6 Reasons Why Having Long Distance Best Friends Is the Best Thing Ever

6 Reasons Why Having Long Distance Best Friends Is the Best Thing Ever

Friends who aren't on the same campus are the best because they just have to agree with you.


There are always your two general groups of friends. The ones on campus or in school - and the ones outside of school, far away from everyday life but yet they still are extremely involved in your life. Perhaps they even know more about you than your friends who are "closer" to you and here's why:

1. They don't know anything so they have to believe everything you say

Because they've never seen anyone, spoken to anyone, or been around anyone on your campus - you can tell them whatever you want and they, (as your best friends) have to believe you. If you call someone ugly, then they will agree with you. If someone did something out of pocket to you, your friends have to trust you when you say that that said person is the devil.

2. They will defend you always

Because they can only go off of information that you tell them, they have to trust you. So when you see the person you hate in public, they also see the same person and will automatically hate that person too. And if said person tries to come at you, you have your off campus clique to back you up will all the "facts" you told them.

3. They are always there to listen to what you have to say

If something happens to you, and you don't have your on-campus buddies to share it with, just send your off-campus homies a quick text and the likely hood of them responding is very high, and if it's you giving your opinion about someone, they will probably agree with everything you say. Why? Because they aren't involved with you face-to-face, so they need to be involved in any way they can.

4. When they come to your campus for the weekend, it's a 48 hour long party

As soon as they step onto campus, all other priorities are gone. It's all in or all out. You go out and drunk every night, wake up late, eat good food, spend money and not care about going broke, cry about the past, and hug it out when it's all done.

5. For the off campus friends who aren't in college yet

For your bffs from high school who are now seniors, you get to teach them all about what your college is like and how it's better than literally everything else. You dictate their college decision more than their parents do. You get to mentor them and it's so much fun!

6. So how can you stay close with your off campus bffs?

1. My best friend from middle school goes to UNCC now and we both have 8 a.m classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, so to celebrate having to get up early we send each other funny memes and old vines on the same days we are up early! Try making an alarm and sending each other daily messages!

2. Plan a day where you and your high school senior friend or maybe a possible transfer student bff, to visit your school so you can tell them all about how everything is better at YOUR university.

3. Invite them over for a weekend where you guys can explore campus and the surrounding area, and of course get drunk, party, and gossip together.

4. Go out for a weekend, same thing as above just a different place.

5. Send them cute pics of you guys from the past, or even better - encourage them to send you a care package, because everyone knows college students need it.

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3. "Do you date guys that are shorter than you?"

Any girl who is at least 5'8" will understand these struggles and possibly identify with them on a spiritual level.

1. Dresses not being long enough

Finding dresses for any occasion that will be long enough is like searching for rain in a drought. And when you find one, it's bound to either cost $$$ or not fit another aspect of your body.

2. Heck, pants are never long enough either

You are constantly flooding, or else you rolled up your jeans to look like capris. Unless you special ordered some jeans online in the coveted size LONG or EXTRA LONG, this will forever be your fate.

3. "Do you date guys that are shorter than you?"

This is a personal preference people! Don't assume that a girl will or will not date someone just based on their height difference! Also, don't judge if they aren't interested in someone who is shorter than them!

4. Not wearing heels because you don't enjoy being the skyscraper of the friend group

Wearing heels can be fun buuuuuuuut sometimes towering over everyone else is not our idea of fun.

5. It's hard to find cute shoes that actually fit

You would love to have all those cute little shoes in the clearance section, but most of them barely cover your big toe.

6. Everyone thinks you walk too fast

Short-legged people just can't keep up with you, even though you aren't even walking fast. Like at all.

7. People want to jump on your back

Just because you're tall doesn't give them the license to make you into their personal camel.

8. Never being able to cross your legs underneath desks and tables

You. Can. Not. Get. Comfortable.

9. Awkward hugs

Some people will never understand.

10. Never knowing how to pose in pictures

Should you sorority squat? Pop the hip? Bend the leg? Contort your body to feel like a normal sized human? So hard to decide.

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This is Lindsey, but I call her Little Red because, well, she's a redhead! She and I have been friends for about four years and we've had some fun times in those four short years being friends.

1. I always have someone to argue with

I can't tell you how many times a day we argue (usually because she claims I'm being extra or a drama queen, but that's beside the point). Some are serious and others are just stupid, but there's never a dull moment no matter what.

2. I always have someone there to ask questions when I think about doing something off the wall

I used to think that my redhead friend was broken because she actually thinks about what she's doing when I would much rather jump straight into it, but it's fine. It's a nice balance!

3. Two words: beach trips

I always picture her living on the beach because she loves the beach; I personally would much rather spend my time shopping, but it's fine. I've been on 3 beach trips with her and I hope I get to go on some more because why not.

4. Brunch dates

We are just counting down the days to having cute little brunches with wine and fun nights with margaritas.

5. I'm forced to look like a decent human being because of her hair

Everywhere we go, people look at least two or three times because her hair is so bright, it's ridiculous. Especially when she wears green, it's like her hair is screaming, "Look at me! I'm bright red!"

6. Starbucks

I don't think I ever told her this, but she got me into Starbucks, so thanks Little Red; I'm forever going to go broke on vanilla bene cremes.

7. Target

Fun fact: I never knew how serious Target shopping was until I went with her and her mom. It should be considered a sport.

8. She accepts the fact that I do stupid things without thinking

She's not even shocked at this point anymore and still wonders why I became ordained on the fly at random. It's one of my defaults, I guess. I do something wild and she just accepts it.

9. I've got someone to laugh at me forever and ever

Water and H20

10. I've got a forever friend

Simple. She's one of the girls who survived high school with me and I have a feeling that we're going to be friends forever and ever (it's pretty hard to get rid of me). It feels good knowing that I have a forever friend no matter where we end up in the world.

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