As an introspective teen, I felt it was my personal responsibility to take these quizzes.
I always scored highly, secure in my belief that I was the bestest BFF to ever walk the earth.
In case you haven’t guessed, this is the basis on which I offer you friendship advice. If it’s good enough for Cosmo, it should be good enough for you.
Note: Perfection is impossible. Read these tips accordingly. Results may vary.
- Understand when a chocolate and wine Rx should be filled
- Call on her birthday (with a musical voicemail, of course)
- Plan girls’ trips together (Vegas, a night in the city, whatevs)
- Never go solo for a mani-pedi (who else will help you decide on your nail color?)
- Support her fitness goals by jumping right in with your own
- Telepathically convey to her whether you’re wearing sweats or jeans to brunch
- Pass on that sale email for her favorite store (unless she’s in a ‘not buying anything right now’ phase)
- Try new things together, like a paint night out or standup paddle-boarding
- Conduct Facebook surveillance as required by the best friend code
- Send her a card highlighting her best qualities, just because
- Set goals together: like finishing your latest Netflix binge session
- Pick up the tab every so often. You will see one another again.
- Carefully bash the ex(s) without questioning her sanity for dating them
- Always answer ‘yes’ when she asks if you’ll eat some of her French fries
- Keep her fave throw blanket on hand for when she comes over to watch “The Bachelor”
- Keep her on your list of top 3 people to call with important news
- Help her diagnose her ailments (with the help of WebMD), and tell her when she really should see her doctor
- Keep your pep talk game strong for breakups, job changes and family drama
- Offer to help her pack or move (and then follow through)
- Help her list stuff on eBay or Craigslist—photos, descriptions and all
- Play the role of cheerleader, confidante, or tough love guru, as the situation dictates
- Frequently practice your BFF karaoke duet
- Snazz up her resume and cover letter when she’s on the hunt for a new job
- Keep her favorite Riesling chilling in your fridge at all times
- Get matching best friend bracelets—they’re not just for tweens (think Juicy Couture, Fossil, or Alex and Ani)
- Never forget these words: ‘But first, coffee.’
- Regularly remind her why she is so awesome
- Help her organize her closet (Bonus! You can keep that adorable leather jacket she never wears anymore!)
- Be a shoulder to cry on. And then tell her to snap out of it (when the time is right)
- Help her to reach for her biggest, boldest dreams
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