who married a student two years older than you after she graduated. Gross. You also live for your high school BFF's younger brother's updates on the hot history teacher from 10th grade. He's still single? HOW.
Binge watching=binge eating. At least it does for you and your high school friends. They've seen you eat copious amounts of ice cream and Twizzlers in one sitting and enter some hardcore food comas. There really isn't anything better to do at 17. But you would never do this with your ~adult~ friends because it isn't "responsible" and what they don't know won't hurt them.
Your high school friends especially like to tell these humiliating stories in front of your new S.O. or your new friends. They know the best and the worst things about you... and that's including your most embarrassing moments. But it's all okay. You know their horrifying moments too too and can share as well if push comes to shove.
You guys all talked about sex before you even knew the right way to do it. Your high school friend was the first person you told when you lost your V-card and then you talked about it for hours. Now, as an adult, you two are still very open with your sex lives. And why shouldn't you be?
Cash Money Records
Your high school best friend owes you nothing. You've bought them food over the years. They've treated you to meals. What goes around comes around and it's probably all evened out at this point. It's a good system to have in place because splitting up the bill with your newer pals when you go out for dinner and drinks is actually just tedious and annoying.
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